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Junkyard Gem: 1969 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Luxury Sedan
Based on the same platform as the majestic Cadillac DeVille and Buick Electra, the 1969 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight was a cushy dreadnaught of a luxury car. This one ends its near-half-century of life in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.
eBay Find of the Day: George Barris Olds Toronado 70-X is wraparound luxury
George Barris's 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado 70-X - clic above for high-res image gallery
GM recalling 1.4 million passenger cars over potential engine fires
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just announced a major recall covering nearly 1.5 million General Motors passenger cars from the late 90's and early 2000s. The recall affects various Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac models equipped with normally aspirated versions of GM's much-utilized 3800 3.8-liter V6.
Fortune writer calls for death of Buick, Pontiac, HUMMER, GMC and Saab
Now that GM is officially Number Two, many Monday morning quarterbacks are popping up to "help" the general right the ship. Count Alex Taylor III, Fortune's senior writer, among them. In an interesting article, Taylor outlines reasons why GM should cut loose the anchors of Buick, Pontiac, HUMMER, GMC and Saab in order to move forward and prosper. Reckoning that GM is too bloated with brands and capacity that were fine 50 years ago, Fortune says it's time to move on.
GM slapped with gasket class-action lawsuit in Canada, claims could hit $1.2 billion
Earlier this month, Autoblog informed you about General Motors electing to handle a widespread intake manifold gasket defect on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis. But if Toronto-based law firm Stevensons LLP has any say in the matter, the automaker won't have the option to be choosy with some 400,000 Canadian vehicles.
Ford to go Oldsmobile on Jaguar?
Jaguar must “find a way to fund its own future or face the consequences."