A slice of General Motors history will cross the auction block today. The final Oldsmobile ever built before GM sent the brand to greener pastures will find a new home at the State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, New York.
The car is a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero, itself a reskinned Chevrolet Malibu/Pontiac Grand Am. Normally, an Alero fetches a couple thousand dollars, but we’re curious to see what this one brings in. Fox News reported on Thursday that the car has remained with GM since its production as part of the GM Heritage Collection. It’s not known why GM will part ways with it, however.
GM will also offer two other notable Oldsmobiles: a 1996 Oldsmobile Cierra and 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass, both representing the final iteration of their model names. The Alero, however, features the signatures of every worker from the now-defunct Lansing, Michigan, car plant under the hood and trunk.
Oldsmobile was GM’s oldest brand after it was founded in 1897, which made the brand 107 years old at its time of death. Now, Buick remains the oldest; the brand was founded in 1903.