Earlier this month, we wrote a short piece about the 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire, which has a very rightful spot in the General Motors Heritage Center in Michigan thanks to its dramatic styling, luxurious interior and powerful 394 cubic-inch V8 engine. As impressive was the Starfire was, the model served as Oldsmobile’s range-topping passenger coupe, so it wasn’t really attainable for all of the brand’s customers. So, in 1964, GM introduced the Oldsmobile Jetstar – a sporty, two-door coupe that featured the same 394 cu. in. V8 engine as the Starfire, but lacked many of its luxurious extras.
If the Jetstar was still a bit too pricey, though, customers could also opt for the Oldsmobile Jetstar 88. The latter was Oldsmobile’s cheapest model at the time, featuring the same body, but with a lesser 330 cubic-inch V8 engine. While the performance-minded Jetstar and the Jetstar 88 are often confused with one another, you’ll know a true Jetstar from its powerful 394 cu. in V8 engine.
One of these more affordable 1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar 88 models was recently listed for sale through Denver, Colorado-based classic car dealership Worldwide Vintage Autos.
The dealer listing is actually quite short on details, so it’s not clear what this car’s history is. The interior upholstery appears rather original, though, so it seems this car is a survivor that hasn’t undergone a restoration. It doesn’t appear as though the car spent its life under a cover in a garage, either, with the odometer showing 85,241 miles as of this writing.
Surprisingly, the Jetstar 88 remains affordable even today. Worldwide Vintage Autos is hoping to get $12,900 for this big Olds, which is very affordable for a car as stylish and imposing as this, if you ask us. It does seem as though this particular car needs some TLC, but we don’t see any flaws that some touch-up paint, metal polish or carpet shampoo couldn’t fix.
You can check out the listing for this Oldsmobile Starfire 88 at this link, where you’ll be able to see some additional photography of the car. Feel free to let us know what you think of this piece of GM history in the comments down below as well.
Source/photos: Worldwide Vintage Autos