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1963 Oldsmobile Jetfire
The sleek, racy 1963 Oldsmobile Jetfire.

1963 Oldsmobile Jetfire

Here is a car as unique in styling as it is in performance-JETFIRE by Oldsmobile! Hardtop flair ... and a sleek aluminum spear accentuate JETFIRE'S low, racy silhouette. But the big news is under the hood: A fluid-injected, turbocharged aluminum engine-Oldsmobile's 215-h.p. Turbo-Rocket V-8! It develops one horsepower for every cubic inch of displacement! Aluminized muffler ... dual outlet exhausts ... high-torque 3.36-to-1 axle ratio ... sporty front compartment console are all included as standard equipment. Foam-padded bucket seats-also standard-are available in your choice of five stylish solid colors including all-black and all-white. Stick-operated 1963 Hydra-Matic Drive, or floor-mounted 4-speed fully-synchronized manual transmission for the sports car buff ... both are optional at extra cost. Make no mistake, JETFIRE is the ultimate in motoring excitement ... an exclusive from Oldsmobile!

In 1963 Production of the Oldsmobile Jetfire was 5,842 and was the most expensive F-85 series car with base price of about $3,048.

Standard Equipment on the 1963 Oldsmobile Jefire included:

  • Bucket Seats
  • Sport Console
  • Windshiel Washer
  • Dual-outlet Exhausts
  • DeLuxe Steering Wheel
  • Safety-Padded Instrument Panel

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Overall Width Front Tread Rear Tread Shipping Weigh
Jetfire 112 in 192.2 in 73.7 in 56 in 56 in 2,618 lbs

Standard Engine for the 1963 Oldsmobile Jetfire

TURBO-ROCKET
Standard on Jetfire only... Turbocharged, fluid-injected. Aluminum V-8 construction, 10.25-to-1 compression ratio, 215hp, 215 cubic inch displacement, 300lb. ft. torque. Operates on premium gasoline - fuel capacity = 16 gallons.

The heart of JETFIRE's high-compression Turbo-Rocket Engine is the turbocharger with fluid injection! Waste exhaust gases actually put power back into the engine by turning turbine blades (A) at speeds up to 90,000 rpm! The turbine drives the compressor (B) forcing additional air-fuel mixture into the cylinders. During turbo charging, Turbo- Rocket Fluid (C) is injected into the gas mixture to permit ultra-high compression for greatest efficiency. This turbo-charging action increases power by almost 40%.

1963 Oldsmobile Engine Options

 
Starfire
Standard on Starfire models and Ninety-Eight Custom Sports Coupe! Fire-Swirl combustion chamber, power-peak camshaft, 10.5-to1 comp, ratio, 345 h.p., 440lb.-ft. torque, 394-cubic-inch displacement.
  Rocket
High-compression 280hp V8- standard on Dynamic 88, 430lb. ft. torque, 10.25-to-1 compression ratio, 2-barrel carburetor, 394 cu. in. displacement, operates on premium fuel. Regular-gas 260-hp. Rocket optional at no extra cost on all Dynamic 88's. 
         
Turbo-Rocket
Standard on Jetfire only... Turbocharged, fluid-injected. Aluminum V-8 construction, 10.25-to-1 compression ratio, 215hp, 215 cubic inch displacement, 300lb. ft. torque. Operates on premium gasoline.
  Rockette
Standard on F-85. 155hp, 8.75-to-1 compression ratio, 215cu. in. displacement. Cutlass 195 engine standard Hydra-Matic-equipped Cutlass, optional on other F-85's equipped with Hydra-Matic. Cutlass 185 standard on Cutlass, optional on other F-85's equipped with synchromesh transmission.
         
Skyrocket
Standard on Ninety-Eight and Super 88. 330 hp 394 cu. displacement, 440lb ft. of torque, 10.25-to-1 compression ratio, 4-barrel carburetor. Optional on Dynamic 88 models.
     
         
 

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