|(1929 - 1931)|
Oldsmobile's 'companion make', the upscale Viking was introduced in 1929.
The Viking was the only GM companion car that was more expensive than its "senior" marque, in this case Oldsmobile. It was the first car ever produced with a monobloc V-8. And it used horizontal valves.
Oldsmobile Viking was part of Albert Sloan's companion makes introduction to help span gaps in General Motors pricing structure. As such, the Viking was built by Oldsmobile and designed to bridge the gap between Oldsmobile and Buick's 'companion make', the Marquette.
*GM discontinued the Viking at the end of the 1930 model year, however an additional 353 units were assembled using existing parts and marketed as 1931 models.
Oldsmobile Viking at the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Michigan
Oldsmobile Viking motor at the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Michigan
|1930 Oldsmobile Viking Touring Sedan|