1968 Oldsmobile Toronado features and functions
This is a video of the features and functions of my 1968 Toronado by
I have owned this car for 16 years. It is rarely driven and only on
perfect days. I am considering putting this car up for sale.
Under the hood.MP4
Under the hood of the 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado.
This is the original 455 engine and original turbo-hydramatic 425 automatic transmission
(numbers match). 1968 is the first year that the 455 engine was available
in the Toronado. Specifications include 10.5:1 compression, 4 barrel
Rochester Quadrajet carb, 375 horsepower.
The A/C has been retrofitted to R134a. The ignition system has been
retrofitted to electronic (Pertronix), so no more points to adjust.
Battery has been replaced with maintenance-free type, and the cables were
replaced with OEM style Spring-Ring type.
1968 Oldsmobile Toronado
1968 Toronado. Front wheel drive with 455 Rocket. Exterior color is ocean
turquoise. Features air conditioning (non "Comfortron" type), power
windows, tilt/telescope steering wheel, power seat, AM/FM Wonderbar radio,
chrome wheels, rare rear bumper with dual Exhaust cutouts.
1972 Oldsmobile Toronado STK 1333
The Torona was probably one of the earliest "personal luxury" cars fast,
comfortable, stylish, and sporty, but more cruiser than bruiser. When it
debuted the Toronado was an instant hit. Dressed in its original color of
code '4Q' Ford Dark Green, this 91,834-mile car is in good running and
driving condition today. Even after having been driven quite a bit. This is
actually one of those rare cars that looks better in person than it does in
photos. For example, areas such as the fender skirts where it looks like
the gaps are uneven are actually very well done and it�s the weather
stripping that gives it that appearance when viewed from the side. The
paint has an excellent shine and there are no major flaws or damage which
suggests a lifetime of careful ownership. Overall the car is put together
well, and it looks great in person. Numbers matching, chrome and other trim
is all original pieces. The windshield frame appears to be original, and if
that�s the case, I�m confident that this was a very clean car, one that
probably lived its life in a dry climate. Stainless has all been polished,
but is now sporting a nice patina, and the cool insignias on the front
fenders that emphasize this car are original and excellent. The taillight
lenses are very nice, as are the parking light lenses and the headlamps.
Glass is probably original, and the side glass still has its original
chrome trim intact with the correct fabric channel lining.
Mechanically, this car carries a 455 cubic inch V8 churning out respectable
tied to the Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission. The engine in this
car purrs to life easily, its torque-happy V8 pushing this classy Toronado
with authority. The engine bay in this car is clean and original. When it
showed up, this car was clearly still wearing its original green
interior.This interior has a lovely patina today. The dash has been well
maintained and the steering wheel is absolutely gorgeous. The daily driver
has ice cold A/C, rear defogger, telescopic wheel and tilt wheel, power
door locks, power seats, power windows and a trunk release. Power steering
and power brakes makes this car a pleasure to drive.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more
information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
1966 Olds Toronado Slvr
An engineering triumph for Olds and Cadillac engineers at the zenith of
GM's prestige! Front wheel drive was a novelty...with a V8 engine, unheard
of since the days of the Cord. Add to that an automatic transmission
designed for front wheel drive and you have something unique! The styling
appeals to me as something "space age"!
Oldsmobile Factory Tour in 1951 - General Motors Documentary
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile,
are invited to visit the Oldsmobile factory to see why the cars are
superior to other manufacturers. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes
concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting
132978 / 1968 Oldsmobile 442
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Tired of scouring barns and backyards for an investment grade Oldsmobile
that will bring home big trophies and an even bigger return? Then look no
further than our RK Motors Charlotte showroom!
Assembled at GM's Fremont manufacturing facility on April 25th of 1968 and
shipped half an hour down the road to Carl Nelson Oldsmobile in San Jose,
California, this spectacular 442 hardtop barely had time to cool its big
block engine before its first owner rushed in to shake hands and sign
papers. A little over three years later, the car was sold to a gentleman by
the name of Gary Urback who, through impeccable care and maintenance, kept
it in pristine, original condition for the next 32 years! 2003 brought a
third owner and a carefully planned and executed restoration which utilized
a slick coat of correct GM code Y Saffron Yellow paint, correct black 442
rally stripes and all-original, new old stock and date code correct parts
to provide a showroom fresh luster. And in 2009, the experts at Thornton
Autoworks in Telford, Pennsylvania perfected the car with a few detail
oriented finishing touches.
