1968 Toronado
1968 Toronado

With a timeline that dates back to the dawn of the previous century, Oldsmobile is a marque steeped in history.

To sample that history, we’ve collected ten classic ads from various points in the “Rocket” brand’s past. Obviously, ten ads don’t begin to adequately cover Oldsmobile’s rich portfolio, but is a fun way to look back at this now-defunct General Motors division.

For more brand-centric collections of classic ads, please check out the following:

Kenosha Madness! 10 Classic AMC Ads

Taxi Madness! 8 Classic Checker Ads

Bow-Tie Madness! 12 Classic Chevrolet Ads

Fratzog Madness! 10 Classic Dodge Ads

4WD Madness! 10 Classic Jeep Ads

Stuttgart Madness! 10 Classic Mercedes-Benz Ads

Poncho Madness! 10 Classic Pontiac Ads

South Bend Madness! 10 Classic Studebaker Ads

Aichi Madness! 10 Classic Toyota Ads

As always, if you have experience with any of the cars seen below, please tell us about it. We’d love to hear your story.



1942 Oldsmobile Ad
1942 Oldsmobile Ad



1953 Oldsmobile Ad
1953 Oldsmobile Ad



1954 Oldsmobile Ad
1954 Oldsmobile Ad



1962 Oldsmobile Ad
1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Ad



1968 Oldsmobile Ad
1968 Oldsmobile Toronado Ad

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1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Ad
1971 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Ad



1974 Oldsmobile Ad
1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ad



1978 Oldsmobile Ad
1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Ad



1979 Oldsmobile Ad
1979 Oldsmobile Toronado Ad



1980 Oldsmobile Ad
1980 Oldsmobile 98 Ad

The Last Oldsmobiles

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