The first GM car to use Hurst parts in an official capacity was a Pontiac (the 1961 Super Duty Catalina), but the most famous GM-Hurst collaboration would be the Hurst/Olds, offered in five distinct iterations…
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Saab 9-7x: An Oldsmobile Becomes a TrollBlazer
Not-so-old Motors today and the famous (infamous?) “TrollBlazer.” Saab’s 9-7x was the least Saab-like Saab of all time and came to be a symbol of GM’s mishandling of its Swedish subsidiary. It seemed like an…
1978 Oldsmobile 98 LF9: Distressed Diesel
By 1977 it had plenty of hsitory. Oldsmobile’s flagship Ninety Eight dated back to 1941 (spawned to replace the 1940 series 90) and had ridden GM’s big C-body with Cadillacs and primo Buicks ever since….
The Cadillac of Minivans: Oldsmobile Silhouette
GM’s first attempt at minivans, the long-lived 1985 Chevy Astro/GMC Safari, were more “van” than “mini.” This wasn’t so surprising since they were designed in a hurry and therefore based mostly on off-the-shelf truck components….
Good Old Days: 1973 Oldsmobile 98
It could be described as the postwar American car mantra – “longer, lower, wider,” even if the trend arguably began in the 1920s. The proportions of “standard” American cars grew progressively larger and lower-slung after…
Big and Bold: 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado
When it came time to redesign the Toronado for 1971, it would morph into a kind of Oldsmobile version of its Cadillac sister. The new look came from designer David North.
Good Old “Good Olds” Guys: 1990 Oldsmobile 98
It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the two 1970s fuel crises had on the automotive industry and, in particular, American giants like GM. By 1980, GM had enjoyed three consecutive major hits with downsized…