Hydra-Matic Drive is highlight of Oldsmobile line for 1940

August 2000
Automotive News;8/28/2000 Anniversary Supplement, Vol. 74 Issue 5890, p18
Trade Publication
Focuses on the introduction of the Hydra-Matic Drive, a combination of liquid flywheel and fully automatic transmission for the 1940 Oldsmobile in Lansing, Michigan. Details of the mechanism of the Hydra-Matic Drive; Elimination of the clutch assembly; Role of General Motors in the development of the first automatic transmission.


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