November 1, 1987 |
Oldsmobile will field a completely new Cutlass Supreme midway through this model year. It is also putting new engines in several of its 1988s and offering sporty "International Series" versions of some models. The new Cutlass Supreme coupe is Olds' version of the new GM10 car, which means it will be front drive instead of rear drive - and shorter, lighter and more economical than its 1987 predecessor. While it isn't quite as aerodynamic and aggressive-looking as its sister GM10 car at Pontiac, the Grand Prix, this new version of Oldsmobile's perennial best seller is still pretty sporty-looking, particularly in its International Series trim.
December 28, 2000 |
This month, General Motors decided to commit what it considers euthanasia upon the Oldsmobile. Others might call it murder. Reporting General Motors' decision to close down its Oldsmobile division, the New York Times called the car "dowdy. " Wall Street, it said, had been hankering for its abolition for some time and has applauded the decision by tacking 19 cents onto the value of GM stock. Selling a whole factory in Lansing, Mich., down the river for 19 cents? Dignified, I say, not dowdy.
August 20, 1999 |
The jury is still out on the ultimate success of Oldsmobile's comeback efforts. But it is already clear that the automaker's attempt to sweeten sour sales reports has been accompanied by some good hardware. The Aurora is a handsome, solid luxury sedan, and the Alero is a nifty compact. The conservatively styled Intrigue is the most refined and European of General Motors' popularly priced midsize sedans, and, for my money, the most satisfying. The Bravada compact sport-utility vehicle is something else that Olds has done right recently.
November 1, 1998 |
A 1988 Oldsmobile and a city fire truck collided, damaging the house at 2601 W. Huntingdon St. and leaving the driver of the car in serious but stable condition at Allegheny University Hospitals/MCP. The accident happened as the truck from the 26th and York Street Station was en route to a call yesterday, authorities said.
January 16, 1997 |
A rush-hour fender-bender yesterday involving two eastbound cars on Woodhaven Road near Franklin Mills Boulevard led to a chain-reaction pileup with five other cars, including this 1992 Mazda that ran under a 1984 Oldsmobile, police said. The cars that started the 5:30 p.m. pileup fled. The Olds driver was injured, and was reported in good condition at Nazareth Hospital.
July 20, 1987 |
Two West Philadelphia teenagers were injured, one critically, yesterday when a stolen 1983 Oldsmobile being chased by state police ran into the rear of another car and then hit a tree on Route 295 in Camden County, Of the five people in the stolen car, the driver, Earl Freeman, 19, of the 700 block of North 47th Street in West Philadelphia, was listed in critical condition at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, and a passenger, Michelle Brooks,...
January 14, 2000 |
Four people were injured, three critically, in a three-vehicle crash yesterday on Bath Road near the Bristol Township municipal building. Rescue workers worked to extricate three members of one family from their wrecked Oldsmobile, which was struck head-on, police said, by a vehicle that crossed the center line shortly after 10 a.m. The third vehicle, a Ford van, crashed into the rear of the Oldsmobile, police said. John Viglianese, 68, the driver of the Oldsmobile, his son Carmen, 36, and his son, Martin, 5, all of the 2300 block of Brownsville Road, Langhorne, were admitted to St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township in critical condition.
September 15, 1989 |
A North Philadelphia teenager was shot and killed last night in what police said was possible retaliation for a fight he had been involved in a week ago. The youth, identified as Kevin Hillian, 15, of the 2900 block of North Taylor Street, was found shot in the 1500 block of West Ontario Street at 11:19 p.m. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:37 p.m. He had been shot in the chest. According to police, the youth was shot by one or more assailants who pulled up to the curb in a gray Oldsmobile.
June 17, 1990 |
Ernie Irvan has finally found peace on the racetrack. Irvan, 31, winless in a 71-race Winston Cup tenure, shifted his NASCAR career into overdrive earlier this year when he left the D.K. Ulrich team to join Morgan-McLure. Today, in the Miller Genuine Draft 500 at Pocono International Raceway, a happy Irvan will start his Oldsmobile on the pole - his third in the 11 races since the switch. "That's why teams make switches like that," said Irvan, after posting a qualifying time of 158.750 m.p.h.