Oldsmobile was a brand of American automobiles founded in 1897 and produced by GM for most of its existence. While a division of General Motors, it slotted in the middle of GM's five divisions (above Pontiac, below Buick), but was acclaimed for testing groundbreaking technology and designs. When it was shut down in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American automobile marque.
The 1902 to 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash was the first mass-produced car made from the first automotive assembly line. It was gas powered with a flat-mounted, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine and could seat two passengers, selling for a reasonable $650.