The Oldsmobile was founded in 1897 by Ransom E. Olds. Over the 107 years Oldsmobile has been around, there have been 35.2 million cars produced. At the time Oldsmobiles were phased out in 2004, it was the oldest surviving American automobile.
The 1901 to 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash was the first mass-produced car made from the first automotive assembly line. (This invention is often mis-credited to the Ford Motor Company but Ford was the first to manufacture cars on a moving assembly line.)
In 1940, Oldsmobile was the first auto maker to offer a fully automatic transmission, called the Hydramatic. It had a gas pedal and a brake — no clutch pedal. What a delight!
Olds models available…
88 / 98
The Olds 88 / 98 series – The Olds 88 was produced for 50 years while the 98 was the top-of-the-line Oldsmobile.
Cutlass / 442
Cutlass/442 series – The 442 was introduced as an option package for Cutlass then the became one of the most popular cars in the industry.
The name Omega implies the end, the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet.
The Starfire was produced in two generations and used for some Ninety-Eight series convertibles, and all 1957 Ninety-Eight series models.
The Toronado was originally designed for Oldsmobile’s full-size personal luxury car, competing directly with the Ford Thunderbird.
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