Ransom E. Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897. In 1901, his company began the production of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile, which was an open-carriage, gas-powered vehicle priced at $650. The Curved Dash continued to be popular over the years, inspiring GM to eventually acquire the company in 1908 where it continued to thrive and inspire vehicles throughout the years. Oldsmobile made history in 1940 when it created the first fully automatic transmission for mass-marketed vehicles. The brand went on to create the first turbocharged engine and first front-wheel drive car produced in the US in the 60s, and then sales continued to soar throughout the 70s and 80s. Unfortunately, eventually sales began to decline, and GM announced that they would no longer be producing Oldsmobile vehicles, making the 2004 model the last to be made. However, their impact will remain forever, with an estimated 35 million Oldsmobile vehicles being produced throughout their hard-working years. To keep your part of history working well, always purchase OEM components for your Oldsmobile. OEM parts and accessories are components that are made for your specific vehicle, and our webstore provides only the best of the best for your Oldsmobile.