132684 / 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/bqnsftq 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!
Toronado Hideaway Headlights
Seen from an 68' Olds Toronado
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.
1969 Oldsmobile Toronado
• Extremely Clean ’69 Toronado • Arizona Car Since 1969 • Highly Optioned • Beautiful Paint & Interior • 455ci V8 Engine • Automatic Transmission • Air Conditioning MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present the seldom seen and desirable 1969 Oldsmobile Toronado. This very clean Toronado was purchased new and resided its entire life in Mesa, Arizona until 2014. It was one of the very early 1969 models produced and was registered in Arizona on October 15th, 1968. With its crisp interior, powerful Fresh 455ci V8 and automatic transmission – this Toronado is sure to make its next owner very happy! The Toronado is known for its large body and muscle car capabilities. The body is solid, as it has resided in the Southwest its entire life. The paint is finished in High Glamour Gold and is in wonderful condition, showing only minor imperfections such as small rock chips. The paint really shows the care this car has been given over the years. The chrome is in comparable condition and only the grill shows some minor imperfections. It should be noted that the headlight buckets are fully functional and work with no problems, as you can see highlighted in our video! Overall, this Tornado is in spectacular shape and shows very well. Inside, the interior is in fantastic shape and very clean. The Saddle interior has been well maintained and preserved. The seats are in amazing condition, showing no major imperfections, if any. The door panels, headliner and carpet are in comparable condition. The dashboard is in good shape as well. It should be noted that the top of the dash does have some blemishes but is covered and protected with a dash pad. This Toronado is loaded with factory options such as Comfor-Tron Air Conditioning/Heating, power windows, power door locks, power front disc brakes, power seat, tinted glass, cornering lamps, AM/FM radio, rear seat speakers, clock and a tilt telescoping steering column makes this car a true comfort and pleasure to drive! It should be noted that the horn and power antenna are currently inoperable. The interior is just as wonderful as the exterior and shows very well! Under the hood, the monster 455 cubic inch V8 runs great and starts with a turn of the key. The engine compartment is incredibly original while the engine has been flushed and detailed. The engine breathes through means of dual Exhaust that sounds great. It should be noted that there is a new water pump and a rebuilt Rochester Quadrajet 4 barrel carburetor. Mated to the V8 is a heavy duty turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission. It also comes equipped with power steering, power front disc brakes and Comfor-Tron air conditioning/heating. The headlight buckets go up and down as they should. When you get behind the wheel of this Toronado, the big 375 horsepower V8 starts up and will take you down the road with tons of power and grunt. The car sits upon a set of 15” freshly powder-coated Oldsmobile Toronado wheels wrapped snug in a set of new P225/75R15 tires that look great. This is a wonderful example of the seldom seen 1969 Oldsmobile Toronado that would add a touch of muscle to just about any car collection. The VIN is 394879M602447 and the mileage currently shows 6,456. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! http://www.motoexotica.com/