Oldsmobile Car Spotters Guide - 1977

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Oldsmobile Car Spotters Guide - 1977


It was during the 1977 model year that demand exceeded production capacity for the Oldsmobile V-8, and as a result Oldsmobile quietly began equipping some full size Delta 88 models and the very popular Cutlass/Cutlass Supreme with the Chevrolet 350 engine instead. Although it was widely debated whether there was a difference in quality or performance between the two engines, there was no question that the engines were different from one another. Many customers were loyal Oldsmobile buyers who specifically wanted the Rocket V-8, and did not discover that their vehicle had the Chevrolet engine until they performed maintenance and discovered that purchased parts did not fit. This became a public relations nightmare for GM.

Following this debacle, disclaimers stating that "Oldsmobiles are equipped with engines produced by various GM divisions" were tacked on to advertisements and sales literature; all other GM divisions followed suit. In addition, GM quickly stopped associating engines with particular divisions, and to this day all GM engines are produced by "GM Powertrain" (GMPT) and are called GM "Corporate" engines instead of GM "Division" engines. Although it was the popularity of the Oldsmobile division vehicles that prompted this change, declining sales of V-8 engines would have made this change inevitable as all but the Chevrolet (and, later, Cadillac's Northstar) versions were eventually dropped.

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1977 Oldsmobile Starfire Sport 2 Door
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Oldsmobile Starfire Sport 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Starfire Sport SX 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Omega F-85 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Omega Hatchback 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Omega 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Omega 4 Door

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Oldsmobile Omega Brougham Hatchback 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Omega Brougham 2 Door

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1977 Oldsmobile Omega Brougham 4 Door
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Oldsmobile Omega Brougham 4 Door

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Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Colonnade 2 Door

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1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 2 Door
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 4 Door

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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Colonnade 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Colonnade 4 Door

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1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Colonnade 2 Door
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Oldsmobile Cutlass S Colonnade 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Cutlass S Colonnade 4 Door

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1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Vista Cruiser
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Oldsmobile Cutlass Vista Cruiser

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1977 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
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Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

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Oldsmobile Delta 88 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Delta 88 4 Door

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1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Town 2 Door
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Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Town 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Town 4 Door

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Oldsmobile 98 Luxury 2 Door

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Oldsmobile 98 Luxury 4 Door

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Oldsmobile 98 Regency 2 Door

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Oldsmobile 98 Regency 4 Door

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Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham 2 Door

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Oldsmobile Toronado XS 2 Door

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1977 Oldsmobile Toronado XSR 2 Door
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Oldsmobile Toronado XSR 2 Door

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