Toronado

Update: 59K-Mile 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado

UPDATE – This 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado is listed for sale again, this time here on craigslist, and it’s located in the Ojai, California area. They’re curiously asking $8,249 which they say is a price reduction but that’s almost $2,000… more»

FWD Muscle: 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado

The Toronado would be Oldsmobile’s entrant in the personal luxury car segment in 1966. It shared the E-platform that the Buick Riviera introduced in 1963, but it would employ front-wheel-drive, unlike its GM sibling. It would be the first… more»

Real Barn Find: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

When it comes to automobiles that were truly ahead of their time, the Oldsmobile Toronado shines brightly in both the engineering and styling departments.  When the car was introduced in 1966, it was the first United States-built car to… more»

Original Owner: 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado

Oldsmobile had a long history of offering a diverse range of cars, from massive luxury cruisers to muscle cars. The Toronado might be one of their more interesting offerings, as they were luxurious, powerful, and equipped with a unique… more»

40k Mile Survivor: 1978 Oldsmobile Toronado

Oldsmobile’s Toronado would serve as their personal luxury offering between 1966-92. During that time, just four generations of the automobile would be engineered. The Toronado is known for its transaxle version of GM’s Turbo-Hydramatic transmission and was the first… more»

No Reserve 18k Mile 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado

When it was introduced in 1966, the Olds Toronado was the first U.S production car built with front-wheel-drive since the Cord in 1937. Fast forward to 1983 and the car was in the middle of its third generation. A… more»

Running Project: 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado

Oldsmobile broke new ground when they introduced the Toronado in 1966. It was their version of a personal luxury car, like the Buick Riviera and the Pontiac Grand Prix, but with front-wheel-drive, something unseen in a production American car… more»

Solid Barn Find? 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

Introduced in 1966, the Oldsmobile Toronado was based on the same E Body platform as the Buick Riviera, but with front wheel drive, a first for an American manufacturer in the nearly three decades since Cord folded in 1937…. more»

Price Dropped: 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham

When it was launched, the original Oldsmobile Toronado was a groundbreaking American car that captured the attention of both the motoring press and the buying public. The design philosophy remained essentially unchanged throughout the badge’s production life, although the… more»

Test Car? 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

By then General Motors standards, the proposed Olds Toronado of the 1960s was just as much a design departure as the Chevy Corvair had been in the late 1950s. Instead of a rear-mounted air-cooled engine in a compact car,… more»

18k Original Miles: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe

The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado was a ground-breaking car when it was released, and in recent times, they have become more desirable in the classic market. Today, good examples can command respectable prices, especially when they are as spotless as… more»

Almost Like New: 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado

I started driving in the era when this 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado was made so I will always have a soft spot for vehicles from the mid to late-1970s. I know that it’s popular to dump on it for being… more»

Front-Wheel Drive: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

When the Toronado debuted for 1966, it was the first U.S.-made front-wheel drive automobile since the Cord in 1937. The breakthrough car for GM was notable for using a transaxle version of the Turbo-Hydramatic transmission that would also see… more»

Last One Built: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

The Oldsmobile Toronado was the first American-made car with front-wheel-drive since the Cord 812 of 1937. It was launched in 1966 to join the personal car market that the Ford Thunderbird made popular. It would share its platform with… more»

Bargain Barn Find? 1984 Oldsmobile Toronado

We don’t often think of barn finds, as in vehicles that were actually stored and/or found in a barn after an extended period of time, as being luxury cars. The seller of this 1984 Oldsmobile Toronado says that it’s… more»

Every Option: 1991 Oldsmobile Troféo

Legend has it that the original Oldsmobile Toronado was inspired by a designer’s rendering which was known as the “Flame Red Car” and the resemblance to the first-generation Toronado is unmistakable. This red 1991 Oldsmobile Troféo looks nothing like… more»