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1962 Oldsmobile Starfire Two Door Hardtop - 394/345 HP, Automatic

394/345 HP V-8 engine, Factory air conditioning. Has front disc brakes. J2 Tri-Power setup, Offenhauser intake and valve covers, Wimbledon White over Viper Red, Multiple show winner. The Starfire name was first used by Oldsmobile on a one-of-a-kind dream car that was shown at the 1953 Motorama auto show. Named after the Lockheed F-94 Starfire jet fighter. The original Starfire was a 5-passenger convertible that had a fiberglass body, a 200 HP Rocket V8 engine, and a wraparound windshield like that used on the top-of-the-line and limited-production 1953 Fiesta 98 convertible. For the 1962 Starfire model year, the convertible was joined by a two-door hardtop, which featured a new convertible-styled roofline shared with other Oldsmobile 88 coupes. Horsepower was increased to 345 hp. 1962 was the best sales year for this generation Starfire, with sales of the hardtop coupe being 34,839 and sales of the convertible being 7,149. Starfire’s 345 hp “Ultra High Compression” Rocket V8 was the advertising piece used with success in 1962.