This 1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar I hardtop coupe was part of the 1964-65 Oldsmobile Jetstar I series.
1964 Oldsmobile Jetstar I hardtop coupe

The Jetstar I was the sporty flagship for Oldsmobile's new low-priced Jetstar 88 series and arrived with it for 1964. It was curiously listed as part of the Dynamic 88 series in its debut year, then as a separate model for '65. Essentially, the 1964-1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I was the Starfire idea at a more popular price but was offered only as a two-door hardtop.

The series was not as successful, probably because the market was turning to the lighter, more maneuverable intermediates packing similar big-inch engines. Powerplants were the same as Starfire's, but a bit less weight gave the Jetstar I better pickup. The Jetstar 88 series lasted through 1966, then was renamed Delmont.

Pluses of the 1964-1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I:

  • Very low production; suggests possible appreciation rise
  • Good performance
  • Decent styling
  • Nicely outfitted interiors

Minuses of the 1964-1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I:

  • Not really collectible yet
  • Low appreciation now
  • Special trim parts hard to get

Production of the 1964-1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I:

  • 1964: 16,084
  • 1965: 6,552

Specifications of the 1964-1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I:
Wheelbase, inches: 123.0
Length, inches: 215.3/216.9 (1964/1965)
Weight, pounds: 4,019-3,982
Price, new: $3,603-3,602

Engines for the 1964-1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohv V-8 394 cid 345 1964
ohv V-8 425 cid 370 1965

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