Did Oldsmobile Ever Make a Pickup Truck?
Oldsmobile was one of the oldest American car brands, having been established in 1897. Over its more than 100-year history, the company produced a variety of cars, from luxury sedans to muscle cars. But did Oldsmobile ever make a pickup truck?
The short answer is yes. Oldsmobile produced pickup trucks from 1929 to 1940 in two different models: the Series F and the Series L. The Series F was a light-duty truck that had either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine and could be had as either a one-ton or two-ton truck. It was available in both long and short bed versions.
The Series L, on the other hand, was a heavier-duty model that could be configured as either a one-ton or two-ton truck. It had either an eight-cylinder or twelve cylinder engine and could carry up to three tons of cargo.
Both models featured all steel construction for durability and were designed for durability and reliability.
They also featured hydraulic brakes for better stopping power.
Oldsmobile also produced commercial vehicles such as delivery vans and buses during this time period but these were not considered pickup trucks in the traditional sense.
The last Oldsmobile pickup truck was produced in 1940 before the company focussed its efforts on passenger cars. In later years, General Motors would go on to produce several well known pickup trucks such as the Chevrolet El Camino and GMC Syclone but none of these vehicles bore any resemblance to the Oldsmobile pickups of yore.
So, to answer the question: did Oldsmobile ever make a pickup truck? Yes they did – they produced two different models between 1929 and 1940.
They were rugged workhorses that were designed for durability and reliability. Unfortunately, they were discontinued after 1940 when the company shifted its focus towards passenger cars.