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About Oldsmobile

Oldsmobile was a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. Founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897, the company produced automobiles in the United States until 2004. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at its Lansing, Michigan factory. When it was phased out, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler and Peugeot.

History

Early history

Oldsmobiles were first manufactured by the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Lansing, Michigan, a company founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. In 1901, the company produced 425 cars, making it the first high-volume automobile manufacturer of the day. Olds became the top selling car company in the United States for a few years. Ransom Olds left the company in financial difficulties and formed the REO Motor Car Company. The last Curved Dash Olds was made in 1907. General Motors purchased the company in 1908.

The 1901 to 1904 Curved Dash was the first mass-produced car, made from the first automotive assembly line, an invention that is often miscredited to Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company. After Olds sold the company in 1899, it was renamed Olds Motor Works and moved to a new plant in Detroit. By March 1901, the company had a whole line of models ready for mass production. Unfortunately, a mistake by a worker caused the factory to catch fire, and it burned to the ground, with all of the prototypes destroyed. The only car that survived the fire was a Curved Dash prototype, which was wheeled out of the factory by two workers while escaping the fire. A new factory was built, and production of the Curved Dash commenced.

Officially, the cars were called "Olds automobiles," colloquially referred to as "Oldsmobiles." It was this moniker, as applied especially to the Curved Dash Olds, that was popularized in the lyrics and title of the 1905 hit song "In My Merry Oldsmobile." From then on, the company and its products were known as Oldsmobile. Some two decades later, it was apparently the reputation of the vehicles that spawned a revival of the song for another round of popularity, essentially "returning the favor."

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4-door
5-seat
V6 12v 3.8L OHV A-4
152.9 kW / 205.0 hp / 205.0 hp  352.0 N·m / 259.6 lb·ft / 259.6 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile 98 (1991)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 152.9 kW / 205.0 hp / 205.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 352.0 N·m / 259.6 lb·ft / 259.6 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

  
5-seat
V8 16v 5.3L      M-3
149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp  450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile 98 (1955)

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 5320 cm3 / 324.6 cu in / 324.6 cu in, 149.0 kW / 199.8 hp / 199.8 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
V8 16v 5.0L OHV    
96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp  343.0 N·m / 253.0 lb·ft / 253.0 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile 98

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4982 cm3 / 304.0 cu in / 304.0 cu in, 96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, 343.0 N·m / 253.0 lb·ft / 253.0 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

2-door
5-seat
V8 16v 7.5L OHV A-3
167.8 kW / 225.0 hp / 225.0 hp  488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupé (1972)

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7456 cm3 / 455.0 cu in / 455.0 cu in, 167.8 kW / 225.0 hp / 225.0 hp @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, 488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
5-seat
V8 16v 7.5L OHV A-3
186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp  501.0 N·m / 369.5 lb·ft / 369.5 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile 98 Hardtop Coupé (1972)

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7456 cm3 / 455.0 cu in / 455.0 cu in, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 501.0 N·m / 369.5 lb·ft / 369.5 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
V8 16v 7.0L OHV A-3
272.2 kW / 365.0 hp / 365.0 hp  637.0 N·m / 469.8 lb·ft / 469.8 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile 98 Luxury Sedan (1966)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6970 cm3 / 425.3 cu in / 425.3 cu in, 272.2 kW / 365.0 hp / 365.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 637.0 N·m / 469.8 lb·ft / 469.8 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
V6 12v 3.8L OHV A-4
126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp  298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile 98 Regency (1992)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3791 cm3 / 231.3 cu in / 231.3 cu in, 126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

4-door
5-seat
V8 16v 5.3L OHV A-3
179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp  474.0 N·m / 349.6 lb·ft / 349.6 lb·ft
   

Oldsmobile Series 98

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5311 cm3 / 324.1 cu in / 324.1 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 474.0 N·m / 349.6 lb·ft / 349.6 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

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