the 75th anniversary of Oldsmobile, and the Tiffany Gold painted exterior, with silver plated keys, and a Tiffany clock, powered by the 455, and had fender skirts. Yeah, 455, and fender skirts. Mixed message right there
The illustrious Oldsmobile brand was America’s oldest automobile manufacturer. An Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight was the company Flagship. Oldsmobile built 121,568 Ninety-Eights for the 1972 model year and set a new sales record for the model. “There was a special feel…in an Oldsmobile…”
The Oldsmobile Series Eighty-Eight and Series Ninety-Eight were so forward thinking that they both were used as Cadillac’s “test car.” Before Cadillac would introduce a new feature or accessory it was first “test-driven” on the Eighty-Eight/Ninety-Eight Series first.
The fabulous first generation front wheel drive 1967 Fleetwood Eldorado was actually “test-driven” as the Oldsmobile Toronado then refined.
a Miami-based company named International Automotive Design, Inc. modified production cars with a Gucci-designed and branded trim package in 1978-79.
A gold plated Gucci hood ornament, green and red Gucci stripes, Gucci upholstery on the armrests, headrests, headliner, and floor mats, a five piece set of fitted luggage, and gold plated Gucci emblems galore made up the “Designed by Gucci” package. It elevated the price of the car to $19,900 in 1978, 40 percent over the Seville’s $14,161 base price, and to $22,900 in 1979