Wednesday, April 29, 2009

GM Oldsmobiles

5 years ago on this day the last Oldsmobile rolled of the assembly line. Oldsmobile was produced for most of its existence by General Motors. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars. When it was phased out, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque.

1947 Oldsmobile magazine advertisement.

1957 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket 88 Holiday Coupe.

1958 Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

1961 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible.

1963 Olds and Miss America Jacquelyn Mayer.

7 comments:

The Old Nail said...

Great historic marque, it's a shame they closed. BTW Make mine the red one in the first poster! :-)

Keith said...

These are great. It's such a shame they disappeared. I hate to see these American car lines with so much history be shut out.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

And now the Pontiac is gone too! The 1961 Olds was a great design.

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, look at those beauties!! The gold paint job on the Rocket 88 is awesome, I think that's the one I want you to deliver. (You ARE giving these away, right?)

Raggmunk said...

That 57 Oldsmobile Coupe is a beautiful, i like these old advertisement.

Ray Peacock said...

My grandma bought a new Olds F-85, a smaller body than in the last pic (think Pontiac Tempest) in 1963. I got it by the 1970s when I got in H.S., it had a 330ci aluminum block engine and moved!

Dave said...

Great photos of a sadly bygone classic name. Folks who weren't around in the 70's would probably be suprised that Olds had the top selling car (the Cutlass Supreme) for several years running. They were a dominant force in those years before the Honda Accord and the Taurus, but now seem a distant memory.