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1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible
The sleek, 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

1963 Oldsmobile Starfire

In 1963 the Starfire received a few styling changes including a squared off roofline and was powered  by the Starfire V8 engine and also equipped with power steering, power brakes and tons of other options.




Standard Equipment on the 1963 Oldsmobile Jefire included:

  • Hydra-Matic Drive
  • Roto-Matic Power Steering
  • pedal Ease Power Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • 2-Way Power Seat (optional on Coupe)
  • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Sport Console
  • Tachometer
  • Electric Clock
  • Windshiel Washer
  • 8.00 x 14 - inch tires (Coupe)
  • 8.50 x 14 - inch tires (Convertible)

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Overall Heigth Overall Width Front Tread Rear Tread Shipping Weight
Starfire 123 in 214.4 in 54.7 in 77.9 in 62.2 in 61 in 4,179 lbs

Additional info: Brakes, self-adjusting; 191.7 square inches lining area • Frame, Guard-Beam with torque-box construction· Front Suspension, coil spring; Pivot-Poise with counter dive. Rear Suspension, coil spring; 4-Link Twin-Triangle Stability. Turning Diameter, 42.8 feet· Rear axle, 3.42-to-1 ratio (1963 Hydra-Matic); semi-floating; hypoid gears.

1963 Oldsmobile Engine Options

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.
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. 
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.
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.
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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