Oldsmobile Barn Finds

Ran When Parked: 1966 Oldsmobile Starfire Barn Find

Oldsmobile had an on-again, off-again relationship with the Starfire nameplate, but for the 1961-66 series, it would be positioned as a performance car. The Starfire had a little of the wind taken out of its sail come 1966 when… more»

Unbelievably Inexpensive! 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88

I’ve got the feeling this 1966 Oldsmobile Delta 88 was a “throw-in” vehicle. Perhaps the buyer was told “the deal is for all of the vehicles” and they really wanted the old pickup you can see in this picture? Regardless,… more»

Vortec V8 Transplant! 1975 Oldsmobile Starfire

The Oldsmobile Starfire is a lesser-known sub-compact from the 1970s. It shared its GM H-body platform with the Chevy Monza, Pontiac Firebird, and Buick Skyhawk. The Monza was the only one of the quartet that could be ordered with… more»

Full-Size Muscle Car? 1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar I

The Oldsmobile Jetstar was a two-year model built-in 1964-65 to target the high-performance market. It was based on the upscale Starfire but with fewer amenities than its brother. It had the Starfire’s potent 394 cubic inch “Rocket V8” that… more»

No Reserve: 1984 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds

The 1984 model year was the most successful for Oldsmobile’s Hurst/Olds, with 3,500 buyers choosing to park one in their driveway. This one is a tidy survivor that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. The owner claims that… more»

No Reserve Rarity! 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass W31

Referenced as, “A Real Deal Original Owner, matching all the paperwork from Day 1“, this 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass W31 isn’t exactly that. It is fantastically documented but the seller is not the original owner, he acquired it from the… more»

Major Project: 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible

There’s no doubt that this 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible has seen better days, but the question is whether a new owner can return it to its former glory. It seems that there are plenty of people who feel that… more»

Performance And Luxury: 1966 Oldsmobile Starfire

From the waning days of full-size performance is this 1966 Oldsmobile Starfire. Things were changing at Oldsmobile with the 442 and the new Toronado, just as things were on the move for all domestic manufacturers, and the Starfire was… more»

Barn Rocket: 1951 Oldsmobile 88 Convertible

In 1949, Oldsmobile had the brilliant idea of making a high-compression engine and putting it in a relatively small, lightweight car. Enter the Rocket 88, the world’s first muscle car. The Rocket 8 V-8 engine became its own sub-brand,… more»

1987 Oldsmobile 442 With 7,000 Genuine Miles!

The 1987 model year marked the end of an era for American performance car enthusiasts. It would mark the final for production of the Oldsmobile 442 in rear-wheel-drive form. The company would revive the badge in 1990 and attach… more»

Clean Survivor: 1972 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale

Remember the GM advertising slogan, “Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile?” In the case of this 1972 Delta 88, it really is the seller’s father’s Oldsmobile and looks to have been well kept over the past five decades. Other than some… more»

1979 Hurst/Olds W30 Cutlass Survivor!

Oldsmobile was General Motors’ unofficial experimental division for the longest time. All the wacky new engineering was tried out on Oldsmobiles before it was proven good enough for Cadillac, and they eventually trickled down to the other GM brands…. more»

Two-Car Combo! 1965 Oldsmobile Starfire 425

Oldsmobile’s 1965 sales brochure goaded Olds buyers to “Let yourself go… where the action is!” While off-the-hook hedonism rarely correlates with Oldsmobile’s image later in history, the 1965 Starfire came with plenty of style and action. This 1965 Oldsmobile… more»

Price Dropped: 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham

When it was launched, the original Oldsmobile Toronado was a groundbreaking American car that captured the attention of both the motoring press and the buying public. The design philosophy remained essentially unchanged throughout the badge’s production life, although the… more»

Saffron Survivor: 1978 Buick Electra Limited

The Electra enjoyed a production run spanning four decades, over nine generations. This fifth-generation 1978 model comes at the height of the American “malaise” era of cars; a genre of now-classics spanning the 1970s, ’80s, and even creeping into… more»

Numbers Matching 1965 Oldsmobile 442

Born out of a desire to compete with the Pontiac GTO, Oldsmobile introduced the 442 (often written 4-4-2) performance package in 1964. This 1965 Oldsmobile 442 is a numbers matching example with plenty of updates and aftermarket upgrades such… more»