About This Oldsmobile
|Condition||Pre-Owned Clear Title|
|Engine||METHANOL INJECTED V8|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
1963 Oldsmobile Jetfire Turbocharged
Extremely Rare 1963 Oldsmobile Jetfire original factory Turbocharged, Methanol injected aluminum V8, hardtop coupe. Only a few of these are left on the planet in working condition (about 12). Very original, all stock. This is a real and original Turbo Jetfire for the serious collector.
The Oldsmobile Jetfire was only made for 2 years and is the World's first Turbocharged Production car. A few thousand were built. Most people have never heard of these special cars, and with a lot of Turbos being used in many late model cars these days, it has become Historically Significant and a Benchmark Automobile as the first one ever.
Jetfires were Special Built: Jetfires were factory modified to accommodate the special TURBO ROCKET Turbocharged Engine and Methanol injection system. The body was special made for the Jetfire: In 1962 Oldsmobile took a F85 convertible body and welded on a Buick Skylark hardtop (at this time, there was not a hardtop in the F85 line up) to create the Jetfire Hardtop Coupe. Only the Jetfire was a hardtop in the F85 line. No convertible or window post Jetfires were ever made.
This engine is a work of art and an engineering masterpiece.
The Turbocharger is a Garret AiResearch T-5 built for Oldsmobile that puts out 5-7 psi of boost. The engine compression ratio is 10.25, so there is NO turbo lag. The Methanol injection system stops engine detention and is controlled by the amount of boost produced. The Turbo waste gate will open if the fluid runs out, so there is no way to damage the engine.
This motor was one of a few to have 1 hp per cubic inch at the time (215hp/215ci, 301lbs torque). Curb weight is only 2750.
At cars shows the Jetfire is a one of a kind! It gets LOTS of attention and crowds form....
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