1966 0ldsmobile Toronado!
Price: US $29,000.00
- Make: Oldsmobile
- Model: Toronado
- Type: Sedan
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 64550
- VIN: 396876M502396
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 425ci V-8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Oldsmobile ToronadoThe '66 Toronado was an instant hit when it debuted - in fact it was the Motor Trend Car of the Year. Quite the styling sensation with it's hideaway headlights and massive front grill. a 425 ci V-8, front-wheel drive with a side mounted trans. and differential, this meant 385hp and a whopping 475lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Nothing beats black, especially on a car like this one!
Wouldn't take a huge amount effort to l turn this into superb condition, as I have put a lot of expense into it already ($6,156.37) for just the shop work. You could take her to any event and be proud no matter what. I have not driven this car hardly at all since I acquired it (2018), which is the main reason I am selling. I had it in a shop for quite awhile having major service items done. I was not in a hurry to get it back, I just wanted it done right no matter how long or how much it cost! I have an old-school mechanic who is both amazing and meticulous.
Many areas addressed, including (I have all of my records/receipts) engine completely removed and serviced, r&r serpentine belts, coolant, r&r A/C compressor, expansion valve and dryer, flushed system and charged with 134a and installed new ducting, r&r radiator, thermostat, water outlet, molded rad. hose, gaskets, seals, timing chain, spark plugs, fuel filter, hoses, oil & filter, belts, battery, red line tires (2021, $1,186.23) head lights now operate using installed linear actuators rather than vacuum, and they work great! ($955.13), r&r headlight switch and bad bulb sockets. R&R both front and rear shocks ($724.92).
No leaks underneath, the paint shines very well (no scratches, just a few minor chips), does not appear to have any rust issues, and the seats are in great shape (no rips or tears). Ordered and installed new OEM front and rear seat belts ($204.99) and weather stripping ($487.89). Carpet in very good condition as well as I had purchased a new front mat (goes from one side to the other) right after I got the car. Interior smells new to me - no remnants of smoke from the previous owner and certainly none from me. It does have a jack in the trunk. Runs very well!Just needs more attention (driving mainly) than I can give her at this time. Purchased Dec. 21,1965 in Redondo Beach, CA, moved to eastern Washington since 1985 until I acquired it in 2018. I live in the dry SoCal desert. I am the 3rd owner, and the car is laser straight.
Other items to be addressed: headliner needs replacement (I purchased a new one which is in the box IN THE CAR), last number of the vin on the title (State of WA) is 1 number off from what is stamped on the car. I did not discover this until the car first arrived. I was told by someone who I was referred to that this issue can be corrected fairly easily as it does occur from time to time. The person I spoke to was located in Indio, CA. The pad under the hood is starting to come down on one side. The left turn signal indicator cover on the instrument panel is partially missing (light behind it still works though). One piece of chrome window trim (there are 4 total) needs to be secured. I have the piece but do not want to put it on if the car in case it is shipped on an open carrier, so it will be inside the car. The instrument cluster shows some aging around the dials, and the rear view mirror is in place but also showing some age. Horn inop. I have tried to describe everything honestly and to the best of my ability.
Absolutely HATE to let this one go but I've been forced to liquidate a few in my collection. If you want to come look at her, she is in Blythe, CA, where she mostly stays in the shade of an airport hangar. A definite must for your collection. I bought it sight unseen and was NOT disappointed. The car is even better now than when I bought it due to the extensive work as I have described above.