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On this day: 04-29-2004

Oldsmobile would be no longer

In 1897, Ransom E. Olds (1864-1950), an Ohio-born engine maker, founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Lansing. In 1901, the company, then known as Olds Motor Works, debuted the Curved Dash Oldsmobile, a gas-powered, open-carriage vehicle named for its curved front footboard. More than 400 of these vehicles were sold during the first year, at a price of $650 each (around $17,000 in today´s dollars).The last Oldsmobile came off the assembly line at the Lansing Car Assembly plant in Michigan, signaling the end of the 106-year-old automotive brand, America´s oldest.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2011Rolls-RoyceGhost (8 spd. A)4.80013.200Car & Driver
2010Rolls-RoyceGhost4.70012.900Road & Track
2010Rolls-RoyceGhost4.70013.000Car & Driver
2010Rolls-RoyceGhost4.70013.000motorweek.org
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2009Rolls-RoycePhantom Drophead Coupe6.00014.700motorweek.org
2006Rolls-RoycePhantom5.90014.500Road & Track
2001Rolls-RoyceCorniche Convertible6.50015.000motorweek.org