I have now written about the 1961–1963 Pontiac Tempest, the 1961–1963 Buick Special/Skylark, and the 1961–1963 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass, but the one facet of the GM Y-body “senior compacts” I still haven’t delved into of that first flush in any great detail is the 1962–1963 Olds F-85 Jetfire. The Jetfire was (with the concurrent Corvair Monza Spyder) the world’s first production car with a turbocharged gasoline engine — an honor many sources still erroneously attribute to BMW or Saab. I think I have a fair bit to say about it, although it’s a familiar topic and perhaps played out. Does anyone care anymore? Not sure.
(ETA: As of March 7, 2023, I’ve put together a draft of around 15,000 words, discussing the origins of turbocharging, how the Jetfire and Corvair Spyder came about, why they went away, and a bit about the later Buick turbo V-6 (which I’ve written about before) and how it relates to the earlier models.)