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What was the first year model full size Oldsmobile produced with a factory 4-speed manual? I thought it was 65, but there is a red 64 Jetstar with a 4-speed for sale on line, and the owner states it is documented. A friend of mine says he has seen a couple 61 88 4-speeds, and some 62s, but I have not seen them so I can't say if they are real or not.

Anyone out there have any concrete info?

Thank you.

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The first factory installation in the big Olds was the 1964 Jetstar 88. It was available only behind the 330 ci engine; the 394 cars were never set up for it.

1965-66 could have it behind either the 330 (Jetstar 88) or 425 (Dynamic, Delta, Starfire and Jetstar I). It was not available in the Ninety Eight or Toronado.

I have not personally seen any 67-later cars with it, but they came standard with a 3-speed stick and the bellhousings are the same, so I have learned to never say never.

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I know what you mean Rocketraider. The Olds sales brochures say 1965 Starfires all come with leather and 370 hp 425 (among other goodies) but I have a 4 speed coupe with all vinyl and a numbers matching 360hp engine.

I wonder how many 4 speed coupes were made? I have seen quite a few convertibles but have only heard of fewother 4 speed coupes.

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