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My Original Olds Jetfire Found!!!!!!!!

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OK the deal is done. I have seen and purchased my old Jetfire back!! Should have it in the driveway next Sunday. The car is much worse than I thought. The garage roof had a 12" hole over the windshield. All the die cast trim needs to be replaced. Interior better than expected. All Jetfire parts under the hood in place. Engine turned over by hand. No keys or brakes!! I will attach a few photos.

Ken

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PS: Anyone with mint or NOS Die cast trim for sale email me back. I will up date everyone when I have a chance to clean up and inventory the car.

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It took 10 years for the guy to sell me his 59 Skyliner, so ya just never know! Persistance pays! Now I'm going to start looking for my 64 Jetstar 88 Ragtop (blue/blue/blue 330 auto) that I sold in Longmont, Co 14 years ago after owning it for 12. Sure miss that car!

I am THRILLED you got yours back! :cool:

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I know the feeling.............. I bought my '57 Red & White Metropolitan back from the guy I sold to 12 years later. Unfortunately it wasn't in the same shape as it was when I sold it to him.

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Nice pictures kid442. I like the two of them side by side. Maybe I can buy the other one back. only kidding. I know of a couple I'd like to have back. Hope you enjoy the restoration. Frank

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Frank,

This is the white Jetfrie I purchased from you. That car was perfect! I changed it to 4 speed and put a new motor in it. Had it for 5/6 years and sold it to a guy in Tx. He had it for a long time and shipped it to Chi. to be sold and they left it out for 2 years. Now this is what the guy did. Tossed the 215 and turbo(NOS) and installed a Chevy 350! Wow!! What was he thinking!!

Be well,

Ken

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Just picked up my car from the current keeper! He was technically not the current owner! I was!!!!! He never transferred the title! So he just screwed up my car not his! Anyway the car is home and all the rugs, mice junk, and the car cover that was in the trunk I gave him is in the trash. Should start to smell better soon!! I will post more info as we get to work on the car.

Thanks,

Ken

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I had a near identical Jetfire as my daily driver in California during the late 1970's. It was white with a black interior, it is actually shown in the Standard Catalog of cars as the illustration for a 63 Jetfire. I loved it peppy with the turbo, but got great gas mileage as well. Of course lots of cars are turbocharged today, but it was a very special car in it's day. Congradulations on your find.

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hi ken, congrats on getting your olds back. i've always like those. charles coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor.

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Not made too much progress but still finding parts. WTony patched the floor and welded the 4-speed hump in. Dad and I converted the car from auto and bolted the hump in 1982. WTony also installed a new rocker panel. Still more to go but we are closer. Back to working on the W30. I also found a photo of my dad guiding the 215 with the 4 speed trans attached.

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Congrats. I haven't sold off anything I'd really want back, but I'd love to have my dad's '59 El Camino, '69 Charger, or my grandparents' neighbor's '54 Vette.

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Good story! Getting one back after a long time must be disappointing because in our minds the old dog was almost always a jewel. Of the 100+ I've owned, maybe 10 at most that I would want back.

1915 Model T Touring, I did a off the frame restoration.

1965 Mustang Deluxe Convertible, owned 24 years & restored it.

1934 Ford Phaeton, restored by Dale Bliss.

1931 Model A Coupe, my first Resto-Mod.

1957 Corvette, nice but with a 350 & a Muncie.

1957 Porsche Speedster, brought home from Germany.

1952 Mercedes 170 VA, my first car in Germany.

1958 Cadillac Biaritz Convertibles, my dad's car when I got out of the USAF.

1959 El Camino, but I wish I could forget the rust!

1979 Nissan 280ZX, best of the 4 I owned over a 20 year period.

Looking at my own list I'm disappointed that the cars I'd want back weren't all

from the 1930's. I also would like to get back my fathers 1947 & 1948 Cadillac

convertibles and my brothers 1942 Harley 45 and my Wizzer, but then I'd be over 10 and have a real storage and wife problem.

But thanks for the thread, it got my old dreamer working again.

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The continental,

Thank you for your reply!

Paul,

I have a few cars I would also like back. The two I miss the most is a 1955 Cadillac and a mint 1967 396 4 speed triple black convertible car.

Thank you for your reply!

Be well,

Ken

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Been working on the 69 W30 project this summer. Just a little late was going to put the 63 Jetfire in the garage when Sandy came along. We are way better off than some but this is a real bummer. Dent in the roof at the windshield. Not sure how bad but bent the frame. I will post more tonight.

Ken

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OK! Sandy is gone!!!

My Insurance Co totaled the car. I was able to keep the car by buying it back. I was happy with the settlement from Hagerty and they were very nice to work with! WTony had some time so the car is in the body shop. The roof is repaired and stripped, and primed. I have a few photos to post more to come.

Ken

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Just got the car back from WTony. I will get more photos when I have time over the weekend. Now it is really starting to take shape. Will be working on the doors next.

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