Barn-Bound 42 Years: 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado

In 1966, Oldsmobile introduced a personal luxury car that had front-wheel-drive on a U.S. domestic production car for the first time since the Cords of the 1930s. The Toronado would enjoy a lengthy run to 1992 by which time… more»

Good Running Project: 1969 Oldsmobile Toronado

Oldsmobile rolled the dice in 1966 by introducing a personal luxury automobile that was mechanically different from its competitors. It was the first U.S.-produced front-wheel-drive car since the Cord 810/812 in 1937. It would use a transaxle version of… more»

One-Family Owned: 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado

1971 saw some big changes and the first redesign of the Oldsmobile Toronado since it was introduced as a front-wheel-drive offering for 1966, an outside-the-box concept for the mid-sixties.  While the early cars were certainly not lacking in the… more»

Luxe Muscle: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

In the 1960s, General Motors brands were outselling every other car maker by a long shot. Performance this strong emboldens: the company decided to introduce a groundbreaking car to move the industry ahead. That arrived in the form of… more»

27k Original Miles: 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado

Oldsmobile broke new ground with its original Toronado, producing the first American front-wheel-drive model since the demise of Cord in 1937. Working on the theory that you don’t fix something if it isn’t broken, they continued the drivetrain combination… more»

Super Survivor: 1975 Oldsmobile Toronado

“This is a land yacht you can enjoy” opines the seller of this 1975 Oldsmobile Toronado. It’s a beast alright and while a progeny of its 1966 origin, it’s pretty well removed from that landmark car at the same… more»

Diverse Collection Of 34 Cars For Sale In Houma, Louisiana!

Barn Finds reader Chuck Foster recently spotted this diverse collection of cars for sale in Houma, Louisiana, and we’d like to thank him for keeping us in mind and sending us the tip on this multitude of great rides! … more»

Wraparound Glass! 1977 Oldsmobile Toronado XS

The Toronado was revolutionary by Detroit standards as it was the first U.S production car with front-wheel-drive in 30 years. Between 1966 and 1970, Olds sold it as something of a GT-style performance luxury car but changed directions in… more»

17k Mile 1976 Oldsmobile Toronado Brougham

When Oldsmobile released its first Toronado in 1966, it was a ground-breaking vehicle that made the motoring world sit up and pay attention. It wasn’t the first front-wheel-drive car on the planet, but it was the first American example… more»

Can You Save It? 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

Jay Leno has a 1960s Toronado, something like the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado pictured here on eBay. That doesn’t make it a good idea for you to buy this one, because even at $4,900 buy it now, this hot mess… more»

GM Promo Car: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

Oldsmobile brought the Toronado to market in 1966 as a personal luxury vehicle and went the route less traveled at the time, equipping it with front-wheel-drive. Not since the Cord in the late 1930s was there a mass-produced U.S…. more»

Parked In The ’90s: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

There are a few cars that could genuinely be considered watersheds in automotive design, and the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado might fit within that category. Its front-wheel-drive configuration may not seem startling today, but it was unprecedented for a manufacturer… more»

Bring Tires! 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado

In 1966, Oldsmobile added a personal luxury car to its lineup, the Toronado. And it would be the first U.S. production automobile since the 1930s Cord to have that set-up. The transaxle worked so well that GM borrowed it… more»

Parked For 40 Years! 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado

Many people didn’t realize it then, but the First Generation Oldsmobile Toronado was one of the most important vehicles developed by any American manufacturer. It wasn’t its styling that set it apart, but its groundbreaking drivetrain configuration. The Toronado… more»

One-Owner Survivor: 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado

Introduced in 1966, the Olds Toronado was a different kind of personal luxury car. It deployed front-wheel-drive more than two decades before it would become the norm with most U.S. automobile production. This second-generation edition from 1973 is a… more»

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»

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