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Oldsmobile Starfire

Year: 1964|Miles: 85,458|Ext: Pacif Mist Poly|Int: White|

 

RB Collection is very pleased to offer this outstanding, unrestored 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire Hardtop. This car comes to us via a local collector who has kept the car in remarkably original condition. It has never been restored and has had just one respray in the original Pacific Mist Poly. The paintwork is in fine condition, appearing glossy and consistent. Bodywork is straight and crisp, with factory-quality panel alignment and consistent gaps. Original exterior chrome trim and polished brightwork all present in very good order with just a few minor imperfections noted on close inspection. Rolling stock consists of original factory steel wheels with deluxe wire wheel covers and correct bias ply tires. Overall, it is a very attractive example of this rarely seen flagship Oldsmobile.

The white interior (trim code 337) is believed to be completely original, with all of the features one would expect from a top-of-the-line Starfire. This car has bucket seats, center console with floor shift, radio, and power windows among other options. The seats and door panels are in exceptionally well-preserved condition and carpets are tidy and clean. Switchgear, instruments, and chrome trim are in excellent condition, including the typically vulnerable aluminum trim on the door panels.

Mechanically, the car is outstanding with the solid feel of a great, unrestored car. The Oldsmobile 394 cubic-inch (6.5 liter) “Rocket” V8 packs 345 horsepower, and is mated to a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. The engine presents in tidy and original order, appropriately detailed for an unrestored car. Our in-house team has thoroughly inspected and serviced the car, including the transmission. It runs and drives beautifully, with excellent road manners and muscular performance from the Rocket V8.

Compared to its competitors, the Olds Starfire was built in relatively small numbers, and it is rare to find such a well-preserved and highly original example. We are very pleased to offer this outstanding unmolested example, presented in handsome colors and highly desirable specs. For more information on this wonderful Starfire, please contact Alex Ruozzi at RB Collection or visit our state of the art facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Thanks in large part to the success of the second and third generation Ford Thunderbird, the market for “Personal Luxury” cars exploded in the mid-1960s. In response to Ford, Chrysler and GM jumped on the bandwagon in hopes of capturing a share of the competitive new market segment. The Chrysler 300, Pontiac Grand Prix and the lovely Buick Riviera all hit the market in response to the Ford T-Bird. With Oldsmobile positioned the closest to Buick in General Motors’ hierarchy, it was only natural that the division wanted a personal luxury car of their own to offer to buyers. The Starfire convertible first appeared in 1961, based on the full size platform and featuring unique body trim and luxuriously appointed interior. A hardtop version soon followed, and the styling evolved from the somewhat busy, heavily sculpted designs of the early 60s into a crisp, European-inspired design for 1964. Like its cousin the Buick Riviera, the Starfire offered luxury, performance, and distinct styling.

  • 1964 Starfire
  • Unmolested Car
  • Original Interior
  • 394 cu engine