TIGMOTORSPORTS
TIGMOTORSPORTS Reader
7/16/14 7:58 p.m.

nmna

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/4572531281.html

ryanty22
ryanty22 Dork
7/17/14 8:32 a.m.

I had never heard of the olds starfire before this ad

bravenrace
bravenrace MegaDork
7/17/14 8:45 a.m.

I've owned two of them. Pretty cool little cars. I wouldn't mind having another one some day, but it would have to be a manual trans.

sethmeister4
sethmeister4 Dork
7/17/14 11:09 a.m.

That might be the most vague ad I have ever read. I think the chubby little kid is hoping he can drive it once his mullet grows out. Seriously though, it's very cool in an unusual sort of way...

Xceler8x
Xceler8x UberDork
7/17/14 11:17 a.m.

I try to avoid hole cars.

Matt B
Matt B SuperDork
7/17/14 11:20 a.m.

So I'm assuming this is an Olds-version of a Monza, correct?

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
7/17/14 11:41 a.m.

Si.

TeamEvil
TeamEvil HalfDork
7/17/14 3:28 p.m.

I had the Monza version, kinds neat really, but a little heavy for the 231 to have a real fun with.

bgkast
bgkast SuperDork
7/17/14 4:29 p.m.

The seller don't know nothing about it!

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter PowerDork
7/17/14 4:31 p.m.

Yup, Olds version of a Monza, with all the monza badness plus a total inability to find some parts.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
7/17/14 4:46 p.m.

Its basically a 3000lb Vega with a smog buick V6, think cruiser, not hot rod. They are neat, friend of mine has a skyhawk(buick version), though he only paid twice what these guys are asking for a 10ft near turn key survivor car with new paint.  photo P06-25-14_17-18_zps95e2351c.jpg  photo 5d689436-e77d-49dc-91cb-c26449691b5e_zps6a6c60b8.jpg  photo P06-25-14_17-182_zpsf0026a64.jpg

Cotton
Cotton UltraDork
7/17/14 10:13 p.m.

I've been looking for one of those, but they have that one priced too high for the condition IMO.

ryanty22
ryanty22 Dork
7/17/14 10:15 p.m.

I want a cosworth vega

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid PowerDork
7/18/14 3:56 p.m.

That's not a Starfire.

THIS is a Starfire:

Keith_Goodrich
Keith_Goodrich New Reader
7/18/14 4:52 p.m.

I had the Buick version in high school with a 231 and a 4-speed. It was a fun little car.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/18/14 7:53 p.m.

When we were little kids in the 70's and new cars started showing up on the streets with four rectangular headlights, it rocked our world.

TIGMOTORSPORTS
TIGMOTORSPORTS Reader
7/20/14 9:23 a.m.

In reply to Woody:

Yes it did. The 4 rectangular headlights made us lose our minds. I remember going to buy the 1st model kit at K Mart I saw that had them.

Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter PowerDork
7/21/14 4:53 p.m.

They were offered with a V8, not that it made them suck less. I'm told spark plug changes required pulling the engine out.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
7/21/14 5:40 p.m.

In reply to Tim Baxter:

Legend has it some of those V8 in a tiny malaise era car jobs actually used gold palladium spark plugs on the rearmost plugs, because it was expected that no mechanic would ever bother changing them.

Though my friends buick looks pretty damn accessible, 455 would bolt right in too.....

psteav
psteav Dork
7/21/14 11:43 p.m.
Tim Baxter wrote: They were offered with a V8, not that it made them suck less. I'm told spark plug changes required pulling the engine out.

not engine out, but "loosen one engine mount, remove bolt from other engine mount,jack up motor to one side, replace plug, and repeat other side" apparently. I know that was the procedure on V8 Monzas; I presume these are the same deal.

JFX001
JFX001 UltraDork
7/22/14 5:38 p.m.

'80 Monza version NMNA:

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/4581788070.html

kevintpoe
kevintpoe New Reader
7/22/14 8:46 p.m.

I used to be able to find these in junkyards all the time and grabbed several of the Buick rallye steering wheels for Corvairs and muscle era Buicks.

TiggerWelder
TiggerWelder New Reader
7/23/14 7:55 a.m.

There was an ITA one that ran in the Atlanta region, saw it many times at Road Hotlanta, came with a 5-speed, but a tiny two barrel carb, so it had like 135 hp and not gonna get much more.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
7/23/14 8:57 a.m.

very disappointed. I was expecting this:

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