American compact cars were introduced in the early sixties. Corvair and Falcon were first in 1960 with Valiant and Lancer following in 1961. Oldsmobile Rolled out their compact called the F 85. It came in a variety of models that included a wagon, convertible and Coupe. With the coupe only, Olds offered a turbo with the 215 cubic inch V8. The turbo was lubricated by a mixture of water and alcohol called “Rocket Fuel.” it was up to owners to replenish the rocket fuel. Few wanted to perform this function so most turbo’s failed. After repeated failures, people took off the turbo unit and installed carburetors.
Our Olds turbo Jetfire has 50 K miles from new. It has been repainted once but still has its perfect original interior. It is equipped with a four speed that makes maximum use of the turbo. Factory Air is included which makes this car a nicely equipped vehicle.
These Jetfire’s with Turbo’s are rare. People in The National Oldsmobile Club have indicated they think there are about seven so equipped left