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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire

Restored convertible from long-term ownership boasting a rebuilt 394cid V8


Up for auction on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1961 Oldsmobile Starfire that’s been restored by its current owner, who has had the convertible for the past 25 years.

“The Starfire nameplate was inspired by the Lockheed F-94 fighter jet and was subsequently used on a concept vehicle at the 1953 GM Motorama show,” AutoHunter notes in the vehicle’s listing.

“Starting with the 1954 model year, Starfire identified Oldsmobile’s 98-series convertibles. In 1961, the Starfire turned into a separate convertible model in the Oldsmobile product line.”

This example is finished in Garnet Mist with a replaced dark red convertible top. Brightwork is found on the hood, front end, wraparound bumpers, side trim spears and rear fascia.

During the car’s restoration, the interior was furnished with new red front bucket and rear bench seating and new red carpeting. Amenities include power windows, a vacuum-powered trunk release, power driver’s seat, a padded dashboard, and the factory AM radio that’s been converted to be compatible with Bluetooth.

Power comes from a rebuilt 394cid V8 linked to a rebuilt 3-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.

This Starfire’s auction ends November 15 at 11:20 a.m. MST.

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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