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Retro Ad: Buick Announces “The Turbocharging of America”

Posted May 11, 2015 11:50 AM by dstrohl

n 1962, the Oldsmobile Jetfire became the first American production car to offer a turbocharged engine, followed a month later by the Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder. Each model had its share of strengths and weaknesses, but technical problems (many owner-related) saw the Olds end production in 1963, while the better-received turbocharged Corvair soldiered on through 1966. Twelve years later, it was Buick that reintroduced the idea of turbocharging to American consumers with the 1978 Regal and LeSabre.

By 1978, forced induction in the form of turbocharging wasn't exactly a new automotive technology. See how Buick marketed turbos in the '80s.

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