About Oldsmobile Firenza
The Oldsmobile Firenza was a small car produced by Oldsmobile between 1982 and 1988. The automobile was given the name Firenza, which is the Italian word for Florence. It was based on GM's front-wheel-drive J chassis. Initially, the car was available as a two-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. A four-door station wagon was added in 1983, and a two-door coupe in 1986. The Firenza sat at the entry level of Oldsmobile's compact car range. However, the Firenza could be equipped with power window parts, power lock parts, and 14-inch wheels, among other parts.
Although the Oldsmobile Firenza was closely related to the J-Body, the front and rear had the distinctive styling found on the larger models of the era. The upper front end of the Firenza has four rectangular headlights separated by recessed turn signals. It has a body-colored slanted panel between these recesses. The lower part of the windshield has a horizontal grille. At the rear are nearly square taillights, with parts like a small bulge at the outer edges of the upper rear bodywork. In 1988, the last year of the Firenza model, the car received a new grille with an open-air intake, aerodynamic combination taillights, and exhaust pipes.
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The Oldsmobile Firenza ES sedan went on sale in Canada in 1984 and in the United States in 1985. It had black headlights and taillights and the same two-tone gray and red interior as all GT models. It was offered as a four-door version, with the same integrated wheels and heavier suspension as the 1983 and 1984 station wagon, and was only available with dark silver bodywork. For 1985, 498 examples were produced. The body color was changed to black or gray with silver accents. A fiberglass hood with a distinctive center cutout was added.
The Firenza originally featured a 2.0-liter four-cylinder OHV engine, but for the model year, an upgraded 1.8-liter engine was added. Oldsmobile did not use a turbocharger on these Firenza models. 1984 saw the addition of yellow signal lights located close to the headlights. As an optional upgrade for the GT package in 1985, parts such as a 2.8-liter LB6 V6 engine were made available. In the last year of production, the V6-engined Firenza hatchback was discontinued, leaving only the four-cylinder hatchback. The model was available in coupe, sedan, and station wagon variants. All previous trim level designations were also dropped for 1988. All Firenza bodies were offered as a base model on a single chassis, which could be equipped with six different parts packages.