You might just be looking at the least expensive, coolest, and easiest way to get attention at the survivor shows. This 1966 Oldsmobile Jetstar is the kind of car we don't see too often anymore, so for it to be this unmolested and have under 20K miles is a value-priced miracle.
There's actually a good reason you don't see too many of these anymore. Oldsmobile only made 13,734 Jetstar sedans in 1966. Now subtract all the ones that were used up as family haulers and salesman callers, and you can see that any complete Jetstar is a rare sight today – let alone something one this amazingly well preserved. But more than just rare, this is a beautiful full-sized sedan. Oldsmobile promised more than just the common car and you can see it in the lines on this one. The wraparound chrome bumpers that cleanly integrate into the extra wide front and rear panels; the intricate full wheel covers; and sheetmetal that has a sporty kick-up integrated into the rear door. This is '60s styling at its best. That's what a complete and survivor-grade car like this is all about. And yes, that's original Ocean Mist factory paint. It seems to tell a story more about the car's ultra low mileage than this classic's age.
The two-tone blue vinyl and cloth interior is the kind of pattern that you only get to see once – when it's original. The vinyl backing, door panels, carpets, and especially the dash are a marvel at how well they present today. Some of the seat inserts have not held up quite as well as the sheetmetal over the years, but that's actually one way people instantly can tell that it's a true survivor. You'll love getting behind the original steering wheel and looking at the full gauge package, including the speedometer set in the deep "V" and a winding clock that actually works!
Pop the hood and see that great golden block radiating from inside the engine bay. The 330 cubic-inch Rocket V8 shows all signs of being original, and after all, who would have messed with a car that's already so authentic? A car like this with such low mileage often can make people weary that there might be a problem in the engine bay, but instead we only have good news. The V8 reliability fires up like one of our best classics in the showroom. It's a testament to the engineers at Olds who back then has the freedom and pride to create a unique and smooth powerplant. Add in the automatic transmission, power steering, and a new set of tires, and you're turnkey ready to take this to the survivor show this weekend.
This is such a cool and rare car with such impossibly low mileage. Sure, it's a great base for an affordable and interesting restoration, but this classic Olds is already a landmark car the way it sits today. Will you be the next chapter in this Jetstar's history? Call now!!