1966 Oldsmobile Toronado 425 Big Block V8 Not Mustang Camaro HQ Holden Ford Chev

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Never again will there be such power Cruisers!!!!
Not toys for boys, but a piece of American Automotive History. An appreciating asset that can be enjoyed.
The 66 Toronado is a muscle car that crosses boundaries from a very capable street fighter to a high end luxury car. Because it cost more than just about any other muscle car of the era makes for the possibility for one like this to exist in original form. Something this expensive was less likely to have the standard car abuse and neglect program given to GTOs, Camaros, etc. then slapped back together and called original today.
In 1965, General Motors knew exactly what Oldsmobile stood for: "Engineering," says former Olds designer Stan Wilen. Olds made a point of accentuating its engineering leadership. If you were looking for something nicer, sportier than a Chevy, you'd buy a Pontiac. If you were too embarrassed to buy a Cadillac, you could buy a Buick, it was a doctor's car." On October 14, 1965, in an effort to maintain its crown as GM's engineering division, Oldsmobile launched the all-new Toronado, its most radical car in a 68-year history of innovation.
Enter the Toronado, weighing over 2 Tons, 211 inches long and riding on a 119-inch wheelbase, the first front-drive production car made in America since the 1937 Cord. Its long hood and short, "true" fastback deck proportions were exaggerated, but the long dash-to-axle ratio betrayed what lay underneath: a longitudinal 425-cubic-inch, 90-degree V-8 engine. With a dual-snorkel air cleaner, an extra-large intake manifold, and twin exhaust pipes, the Toronado had a gross output of 385 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
The new Toronado was the talk of the industry and motoring press at its debut and a month later was selected by Motor Trend magazine to be the publication's ‘1966 Car of the Year'.
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Black 1966 Toronado.
Best colour combination. This is the first and best year of the Toronado. It represents the age of personal luxury.
Currently these cars are undervalued, but coming up in value very quickly! Especially the one year only 1966 version.
MECHANICAL: This car runs beautifully with all original and I am told its a numbers matching drivetrain. The motor is the 425 big block with 4bbl, power steering, power brakes. She floats down the road all day at 80 mph!
We just recently tuned her up, changed all fluids, and belts flushed and boiled the radiator, added new water pump, hoses, and she runs cool, starts easily. BRAND NEW TIRES
We completely rebuilt the brakes including new wheel cylinders, and all turned drums and new shoes, she stops great.
INTERIOR: Fabulous Elvis Presley red, good headliner, dash and door panels. The 1966 only jet fighter steering wheel is in great shape. Carpet and mats have been replaced from original, look good.
FUSEBOX issue. Dash lights do not work. Some rust on Dash.
PAINT & BODY: As far as I can tell, the car has never been hit or any panels replaced. The car is complete with all its badging, and trim. The car was originally gold, many years ago it was poorly painted black. This car has had some rust repair underneath that works, but was not professionally done.
I am a member of the Facebook pages Toronado Lovers Association and Oldsmobile Club of America. Worth a look. The Toro lovers page is by DAVID NORTH, the actual designer of this car, then dubbed "The Flame Red Car" I have taken the assistance of Mr North and other members to restore these cars. People are selling their rattling little Classics they call muscle cars for well over 40k. Here are some seriously beefy 2 tonners with 7 litre motors, unbreakable TH 425 Transmissions, wicked looks and power options perfect for cruising.
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