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October 17, 2014 @ 11:58 am JB1971SX 6,996 views 12 pictures Marlton, NJ
1966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V81966 Oldsmobile Starfire coupe - orig 425ci V8
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One of only 13,000 made in 1966, this Starfire coupe features the 425 cu in V8 (believed original to the car), married to a three-speed automatic transmission. Only two previous owners and 105K miles on the clock. The big engine starts right up and runs smoothly; no smoke or odd noises. Newly rebuilt transmission. Power steering and power brakes.
The interior was partially restored, with new red carpeting/floor mats and beautiful red vinyl seat covers. (Note that the original owner ordered this Starfire with the optional Strato bench seat instead of the buckets and console.) The dash and door panels were not re-done. The dash pad has two cracked areas but is overall very presentable, and the dashboard has never been cut up and sports all its original switchgear (including the radio). The carpeting on the lower door panels is faded (and hence does not match the new floor carpeting) and the silver vinyl in the center portions shows some delamination.
The exterior is surprisingly clean and straight for a car of this vintage and given the acres off sheet metal. All the chrome trim is present and in good to very good condition (though the dual exhaust tips are rusty). The red paint is an older re-spray that has held up well; still has a shine after a good wash and wax. A few areas of surface rust are now bubbling through in the usual spots, but there doesn�t seem to be major cancer under the paint. The frame and rockers appear to be solid, with only surface rust. Original owner�s manual and Protect-o-Plate.
Gets lots of attention, since so many of these full-size muscle cars were chopped up to use the 425 big-block in Oldsmobile 4-4-2 clones. And keep in mind, this is not the base Jetstar; this is the performance-oriented Starfire from that year. Drive as is to cruise nights, or freshen the exterior and engine bay to show-car quality. Ideal candidate for a resto-mod, as you likely won�t see another like it.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Odometer and gas gauge have stopped functioning in the last month. But the odo was rolling when I bought it, so the mileage is still close to correct (around 105K). Will have this looked at as time permits.

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$4,000
$12,629
$27,500
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14% under 5k

29% between 10k and 15k

29% between 15k and 20k

14% between 20k and 25k

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