Oldsmobile vehicles were produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors, and that division was shut down by General Motors in 2004. This brand had a 107-year history, and most of that history was under the ownership of General Motors. In the 1990s, Oldsmobile was in financial difficulty. Though other divisions of General Motors were doing fine, Oldsmobile lost its place on the market and had to relaunch versions of other General Motors cars, like Pontiac or Chevrolet. Oldsmobile then became the division for testing new concepts for General Motors.
Oldsmobile has an important part in automotive history
Oldsmobile produced more than 35 million vehicles. Under General Motors, innovative designs and technology were tested. Those designs resulted in iconic American cars like the Rocket 88, the 442 and the Toronado. General Motors was the first to include the technology of an automatic transmission in a production car, known as Hydramatic in 1939, in Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles.
Significant Oldsmobile models
The 1940’s Series 70 G-40 sedan and the Series 90 L-40 Custom Cruiser were the first high selling automatic transmission Oldsmobiles. The first modern compact Oldsmobile Cutlass Coupe debuted in 1961. The Oldsmobile Cutlass was America’s best-selling car in 1976. In 1966, the Oldsmobile Toronado was Motor Trend Car of the Year and won Car Life's Engineering Excellence Award.
Oldsmobile continues to have ardent fans
Oldsmobiles were known to be reliable, with value for money. To this day, there are Oldsmobile clubs throughout Canada for Oldsmobile fans. Oldsmobile no longer manufactures vehicles, but you can still get an Oldsmobile at Kijiji Autos, thanks to their large inventory. You can easily find a pre-owned, new and used Oldsmobile for sale. If you want to browse for an Oldsmobile for sale, use Kijiji Autos, where you can find the car you want, close to where you live.