1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible Reserved Parking Fridge Magnet
1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible Aluminum Parking Fridge Magnet
The Oldsmobile Starfire caused a sensation from the moment it was first introduced in mid-1961. It was a high-performance, high style, luxury automobile that was true to the company's rich performance history. The car rested on a 123-inch wheelbase which it shared with the Eighty-Eight line and offered a host of distinctive features. The Oldsmobile Starfire nameplate had initially made its debut with the 1954 through 1956 Ninety-Eight series convertible. The name was retired briefly but returned for 1961 as its own separate model offered solely as a convertible. A two-door Holiday Hardtop with seating for five joined the convertible in 1962. The Starfire was Oldsmobile's entry into the personal luxury market where it competed with the torpedo Thunderbirds introduced in 1961. These cars were the most luxurious, expensive, and top-of-the-line Oldsmobiles of the early 1960s. Priced around $4,000, the Starfire was equipped with all the features found in the Super Eight-Eight plus brushed aluminum side panels, a sporty cockpit featuring bucket seats, leather upholstery, floor console, and power-operated front seats. Power was from a 394 cubic-inch 'Starfire' V-8 engine that offered 345 horsepower (an increase from the 330 hp produced the previous year) and 440 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of a Rochester four-barrel carburetor, 10.5:1 compression, a revised camshaft profile, an efficient combustion chamber design, and a free-flowing dual exhaust system. The engine was paired with a console-shift Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Although GM had been toning down its chrome trim after the untamed 1959 models, the 1962 Starfire received brushed aluminum side panels. At nearly a foot-wide, it was anything but garnish and certainly unique and distinctive. The most popular body style of the Starfire was the Holiday Two-Door Hardtop with 34,839 examples built having a factory base price of $4,130. 7,149 examples were convertible with a base price of $4,745 making them the most expensive car in the Oldsmobile lineup.
Make room on the fridge and show your passion for your 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible. It deserves a reserved "parking spot" in the middle of the other magnets. The magnet is 2” x 3” (77 x 51 mm) and is quality made of .045” American Aluminum that will not fade or break. It has rounded corners and a 1 inch square magnet in the back. Stick it to anything you'll like, on your fridge, workbench, toolbox, or man cave board. The colors are brights, vibrant and contrast beautifully. For any car guy, this is the ideal gift to add style and show their pride, even in the middle of the kitchen.
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Available in: One color style only
- Made of 0.045” (1.14 mm) Durable Aluminum Material
- Size 3" x 2" (76.2 mm x 50.8 mm)
- Water-resistant & easy to clean
- 1” backer magnet for adhesion
The image is permanently infused into the aluminum that will not crack, fade, chip, or peel (we do not use stickers or decals).
- Made in USA