Oldsmobile Cutlass

The Oldsmobile Cutlass began as a unibody compact car, but saw its greatest success as a body-on-frame intermediate car.

The smaller Cutlass Ciera was introduced on GM's new front-wheel drive mid-sized A platform in 1982. The Cutlass Cruiser station wagon nameplate followed the Ciera to its new platform in 1984 and was consequently renamed the Cutlass Ciera Cruiser. Coupes were produced until 1992, sedans and wagons until 1996. For the final year in production, this model was renamed simply Oldsmobile Ciera.

Meanwhile, the previous-generation Cutlass Supreme continued on the (now renamed) rear-wheel-drive G platform for six more years. The Hurst/Olds edition reappeared for two years in 1983 and 1984.

Until 1984, the deluxe Cutlass Supreme model was known as the Cutlass Calais. When the Calais nameplate moved to its own platform in 1985, the top Supreme was renamed to Cutlass Salon. As the new Cutlass Supreme model was being launched in 1988, the rear-drive G-special coupe remained in production for one final model year as the Cutlass Supreme Classic.

Source: Wikipedia, 2012

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