63 Jetfire to be auctioned off at MECUM Indy

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  • #12609
    jensenracing77
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    #12610
    oaklyss
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    Eric,
    Its from the Mike Guarise collection.
    I saw it on line and will be a bidder if I could get more information about it. I have requested more info from Mecum. Hate to find it full of body filler.
    They only show 1 picture. I wonder who restored the Turbo?

    #12611
    jensenracing77
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    I was not going to go this year but now I plan to go. I am not a player for it but want to see the car. Will you be there or a phone bidder?

    #12616
    kid442
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    Eric
    I know the car. My buddy Clint bought the car and sold it. Its had a lot of work done. Jim just rebuilt the turbo and carb. Clint had the car converted to disc brakes and 5 lug wheels. Nice car.
    Ken

    #12617
    kid442
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    Greg
    The engine was a 2bb but Clint sold him a complete Jetfire engine. Not sure if he changed the heads. Give me a call if you want more info. Car has had a lot of work done to it. Nice car!
    Ken

    #12624
    oaklyss
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    Thanks for the info Ken. I am not interested in a modified car.

    #12661
    sixtiesmuscle
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    I am the owner, and I’m not sure what you mean by a “modified car”. It is an original Jetfire that, as with most, had its turbo removed long ago. I bought the spare engine to put it back to full Jetfire configuration. Jim Noel did a fabulous job rebuilding the entire turbo setup, and yes, it does have refinished turbo heads. Since the car is in Illinois, and I will not be back from AZ. for a few weeks, I have not been able to get a proper photo shoot done. That will be handled ASAP. Thanks, Mike

    #12662
    sixtiesmuscle
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    To clarify, the modifications made to the car are to add five lug wheels, with front disc brake conversion. It also has a Hurst shifter. With 15″ wheels, radial tires, and the Hurst shifter, the car runs, drives, handles and STOPs so much better than stock, that I consider these to be vast improvements. If that hurts some interest in the car, I understand, but for someone who wants to actually use the car, it’s a vast & very expensive improvement.

    #12693
    sixtiesmuscle
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    The full listing is finally live. Please understand that the text is in the hands of the auction company. Hopefully, there isn’t anything too egregious to offend the experts.

    https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0517-282488/1963-oldsmobile-jetfire/

    #12694
    jensenracing77
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    [quote quote=12693]The full listing is finally live. Please understand that the text is in the hands of the auction company. Hopefully, there isn’t anything too egregious to offend the experts.

    [/quote]
    I completely understand that. When the contract is signed it is their ball game. Magazine articles are very similar. You may say “I believe” something and then they will run with it as fact.

    Car looks great! I hope I can go and see it. I plan to but sometimes work says otherwise. Good luch with the sale.

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