1953 was a very significant year for General Motors. The Oldsmobile division was now celebrating its 53rd year of business, and the exciting GM Motorama had entertained the American public for five years. GM decided to celebrate the 1953 Motorama with a series of low volume, highly styled convertibles. These convertibles were to be the top-of-their divisional respective lineup, and featured many styling cues and options that were not available on any other models. The Oldsmobile entry was named the Fiesta and it featured a unique wraparound windshield and the soon-to-become famous spinner hubcaps. The Fiesta shared the stage with the Buick Skylark and the Cadillac Eldorado. Owning and driving one of these very visible models with the top down drew a great deal of attention as you cruised down the highway of the 1950’s.