Oldsmobile hit the 100,000 sales mark for the first time in 1928 - just before the 1929 stock market crash. The introduction of a synchromesh transmission in 1932 and the 82 horsepower straight eight motor in 1932 failed to increase sales. Finally in 1933, sales numbers more than doubled when Oldsmobile offered a new design, highlighted by what journalists called 'beaver-tail rears.'
In 1934, Oldsmobile offered independent front suspension, increased horsepower in the 213 cubic-inch inline six engine and subtle styling changes. Sales jumped from just over 3,000 to more than 82,000, moving Oldsmobile into sixth place for U.S. auto sales.
This 1934 Oldsmobile features the 'Group B' options - for an extra $12.50 the owner bought dual windshield wipers, dual trumpet horns and an automatic choke. The car also has dual side mounted tires and a rear trunk.
|GROUP B RALLY CARS MONSTER THE HILL|
|Rallying's most extreme era is being celebrated at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The short-lived Group B category was axed in 1986, but not before it left an indelible imprint on the memories of anyone who witnessed these incredible machines in their pomp. For those who did not, the Festival offers fans the chance to get close to these steroidal beasts and the stars who tame them.
Goodwood's celebration of all-things Group B witnesses arguably the greatest selection of models ever asse...[Read more...]|
|SNOWS MOTOR GROUP UNVEILS FIRST SUZUKI FRANCHISE IN SOUTH OF UK|
|◾Snows Motor Group chooses Poole, Dorset, for its first Suzuki franchise
◾Fully refurbished and contemporary five-car showroom opens on Blandford Road (BH16)
◾Very attractive Spring finance packages now available across entire model line-up
Suzuki GB PLC is pleased to announce the launch of Snows Poole Suzuki. The appointment of the new franchise dealer in the Dorset coastal town is the third Suzuki outlet to open in the county. This brings the total number of sales locations in the vehicle...[Read more...]|
|ROTHMANS LIVERIED MG METRO 6R4 HEADLINING A STELLAR CATALOGUE FROM COYS AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL|
|◾Iconic slice of rallying history is going up for sale at the Coys auction at Autosport International
◾Rothmans liveried MG Metro 6R4 in pristine condition having covered just 3100 miles
◾Over 60 classic and historic road and race cars going under the hammer
◾Other notable motorsport cars including ex works Vauxhall Chevette and an Indianapolis-winning 996 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
◾Sale takes place at 14:00 on Saturday 16 January on stand 2780 in Hall 20
◾Autosport International runs from 14-17 ...[Read more...]|
|WORLD RX RETURNS TO SPIRITUAL HOME AT LYDDEN HILL WITH BUMPER BRITISH LINE-UP|
|Round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday in Great Britain this weekend (23-24 May) as the Championship prepares for its fourth event in five weeks. A total of 59 cars (29 Supercars, 18 Touring Cars and 12 RX Lites entries) will compete at the Lydden Hill race circuit in Kent with this year's line-up including a host of British stars such as X Games medallist Liam Doran, Touring Car ace Andrew Jordan, Albatec Racing'...[Read more...]|
|THE VOLKSWAGEN GROUP STARTS THE YEAR WITH A SLIGHT INCREASE IN DELIVERIES OF 0.7 PERCENT|
|Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: 'We made a stable start to another challenging year'
Wolfsburg, February 13, 2015 – The Volkswagen Group began the year with a slight increase in deliveries of 0.7 percent. The Company with its twelve brands delivered 817,600 (January 2014: 811,500) vehicles worldwide. 'The Volkswagen Group made a stable start to the year. Our premium brands Audi and Porsche, along with ŠKODA and SEAT, put in a particularly strong performance', Gr...[Read more...]|