For big-car buyers, 1954 was a GM year all the way. The Oldsmobile, the Buick and the Cadillac were all brand new, and light years beyond anything on Ford or Chrysler assembly lines.
At the top of the Olds line was the Ninety-Eight Starfire. This convertible-only model was inspired by the previous year's fiberglass-bodied Starfire Motorama dream car and limited-production Fiesta convertible, and was a relative bargain at $3,713. Styling was highlighted by GM's novel wraparound windshield, a sweeping beltline and bullet-like tail-lamps. Bold two-tones with complementing leather-trimmed interiors gave the Starfire a stunning 'mid-century modern' appearance.
Ample performance was provided by a high-compression version of Oldsmobile's already-legendary Rocket V-8 and the highly respected, sold-shifted four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. Model-year production for the 1954 Ninety-Eight Starfire was 6,800 convertibles.
The original Oldsmobile Starfire named after Lockheed F9413 Starfire Fighter-jet was first introduced as a show car in 1953 at the GM Motorama along with the Buick Skylark and the Cadillac Eldorado. All three nameplates became special top of the line models with fiber glass body and bucket seating for two. The Starfire Show Car (Prototype) had a wrap around windshield and a combination bumper / grill in The front end, in many ways it was a Corvette for Oldsmobile, however it remained a not-for production styling exercise.
As you can see from the listing, this gem came from a discerning eclectic and affluent collection. Unique features and attention to detail was paramount to the gentleman who accumulated a highly prized collection. Oldsmobile historians agree this is a very important year and model indeed.
There will be no disappointments from the purchase of this time capsule.
This car is AUTOMATIC, highly optioned, pristine, and a very important piece of automobile and specifically OLDS history.
This car is also advertised elsewhere and has interest.
If you are a collector, museum or a cruise in guy, this car fits. Period.
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1954 Starfire convertible
Pitched in sales literature as a car that was an entire year ahead of schedule, the all-new longer-lower-wider 1954 Oldsmobile line saw comfort and power rise in equal measure. The new 324-cu.in. V-8, the first enlargement for the Rocket 303 V-8, was rated at 185hp and 300-lbs.ft. of torque for the four-barrel model. All of which meant that Olds was already on their second generation of OHV V-8 before most other GM divisions had their first. To celebrate this new exuberance, we would take a cruise in a Starfire convertible–a name first used on Oldsmobile’s 1953-season dream car. Of all the side-trim designs that Olds’ stylists employed, the 1954 design is without question the most striking.
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Folks, this is perfect timing for this drop top iconic Olds masterpiece. It's only peer is 25% more and this highly optioned automatic transmission is leather and an amazing color combo.
Click buy it now. You will not regret it friend.
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|Make:||Oldsmobile||Number of Cylinders:||8|
|Power Options:||Power Windows||Sub Model:||98|
|Fuel Type:||Gasoline||Exterior Color:||Blue|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller|