1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I at the New Hope Car Show 2013

While Day 1 of the New Hope Classic Car Show was wrapping up, Nick and I were taking pictures of cars that were no longer surrounded by undesirable clutter. While he ran off to photograph a Ford Thunderbird, I saw this sleek black land yacht sitting out in the back of the lot, unnoticed. I certainly didn’t like how no one wanted to look at it, so I started taking pictures. This is a 1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I, the final year of the model, which was a sportier version of the Olds 88 at the time. They were made for just two years, and I haven’t seen one since this point. In this sleek black paintjob, this big Olds packs a 425ci big block Oldsmobile V8 punch and a four-speed manual transmission, all wrapped up in a well-optioned interior for the era. Only 6,552 were sold for the 1965 model year, making this a fairly rare example of what Olds was selling in the 1960s. The fenders looked nice and straight, and the lines made the car look a bit smaller than it actually was from my perspective. Enjoy the photos.

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12 thoughts on “1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar I at the New Hope Car Show 2013”

  1. Very interesting. Never heard of the Jetstar line, but this is how I remember cars from my youth. Big boats! Rolling living rooms! It baffles me that we could ever park these things!

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  2. Hey, that’s my car! Just Googled the make, model and year and found this site. I recall a fellow taking photos who liked the car, guess that was you!. Thanks for the interest and posting the (accurate I might add!) story. It is true that it was somewhat invisible at that show, but that’s OK; there are usually a select few people who appreciate it, haw haw! -Scott

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    1. Dear Scott Fe; IF U care to reply to: Maybe, U noticed my posting . I Own a Target Red 1965 Oldsmobile Jetstar1. MY Olds. Pictures on my Facebook page. David Utermoehlen. Las Vegas, NV. Cell # 913-636-7188. Like to chat?

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      1. Mr. Davis; Thanks 4 the information. Anytime U R visiting Las Vegas, or attending the numerous car auctions Please give me a “Heads -UP”. First drink on me. Back June 2011, I moved from Overland Park, Kansas [Suburb -South Of Kansas City]. to Vegas. MY RIDE was A “Barn Find” from ViOLA, IOWA . Cell # 913-636-7188.

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      2. Kind of funny. Sadly, The Jetstar1 owner, Mr. Scott Fe, Never bothered to reply to Me. but it takes Mr. Albert S. Davis.

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  3. Wow, just checked back here because a friend of mine who also owns a Jetstar I alerted me to some of the recent comments. Sad indeed. The reason I never “bothered” to reply” further is that I have no reason to visit this site on a regular basis. But now that I have I can say…no, Mr. Utermoehlen, I would not like to chat with you.

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    1. Gee Mr. Fe; You whine like a Ms. Important Little girl”. But I subscribe to this Car Web site & get their interesting daily car reports & Car history. While I’m so sorry, I “Hurt” your feelings, Bro. I simply pointed out that another “gentleman” replied to me. So, why the defensiveness, & your anger? I belong to the National & Southern California. Oldsmobile Clubs. Sadly, maybe you are just another “Loner” ? & As, every other Jet Star 1 car guys[except you] like to chat a bit. As we own a very unique car. But I don’t care what you do either.

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