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An infestation of Oldsmobile Jetfires

HOT ROD logo HOT ROD 8/13/2018 Hot Rod Network Staff
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Most people have never heard of the Oldsmobile Jetfire. It was released just a few weeks after its more famous corporate twin, the Corvair Turbo. Unlike the Corvair, Jetfires came with the 215ci, aluminum V8. Only produced for two years, they are all but forgotten.

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A few years ago, HOT ROD documented the rescue of a garage-find 1962 Jetfire (Oldsmobile's Lost Turbo V8 Discovered in an Illinois Garage). The gentleman who bought that car had its exact twin—with an automatic transmission. That wasn't the end, though; the new owner started collecting more of them, and as of February 2018, he had the largest collection of Jetfire cars, parts, and even complete drop-out engines!

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His most recent acquisition was another spare engine and two more cars. One is in nice condition, but the other is pretty rough, with no interior or engine. It was so hard to find parts, he figured he may as well buy the whole car.

You can follow me on social media at Instagram: TheAutoArchaeologist, Facebook: The Auto Archaeologist. If you know of anything cool sitting neglected, let me know, I might just check it out. TheAutoArchaeologist@yahoo.com

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