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Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

(1964 model)

Brief specs of 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6466 cm3 / 394.6 cu in / 394.6 cu in, 257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 596.0 N·m / 439.6 lb·ft / 439.6 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OldsmobileIssued from1964
ModelStarfire ConvertibleIssued until
SerieStarfireNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerOldsmobileCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5469 mm / 215.3 in / 215.3 inTotal (curb) weight2023 kg / 4460 lb / 4460 lb
Width1976 mm / 77.8 in / 77.8 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1552 mm / 61.1 in / 61.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.8 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke93.7 mm / 3.69 in / 3.69 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 Rochester 4GC carburettorEngine displacement6466 cm3 / 394.6 cu in / 394.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity808.25 cm3/cylinder / 49.322 cu in/cylinder / 49.322 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque596.0 N·m / 439.6 lb·ft / 439.6 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)78.0 kW / 104.6 hp / 104.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.8 kW/l / 0.874 bhp/cu in / 0.874 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque92.2 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.42

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.70 s / 9.70 s / 9.70 sPower-to-weight ratio170.5 kW/ton / 129.2 bhp/ton / 129.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time17.30 s / 17.30 s / 17.30 s Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringball & nut PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.8Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.50 x 14Tyres rear8.50 x 14
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible

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