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1962 Olds Jetfire

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    chrisreeves
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    Well I was lucky enough to run across a 62 Jetfire survivor. Beautiful car with turbo intact.

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    62cutlassconvert
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    Wow, what a find! NIce going. That paint looks fantastic. Does it run? More pictures.

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    jensenracing77
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    Very nice! Would love to see more pictures. What can you tell us about it?

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    chrisreeves
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    More pics

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    chrisreeves
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    This car actually came out of a barn. I have always heard of barn finds but was never lucky enough to find one. This car was actually bought by another gentleman who bought it in a package deal with a Polara. He posted this car on fb and I saw it. I own a 63 Skylark so I was familiar with the 215. I didnt know what a Jetfire was but was intrigued by the pics. I went to see the car and bought it on the spot. The story was the owner was sick and sold both cars to help pay for a surgery. The engine was removed and rebuilt due to smoking. I have all the parts to put it back together except radiator and air cleaner. I will send turbo to be rebuilt. The paint and interior is superb for a survivor. The under carriage was undercoated which probably saved the car. There is 1 rust spot behind passenger rear wheel. I plan to have car done by summer if all goes well. Whats the value of these cars as a nice survivor? How many 62s on the road with turbos?

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    JimNoel
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    Hi Chris,
    Yes, this Jetfire is quite unusual! Sheffield Mist & black vinyl top. Automatic trans, A/C, power brakes, steering and windows. Has a remote mirror (not available until ’63) a clock and radio.13″ wheels, WSW tires, and full hub caps. All the big options for 1962 on one car! I first saw pics of this car in 2011 but didn’t know about all the options. However, it has stayed in my mind since then because it is a twin to my Jetfire conv’t! Let’s get the turbo intake system restored and put a very unique turborocket back on the road! Great barn find!!

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    jensenracing77
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    Very nice! Looking forward to seeing updates along the way. My silver interior on my 62 looked a little worse than that and cleaned up fantastic. If you look at page 8 on this thread, It will explain how I did nine. Whatever you do, don’t toss the carpet. You can clean it and redye it and still look great. In my thread I used Goop hand cleaner on all the seats and door panels. Sounds strange I know, It is messy and works wonders.
    http://oldsjetfire.com/forums/topic/picked-up-a-4-speed-jetfire/page/8/

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    chrisreeves
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    jensenracing77
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    Looks like they installed the heads on opposite sides. It don’t hurt anything but the head with the numbers was on the passenger side when new.
    It is probably a good thing I did not see this car for sale, lol. I sure don’t need another one but love that color.

    Would you mind posting a picture of the cowl tag?

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