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The Oldsmobile car brand took its name after its founder, Ransom E. Olds, who started the company as Olds Motor Vehicle Co. in 1897. This makes the car maker one of the oldest manufacturers in the industry along with Daimler and Peugeot. In 1901, the company had developed a wide range of prototypes ready to enter the production line, but an error caused the factory to burn along with all the mock-ups except for the Curved Dash that was rolled out of the burning building. This car is now known as the first mass-produced car.
In 1908, along with Buick, Oldsmobile joined the newly formed General Motors as one of its divisions. The year 1910 brings to Oldsmobile the Limited Touring model in a price range that could measure up to the price of a three bedroom house. In 1937, Oldsmobile borrowed a technology from Buick to install the first semi-automatic transmission on their cars. This “Automatic Safety Transmission” was later improved so that in 1940, Oldsmobile was the first automaker to introduce a fully automatic transmission to its line of cars.
When the production resumed after the war, Oldsmobile was ready to introduce a new engine, their “Rocket” engine was impressive in terms of power. This engine used an overhead valve V8 instead of the flathead straight 8 that prevailed at the time. This redesign proved to be successful among racers and hot rod enthusiasts and warranted a change of style on the exterior of the vehicles. The new Oldsmobiles were sportier and followed the idea of the Rocket theme, the grille were big maw and the taillights were twin jet-pod styled.
During the 60’s, Oldsmobile introduced a couple of very popular models which helped the company go through the difficult early 70’s with more ease than its competitors. Some of those models were the Cutlass and the Toronado that remained in production until the 90’s. The brand’s reputation for good reliable cars is what kept it going during these hard times for the automotive industry. Unfortunately, the situation was reversed in the 90’s when the company was having some troubles while other GM divisions were soaring. As a result, GM used Oldsmobile to sell rebadged Pontiac or Chevrolet and to test new concepts.
In the early 2000’s, due to the financial difficulties of its parent company GM, the Oldsmobile brand was phased out. The last car that rolled out of the factory was an Alero in 2004. This car was signed by all the workers at the Lansing assembly line and is now on display at the GM Heritage Center.
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