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For sale on Ebay: 1954 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible in New Lebanon, OH  -  Buy-It-Now Price: $52,000 OBO  -  Call: 9three7-559-five305 or contact Ebay Seller: letsmakeadeal1st

 

On 12/26, Seller reduced price to $48,000 OBO

 

Link to Ebay auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/164578891451

 

Seller's Description:

1954 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible

  • Nice VERY RARE Collector Starfire Convertible
  • VIN: 482244901
  • Mileage: 85411
  • Engine: 324 Rocket
  • Number of Cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • For Sale By: Private Seller
  • Exterior Color: Blue and White two-tone
  • Interior Color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

Beautiful 1954 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Starfire Convertible. This is a very rare collector convertible fresh out of 35 yrs storage, previous owner owned the car since 1978. It runs good, transmission shifts good, it needs new wheel cylinder, the convertible top and electric windows aren't working, it just clicks. I believe the solenoid or motor needs rebuilt. The floor and trunk pans are solid, never rotted. The body mounts are solid, never rotted. This cars very shiny and slick, no waves, very straight car. It has new tires, the dimmer light on the dash works. This is the original color on car, capri blue, code 40 on vin plate. This car is a beauty, you'll be happy with it. Please contact me for questions 9three7-559-five305  Thank You.

 

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I absolutely love the 50’s Oldsmobiles, and would dearly lust to have one.  This is an interesting car, but it doesn’t speak to me for some reason.  Speak to me as I saying gotta have it.  Looks like a great car.

 

So, why isn’t it screaming at me to buy?

 

Fender skirts?  Color combo?  Interior?

 

It’s just that something seems off to me....what do you guys think?

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37 minutes ago, JamesR said:

Santa Baby, a 54 Convertible too, light blue

😄😄

 

Wouldn't it be great if someone was planning on buying me this car for Christmas? You guys still have some time left!

 

 

James, Thank you for posting that link.  I always thought Santa Baby was Eartha Kitt's song.  https://www.youtube.com/watch/Eartha-Kitt-Santa-Baby

 

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Just now, 6T-FinSeeker said:

 

 I always thought Santa Baby was Eartha Kitt's song.

 

 

I think it is. I never knew who did the song until I posted the link a half an hour ago. Looking at youtube, I got the impression that Eartha's version is the standard, but for some reason I always associated it with Marilyn. That's the problem with most old Christmas songs on the radio: they rarely announce who the performer is.

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44 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

David, I think the fender skirts detract from this car.

The designers clearly wanted open wheel wells, for

a light and lithe look.

 

I don't know whether the interior is correct or not.

However, the car overall gives a very nice appearance.

 

Pictures without the fender skirts (from the web). 

The car looks better without the skirts or the fuzzy dice, just my opinion.

 

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I'm really no expert but I've owned seven different 1954 Oldsmobiles in my life. Two were very long-term daily drivers. This 98 Starfire convert is attractive from the outside but IMO nothing in the interior should be black. According to the 1954 dealer album an Olds with a Capri blue exterior only came with a two-tone blue or light blue and ivory leather interior. That and the incorrect fluffy brown trunk material are the biggest problems I have with it. I hate to nitpick but I feel that if someone is offering an overpriced car for sale as this seller is he's opening himself up to some criticism. For 52K the top & power windows should be in working condition. It should have the wheel cylinder repaired, an easy fix so that problem wouldn't have to be mentioned in the ad. There are other little annoying things here like incorrect carpeting, missing seat skirts, just plain ugly steering wheel (correct reproductions are available), wrong outside mirrors (again, repros are available), missing front radiator baffle, incorrect sized battery with no hold down, shoddy underhood wiring with the horns not hooked up and an incorrect Autronic Eye phototube unit on top of the dash. I agree the car would look better without the chrome headlights and accessory Foxcraft fender skirts (factory skirts were not offered for this model). Dual exhausts were not available on an Olds until 1956 but are a nice addition. It seems that if the seller spent some time and money to address the obvoius issues here instead of leaving them for the next owner he could expect to get a higher price for his car. BTW the 1955 Chevrolet in the background is for sale on Ebay too.

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I might also add that the VIN number in the seller's description isn't correct for a 1954 Oldsmobile. It's easy to find and the silver tag is clearly visible in the 6th picture with the driver's door open located just under the upper door hinge. It should start with 54 and then a 9 denoting a 98 series car, then an assembly plant letter followed by more numbers. The engine identification numbers (non-matching of course) begin with the letter V so I don't see how the VIN number posted applies to a 1954 Olds. Maybe he listed the title number? 

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I had a 54 Starfire convertible , yellow with red interior. It had wire wheels. I always assumed  they all came with wire wheels. It was my daily driver in 1961 , I didn't drive it to high school , gas to expensive , 33 cents a gallon.

Used it on the weekend , if I had enough gas money. It was the first of many Oldsmobile's. 

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On 12/23/2020 at 5:49 PM, JamesR said:

Wouldn't it be great if someone was planning on buying me this car for Christmas? You guys still have some time left!

 

 

Hey, you guys didn't buy buy me this convertible for Christmas! What gives? Did you forget or something? 🙃

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On 12/26/2020 at 8:41 PM, JamesR said:

Hey, you guys didn't buy buy me this convertible for Christmas! What gives? Did you forget or something? 🙃

 

Santa was blown off course by a strong wind and rain storm on Christmas Eve that left many without electricity and internet for several days. You'll probably have to wait until next year, James. Better be good! 🎅 HoHoHo

 

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On 12/23/2020 at 5:36 PM, trimacar said:

I absolutely love the 50’s Oldsmobiles, and would dearly lust to have one.  This is an interesting car, but it doesn’t speak to me for some reason.  Speak to me as I saying gotta have it.  Looks like a great car.

 

So, why isn’t it screaming at me to buy?

 

Fender skirts?  Color combo?  Interior?

 

It’s just that something seems off to me....what do you guys think?

 

Maybe if it had Cruiser Skirts and a Continental Spare?

Maybe if it were Red & White?

A Pair of Spotlights?

and would surely look better without the skirts?

 

These are very niice, but I like the '56 better,

and the '57 "98" convertible )with J-2 best of the three models!

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