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SOLD!! 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Coupe


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Since I have just purchased a 1934 Chevy, I have decided to sell my 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire which I have owned almost 9 years. It is a very nice driver quality car loaded with the 345 hp. 394, Roto Hydramatic, 3.42 Anti-Spin, dual exhaust, cold factory A/C, power steering, brakes, windows, antenna, seat, rear defogger, Wonderbar radio with foot tuner, Guidematic. Rebuilt engine, transmission, suspension and brakes.  89,000 miles. Repainted, detailed underhood, very nice trim and interior, alloy wheels with wide tires plus originals included. Also includes window sticker, owners manual and shop manual. If interested PM me with your e-mail for a Dropbox link to over 100 photos and a detailed fact sheet. Asking $16,900.

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2 hours ago, Licespray said:

Never seen one of these before but dang, what an attractively styled car!

There seems to be a million Cutlass's and 442's out there but the mid 60s Starfires are a pretty well kept secret and are comparatively rare. At most cruise-ins and shows I have the only full size Olds there, it gets a lot of attention.

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3 hours ago, TexRiv_63 said:

There seems to be a million Cutlass's and 442's out there but the mid 60s Starfires are a pretty well kept secret and are comparatively rare. At most cruise-ins and shows I have the only full size Olds there, it gets a lot of attention.

 

I can see why it does. Love that stripe down the side.

 

We never had Oldsmobile as a dealer down here in aus unfortunately. I love the 1966 toronado and 1969/1970 442’s. Actually I like pretty much all 442’s except for the 1990’s thing.

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You always have the nicest cars, but I understand wanting to move around in a hobby that offers so many options.  I am a big Starfire fan.  You know the genre having owned an early Riviera.  I wish America would return to the age of "personal luxury cars, 2 door models with bucket seat/consoles.  We can dream.

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16 hours ago, JamesR said:

Consider this car, folks. Believe me, those 394's have a whole lot of torque, even in stock form. I had a '63 2 door HT  Dynamic 88 Holiday, and the Starfire 394 is even better. ;)

 

 

I'm partial to Olds and this sure is a purty one - looks fast standing still.  My folks had a 1960 4-door-post 88 sleeper I drove some when I was in HS - didn't tell them about the stoplight sweepstakes I ran in it.  🤣

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1 hour ago, cjp69 said:

Don,

 

My friend is out.  He really liked your car, but he has decided that he wants to stay away from darker colors, as they are more work for him. 

 

Thanks, Chris

That is definitely a true statement. I really love a black hobby car but my daily driver is refrigerator white! 

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21 minutes ago, TexRiv_63 said:

That is definitely a true statement. I really love a black hobby car but my daily driver is refrigerator white! 

 

 

Had a black DD once...ONCE, never again!  Nothing prettier when it's clean but it never is.  :rolleyes:

 

It's nice you include original wheel covers but I think wheels you have on it look better.

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8 hours ago, cjp69 said:

Don,

 

My friend is out.  He really liked your car, but he has decided that he wants to stay away from darker colors, as they are more work for him. 

 

Thanks, Chris

Nope, don't buy the excuse.

 

Why can't we be honest and just say "no, not interested in buying", instead of saying wrong color, too far away, my wife doesn't like interior, no room in garage, or gee, I just changed my mind.......and the hundred other excuses I hear.

 

Just say no.....

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He did say he was out. I can relate to the complications of a HUGE black car.

I didn't see it as an excuse, simply the reason.

 

But I guess his wife may have had issues with the interior. But he didn't say that.

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On ‎10‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 5:04 PM, trimacar said:

Nope, don't buy the excuse.

 

Why can't we be honest and just say "no, not interested in buying", instead of saying wrong color, too far away, my wife doesn't like interior, no room in garage, or gee, I just changed my mind.......and the hundred other excuses I hear.

 

Just say no.....

Car wasn't for me, was for an older friend of mine who isn't on the internet and hadn't seen it until I showed him the pictures on my computer.  We discussed the car beforehand, but neither one of us brought up color.  Sorry if you don't like my explanation/excuse.  Take that back, not sorry, don't really car what you think, since it wasn't your car, so in this case your opinion doesn't matter to me. 

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No problem, I wasn't trying to hurt anyone's feelings, it's just that it gets old hearing excuses for not buying and having fun with a car....but in this case sounds like it's the truth and not an excuse, so I apologize....

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Nice car, decent price.

 

Reasons are a one to one communication. That works. Excuses are what one tells a person of authority. I already have a GM 1964 two door hardtop, don't have the space, and have trouble racking up miles on the stuff I have are reason's.

 

If my wife asked me "Why didn't you buy that car"? And I tell her "You already have two black cars to keep shiny", that's an excuse. And she would say "Excuse me?"

 

I like the car.

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3 hours ago, EmTee said:

Are the original wheels & hubcaps still with the car?

Original wheels, wheelcovers, air cleaner, windshield washer reservoir, owners manual, and window sticker plus a reproduction shop manual are all included, go back to page one of this thread for photos.

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7 hours ago, 2nevets said:

If this car was closer to New York I would certainly be chasing it man-oh-man I love it

Cheap flight to TX then a nice road trip home is all it takes. Go with a buddy and you’re looking at a 20 hour drive to NY. Just did a 19 hour drive to Florida with the wife. Left MA at 6:00 pm and arrived at the villages at 1:00 pm the next day. Piece of cake with two people.

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27 minutes ago, chistech said:

Cheap flight to TX then a nice road trip home is all it takes. Go with a buddy and you’re looking at a 20 hour drive to NY. Just did a 19 hour drive to Florida with the wife. Left MA at 6:00 pm and arrived at the villages at 1:00 pm the next day. Piece of cake with two people.

 

Or --- you could take a short side trip down here to New Orleans to enjoy some real great food, hospitality, food, weather, food, and did I mention food? 😎

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Need to see a car in person before a purchase-too many wasted trips-thats why if you were closer I would be pursuing it 
Went to Boston to look at a 59 caddy-not quite as described, just got back from Long Island looking at a Hudson convertible - same deal

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2nevets

Steven?

 

From what I know of Don Rundgren, you would surely not be disappointed in his Starfire, but a cheap flight to DFW would certainly confirm your desires and allay any suspicions.

Then you could have a ball driving home, and maybe even make a side-trip to New Orleans-

or at worst, catch a flight back home -

We've all made those wasted trips, but they also serve to increase our base of knowledge.

My guess? Don would likely arrange to meet you, as others have met us some distance from their homes.

 

Some of my best acquisitions, following failed journeys, have been quite distant.

Of the cars listed in my signature (below), and with the exception of the two 1995s (my Dad's car and one from a neighbor), all have been at least a thousand miles from home, and the best ones at far greater distance.

 

Perseverance pays off, in my opinion

 

Best of luck either way,

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Go for it, man ! Love, right ? Good time to be in the sunny Southland. Take Marty's advice. Have a prolonged fun trip and visit some of your friends in Florida before going up the coast. A vacation. And you don't even have to rent a car !    -     Carl 

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