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         Following are my Oldsmobiles.  Of course, there's a story behind them all, and I'm including a brief description.

 
 This is my overall rarest, a '65 JetStar 1.  The only non-Lansing produced car I have, it was assembled in Kansas City and sold new in Sioux City Iowa.  It's in excellent condition, mostly restored.  As with all Jetstar 1s, it has the 370 hp Starfire engine and bucket seat interior.

 


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Total Jetstar 1 production for 1965 was 6,552.  Target Red with white interior, this car is one of the 233 4-speed cars.  It also has a 3.23 locking differential.  It is documented right down to its wire wheel covers by the original build sheet (in amazingly good condition) and Protect-O-Plate.






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This 442 came looking for me, a '67 442 4-Speed Convertible.  A very solid 65,000 mile beauty.  It has been kept virtually stock, and equipped as it came off the assembly line.  This is one fast car!  

 


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The option list is just about as I would have ordered myself: 4-speed, 3.90 Anti-Spin, buckets with headrests, console, ps, pb, tilt, SS1s, Rocket Rally Pac, AM/FM radio, Convenience Lamps and mirror.  Originally Gold, with black interior and top.  The black paint is over 10 years old, and the next paint job will bring it back to it's original colors.









 

This is the latest acquisition,  a 1969 442 convertible.  This is Ellen's baby, since she blew the engine in her '69 442 4-speed many years ago.  This car came looking for me too!  Bought as a non-running  project car, it was supposedly one of 1164 '69 4-speed 442 convertibles.  But when I got it home and went over it thoroughly, I discovered it was actually one of 87 with the 3-speed manual box!  It has the numbers matching drivetrain completed by a 3:23 Anti-Spin rear.


 
 
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Optioned rather lightly for a 442 covertible, it has power steering, power disc brakes, no air or other power options, no console.  It has the original SS1s, the rare "810"s that are required for the front disc brakes.  It even has "only" the standard (not deluxe) seat belts.    Mostly a Florida car, it does have some "Florida rust", but the floorpans, trunk, and frame are rock solid.   I replaced the leaking freeze plugs, and got it running.  And it runs very good, though the clutch is a bit rough.  So now it will be a driver while it waits proper restoration.  Originally Sable (dark brown) color, it has a tired white repaint.  When restored, it will be brought back to the original Sable color. 






  

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My '68 442.  A documented 4-spd Holiday Coupe, one of 9,433.  442 production peaked in 1968 with 36,587 produced.   I acquired this in 2013 in a trade with a good friend for my '66 442 Sports Coupe.  Lightly optioned, it came with equipped with A02 Tinted Windshield, D55 Console, G92 3.42 Axle Package, J50 Power Brakes, M20 4-spd Wide Ratio Trans, N40 Power Steering, U21 Rocket Rally Pac, U63 AM Radio, and V01 HD Radiator.  


 
 

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It still displays a fair amount of original Ocean Turquoise paint and will keep its tired, worn, but original paint.   The body build date of the 4th week July says this was one of the last '68 442s to roll off the line in Lansing.   Sold new on 9/10/68 at Collins Oldsmobile in Indianapolis, IN.  It sports the original engine, a correct M20 4-spd, and a correct 3.23 Anti-Spin rear.  The SSI wheels are a recent addition, as it came with PA1 wheel covers and black painted R-code wheels.  As for the license plate, yes, there is a doctor in the house!

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The last W-Machine made by Oldsmobile: a W-41, 1992 Achieva SCX. Limited Edition factory race car. One of 1149 in made in '92. A "modern" musclecar. This car can run!  Not inspiring at low rpm, but starting at 4,000 rpm it pulls hard to 7,000.  The rev limiter kicks in at 7,200 so you can't hurt it.

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Scary in the curves, its 190 hp (without turbo & trouble) pulls .86 Gs on the skid pad.  Remember, handling is what distinguished the Olds musclecars from the pack!  I bought it new in '92 as soon as they hit the showroom in April.  Presently ~17,000 mi., garaged except for shows.  Was a Centennial Parade Car in Lansing at the 100th birthday party in Aug. '97.



The Olds 'carts:


This is my Aerotech! 




1980 Omega




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my 1988 Cutlas Supreme Indy Pace Car.

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That's it for my cars.  I also collect parts, literature, and reference material.  I like to research Oldsmobile facts and fiction.  There's always something new to learn!






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And not Olds, but part of my All American collection:

 
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