Today in History, April 29, 2004:
The last Oldsmobile, an “Alero”, rolls off of the assembly line.
The iconic brand was one of the oldest in America, begun by Ransom E. Olds, who would also create REO cars and trucks after he left Oldsmobile.
Oldsmobile would be bought up by General Motors along with Buick, Pontiac and others.
The Cutlass would be the highest selling model in the 70’s and 80’s after being one of the hottest “muscle cars.”
By the late nineties sales had dropped off precipitously and by 2000 GM announced the brand would meet it’s demise in 2004.