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If you are a fan of the classic Oldsmobile models, you are not alone. Many car enthusiasts sing the praises of the Olds from the earliest 1900s models, right up to the unfortunate end of the brand. The Oldsmobile got its name from company founder Ransom E. Olds, who created a brand that lasted for over 100 years. Today, the classic Oldsmobile models are popular with many collectors.
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado is one of the most radical cars to come out of the brand in its long history of car making. With Chevy, Pontiac, Buick, and Cadillac as sister brands, each with its own distinctive segment of the marketplace, Oldsmobile had long ago settled on being defined for its engineering. With the Toronado, it cemented this reputation and carried it on into the 1960s and ‘70s.
1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88
There were countless standout classic Oldsmobile models churned out over the decades that the company was one of the automotive leaders in the United States. Of course Oldsmobile has not been around since 2004 as a company actively manufacturing motor vehicles, but the quality old cars of the past will be with us forever.
One of the vehicles that was a standard bearer for Oldsmobile for many years was the Oldsmobile 88. The Olds 88 was a full-size car that first made its debut just when the automotive industry was starting to find its legs again after World War II in 1949. The car remained in production for some five decades lasting through the 1999 model year and this is certainly quite an accomplishment for any nameplate.
The Olds F-85
Every classic Oldsmobile fan is well aware of the Oldsmobile Cutlass, and we will be examining the Cutlass from various angles in different posts as we go forward.
However, today we are going to look at the seed from which the Cutlass as we have come to know it emerged.
Back in the late 1950s General Motors started to develop an interest in producing compact cars. A lot of Americans were becoming concerned with economy, and many families were adding a second car. Therefore, there was a demographic niche for downsized vehicles.
The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
If you are a big fan of something there are certain pilgrimages that you must make at least once in your life.
Fans of baseball are going to want to visit the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and there is truly nothing like that assemblage of history all under one roof. Similarly, football fans are going to make the trip to Canton, Ohio to take in all of the history that is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Top Of The Line: The 1969 Olds 98
During the halcyon days of automaking in the U.S., the Big Three were all about having every base covered, and they were serious about making sure that they offered something to fit the tastes and budgets of all consumers.
General Motors actually was able to serve as its own competition in many of these niches through its various divisions so in the big picture they were hard to compete with a lot of the time.
1949 Olds Rocket 88: The First Muscle Car?
People who are heavily into classic cars that were built in America love their muscle cars, and when you think about muscle cars certain names come to mind, such as the Olds 442.
Muscle cars are a very cool phenomenon because they were built for speed but traditionally the muscle car was not extraordinarily expensive, so participating in the muscle car scene was something that was not out of the reach of ordinary working people.