1968 Oldsmobile Toronado features and functions
This is a video of the features and functions of my 1968 Toronado by Oldsmobile.
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.
2008 Escape Throttle Cable Escape
My 2008 Ford Escape had a problem with the accelerator pedal. It was all the way to the floor, and would not return. My Escape has a manual transmission.
I found that the cable came off of the accelerator pedal linkage. Fortunately it happened in a parking area. I reached up under the dash and put it back, so I could get home, and it stayed; however I did not trust it would not come out again. You can see in the video how easily the cable can slip out of the slot.
After further research, I found a technical service bulletin TSB-09-21-9, describing the same situation I had. Ford has a fix for it, but it is not considered a warranty or recall. Ford part number for repair kit is 8L8Z-9825-A. My local Ford dealer, where I purchased this vehicle brand new, charged me $6.33 for this plastic clip. I would not let them install it, because their service department broke my oil filler cap and left the valve stems off my tires on my very first "3000 mile free oil change and inspection". They also left a plastic cover loose near the passenger wheel well when they installed a new belt tensioner and new belt. I lost faith in that dealer, and probably would not even let them work on my bicycle.
I figured I had better do the repair myself, rather than letting the problem go. I sure don't want to find out that my accelerator stopped working as I let the clutch out on a hill, possibly rolling backwards into a vehicle or pedestrian.
This video was shot with my cheap cell phone, so pardon the low quality.
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.
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.
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 horsepower when 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.
1968 Olds Toronado Interior
This short video shows the interior of my 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado.
It has air conditioning, power windows, power seat, Wonderbar AM/FM radio, remote trunk release, courtesy lights, glove box light, tilt/telescope steering column, power antenna, power steering and power brakes.
1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.