1961 Super 88 'Golden Starfire' Showcar by renowned crafter John D'Agostino

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  • Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Eighty-Eight
  • SubModel: D'Agostino Custom
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 68,306
  • VIN: 615C02279
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: 394 ci
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 1961 Description

The 'Golden Starfire' is this Flamboyant 1961 Oldsmobile Custom Showcar by renowned crafter John D'Agostino. Finished in glimmering Pagan Gold with a custom Pearl White interior. Odometer shows 68,306 miles (believed original and correct). This fabulous "Bubble Top" Olds is powered by a 394 cubic-inch V8 with an Automatic Trans. Expertly crafted and massaged body that's been molded, nosed, decked and lowered. (Not chopped, channeled, or sectioned). This full John D'Agostino Kustom features body filled body seams, further smoothing an already sleek look, Custom narrowed '60 Mercury grille, smoothed and flushed bumpers, Lucas headlamps, frenched '56 Olds taillamps, shaved trim and door handles, chrome wire wheels with wide whites, '63 Riviera seats with custom tuck and roll upholstery, custom console. The Golden Starfire has been featured in countless magazine articles, including Rod & Custom and Custom Rodder. Extremely high-quality build, very straight with even gaps, an incredible car that's been built to provide modern reliability and a streetable driving attitude - with plenty of horsepower to back up the attention that this intimidating custom cruiser commands. This is truly a one of a kind car! Signed glove box, original owners manual, multiple magazines and lots of info on file. If you're a custom and classic muscle car fan, then do yourself a favor and come check out the 'Golden Starfire'. It would be difficult to build any other car to this level of quality for any figure close the value you can drive this one home for today! This car is ready to be driven, shown, admired and enjoyed for years to come.
Famed kustomizer John D'Agostino picked up this Super 88 and got to work on conveying his vision to master craftsman John Aiello from Sahagon's Custom Car Concepts. Together they upgraded and detailed the stock chassis. Molded, nosed, and decked the body, and filled all body seams. Up front, he installed a redesigned 1960 Mercury grille with Lucas headlights; out back, taillights from a 1956 Olds were 'Frenched' into place. Sahagon's Darrell Hollenbeck then expertly applied the custom PPG Pagan Gold paint, leading the Super 88 to be christened "Golden Starfire." Inside, Sahagon's Craig Willits reupholstered the '63 Buick Riviera seats in white pearlescent Naugahyde. Along with a matching dashboard and steering wheel, (this custom Olds was equipped with a beverage cooler and seven-inch TV for the show circuit, -since removed). Recently, the 68k-mile former Rod & Custom magazine cover car has had a whole slew of mechanical updates, such as a new water pump, timing chain, ball joints, control arm bushings, and more. With a refreshed 394 and Hydra-Matic transmission, plus a new/vintage heating/AC unit, all that's needed is you to hop in and start cruising.
John D'Agostino. The man has left a trail of customs to be envied: Midnight Sensation, Golden Sunrise, Royal Tahitian, Gable, Golden Star, Marilyn, and Stardust to name a few of the more well-known. The list speaks for itself. If those names aren't familiar, you're not into customs.

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