Building the '55 Olds - Old Cars Weekly

A new 1955 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight convertible, likely pictured in the General Motors Golden CARnival parade at Flint honoring production of the 50 millionth GM product.

A new 1955 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight convertible, likely pictured in the General Motors Golden CARnival parade at Flint honoring production of the 50 millionth GM product.

Chevrolet may have had the honor of building the 50 millionth General Motors vehicle, but all of the company’s divisions celebrated the occasion.

On Nov. 23, 1954, the city of Flint, Mich., froze for a parade that marked the occasion of GM’s 50 millionth car. Flint schools were let out for the day, bands played, red carpet was unrolled, Broadway and Hollywood troupes performed in the Flint Auditorium — all to honor GM building 50 million cars since its founding in 1908.

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