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.
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.
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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.
1967 Oldsmobile Toronado, Absolutely Beautiful
The '67 Toronado was the second year for the Toronado and was built in
Lansing Michigan The '67 featured a softer suspension and minor styling
modifications Identifying a '67 Toronado
In 1966 Oldsmobile introduced the front-wheel drive Toronado, the first
Front Wheel Drive car to be built and sold in the U.S. since the 1930s.
(The last one was the Cord) The 1966 Toronado was voted the car of the
year by Motor Trend. In 1967 the body style stayed nearly the same, and
the ride became even better. This was truly one of the first elegant sports
cars. It had luxury styling and interior, with a huge 425 cubic inch
engine with tremendous torque and speed. The car was built to hold five
people comfortably, and had the feel of a sports car. Sales soared for
Oldsmobile, and today many of the cars are front wheel drive.
The '67 Toronado was a truly massive coupe shell, nearly 19 feet long. It
was a real super car with its advanced front wheel drive design. It was
extremely fast and nimble and had a top speed of approximately 130 mph.
The new cost for a Deluxe version of this car was $4,812.00 and was a very
good value. It has been considered a landmark creation.
132684 / 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado
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You're looking at what is without question the nicest 1968 Oldsmobile
Toronado on Earth. With just 10,042 original miles, this triple black
luxury cruiser is at the leading edge of an emerging trend. As stunning as
this car is, imagine the reaction when it hit the streets in the late
1960s! Finished in black with a black vinyl top, it's a rare color
combination from an era when bright metallic were all the rage. As a
low-mile original, you know the car has never been apart, rusty, or
damaged, so all the body gaps are just as the factory did it, and it fits
together extremely well. The guys at Oldsmobile knew they were building
something special, and it would become a halo model for the entire General
Motors corporation, a symbol of their engineering prowess.
The big news for 1968 was indeed big—455 cubic inches big! Generating a
very impressive 375 horsepower and a towering
510 pounds of torque, the wonderful V8 easily moves the Toronado in a way
that says muscle car more than luxury coupe. It is also beautifully and
expertly detailed, with proper Oldsmobile Turquoise paint on the block, a
correct air cleaner and decal, and a lot of bright hardware that looks
fresh off the factory assembly line. Thanks to its outstanding originality,
this car is a veritable road map for restorers and will be a contender at
the highest levels, and not just in survivor classes, but in any class.
At first glance, one would think that a big coupe with an American V8 up
front driving the front wheels would be a recipe for understeer, but the
truth is that the Toro is quite well balanced and even agile for a car of
its size. GM engineers did a spectacular job of packaging, which puts the
torque converter behind the engine in the usual place, but the special
TH425 3-speed automatic lives next to the engine, not behind it. The whole
assembly is driven by a chain that GM called "indestructible" and after
years of real-world testing in the field, that has proven to be largely
true. This one also features power drum brakes at all four corners, with
the finned drums themselves used as design elements poking through the
wheels. Those handsome wheels are unique to the front-wheel-drive full-size
GM vehicles, and carry period-perfect narrow white stripe radials.
The black interior is brilliant, with avant-garde design and beautifully
executed detailing that shows you that GM was pulling no punches in the
1960s. The unique drivetrain allows a completely flat passenger compartment
floor, which means six can ride in true comfort. The wide bench seats offer
an inviting combination of fabric and vinyl seating surfaces, with the
front seat giving the illusion of buckets thanks to a wide center armrest.
The gauges flank an extremely cool rotating speedometer, just behind a
steering wheel clearly influenced by Olds' rocket insignia. There's also an
AM/FM radio, a power antenna, and just enough chrome to offset all the
black upholstery. The giant trunk carries a full sized spare and jack
assembly tucked way up in the front, leaving plenty of room for a week's
worth of luggage.
Make no mistake, the first generation Toronados are appreciating quickly.
Of course, the trick is always to find a low-mileage, solid example, and
there just can't be any nicer than this. Add in the highly desirable triple
black color combination and its simply stunning presentation, and you have
a Toro that will win fans wherever it goes. Compare this car to any of its
muscle car cousins and you'll see that it represents a screaming bargain at
the same time. Big horsepower in a trim, 2-door
coupe package has always been a winning recipe, and Oldsmobile fans have
known it for years. Now it's your turn. Call today!
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.
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
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.
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
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.