OLDSMOBILE - The 1st Generation Rocket V8s Part 1 of 3
THE FIRST GENERATION ROCKET V8 BLOCK was produced from 1949-64. It started
as a 303 in 1949, then grew to a 324, then a 371--(which also came in a
special J2 Rocket version that came out in 1957), and finished off with
it's largest displacement---a 394 that came out in 1959 (the 394 was
produced until 1964). But after the 394 in 1959, the lastly developed
engine of this "first generation era" was a special smaller lighter 215v8
with a turbo charger produced in the
early 60s. The first intermediate sized musclecar came in 1964 "The Pontiac
GTO". But prior to the Intermediate sized musclecars, the early 50s
OLDSMOBILE ROCKETS can strongly be argued as being THE FIRST MUSCLE CAR
(especially the 88's because they were a few hundred pounds lighter than a
98). My dad was blessed with getting a 303v8 1950 Olds 4dr 88 handed down
to him in 1955 when my Grandpa got a new 55 Olds.
Follow the Leader is the sales introduction film prepared for dealers to
let them know all of sales advantages to be found in a 1937 Oldsmobile. In
1937, Oldsmobile was a pioneer in introducing a four-speed semi-automatic
transmission called the "Automatic Safety Transmission", although this
accessory was actually built by Buick, which would offer it in its own cars
in 1938. This transmission featured a conventional clutch pedal, which the
driver pressed before selecting either "low" or "high" range. In "low," the
car shifted between first and second gears. In "high," the car shifted
between first, third and fourth gears.
1903 Curved dash Oldsmobile Completed and Running
Well here it is finished and running as sweet as a nut. This was just
before a test drive which I was going to film but there is a lot to do when
driving it (steering, gears, mixture and spark setting) so I didn't manage
that. But as the client wanted it to run (which no-one had managed for
about 4 years) I was pleased with the result. It drove well too! For more
old vehicle stuff go to www.rustytrucks.com
Desert Valley Auto Parts
I got some new pics of a junkyard in Utah and one in Arizona.
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1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Restoration Slide Show
Copyrighted soundtrack removed by YT. Replaced with public domain music.
Restoration of a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible. Slide show,
from low-res photos taken starting in 2001.
See the still photos and read all about this restoration at Hotrodders.com:
1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Test drive
Here is an awesome 1957 Oldsmobile Deluxe Super 88 Holiday Coupe (style
code 3637SD) 2 door hardtop. 2 local owners- Last owner who worked at a
local Olds dealer and maintained vehicle with NOS parts. Original 371ci 4
barrel 277HP V8 rebuilt and runs perfect. Factory Power steering and Power
brakes. 1 repaint in the mid 1980's, Beautiful body, chrome, stainless,
glass and moldings. West coast No salt body, trunk and underbody - No rust!
Look and underbody pictures original GM red oxide primer. Extensive books
and records, title and registrations since 1959. WA 1963 license plates
included. Check out the outstanding original interior, Original Seats, door
panels, headliner, trim etc. No pitting on chrome bezels and trim. Doors
shut like new. Everything works - Radio, horn, blinkers, gauges even back
up lights. All 5 matching original wheels, Jack and lug wrench. Original
cloth trunk liner. Data plate - Style - 3637SD, Body BK 223, Trim 373,
Paint 40. Stock Exhaust thru rear
bumper in show quality chrome - See close up pictures. This is a car that
our pictures don't do justice!
Any questions? Call Mark at 425-876-5553
1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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on "How to Avoid the 7 Deadliest Mistakes of Buying a Classic Car Online"!
Here at Vanguard Motor Sales in Plymouth, Michigan, we sell a ton of great
Chevelles and GTOs, but it's always a rare treat when we find an awesome
Oldsmobile like this 1969 Cutlass. Not surprisingly, when most people think
of Oldsmobile muscle cars visions of gnarly 442s start dancing through
their heads; and as nice as those cars are, they simply can't compare with
a well kept, laser straight vehicle like this. If you're looking for rare,
investment grade muscle that will bring home big trophies and an even
bigger return, this Oldsmobile is the car you've been waiting for.
The body is straight, rust free, bondo free and well done. There are no
bubbles, no waves, no dents and no scratches. The panel gaps fit excellent
for the hood, trunk and doors. The door lips are clean and solid. The
stunning Nassau blue metallic paint shows excellent gloss and luster. The
bright chrome bumpers, stainless trim and black vinyl top are all well
maintained and free of flaws.
