Oldsmobile was founded in 1897 and enjoyed 107 years of automotive manufacturing before it closed in 2004. It produced a total of 35.2 million cars and the brand still remains a trademark of the General Motors Corporation. The Oldsmobile was the first automotive manufacturer to offer a fully automatic transmission,called the Hydramatic. During the following decades, it produced various well-known models, including the 98, Omega, Silhouette and Regency. The Toronado was a luxury car introduced in 1966, and was the largest, most powerful front-wheel drive car ever produced at the time. Oldsmobile was well-known for its participation in NASCAR. The brand also entered other championships such as the IndyCar and Trans Am series during the 1980s. Oldsmobile closed in 2004, after a reported shortfall in sales and overall profitability. If you own an Oldsmobile you can benefit from our range of fully revised and expert-written repair manuals. Each of our Haynes manuals supply you with the technical information and step-by-step guidance you need for handling your own DIY services and repairs.