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Demolition of the GM plant to last build Oldsmobiles will start tomorrow in Lansing. Plant #6. It is the body plant known as Lansing Car Assembly.

It's a sad day. So many lives and cars passed through over the 80+ years that plant has been around.

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RIP Olds.....

Olds Gas Engine Works ~ 1890 - 1899

Olds Motor Vehicle Company ~ 1897 - 1899

Olds Motor Works ~ 1899 - (1908?)

Oldsmobile Motor Division ~ (1908?) - (1981?)

Oldsmobile ~ (1981?) - 2004

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Demolition of the GM plant to last build Oldsmobiles will start tomorrow in Lansing.  Plant #6.  It is the body plant known as Lansing Car Assembly.

It's a sad day.  So many lives and cars passed through over the 80+ years that plant has been around.

Is that the one right in Lansing that was producing Aleros and Grand Ams (possible Malibus) the last couple of years?

I just toured that plant in '02 or so - quite sad for Olds fans and the people of Lansing as well..

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Yes, it is the green body plant in Lansing on Verlinden Ave next to the Craft Centre.

Lansing Car Assembly

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olds Motor Works, about 1910 Lansing Car Assembly was a General Motors automobile factory in Lansing, Michigan. It contained two elements, a 1901 automobile plant and the 1920 Durant Motors factory. The Lansing plant was the longest-operating automobile factory in the United States when it closed on May 6, 2005. A new plant at nearby Delta Township, Michigan will start production in 2006.

Lansing Assembly began in 1901 when Ransom E. Olds moved his Olds Motor Works to the city. He set up his plant on the site of the fairgrounds next to the Grand River.

The Durant plant on Verlinden Avenue opened in 1920. After the demise of Durant, it remained closed until GM purchased it in 1935. It restarted production for GM's Fisher Body division, later becoming the Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac factory.

Lansing Car produced the Chevrolet Malibu/Chevrolet Classic. It also built the Pontiac Grand Am, which was the final vehicle built there. All Lansing Car products used the VIN code, "M".

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it will be replaced by the new delta township assembly plant. it was probably cheaper and more efficient to just build a whole new plant then to renovate one that old.. Ive never been to that plant but have had alot of my cars built there..

89 cutlass calias, 95 grand am, 97 cavalier convertible, 00 grand am, 96 cavalier coupe and a 02 grand am gt.

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This Pix of the "Green Monster" was taken in 1985, shortly before the Oldsmobile sign came down to be replaced by BOC sign. It's all so sad now. The sunvisor in the pix is my 71 442 convertible

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