Oldsmobile originated as the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897, marking it as one of the first automobile manufacturers in the world. By the turn of the century Oldsmobile was the best-selling car company in existence. Then, in 1908, Olds Motor Vehicle Company was sold to General Motors and renamed Oldsmobile. Like Lincoln and Mercury, Oldsmobile was GM's attempt to create a brand of vehicles rich in luxury and performance.

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