Great automotive brands have come and gone quite often. If you grew up in the ’70s or ’80s, you knew about Oldsmobile. For a while, Oldsmobile was one of the most advanced auto brands on the market. The brand also homed the best-selling car in America which was the Cutlass Supreme. Oldsmobile was the pioneer behind most of the automotive safety technology that we take for granted today (via Top Speed).
But like all great things, the luster of the Oldsmobile brand faded by the 1990s. It became home to rebadged GM cars. Oldsmobile was a leader in innovation and design and the automotive world was less exciting without it. The Oldsmobile brand was to be a technological leader and a trendsetter in the automotive industry. That plan came to fruition in the 1970s and ’80s but came unraveled by the 2000s.