1967 Oldsmobile Toronado
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1967 Oldsmobile Toronado
- 425ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Front Wheel Drive
- Maroon Over Black Interior
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“The Toronado venture was born of a desire to create a better automobile, one with more usable room and roadability.” - Olds chief engineer John B. Beltz told Motor Trend in December 1965
The HagertyMedia article continued: “Benefits included a flat floor that allowed seating for six and superior foul-weather traction, but its chain-driven front end wasn't the Toronado's only calling card; it was also beautiful. Initially sketched by Olds assistant chief designer David R. North, the hard-edged pillarless hardtop featured a fast silhouette, exaggerated wheel wells, integrated bumpers, hideaway headlights, and one-piece front door side glass. Its 15-inch wheels paid homage to Gordon Buehrig's front-wheel-drive coffin-nose Cord 810 of 1936.”
“GM's first unitized structure made the Toronado roughly twice as stiff as an Olds 98, according to Car and Driver.”
"Chief interior designer Ed Donaldson and his team came up with a cabin equally as radical, with rocker switches, a drum speedometer, and an elaborate instrument cluster he called a 'driver podium.' A column shifter and bench seat were standard even in the more trimmed-out Deluxe model, taking advantage of the additional interior space.”
The full article can be found online at: https://www.hagerty.com/media/magazine-features/oldsmobile-toronado-front-drive-muscle/
Offered here is a front-wheel-drive 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado in burgundy over two-tone dark gray, under a black vinyl top. The car's five-digit odometer has rolled and shows 2,797 miles. This is a well-preserved, historic model.
The exterior paint has been refreshed and retains very good luster overall with very light patina from use, primarily on horizontal surfaces and adjacent to doors. The paint color is rich and the shine is deep. There are no dings, dents, or other damage to the sheet metal. A handsome white paint accent follows the top side-body contour of the metal. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The vinyl roof is undamaged. The bespoke front grille is also in excellent condition, as are both bumpers. Other chrome trim on the fender-well edges, lower bodyside, window and taillight surrounds shows very well. (Headlights are concealed, but clear.) Cabin glass and all lighting lenses have been properly cared for. Factory badging—including the T-O-R-O-N-A-D-O chrome hood letters, front Oldsmobile logo, and Toronado emblems front sides, and rear—are all correctly mounted and in very good condition. Stock 15-inch wheels (with Oldsmobile-logo-embossed, full-width wheel covers and a spare) are mounted with period-correct thin-whitewall tires.
Inside, the Toronado's appointments are both unique and distinctly up-market. The two-tone seat upholstery—black and gray—includes a tufted, buttoned presentation in a handsome square pattern. (The rear seat upholstery shows some fading, but no cuts or tears.) Black, square-pattern vinyl, chrome trim, and carpeted panels make for pleasing door trim. Black cabin carpeting is protected with rubber mats, and the headliner is textured black fabric. The Oldsmobile-logo, 3-spoke black steering wheel frames the expansive instrument and chrome operating-control cluster (the "podium"). Analog gauges monitor the engine while the 130-mph speedometer revolves on a horizontal axis for a unique look. Factory power windows, power brakes, power steering, and air conditioning were included. The original push-button “Oldsmobile Transistor” AM radio remains mounted complemented by the push-button HVAC controls and analog clock, all incorporated in the chrome embrace of the instrument cluster. The shift lever for the automatic, front-wheel-drive transmission is mounted on the steering column. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the condition of the interior surfaces in the Toronado.)
Under the hood, the original twin-intake air-cleaner assembly rests comfortably on the 425-cubic-inch “Rocket V8.” Performance data and statistics when new:
Engine: V-8, 425 cid
Power: 385 hp @ 4800 rpm
Torque: 475 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
Weight: 4500 lb
Power-to-weight: 11.7 lb/hp
0-60 mph: 8.6 sec
The engine bay has not been detailed, nor has the Toronado's undercarriage been cleaned. When viewed from below, the chassis is straight and undamaged. The properly routed dual-exhaust system is a visual focal point. Expected surface rust is present.
The car's identification and information tags remain mounted. The sale includes a car cover, sundry spare parts, and accessories.
While the more than 170 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '67 Oldsmobile Toronado
in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
In May 2021, Hagerty writer, Scott Oldham, opined: “The first Oldsmobile Toronado, full of front-drive muscle, was never chained to convention.” The appreciation of that truth brought iconoclastic individuals into Oldsmobile showrooms back in the Sixties. And it's plenty powerful enough to lure the like-minded, more than a half-century later.