Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri
1962 Oldsmobile Super 88 Starfire Custom Station Wagon
More than $85,000 invested in this big block powered wagon
One of 3,837 Super 88 wagons made in 1962
Custom two-tone Candy Red paint with red leather interior
Chevrolet performance 502 CID big-block V-8 engine
Tremec five-speed manual transmission
Ford 9-inch Traction-Lok rear end
Air-conditioning, tinted glass
Power front bucket seats, power locks, power windows, power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes
Starfire-style center console with tachometer, tilt steering column
Air ride suspension
Roof rack, leather steering wheel
18-inch Boyd Coddington polished wheels
AM/FM/CD custom sound system
Whether youre searching for a unique way to haul groceries, haul the grandchildren or just haul ass, MotoeXotica Classic Cars has you covered with this ultimate resto-mod 1962 Oldsmobile Super 88 Starfire Custom Station Wagon. The previous owner invested more than $85,000 to customize this bad ass big block wagon.
Finished in a custom, two-tone Candy Red, this haulers paint and trim are in overall show quality condition, as are its eight pieces of tinted glass, which are clear and intact. The wagons lights are in similar shape, clear and haze-free. This wagon rides on Continental radials, 245/45ZR18 in front and 275/45R18 in back, and surround Boyd Coddington polished wheels and all four brakes have been upgraded to power discs to stop this fast big block wagon.
All of the wagons body panels are solid and straight and the chrome bumpers and reverse rear fins look great. The engine bay is quite tidy, the battery looks new and the cargo bed is in great shape. If more hauling is needed, theres a metal roof rack. Underneath is an air-ride suspension plus front and rear sway bars. The undercarriage is solid, clean and tidy.
Enabling all of the hauling possibilities noted above is a massive Chevrolet performance 502 CID big-block V-8 engine with 2 four barrel carbs breathing through a three-inch Flowmaster exhausts and headers. The engine has an upgraded aluminum radiator Bolted to the engine is a Tremec five-speed manual transmission and backed up by a nine-inch Ford Traction-Lok differential. The speedometer and odometer are inoperable due to the upgraded manual transmission. Driver convenience features include air-conditioning; tilt steering column, power front bucket seats, power locks, power windows, power steering and power four-wheel disc brakes.
Inside, the red leather interior looks great. The seats are in excellent shape while the complementing red carpet is in very good order. The headliner also presents well. The instrument panel is in great shape and there are ancillary gauges mounted beneath the dash as well as in the center console, which has been lifted from an Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible. Facing the driver is a two-spoke steering leather wheel on that tilting column. The wheel and the inner door panels are in good order, as is the mirror glass, center console and the shifter. Rounding out the interior is a Pioneer AM/FM stereo with CD.
For 1962, the Oldsmobile 88 received a "second-year" face-lift that included a revised grille and front bumper. Changes to the rear included the removal of the rear fender skegs and oval taillights, one on each side for Dynamic and Super 88 models replacing the 1961's round units. 1962 Starfires received two oval lights per side, much like the concurrent Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight models. Changes to the greenhouse included new roof lines for the four-door Celebrity sedan and Holiday hardtop sedans. Two-door sedans were dropped, while two-door hardtops received a new convertible-inspired roofline. The "bubble-top" two-door hardtop was dropped as well. Length was increased somewhat to give the '62 Olds a longer look. Oldsmobile marketing continued to use the trade names of Roto-matic Power Steering and Pedal-eeze Power Brakes.
All Oldsmobiles featured the "speed bar" speedometer. Introduced in 1959, the speedometer used a rolling black cylinder with sections painted brilliant green, yellow and bright red. As the car went from a stop forward in speed, the cylinder rolled, first exposing the green in a window that matched the numeric speed on stationary speed dial for low speeds, yellow at moderate speeds and finally red at highway speeds. Drivers who topped the car over 100mph moved the cylinder into an area where only the black base color was visible.
Oldsmobile Dynamic 88s and Oldsmobile Fiesta wagons for 1962 (based on the 88 platform but retaining most of the 1961 wagon's rear styling) each had their own upholstery patterns in single and dual-tone colors. Super 88s received tri-tone upholstery and trim. Heaters became standard equipment on all models and the push-button controls were located to the right of the steering wheel column. Cars equipped with factory air conditioning replaced the vent control panel with the air conditioning p