1966 Oldsmobile Tornado in pristine condition. The car is a beautiful Dubonnet plum color interior is a mix of cloth and vinyl. Deluxe model power windows, power seat, A/C, cornering lamps and the list goes on.
Car has been stored in doors and very well cared for.
We will ship the car on your expense. .
Car runs perfect, everything works and the condition in person shows the care that has been given to this car. Car is titled in Montana. We have all the books and literature for the car in a folder in perfect condition.
Cars story :
The 1966 Toronado had head-turning styling with pop-up headlights that swung up in front of simulated hood scoops. Vacuum operated, a locking system was utilized to ensure the lights locked in the up position when the headlights were turned on. Flared wheel wells and steel wheels with ten brake cooling slots enhanced the powerful appearance, and a fastback roof line emphasized the fact that this wasn't your typical Oldsmobile.
Full-view side windows lacked ventipanes, which were made obsolete by a new draft-free ventilation system that swept up outside air in volume, circulated it throughout the passenger compartment, and exhausted it outside through vents below the rear window. All with the windows up, and in total silence.
With a 119 inch wheelbase, a 211 inch overall length, a 78.5 inch width, and a 52.8 inch height, the Toro was impressive, regardless of the angle upon which it was viewed. Underway, the Toronado's 425 cubic inch Super Rocket V-8 engine, mated to a heavy duty Turbo Hydra-Matic drive which was newly designed to transfer power 180 degrees forward by way of a specially-designed Hy-Vo chain. This guaranteed lively performance and put excitement ahead, road behind according to sales literature of the time. Developing 385 horsepower, this was Oldsmobile's most powerful drive train for 1966. When coupled with front wheel drive, the Toronado provided much better handling under harsh conditions than its contemporaries.
Due to its front wheel drive configuration, the Toronado had a very spacious interior, with a seating capacity of six passengers. Flat floors front and rear gave occupants plenty of room to stretch their legs, and the absence of a hump running down the center of the car gave new owners something to discuss with friends. Two interior trim levels were offered: the standard Toronado interior featured ribbed vinyl upholstery with bench seats, and can be identified by the short armrests on the front doors and the single inside door handle to open the door. The optional Deluxe interiors included Strato Seats in front which featured a center fold down armrest, full-length door armrests with dual door handles that allowed rear passengers to open the doors, a choice of all-vinyl or cloth and vinyl upholstery, and the provision of recessed controls for the optional power windows, seat, and door locks mounted in the front armrests.
The Toronado offered a long list of standard features which included the 425 Super Rocket V-8 engine, Turbo Hydra-Matic drive, power steering, power brakes, deep pile carpeting, heater and defroster, ashtrays with individual lighters, padded sun visors, padded instrument panel, back-up lights, interior courtesy lights, Guard-Beam frame, drum-type speedometer, and dual-outlet exhaust system.
As one would expect, 1966 was Toronado's year in the spotlight, and while sales would drift in succeeding years, the Toronado stood out from other cars with its revolutionary styling, superior handling characteristics, incomparable interior spaciousness, and a flow of power that pulled you through corners instead of pushing you around them. In fact, about the only thing Toronado shared with others cars was the road!
|Model:||Toronado||Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|Engine:||425 CID V8||Options:||--|
|Drive Type:||FWD||Power Options:||--|
|Fuel Type:||Gasoline||Exterior Color:||Dubonnet plum|
|For Sale By:||Dealer||Interior Color:||Plum|