The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Oldsmobile Jetstar I. We make the process of selling your Oldsmobile Jetstar I quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Jetstar 1 was produced by the American automaker Oldsmobile in 1964 and 1965. It was a part of the grand tourer class, representing the "S" or sports car market segment. Its origins are in the Starfire, which was the high end convertible produced on the GM 123 inch wheelbase B-body. It was meant to compete in the personal luxury car market with the Chrysler 300, Pontiac Grand Prix and the Ford Thunderbird. It was quite luxurious but also expensive. A less expensive version, the Jetstar 1, was cost competitive and sold well.
The Jetstar 1 came with a 330-hp 394-cu.in. V-8. Desirable features included the Hydra-Matic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power seats and windows, leather bucket seats, a console with a tachometer, and floor shifter.
The Oldsmobile Jetstar I was classified as a Sports Coupe. It was only available for model year 1964 and only in North America up until September of that year. It was of a 2-door coupe body type, that was front-engined using RWD (rear-wheel drive), and a manual 3-speed transmission. It used a petrol (gasoline) engine with 6460 cm3 / 394.2 cubic inches displacement. It produced considerable power and was rated at 257.2 kW / 345 hp / 350 PS, with torque of 597 Nm or 440 lb-ft. The top speed was 202 km/h or 126 mph. 0-60 mph time was a quick 7.9 seconds and the 0-100 km/h was just 8.3 seconds. The 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) was 16.1 seconds.
The Jetstar 1 must not be confused with the Jetstar 88. The later used a different body, chassis and engine. The Jetstar 88 was priced $600 less than the Jetstar 1, but could not be considered in the same performance class.