1962 Oldsmobile Jetfire F85 on 2040-cars
Cloverdale, Indiana, United States
1962 Oldsmobile F85 Jetfire Factory Turbocharged -
Body: The paint has aged very well with little exposure to the climate. There are now two spots of rust coming through by the chrome trim on both C pillar. There is very small evidence of bubbling at the lower front edge of the drivers door.
It is very small. I have pics of it but the spots just do not show . The stainless trim shows very nice. It is
original and not reproduction. The front bumper looks excellent. The rear bumper has poor chrome work. The
windows are original and in excellent shape.
Chassis The bottom of the car was not restored. It still has the original paint. It is greasy, but shows well.
As per the original invoice in the gallery the owner added "undercoating" at the dealer prior to delivery. It is
still in place. The suspension components are all well greased and maintained evidencing by the way the car drives
which is excellent.
Motor: As per the protecto plate the original motor number HH138823 is still with the car today. As is the
transmission. In 1962 many complained about how the cars turbo responded. The dealers Fix was to discarded the
turbos and replaced with quadra jets. This car was left stock. The turbo is original and works perfectly. This
car was subject to annual oil changes and multiple transmission fluid changes. The motor pulls hard and has no
strange noises. The extra "turbo rocket fluid" comes with the car. This fluid was methanol to keep detonation
Interior: The interior is original with the exception of the carpet. Carpet was replaced in 1994. It appears to
be NOS. The original seats are showing small tears, and look to be a bit dry. The dash, chrome door panels, and
headliner show very well. The gauges as well as the lights all work well.
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Auto blogMon, 30 Jun 2014
General Motors today announced a truly massive recall covering some 8.4 million vehicles in North America. Most significantly, 8.2 million examples of the affected vehicles are being called back due to "unintended ignition key rotation," though GM spokesperson Alan Adler tells Autoblog that this issue is not like the infamous Chevy Cobalt ignition switch fiasco.
For the sake of perspective, translated to US population, this total recall figure would equal a car for each resident of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, the District of Columbia, Vermont and Wyoming. Combined. Here's how it all breaks down:
7,610,862 vehicles in North America being recalled for unintended ignition key rotation. 6,805,679 are in the United States.
If you have a need to relive the 1970s, then here is the vehicle for you. This groovy blast from the past is a 1976 GMC Motorhome currently for auction in Florida on eBay Motors, and it is one green machine - just not in the modern sense.
The seller claims that this beast has had just two owners and has covered a mere 61,308 miles in its decades on the road. It's reportedly never been restored or repainted and comes with all of the necessary books and manuals. A 7.5-liter (455-cubic-inch) Oldsmobile V8 with a three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission powering the front wheels propels this far-out RV, and the double set of rear wheels out back use a self-leveling air suspension to provide a cushy ride.
The purported low miles and good condition really make this GMC a stand out, though. The exterior combination of lime stripes and beige with just a touch of green is like nothing else on the road today. Plus, the polished bumpers and wheels make it all pop. Inside, it's even better with monochromatic green upholstery and shag carpet. It features everything you'd ever need on a long trip, including a bathroom, kitchenette and lots of seating. The only hint of modernization is an HD TV next to the stove, but its size is a perfect fit for the hole there.
The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear readers, see things my way. I still like to think we have more fun, too.
My loss in the first round of our This or That series, in which two Autoblog editors pick sides on any given topic and then attempt to explain why the other is completely wrong, didn't stop me from picking another good-natured fight, this time with Senior Editor Seyth Miersma. Last time, our chosen sides were eerily similar in design, albeit quite different in actual execution. This time, our vehicular peculiarities couldn't seemingly fall any further from one another: A 1980 Oldsmobile 442 wouldn't seem to match up in comparison to a 1989 BMW 635CSi.
How did we come up with such disparate contenders? Simple, really. Seyth and I mutually agreed to choose a car that's currently for sale online. It had to be built and sold in the 1980s, and it had to be a coupe. The price cap was set at $10,000. The fruits of our searching labors will henceforth be disputed, with Seyth on the side of the Germans, and myself arguing in favor of the Rocket Olds. Am I setting myself up for another lopsided loss?