December 12, 2000 – GM announced end of Olds

When Oldsmobile closed its doors in 2004 it was the oldest surviving American car brand at 107 years old. It was on this day in the year 2000 that General Motors made the announcement that it would be phasing out Oldsmobile, a brand squeezed into the upper mid levels of GM’s lineup. First founded in 1897 as the  Olds Motor Vehicle Co by Ransom E. Olds in Lansing, Michigan, the company became the first output manufacturer of gas-powered cars, producing 425 in 1901, following the introduction of the Curved Dash, which was built on the first automotive (non-moving) assembly line. Oldsmobile was acquired by GM on November 12, 1908. On April 29, 2004 the last Oldsmobile, an Alero GLS sedan, rolled off the assembly line and was signed by all of the assembly line workers. PicsRansom E. Olds- Public domain1904 Curved Dash By Doug W at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Undead_warrior., Attribution,