Mechanically, this car is completely read to go. The engine is a 350ci that
sounds meaner than most of the cars in our showroom, and looks fantastic in
the cars black engine bay. Turn the key and the dual feed Holley
carburetor, with vacuum secondaries, sucks air through the air cleaner. A
new alternator, new fuel pump, a rebuilt radiator and a repainted heater
box look great next to the beautiful firewall and inner fenders. Little
details make this engine bay shine, such as perfect MSD wiring, chrome bolt
caps, and the hoses being in such great shape. This engine flat out rocks;
it's all day reliable with massive power; at 70mph the tachometer reads
The bottom of the car is just as beautiful as the engine bay. Let's start
at the rear. There is a new gas tank, and a new Exhaust system with Flowmasters. The GM 10 bolt
rear end does not have posi. The 350 turbo transmission shifts awesome. The frame is
just gorgeous, with all new bushings. The floorboards are solid, with no
rust or patches. I could find only one patch anywhere underneath the car,
and it was very well done; on the driver side of the trunk drop down panel.
The shocks are new, there are new bushings on both front and rear lower
control arms, new sway bar links and new u-joints on the drive shaft. This
car has been extremely well cared for over the years. There is a beautiful
aluminum pan, and updated disc brakes.
Inside the car, you'll find a nicely restored black vinyl interior that is
both comfortable and appealing. The bucket seats and console set up is a
classic. The interior lights work, the door buzzer works and the gauges
work. On the passenger's side of the dash you'll find a correct Hurst logo
attached to the locking glove box. This Cutlass is ready for the local
cruise and car show!
Documentation for this car includes the original owners manual,
protect-o-plate, original warranty certificate, order form, and some
receipts for maintenance performed since the restoration.
In summary, this 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass is a phenomenal car that could not
be reproduced for three times the asking price. The numbers matching 350
will cruise effortlessly at will and the car is ready to go to the local
cruise night or show and bring home serious trophies. Instant gratification
is a great thing, especially when you can spend a third of the money and
drive a complete car out of our showroom the next day. Call today 7 days a
1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 350 Olds Ram Rod V8
I thought you might like a look at this very nice 1968 Olds Cutlass S, from
Country Classic Cars. It's powered by the high-performance Ram Rod 350
Olds V8, backed by a turbo 400
automatic. It could use a little freshening up here and there, but overall
it's a nice solid car. The paint is slick, the vinyl top is new, and the
interior is mostly original and well-preserved. I hope you find it
interesting, thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
1948 Oldsmobile Futuramic "Olds Minute Movies" General Motors 4min
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/
"Theater advertisements for the first all-new automobile to be placed on
the market after World War II, the Oldsmobile Futuramic."
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization.
Oldsmobiles were first manufactured by the Olds Motor Works 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 gasoline-powered
automobile manufacturer. Oldsmobile 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 Oldsmobile was made in 1907. General Motors purchased the
company in 1908.
The 1901 to 1904 Oldsmobile 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. (Ford was the first to manufacture cars on a moving assembly
line.) 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 "Oldsmobile automobiles," colloquially
referred to as "Oldsmobiles." It was this moniker, as applied especially to
the Oldsmobile Curved Dash, that was popularized in the lyrics and title of
the 1905 hit song "In My Merry Oldsmobile..."
For the 1940 model, Oldsmobile was the first auto manufacturer to offer a
fully automatic transmission, called the Hydramatic, which featured four
forward speeds. It had an gas pedal and a brake -- no clutch pedal. The
gear selector was on the steering column.
Starting in 1941 and continuing through 1996, Oldsmobile used a two digit
model designation. As originally implemented, the first digit signified the
body size while the second represents the number of cylinders. Body sizes
were 6, 7, 8, and 9, and 6- and 8-cylinder engines were offered. Thus,
Oldsmobiles were named 66 through 98.
The last pre-war Oldsmobile rolled off the assembly line on February 5,
1942. During World War II, Oldsmobile produced numerous kinds of material
for the war effort, including large-caliber guns and shells.
Production resumed on October 15, 1945 with a warmed-over 1942 model
serving as the offering for 1946.
Oldsmobile once again was a pioneer when, for the 1949 model, they
introduced their Rocket engine, which used an overhead valve V8 design
rather than the flathead "straight-8" design which prevailed at the time.
This engine produced far more power than the engines that were popular
during that era, and found favor with hot-rodders and stock car racers. The
basic design, with few minor changes, endured until Oldsmobile redesigned
their V8 engines in the mid-1960s...
1957 Oldsmobile '98 Cold start
My dads old 1957 Oldsmobile '98. It's all original. It has sierra gold. It
has sea foam green interior. It is a totally unrestored car. It hasnt been
ran in a week, so it was a cold start.