1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible Vehicle Profile

1961 Oldsmobile Starfire
Convertible
Oldsmobile's all-new 1961 full-size car was significantly smaller than its 1960 predecessor. The styling was clean and lean, from the bold horizontal grille to its missile-pod-shaped tail-lamps. It was an exciting season for Olds, and the mid-year introduction of the ultra-sporty Starfire was icing on the cake.

Priced at a line-topping $4,647 and available as a convertible only (on the 88 chassis), the Starfire was a show-stopper. Outside, the Starfire was set apart from Ninety-Eight, Super 88 and Dynamic 88 convertibles by its dramatic brushed aluminum side trim, special grille treatment and narrow-banned whitewall tires. Inside, the Starfire was styled to the latest trend, with ultra-plush leather front bucket seats, center console, even chrome-accented floor mats. Powering this beauty, a 330-horsepower version of the Olds 394 cubic-inch V8 teamed to the new-for-1961 three-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. Total Starfire production was 7,800 units in 1961.

This example was built in Lansing, Michigan during the last week of February, 1961. It was delivered to first owner Carl Wekert on March 29 by Ingraham Oldsmobile of Mansfield, Ohio. The current owner purchased the car from Mr. Wekert's son in 1995. A complete restoration was undertaken, which required several parts cars and a decade to complete.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2018 1
2016 4
2015 3
2014 3
2012 2
2011 3
2010 2
2009 1
2008 1
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$30,250$30,2501
2016$45,188$90,2004
2015$33,367$33,5503
2014$28,433$35,0003
2012$25,600$38,0002
2011$34,033$52,2503
2010$39,750$60,0002
2009$34,500$34,5001
2008$25,000$25,0001
2007$20,350$20,3501

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $30,250
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $35,000
  2016 GAA : July 2016
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $90,200
  2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $11,550
  2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $44,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $33,550
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $33,550
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $33,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $25,000
  2014 Mecum - Chicago
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $25,300
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $35,000
  2014 Mecum - Houston
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $38,000
  2012 Mecum Auctions - 2012 The Salmon Brothers Collection
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Converitble
Sold for $13,200
  2012 Auctions America - Spring Carlisle
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $15,750
  2011 Mecum - Kansas City, MO
 
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $34,100
  2011 Auctions America - Spring Auburn
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire 'Aladdin' Custom by John D'Agostino
Chassis#: 616M04423
Sold for $52,250
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $60,000
  2010 Mecum - Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $19,500
  2010 Mecum - Kissimee Auction
 
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $34,500
  2009 Carlisle Auction - 09 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction
 
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
Sold for $25,000
  2008 Mecum High Performance Auction at Kissimmee, FL
 

No Sale

1961 Oldsmobile Starfire's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible616M033582017 Mecum : Los Angeles$16,000  
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible616M033582017 Mecum : Los Angeles$19,000  
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida   
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction Oct 22, 2011$17,000  
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible 2011 Barrett JacksonLas Vegas   
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Spring Carlisle$11,000  
1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction$30,500  
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$38,000  
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 2007 Silver Auction Seattle$25,000  
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 2006 Silver Auction Hot August Nights   
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$18,000  
1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$19,000  

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