They say to look into the past is to prepare for the future, so we decided to round out all the auto makes available in our site and look for the various models that put these companies on the map and thus provide us our enjoyment and livelihood. This Part 4 of a multi-part series
Oldsmobile – Oldsmobile Curved Dash
The Curved Dash was credited as the first mass-produced automobile, meaning it was built in an assembly line with interchangeable parts, which was miscredited as a Henry Ford invention (Ford was the first for a moving assembly line however). There were several other vehicles ready for production, but a fire accident destroyed all other prototypes leaving the Curved Dash as the first Oldsmobile manufactured.
Peugeot – Peugeot Type 1
Also known as the Serpollet Tricycle and was actually a small steam tricycle produced in 1886. The Type 1 was also one of the first industrially manufactured motor vehicles.
Plymouth – Model Q
The Model Q was Chrysler’s attempt at a entry level car that would compete with then leaders Chevrolet and Ford. Originally known as the Chrysler Plymouth, it was introduced to the world July 7, 1928 at Madison Squared Garden and driven into the arena by no other than Amelia Earhart.
Pontiac – 1926 Pontiac Series 6-27
The Pontiac was meant to be a companion car to the Oakland and was powered with six-cylinder engine. Alas, the success of the Pontiac brand would eventually spell doom for its companion, prompting GM to drop Oakland thus making Pontiac the only surviving companion brand post 1940 as well as the only one to survive it’s parent make.
Porsche – Porsche 356
While some may argue that the Porsche 64 is the first Porsche, the 356 was the first production automobile. It was based off No. 1 prototype, which was basically the car built by the company founder Ferry Porsche