1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight ConvertibleSOLD

1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s The Don Davis Collection event, April 27, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Don Davis.

Chassis No.
579A04375

Estimate:
$100,000 - $150,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

300 bhp, 371 cu. in. J-2 OHV V-8 engine, three 2-barrel carburetors, four-speed Jetaway Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126 in.


Extremely rare 300-horsepower J-2 engine
Factory air conditioning
A luxury convertible with NASCAR-banned power

Many car enthusiasts think of the 1950s as the decade of bulk. Bigger really was better, and too big was just right, in an era when it was frequently joked that most American cars required their own zip codes. However, this was also a decade of performance, when engine technology began to produce more and more horsepower, and that magic number became a bone of contention between automakers. Americans finally began to appreciate the joy that came from flooring the accelerator, and the Big Three answered accordingly, by helping out participants in the newly popular sport of stock car racing..

Reference Number 214165

as of 4/28/2013

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Car 1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible
VIN 579A04375 
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