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Oldsmobiles were manufactured by the Olds Motor Company in Lansing, Michigan, a founded by Ransom E. Olds in In 1901, Olds introduced the Dash Olds which 425 cars, becoming the first car of the day. Olds became, for a few the top selling car company in the United

Ransom Olds left the in financial difficulties and formed REO Car Company. The last Curved Olds was made in 1907, and in General Motors purchased the

After acquisition by General Oldsmobiles were marketed for technical sophistication. It was the first car with an automatic transmission and the first to use chrome (1920), and was early with other such as automatic headlight

In 1929, the marque launched the designed to help bridge the gap between Oldsmobile and Buick, the Viking was discontinued in 1930.

promoted its Rocket engines This came to be a problem some customers sued they discovered that Oldsmobiles had been equipped Chevrolet engines beginning in the 1970s.

In the 1970s, the mid-sized Oldsmobile was the division’s best selling and for several years in the late and early 1980s, it was the best-selling car in But the sales of the Cutlass and other models fell beginning in the The brand was hurt by its image as old and and this public perception despite a public relations in the late 1980s that was not your father’s Oldsmobile.

Model Timeline.


The 1901-1904 Curved Dash was the mass-produced car, and was also the American car to be exported. Oldsmobile set a speed record of 54.38 mph at Beach in the 1903 Pirate. In Oldsmobile became the first to begin using nickel, than brass, trim.

The 1911 Limited Touring was a point for the company with its 60 hp (45 kW) 707 in? L) straight-6 engine and high of luxury.


In 1912, began using two-digit designators, beginning with the 40 and Oldsmobile 53. The first digit signified the body size and the signified the year throughout the The company introduced chrome-plated on the radiator shell of their model.


In the 1940s and Oldsmobile used a two-digit designation similar to that by the European makes today: The digit signified the body while the second represents the of cylinders. Body sizes 6, 7, 8, and 9, and 6- and 8-cylinder engines were Thus, Oldsmobiles were 66 through 98.

A myriad of trim lines also included in the model including Delta, Dynamic, Super, and others.

Oldsmobile the affordable automatic transmission in as the Hydramatic. Their 1949 V8 engine was especially notable as the mass-produced OHV V8.

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