The Oldsmobile Aerotech high-speed test vehicle remains one of the coolest cars to come from America. Read more about it right here. RIP Olds.
Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
There are performance cars that make total sense to collect- Mercedes Gullwings, Ford GT40s, and Ferrari 275 GTBs. These masterpieces are time honored bastions of taste, sophistication, speed and excess. But also, there is this showroom-mint, 1-of-200, 180-hp, five speed, prototype N-Body unicorn. Yep.
[Remember when Oldsmobiles were awesome? Here’s a Buck Baker tribute car complete with Rocket 88 graphics from the parade in Darlington, S.C., before yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles’ Southern 500. Photo credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images]
This 1974 Oldsmobile with the 455 big block appears to want to cloud itself from view. It performs a burnout to deploy a smoke screen. Excellent move!
Here’s more evidence that every car can and should be autocrossed.
As the last car of the eighties was an angry Maserati, the 90s couldn’t have started better than with Oldmobile’s fantastic Expression Concept first shown at the 1990 Chicago Auto Show.
The Oldsmobile Bravada was quite possibly the sissiest, most uneccessary spawn of the 1990s SUV boom, a Blazer with some new badges on it. What happens when you try mudding one?
Oldsmobile's got a weird legacy. It was supposed to be sporty, sort of, and it was supposed to slot into a level somewhere above Pontiac, but somewhere below everything else. At the end of the day, it was clearly redundant. So I have no idea what the hell the tagline in this ad means.
We are a mere 10 days into July but it's already been a really crappy month for Bob Heroux. http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1093214_h...
Mario Caperon bought himself a 1963 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible in 2011 with the goal of restoring his car with his teenage son. Two years and $15,000 later, they and a friend brought it back from a decrepit, wrecked state. And then the state of Arizona seized it.
[This press shot for the 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Brougham – dig that 'not a hatch' fastback rear – for some reason includes an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 CanAm car, as far as I can tell. Here is one picture of the suspected Alfa in similar guise from AlfaBB, and here's a general history of the Tipo 33.]
The first thing you notice about this new 2014 Oldsmobile Cutlass S, complete with its six-speed manual, is the lettering. It's huge.
Yesterday I had an appointment in Lansing and before I went home I visited my beloved college town of East Lansing. On the border of both cities is something I hadn't noticed: An old dealership converted into a makeshift museum for the Oldsmobile brand.
Oh, Lincoln. How the mighty have fallen. Once you were in the position to mock other luxury brands, and now you're the ones being mocked.
Sure, God, you did pretty well with most of that nature stuff you made — flowers are sure pretty and, man, are anchovies tasty. But let's be honest here, you made some pretty big screw-ups as well. Like putting brains, of all things, inside horse skulls. What were you thinking, Almighty? Oldsmobile would like to know.
Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York.
Yes, this is Oldsmobile's idea of a performance car in the early 1990s. I... I don't know what I'm supposed to say right now.
Doug DeMuro is right — what the hell are old people supposed to buy these days? They don't have sweet rides like this 1991 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight that they can use to drive to Bingo or through storefront windows anymore.
For all the pushing we do for manual transmissions, I'll be the first to admit that an automatic is better for ease and convenience. That being said, don't you think this guy is exaggerating just a little bit?