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November 8, 2017 at 10:46 am #13252
That is a significant find right there. If that’s the original lacquer paint then it must have been stored inside most of its life. Please keep the photos coming!November 8, 2017 at 9:15 am #13248
Engine photo. I cant seem to fix the side ways photos I just posted
You must be logged in to access attached files.November 8, 2017 at 9:06 am #13243
Here are the latest photos of my Jet, I cleaned it up and put some 15″ wheels on for now to make it drive able. Rebuilt brakes, distributor, cooling system, etc. and it runs real good, turbo works also. The color is very rare and kind of a love it or hate it. But once I got used to it, its actually starting to look good. Is something wrong with me?
You must be logged in to access attached files.November 8, 2017 at 8:56 am #13241
Wow looks great! body looks good, does it run? whats the motor look like? Another barn find, they are still out there!November 8, 2017 at 8:18 am #13235
All vacuum and boost gauges work the same with a copper coil inside that expands and contracts, so it should be cheap to get fixed. I have an extra one but it does not work and I am trying to fix it.I think the coils get clogged.November 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm #13227
Congratulations Eric, nice car and it matches your others!September 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm #13085
That tag is not from your car. Unless someone cut the roof off and made it a convertible.The tag says it’s a Hard Top. Someone parted out a Jetfire and put it all on a convertible.The factory would never use the wrong body style code for production. It can’t work that way. If it was a “factory convertible” Jetfire, the tag would still have a 3167 code. There is nothing on a tag that says its a Jetfire. It’s just that the Jetfire was the only model available in Hardtop body #3147 form.
it decodes like this:
06D= build date June,4th week
Style 62-3147= 1962 body style 2 door HARDTOP COUPE, convertible is 3167
Body LA 2157= built in Lansing, 2157th Jetfire coupe made
Trim 975=Red interior
Paint V-V= Upper and lower color Holiday Red
Acc S-384=accessory codesSeptember 16, 2017 at 10:32 am #13065
No Jetfire convertibles were ever built. The dealer could have made one up to get a sale, but unlikely. It could only be validated by factory paperwork, like a Protecto Plate. Someone built this car, its been done before. And its been customized.
Value would be what a custom 62 convertible would be worth, what the condition is, plus the value of the turbo, and all the Jetfire trim. $10K?September 16, 2017 at 10:16 am #13064
Jim, Thanks for posting this. I never saw the New York Times article.
Wow, that Cirrus Blue 1962 Jetfire sure got famous. But it is a special car and that’s why it sold for $42,100. I found it in a garage in Los Angeles where it had been sitting for over 25 years, not running. The original owner had died and the family was selling everything. It has lots of options, PW, PB PS, AC, clock, etc. All original interior in excellent condition, I only had to have the front seats redone, in NOS Naugahyde. Zero rust, excellent body. Original motor and trans I rebuilt. I found a turbo on Craigslist and Jim did a fantastic job with it. Now, the new owner is selling it and I would buy it back if I had the room. I have his contact info if any ones interested.
Another sale, but Nobody ever knew the price on (but now I will reveal), was my 1963 Jetfire in Saddle Mist, its now been on eBay by the new owner at a classic car dealer for months. I had advertised it on eBay but it sold after the auction. It sold for $41,500. Again, a rust free, fantastic condition car, but this one probably has the most original paperwork of any Jetfire, and I have talked to the original owner about it. I redid all the interior and rebuilt the motor, trans, and Jim did the Turbo beautifully.
More then anything, I enjoy finding these cars and bringing them back to life, but now I have a keeper in my 1963 Jefire 4 speed. I am not selling this one. It still has its original Turbo, that Jim is going to restore (I’am working on getting it to you Jim, but it may be a few months!).
There are still many people that are unaware that these cars ever existed. But now more are being found and brought to light. There are still more out there.July 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm #12946
wOW, thanks for posting the link Eric, I have never seen that full version. Now we know the whole story of the 4 people in the Jetfire from the black and white commercial.
It must be a pre-production Jetfire. The console has satin chrome instead of polished chrome. The fluid tank cap is also different.It looks like the windshield has a rubber gasket.
Notice how low the car is, and the stripe on the tires. A sticker is on the radiator cover. (Antifreeze sticker?) lots of cool details to look at.