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Look no further than 1A Auto for your aftermarket, original equipment (OE) replacement, new and performance Oldsmobile auto parts and get your Oldsmobile the new parts it needs today from car enthusiasts just like you! If you happen to be an enthusiastic Oldsmobile owner, have a deep passion for Oldsmobile vehicles, or just want to learn more about the automotive manufacturer, continue reading below for a detailed look at the brand's history and some of its past models.
Oldsmobile was one of the oldest American car brands and one of the oldest in the world, having been a leader and innovator in the automotive industry for over 100 years until its discontinuation by General Motors (GM) in 2004.
The Olds Motor Works, the first to manufacture Oldsmobile vehicles, was founded in 1897 by Ransom E. Olds. In 1901, 425 cars were created, making it the first high volume gasoline-powered automotive producer of the day. The 1901 Oldsmobile Curved Dash boasted an impressive 40 mpg and was the first vehicle in the United States to be mass-produced on the assembly line, the basic concept of which Olds invented, something oftentimes improperly credited to Henry Ford who was the first to manufacture cars on a moving assembly line. These vehicles were also purchased by the American Postal Service and used as the first postal “trucks.” Due to their light weight and large wheels, the Curved Dash could travel over nearly anything. Officially, the names of the cars produced by the company, including the Curved Dash, were called “Oldsmobile Automobiles”, but they became known as and generally referred to as "Oldsmobiles."
While the company became the top selling automobile manufacturer in the United States for a few years and the popularity of the Curved Dash soared, Olds left his own company, now known as Oldsmobile, shortly after in 1904 due to financial squabbles with the companies’ investors. Olds started up a new company, the REO Motor Car Company, that same year. Since Olds did not own the trademark to the name “Oldsmobile” – that belonged to the Olds Motor Works – he decided to use his initials as the name of his new company, hence the REO. After the departure of Olds, Oldsmobile struggled until General Motor came knocking.
Purchase by GM and the Early Decades
In 1908, the company was purchased by General Motors and became a pioneer in the automotive world, including becoming the first manufacturer to offer a fully automatic transmission in 1940, until 1942 when production was halted as a result of World War II. During WWII, Oldsmobile switched to production of war materials including cannons and shells. Production of automobiles resumed in 1945, with models rolling off the assembly line in 1946. Upon the resumption of automobile production, Oldsmobile continued innovating transportation, including the introduction of their hugely successful Rocket V8 engine (termed the Rocket 88) in 1949, a much more powerful engine than those that were popular at the time.
The 1960’s ushered in a new era at Oldsmobile. After significant redesigns were made to its models at the end of the previous decade and continuing on into the next, Oldsmobile introduced numerous successful vehicles into the marketplace. In 1962, it released the first turbocharged engine in the Oldsmobile Turbo Jetfire. In 1966, the company released the Oldsmobile Toronado, the first modern front-wheel drive car produced in the United States for close to 30 years. The car was a big hit and was named Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” in 1966. Other notable models introduced during this time were the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, the Oldsmobile Delta 88 and the Oldsmobile 442 muscle car.
The 1970's and 1980's
Sales soared for the company during the 1970’s and 1980’s and it trailed only Chevrolet and Ford in terms of best-selling brands in the United States. 1973 saw the advent of “air cushions,” the precursor to modern airbags. The company’s Cutlass lines of vehicles, headlined by the Cutlass Supreme, had become one of the most popular vehicles in the industry by the 1970’s and was North America’s top selling car by 1976. It remained highly successful and popular throughout the early 1980’s as well. This was a golden era for the brand and it resulted in bringing the company tremendous success. Unfortunately that success would not last.
The Troubles Begin
Things changed very quickly at Oldsmobile. By 1990, the brand’s place in the marketplace had evaporated and its popularity had waned. Its place amongst other GM divisions had bottomed out as well. The company introduced the Aurora in 1995, and this vehicle would become the inspiration for the design of its other vehicles from the mid-1990s onward. In 1997, a new Oldsmobile logo was implemented and many of the existing, familiar model names were phased out and replaced with newer, more modern models of cars based on the design of the Aurora. While the company rediscovered critical success in the mid 1990’s and beyond, sales and profitability were not. In December of 2000, General Motors announced its plans to phase out the Oldsmobile marque. The Oldsmobile Bravada SUV would be Oldsmobile’s last new model ever produced.
Over a Century of Excellence
In 2004, after slumping sales and financial problems at GM, Oldsmobile was officially phased out. This marked the end of America’s oldest surviving car marque and one of its most influential automobile brands. For over 100 years, Oldsmobile was a pioneer in the automotive industry, developing many innovative technologies, producing numerous legendary vehicles, and winning countless awards.