Lift the hood on this rare 1968 Oldsmobile and you'll find an original 400
cubic inch Rocket V8 which is branded with a correct, 442-specific 396026G
casting number and a correct 38Z117575 partial VIN stamp. The 1968 Rocket
400 is a super-efficient wedge head design which utilizes a standard stroke
and undersquare bore to create a stout 350 horsepower and one of the
meanest sounds to ever come out of an American muscle car. Stomp the
throttle and the car's big Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor mixes fuel from
new stainless fuel lines with air from a new Fire Red single snorkel air
cleaner, and shoves it into a correct cast iron intake manifold. At the
sides of that intake, original Oldsmobile "C" heads hang above restored
cast iron Exhaust manifolds which make
quick work of spent gases; and behind that carburetor, a correct points
distributor sends fire through fresh black plug wires. Cooling is provided
by reproduction GM hoses which cycle water through a correct heavy duty
radiator. And charging comes courtesy of brand new V-belts which spin a
fresh Delcotron alternator and a factory correct power steering pump behind
a standard six blade mechanical fan.
Behind the big block 400 an original Muncie M-20 4-speed transmission,
which wears a correct 1968 exclusive 3925660 casting number, a matching
117575 partial VIN and a P8D01 build stamp, sends power to a pavement
melting O Type Posi-traction rear end that's stuffed with stout 3.42 gears.
Present and accounted for is the new-for-1968 442 heavy duty suspension
that includes beefy double A-arms with thicker coils and better shocks up
front and a triangulated four link set up with boxed lower control arms,
thicker coils, better shocks and a standard sway bar in back. Braking is
provided retrofitted power front discs and standard rear drums; and turns
come courtesy of a correct, factory optioned power steering system. And at
the corners of the car, correct 14 inch polished Hurst wheels spin fresh
G70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redlines around pristine stainless
trim rings and chrome, Hurst branded center caps.
Inside this A-body rocket, you'll find an original GM code 940 black vinyl
interior which is both comfortable and appealing. Great looking stainless
trimmed strato bucket seats sit in front of a vinyl rear bench on like-new
black carpet which is protected by color-keyed floor mats. Between those
seats, a factory optioned console frames a correct "442" branded Hurst
shifter with mirror-like chrome trim. At the sides of those seats, great
looking black door panels are decorated with pristine stainless trim,
familiar GM armrests and chrome handles for the car's doors and windows. In
front of those seats, a straight and pliable dash hangs an optional Rally
gauge pack above silver 442 trim, a correct Oldsmobile transistor AM radio
and a three-spoke deluxe steering wheel.
Whether you're searching for a pristine classic that can double as an
investment, a cool car to drive and enjoy or a trailer queen to win
trophies with, this phenomenal 1968 442 fits the bill! Call, click or visit
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Information about Oldsmobile V8 engines
In this video I talk about the "late" Oldsmobile V8 and offer tips on how
to identify them by number.
"Late" in this instance means 1964-1990. Early('49-64) Olds engines are an
entirely different block, etc.
Sometimes my info gets a bit twisted when it stays inside my head for a
while, so a correction is that '77-80 heads are 3A, not 4A. 4A heads are
Also, to clarify and avoid confusion, this...7 A is a 350 head, this...7A
is a later 307 head. You can also tell the difference easily by the ports.
Late 307 and 260 ports are half the size of any other versions.
Trivia: The Olds 403 was used in 1977-79 Pontiac Trans-Am's, but not all of
Of note...the engine in the video is painted the incorrect shade of gold,
which appears to be the Krylon generic gold. The proper shade is slightly
darker and less "glitzy"
Corvairwild cranking up the '66 Toronado
Corvairwild TRYING to crank up the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado in the barn.
The ignition points turned out to be oxidized, so...and we also discussed
dates of certain purchases. Spikedpunk was right!
My Classic Car Season 10 Episode 2 - Jay Leno's Mazda & Toronado
In this episode of My Classic Car, Dennis Gage gets to hang out with a
celebrity "certified car nut" as he travels to California to see our good
friend Jay Leno. At Eastwood Garage, Dennis is joined by Rick Schmidt of
National Parts Depot to look at reproduction stereo bezels for vintage Ford
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