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1962 Oldsmobile Starfire

Oldsmobile introduced the Starfire in mid-1961. It was a high performance, high style, luxury automobile that was true to the company's rich performance history. The car rested on a 123-inch wheelbase which it shared with the Eighty-Eight line and offered a host of distinctive features. The Starfire returned for 1962 to include a hardtop variant. Priced around $4,000, the Starfire Hardtop Coupe was equipped with all the features found in the Super Eight-Eight plus brushed aluminum side panels, a sporty cockpit featuring bucket seats, leather upholstery, floor console and power-operated front seats. Power was from a 394 cubic-inch V-8 engine that offered 345 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of a Rochester four-barrel carburetor, 10.5:1 compression, a revised camshaft profile, an efficient combustion chamber design and a free-flowing dual exhaust system.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2020

Related Reading : Oldsmobile Starfire History

The name Starfire was used on the Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible from 1954 through 1957. It re-appeared in 1961 as a specially trimmed hardtop and convertible that was produced until 1966. The body was based on the Oldsmobile B-Body 88 platform. Included were leather bucket seat and special luxury and sport trim. Hydra-matic, sports console and tachometer, power steering and brakes, and....
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Related Reading : Oldsmobile Starfire History

Some believe that the Starfire was the first muscle-car from Oldsmobile, since it combined a very powerful engine with a very small, compact body. A brand of automobiles that were produced for most of its existence by General Motors, Oldsmobile was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. Oldsmobile had a production run that lasted for 107 years and produced 35.2 million cars which at least 14 million....
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1962 Vehicle Profiles

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire vehicle information

Holiday Hardtop

Most of General Motors vehicles were revamped during 1961 and came roaring back in sales the following year to gain the largest market share in its history with record production from all of its five divisions. While compacts such as the Chevy II att....[continue reading]

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire vehicle information

Holiday Hardtop

Chassis Num: 626T01399

This example is painted in Chariot Red and features a Silver convertible-style roofline over a Silver and Gray interior. It has been restored to original specification. Along with the long list of standard features, this example was ordered with 26 f....[continue reading]

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire vehicle information

Holiday Hardtop

For 1962, a two-door hardtop joined the convertible in the Starfire lineup. The Starfire was Oldsmobile's entry into the personal luxury market built on the Super Eighty-Eight's 123-inch wheelbase frame. The list of standard equipment included a more....[continue reading]

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 626A03385

The Starfire was designed to be the most luxurious and sporty Oldsmobile of the era and came equipped with the high-horsepower 394 cubic-inch engine and automatic transmission. This particular example is finished in Special Paint Code V1V Chariot Red....[continue reading]

Holiday Hardtop
 
Holiday Hardtop
Chassis #: 626T01399 
Holiday Hardtop
 
Convertible
Chassis #: 626A03385 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$390-$4,130
1962 Starfire
$4,740-$16,700
1962 Oldsmobile Starfire Price Range: $4,130 - $4,740

Other 1962 Oldsmobile Models
$2,400 - $2,980

Starfire

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
7,800
123.00 in.
8 cyl., 394.00 CID., 330.00hp
$4,640 - $4,640
41,988
123.00 in.
8 cyl., 394.00 CID., 345.00hp
$4,130 - $4,740
25,890
123.00 in.
8 cyl., 394.00 CID., 345.00hp
$4,130 - $4,745
15,260
123.00 in.
8 cyl., 425.00 CID., 370.00hp
$4,150 - $4,780
13,019
123.00 in.
8 cyl., 425.00 CID., 365.00hp
$3,535 - $3,535

Industry Production

#1#2#3Oldsmobile
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)548,390
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)586,381
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)592,804
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)546,112
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)476,753
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)447,594
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)394,016
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)347,141
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)382,865
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)296,374
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)384,390

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