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The legacy of Oldsmobile auto industry

Oldsmobile was a renowned name in the world of cars and one of the oldest of the car manufacturing in the US. It was headquartered at Lansing, Michigan, US and was founded in the year 1897 by Ransom E. Olds. Between 1987 and 2004 the company was involved in manufacturing mainstream and luxury vehicles and belongs to the Parent company General Motors the American automobile giant. During its 107 year tenure the company produced a stupendous 35.2 million and 14 million out of them at its Michigan unit. The company was phased out in 2004 and defunct since then.

Oldsmobile in Old Times

Started in 1897 by Olds the company reined as the top automobile manufacturing company for a few years till it ran into financial difficulties and General Motors bought it in the year 1908. Oldsmobile Curved Dash was the first car that was produced in an assembly line and subjected to mass production. A fire in the factory destroyed all prototypes in 1901 and the curved dash was the only one to survive. The company shifted to new premises and started production of the model and it achieved the highest point of the company in the year in 1910 limited with its 42 inch high wheels and limited white tires manufactured at the factory. The car cost more than the cost of a three-bedroom house at US$4, 600 at that time. In the 1940 the company automobile also featured the first automatic gear transmission with four speeds forward. In the 1950s the company experienced setbacks due to the Second World War engineered recession. When it came back to manufacturing its automobiles featured the famous V8 Rocket engines that offered performance and speed.

Famous Models of Company

The company came out with notable models such as Oldsmobile 442 (1964), a muscle car, Oldsmobile Cutlass a midsized car manufactured during 1961-1999, Oldsmobile F-85, a compact sedan, Oldsmobile Vista cruiser (1964-1977), a cutlass station wagon with stretched wheelbase, Oldsmobile Starfire, luxury hardtop coupe manufactured during 1961-66, Oldsmobile Jetstar-I produced between 1964-66, Oldsmobile Delta 88 (1965-89) and Oldsmobile Tornado manufactured during 1966-1992.

Oldsmobile has contributed largely to the world of car racing and was well known in the NASCAR racing circuit and it provided to be highly competitive with its Rocket 88 engine. The Cutlass took over until General Motors clamped its entry. It also took part in the IndyCar series, IMSA GT, and the Trans Am Series. The closing of Oldsmobile is part of General Motors policy to larger consolidation of its companies.

Latest Oldsmobile news

Experience the awesome features of Oldsmobile

2013-11-30 23:08:07

Oldsmobile is a brand of American automobiles, produced mostly by General motors, due to its existence. It was established by Ransom Olds in 1897. It has produced 35.2 million cars, out of which only 14 million are built at Michigan factory. It is the oldest American company of automobiles, after Tatra and Daimler. The company joined General Motors in the year 1908. After one year, Mich and Lansing plant had more than 1000 employees. During 1970’s, it was America’s best selling brand in 1970’s. 

Saga Of Ground Breaking Models That Made Oldsmobile An Outstanding Performer

2014-01-12 07:26:44

In the history of 107 years, the Oldsmobile has successfully manufactured more than 10 million models of the breakthrough cars that have made company to survive the tough times of 2009 as well. Behind these car models, there stands the saga of its astonishing design and groundbreaking technology that has been the firm base for the appealing models of the company. 

5 Breakthrough Car Models From Oldsmobile That Shaped The Brand Recognition Of Company

2014-01-19 10:31:09

The Oldsmobile has been known for its groundbreaking models of the amazing cars that have always focused the style and the powerful performance. However, there are a few models from the company that has played an inevitable role in determining the brand image of the company in the market. 

Oldsmobile: -One of the popular extinct brands of American Automobiles

2014-02-05 08:24:19

One of the brands of American Automobile produced by General Motors is Oldsmobile. It was one of the oldest models of automobiles in the whole world. This vehicle has represented the innovation and the leadership of the brand, winning many numbers of awards and thus being able to earn a good place in the history of automobiles. 

Reviewing the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 4DR Sedan Auto

2014-03-05 10:09:50

Oldsmobile was the brand of American automobiles, which produced for most of their existence by the General Motors. The company was founded by Ransom Olds in the year 1897. Now, the brand has got about 107 years of history, an experience of making 35.2 million cars, out of which about 14 million built in the Lansing, Michigan factory. The 2003 Alero GLS was a model, which earned quite a bit of popularity.

Oldsmobile models list:

Oldsmobile Achieva1992-1998Oldsmobile Alero1999-2004
Oldsmobile Aurora1995-2003Oldsmobile Bravada1991-2004
Oldsmobile Ciera1995-1996Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser1990-1992
Oldsmobile Cutlass1997-1999Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais1990-1991
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera1990-1994Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme1990-1997
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight1996-1999Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale1990-1995
Oldsmobile Intrigue1998-2002Oldsmobile LSS1997-1999
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight1990-1996Oldsmobile Regency1997-1998
Oldsmobile Silhouette1990-2004Oldsmobile Toronado1990-1992

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