1966 Oldsmobile Toronado DeLuxe Classic Survivor GM Designer David North Signed

Price: US $5,200.00 Item location: Stony Brook, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Oldsmobile
  • Model: Toronado
  • Type: Fastback
  • Trim: DeLuxe
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 61,000
  • VIN: 396876M508846
  • Color: Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado DeLuxe

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe

’66 Motor Trend Car of the Year

  • Recent garage find survivor out of long term storage!!

  • 425 cubic inch 4 bbl, 385 Horsepower

  • 100% complete

  • Glass and stainless trim excellent

  • Front wheel drive

  • Fully recommissioned

  • 60,000 miles - believed to be original

  • Fully functioning headlights

  • Dash cluster fully restored - everything works including clock

  • New brakes, new rear wheel bearings

  • 5 original wheels reconditioned; 5 brand new radials

  • Dash signed by GM Chief Designer David North

  • Fully serviced - all fluids replaced

  • Original Carburetor rebuilt

  • Runs and drives GREAT - Drive it home!!

  • Super-solid underbody

  • Ready for cosmetics, or enjoy as is

Here’s an amazing survivor 66 Oldsmobile Toronado. I bought this car a year ago from an older local gentleman. He acquired it from an affluent doctor, who may have been the original owner. I have some records. It was tucked away in his garage for an extended period. I immediatelyreplaced all the fluids, serviced all the brakes. I stripped (sandblasted) and epoxy coated all 5 wheels and installed 5 new tires. While I was doing the brakes, I replaced the rear wheel bearings & sealsand rebuilt the RF axle. I replaced both rear view mirrors with correct replacements. I also replaced the rear window cowl vent drains with correct replacement parts. I restored the entire dash cluster to hi-level concour standards (see pics. I’ve been working on high-end cars for 40 years and have restored many as a profession – now it’s a hobby). I’ve been enjoying the car all summer and it’s a thrill to drive. The underside is super-solid. Someone undercoated it a long time ago and it saved the floors and everything else. Sadly, I was too late on the cowl drains and the rear quarter panels behind the rear wheel well arches are rusty. I can’t find any other significant rust other than very minor spots along the stainless trim. The paint is aged lacquer. It appears to have been repainted in the original color a long time ago. Very solid car and an excellent restoration candidate-which is why I bought it. I’ve got too many projects and limited space, so I’m offering this one in the hopes someone will give it the care it deserves. All gauges work- even the clock keeps excellent time over a period of months. Engine starts right up, idles like silk and pulls like a train. Transmission shifts smoothly with no slippage. All interior and exteriorlights work. I rebuilt the headlight vacuum actuators. Wipers work. Horn doesn’t (I haven’t had a chance to look) nor does the cigarette lighter. It needs paint, chrome,seat covers and carpets to be near-perfect. Carpets are in good shape, just soiled.

A sweet ride. Gets lots of attention.

Over the summer I brought it to Carlisle for theGM Nationals and the 50th anniversary of the Toronado. David North - career GM Chief Designer under Bill Mitchell was giving seminars. He signed the dash, my owner’s manual and an originalbrochure - and I have photos of him doing it. They go with the car. Mr. North is a very sweet and knowledgeable man, who shared many intimate details about the design of this ground-breaking milestone of an autombile. He is a historically significamt figure American automotive design history.

$500 deposit required vial PayPal within 24 hours of action end. Full payment due within 7 days of auction end.Sold as-is where-is, but will assist with shipping. Ask any and all questions, or request additional photos. Pre-purchase inspections welcome. I may sell it locally. If I do, I’ll end the auction.


Thanks for looking and good luck!!