1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible / 579M18085 Vehicle Information

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight photograph

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Convertible
Chassis #: 579M18085
Engine #: B200339
Sold for $126,500 at 2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona.
Sold for $75,900 at 2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey.
In the post-World War II era, Oldsmobile built an elegant line of automobiles aimed at the growing affluent middle class market. Their vehicles became better equipped and given many standard features that were extra-cost options with the competition. Besides luxury, Oldsmobile also led the performance charge in 1949 with the introduction of overhead-valve 'Rocket' V8 engine. The engine grew from 303 cubic-inches to 371 cubic-inches and horsepower rose to nearly 300 bhp by 1957.

Oldsmobile proved their products and grew their reputation with five NASCAR victories with drivers Lee and Richard Petty, prior to the 1957 AMA racing ban. The success was well received with buyers, who made Oldsmobile fifth in the sales ranking.

This 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible is powered by a 371 cubic-inch V8 engine fitted with Rochester Quadra-Jet four-barrel carburetion and produces 277 horsepower. There is a Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. It is a restored example that is finished in Allegheny Green exterior finish with a white convertible top. There are Oldsmobile's tri-bar 'spinner' hubcaps and whitewall tires. There is factory-correct tri-tone leather upholstery in white, light green and darker green. There are correct emblems, finishes, a period-style battery and a single four-barrel carburetor induction system. Also found on this vehicle is power steering, power windows, power front seat, power top, clock and a factory AM radio.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012


2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $70,000-USD $90,000 
Sale Price :
USD $75,900

2017 RM Sothebys : Santa Monica

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $120,000 
Lot was not sold

2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $175,000 
Sale Price :
USD $126,500

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Two-Door Hardtop
Chassis#: 579C03895
Sold for USD$58,800
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1957 Oldsmobile 98 4D
Sold for USD$16,500
  2019 Collector Car Productions - The Manitoba No Reserve Collection
 
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 98 HOLIDAY HARDTOP
Chassis#: 579C07738
Sold for USD$31,900
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98
Sold for USD$20,350
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight J-2 Convertible
Chassis#: 579M24885
Sold for USD$83,600
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 579M24694
Sold for USD$110,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible
Sold for USD$72,600
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible
Chassis#: 579M13711
Sold for USD$52,250
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire
Sold for USD$35,750
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1957 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 98 HOLIDAY SEDAN
Chassis#: 579C07738
Sold for USD$33,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible
Chassis#: 579M18085
Sold for USD$75,900
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight image  1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight image  
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 STARFIRE J-2 CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$84,000
  2017 Dragone Lime Rock Park
 
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for USD$51,000
  2017 Mecum : Houston
 
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Star Fire J2 Convertible
Sold for USD$59,400
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 579M30982
Sold for USD$80,300
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible
Sold for USD$55,000
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight 'J-2' Convertible
Chassis#: 579M26916
Sold for USD$132,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Sold for USD$92,000
  2015 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight 'J-2' Convertible
Chassis#: 579M22578
Sold for USD$187,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
 
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop
Sold for USD$42,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Deluxe 2019 Mecum : Kansas City$29,000  
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,000  
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 Convertible 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$40,000  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible J-2579M248852018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible579M180852017 RM Sothebys : Santa Monica $100,000$120,000
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire J2 Convertible 2017 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 CVTBLE 2016 McCormick's # 61$21,000  
1957 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight J2 Convertible579M230672016 Dragone : The Boston Cup Auction $80,000$95,000
1957 Oldsmobile 98 2016 Silver Auction Reno$18,000  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Holiday Coupe 2016 Mecum Portland$30,000  
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 CVTBLE 2016 McCormick's Palm Springs # 60$61,000  
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 CVTBLE 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$61,000  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Custom Convertible 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2015 Mecum : Austin$80,000  
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 Holiday Coupe 2015 Mecum : Seattle$40,000  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$87,000  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible579K019112014 Mecum : Anaheim$85,000  
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE 2014 Mecum Dallas$90,000  
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE579M248042011 BarrettJackson Palm Beach, Fl   
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible 2011 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$75,000  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible579M309822010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction   
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight 2008 Hilton Head Sports & Classic Car Auction $80,000$105,000
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 2007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$12,250  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop 2003 The Novi Classic Car Auction$16,750  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 2003 Houston Classic$5,100  
1957 Oldsmobile 98 - J2 Star Fire 2003 Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction$25,000  
1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98-J2 2003 Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction$23,500  
1957 OLDSMOBILE 98 CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$59,000  

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