1956 STARFIRE 98 CONVERTIBLE
The 1954 – 1956 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertibles were the most expensive Oldsmobiles produced at the time. The design of this car personified the American fascination with the space race including the glorious rocket ship mascot on the bonnet, the sweeping lines down the side of the car signifying a rocket jet stream, the sculptured angles of the tail lights and the planet insignia on the hub caps.
The car presented here is a pedigree car that is very rare in Australia. They are also very hard to find in the US. This car was a National First Prize Winner at the 2015 AACA Concours. This is significant recognition from the premier American car club (Antique Automobile Club of America) that boasts some 60,000 members. This beauty has had the same owner for many years and has always received the best of care. It is fully optioned and has been restored to the highest specification. This Oldsmobile has its original drive train including a sparkling 324 cubic inch Rocket V8 engine with 4 barrel carburetor and Jetaway automatic transmission. The engine is strong and the gear shift smooth and the car’s power steering makes it an absolute joy to drive. The car also boasts a dual exhaust system (with an amazing rumbling V8 exhaust note), power windows, power brakes, power top, power front seat, gas filler door chrome guard, Haartz cloth trim, tinted glass, spinner wheel covers, signal seeking super deluxe radio, colour coded fender skirts, white wall tyres, chrome kleenex dispenser and more.
The duco is sparkling with two tone Red/Antique White exterior, black convertible top with white boot, two tone upholstery.
Both mechanically and cosmetically, this is without a doubt, one of the finest in existence.
This car is the ultimate big, luxurious American cruiser. Far more important than anything else, this car is COOL.
ENGINE: V8 – 324 Cubic Inch Rocket
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: Rochester 4GC Quadra-Jet 4GC 4 Barrell Carburettor
TRANSMISSION: Automatic –Jetaway Hydra-Matic Drive
PAINT: Red and white
TRIM: Leather in red and white
CONDITION: 2015 AACA National First Prize Winner Pedigree Car