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Posted By: Alan Dinsmore
Posted On: Thursday June 25, 2020 at 10:40 AM
 
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Your father's oldsmobile
I remember Olds at the auto shows of the 70s and 80s displaying a big banner "Not Your Father's Oldsmobile." Too bad that was a terrific car. Remember too their misadventures with the Aurora. By most reports, a terrific car. Olds powers did not want Olds name on the car. Good read on all this is the book by John Rock who was their last division head.

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Added to my Oldsmobiles, a 1960 Olds 98 in Garnet Mist Poly from Western Models. by Curtis Parisi #28305
Great line up of Oldsmobiles, including that sleek '60. Wish Olds were still around. (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #28305.1
Car brands that sell well stay in production. Survival of the fittest. by Harvey Goranson #28305.1.1
It all boils down to GM or Ford or Chrysler making the style, performance and creature comforts by Curtis Parisi #28305.1.1.1
Was it purely a matter of sales, or did corporate restructuring and by Rick Thompson #28305.1.1.1.1
Starting in 1949, Olds had an exciting new V8. by Richard Nosker #28305.1.1.1.1.1
A good point. With the proliferation of sub-brands, by Harvey Goranson #28305.1.1.1.1.1.1
Richard Nosker makes some very good points..., by Raymond Paszkiewicz #28305.2
Strange part was that Olds killed off the Cutlass when by Ken Smith #28305.2.1
Two words: Roger Smith by Robert Jacobs #28305.2.1.1
Agreed ! Shameful imo. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #28305.2.1.1.1
I asked a friend of mine who worked for Ford once about the badge engineering... by Harvey Goranson #28305.2.1.1.1.1
Your father's oldsmobile by Alan Dinsmore #28305.2.1.1.1.1.1
I sold Oldsmobiles in the mid seventies and left to work for the state by Don Anderson #28305.2.1.1.1.1.1.1




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