1966 Oldsmobile Toronado DeLuxe Classic Survivor GM Designer David North Signed
- 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 Want to buy? Contact seller!
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
Glass and stainless trim excellent
Front wheel drive
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!!
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!!