• United States

Oldsmobile was an American automobile manufacturer that operated for over 100 years, from 1897 to 2004. Founded by Ransom E. Olds, the company was known for its innovation and contribution to the automotive industry. Oldsmobile was recognized for introducing several significant automotive advancements, such as the first mass-produced automobile, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile, in 1901.

Over the years, Oldsmobile produced a wide range of popular and influential models. Some of the most important and notable Oldsmobile models include the Oldsmobile 88, a full-size car that gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s; the Oldsmobile Cutlass, a mid-size car that became one of the best-selling cars in the 1970s; and the Oldsmobile Toronado, a luxury personal coupe that was known for its distinctive design and advanced features.

Oldsmobile was also known for its innovative engines, such as the Rocket V8 engine, which was one of the first high-compression V8 engines and helped establish Oldsmobile's reputation for performance and power.

However, due to various challenges and changing market dynamics, General Motors, Oldsmobile's parent company, made the decision to discontinue the Oldsmobile brand in 2004. Despite its discontinuation, Oldsmobile left a lasting legacy in the automotive world, with its influential models and contributions to the development of the automobile industry.