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The Five Best Oldsmobiles to Come off the Line
Web2carz ^ | 5/12/14 | Andrew Krok

Posted on 05/12/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

Oldsmobile died 10 years ago this week. On that day, the final Oldsmobile (an Alero) rolled off the assembly line, and from then on, the oldest-surviving American car company was no more. Its departure was largely bittersweet; Oldsmobile’s final vehicle lineup wasn’t very impressive, filled with bland front-wheel-drive cars, and so many believed that its time had finally come.

But it was a good run, and while the end wasn’t necessarily stellar, Oldsmobile managed to produce some seriously badass cars throughout its 107-year-long history. Below, we take a look at what we believe are the five best Oldsmobiles to ever leave its production facilities.


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1968 Hurst Olds

1966-70 Toronado

1949-53 Olds 88

1968-72 Vista Cruiser

1901-07 Curved Dash

1 posted on 05/12/2014 9:16:05 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

I had a 68 Cutlass (Not the Hurst version)that looked exactly like that minus the stripe.

That car was scary fast.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Impala64ssa
I had a '71 Cutlass in college. Rocket 350 engine, that car had some serious umf to it.

Later, I got a 1980 Cutlass with a V-6. Lame-assed car but it did get me around. Amazing how much Olds gelded such a great car in less than a decade.

3 posted on 05/12/2014 9:19:56 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Impala64ssa

1967 442


4 posted on 05/12/2014 9:20:48 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: Impala64ssa
1968-72 Vista Cruiser

We had one of these when I was a kid. Probably a '68.

6 posted on 05/12/2014 9:21:07 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I once had a Vista Cruiser wagon. Awesome car with great performance.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 9:21:15 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m still driving my ‘99 Intrigue.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: cripplecreek

I had a maroon one. It had “The Police Package”. Great car, but it went through a water pump a year.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 9:22:37 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Impala64ssa

I still have a 1988 Cutlass Supreme Classic with 76,000 miles. Runs great.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 9:23:07 AM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I had a 1970 Delta 88.

Still kicking myself for selling it.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 9:23:42 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Impala64ssa

I had a 1988 Delta 88. I thought it would be cool to have an 88 88. But, after that it has been nothing but SUVs.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 9:24:11 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: cripplecreek
We all remember these old musclecars as scary fast. A V-6 Camry with the 2GR-FE engine would spank most of them in a drag race. Toss in a few corners and a 100 to zero braking test and there is no contest.

I still like the cars of the sixties, but what we have today is much better.

13 posted on 05/12/2014 9:25:23 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Impala64ssa

I had the pleasure of owning a 1971 Olds Vista Cruiser. A wonderful, dependable car, with lots of carrying capacity. I don’t think you can anything even similar today.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 9:25:25 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Those first generation Toronados were amazing hunks of metal. Innovative, fast, beautiful too, in the right color combo. That photo is not one of them, it’s not even a factory color. There was a “fire mist” orange that looked best, I believe Jay Leno’s is that color, factory upholstery matched. His isn’t at all factory under the hood though, lol.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 9:26:12 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Probably an Aurora rather than an Alero. Aurora was top of the line, Alero was kind of like an Olds version of a Malibu.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 9:27:40 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: cripplecreek

My FIRST thought after looking at the list was “where’s the Cutlass?”


17 posted on 05/12/2014 9:28:02 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Impala64ssa
My favorite car ever was my 1999 Olds Cutlass Supreme, drove until 2011. I LOVED that car. I was T-boned in it, when it was just a year or two, and I was crushed to think it might be totaled, elated when it was restored and returned to me.

My grandfather was a plant manager for Olds in Lansing, so we got several handed-down Oldsmobiles when I was growing up.

18 posted on 05/12/2014 9:28:29 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: sportutegrl

1961 Oldsmobile Starfire was a real classic.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 9:28:29 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Impala64ssa

The car I learned to drive.

20 posted on 05/12/2014 9:28:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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