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Old April 29th, 2004
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SOME OLDSMOBILE FIRSTS

* Aug. 21, 1897: Ransom Eli Olds of Lansing, Mich., establishes the Olds Motor Vehicle Co.
* 1904: The Curved Dash Olds becomes the first mass-produced vehicle in America. Olds Motor Works is the first American car company to export, to 18 countries.
* 1926: Oldsmobile introduces chrome-plated trim.
* 1940: The Series 60 Sedan could be ordered with a Hydra-matic, the first fully automatic transmission offered on a volume basis.
* 1949: The Rocket-88 comes with the first high-compression V8 engine.
* 1959: Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500 in an Oldsmobile.
* 1966: The Toronado is the first mass-produced front-wheel-drive American car.
* 1970: The 4-4-2 becomes one of the hottest musclecars of the era. Its 455-cu.-in. V8 produces 365 hp and 500 ft.-lb. of torque. The 4-4-2 designation stands for four-barrel carburetor, four-speed transmission and dual exhaust.
* 1974: The Toronado is the first American car to offer a driver-side airbag.
* 1987: The Aerotech, powered by a modified Oldsmobile Quad 4 engine, sets a land speed record of 257 mph.
* 1995: The world-class flagship Aurora marks the beginning of Oldsmobile's new direction in styling as an import fighter.
* 1997: Oldsmobile is the first American car company to turn 100. Hence, POPULAR MECHANICS bestows its honored marque award.
* 2000: The beginning of the end for Oldsmobile.
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Didn't Olds have the first GPS nav system in 1994/95? It was called GuideStar and I thought it was on the 88 or maybe the Aurora?
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Aurora40....Olds had the Guidestar system in the 1995 model year.
It was a rather expensive item (over $1,000).


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GuideStar?

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