Tag Archives: Oldsmobile
Posted on 18. May, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Model offerings increased to five for 1983. High output 2.8 liter V6 added to engine lineup. OHV 2.5 liter 4-cylinder base powerplant for carry over models, with 2.8 liter V6 (112 hp) and 4.3 liter diesel V6 optional in standard sedans as well as LE versions. Limited production 6000 STE added to top Pontiac’s A-car [...]
Posted on 28. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Oldsmobile added the front-drive Cutlass Ciera to its line as its version of GM’s new A-body family for 1982. The $9,599 Brougham four door accompanied, rather than replaced the rear drive Cutlass, which outsold it 281,451 t 101,320.
Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
General Motors planned to introduce shrunken versions of its full-size cars for the 1983 model year. The decision had been made back in 1978 and the designs were all but locked in between late 1980 and early 1981. As a result of unforeseen engineering and plant delays, the introductions were pushed back a full year, [...]
Posted on 30. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
There was a new grille highlighting the exterior. Electronic inside day-night mirror, and a vacuum fluorescent digital instrument cluster were new options. A luxurious Caliente package became available, distinguished by a brushed metal strip above the grille, special side moldings and a unique padded landau top. It also came standard with digital gauges and leather [...]
Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Oldsmobile’s 1982 Omega magazine ad claimed the Omega was for those who believed getting somewhere should be more than half the fun. Not sure if that actually sounded as good as it actually relays. Shouldn’t the journey be more fun than the destination? At least this commercial is more than half catchy!
Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
New Styling, sporty lines and even the availability of a ‘T-bar’ roof to let the good times in. This car was something else. But it was not just sporty style that made this car a winner. Price, resale, or economy with the standard V6 engine, and you wonder why this car was [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Cutlass Supreme and Calais coupes received new header panels incorporating four headlights, mimicking the 1977 model. The four-door Salon was dropped due to poor sales. Taking its place was a conventional notchback sedan known simply as “Cutlass,” with base, LS, and Brougham trim levels available. Sister division Buick did the same with their Buick Century [...]
Posted on 02. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Having gained a reputation for unreliability, and sluggish performance, along with supposedly single handedly turning the American consumer off from the diesel experience, the 1980 Oldsmobile diesel line was expansive. Couple that with the sheer volume of cars this brand sold, and you can see how impactful these engines may, or may not have been.
Posted on 27. Jan, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Like the 1979 Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado, the Oldsmobile Toronado shed needless inches and pounds to become a more balanced personal luxury coupe. The reward for Olds was sales that almost doubled from 1978 to just over 50,000. Toro looked much like the Eldo, but came with a 350 gasoline [...]