Engine: 425 CID V8
Transmission: TH425 3-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 2452 (unknown)
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Ocean Mist
Interior Color: Aqua
For sale in our Milwaukee Showroom is a beautiful 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado. Still dawning its Toronado-only Ocean Mist color, this Toronado was cared for beautifully over the years by two Oldsmobile enthusiasts. The first was a long-time member of the Oldsmobile Club of America and the second was a retired Oldsmobile dealer. The loving care is fitting, as the Toronado holds a special place in American automotive history. It was the first American-made, front-wheel-drive vehicle since the death of the Cord in 1937.
As 1966 was the first year of its production, consumers were originally hesitant about the FWD platform, so General Motors employed racing legend Bobby Unser for commercials where he drove the vehicle and complimented its steering and drivability. After extensive research and testing, it was determined that while the weight-bias towards the frontend created the potential for understeer, it was no worse than other American luxury vehicles of the era. In addition to its FWD status, the Toronado was also GM’s first subframe vehicle and also won the 1966 Motor Trend Car of the Year Award and placed third in the 1966 European Car of the Year Contest, the first and last American-made vehicle to do so.
This Toronado was restored in the early ‘90s and has held up incredibly well due to the low miles it has seen over the last 20 years, just about 3,000. The 425 CID V8 engine was completely rebuilt with receipts to verify the work, the TH425 automatic transmission was checked, and the entire vehicle was repainted with the utmost care to refresh the beautiful Ocean Mist blue. In 2016, the air conditioning was rebuilt with original style components, creating a cool-temped cabin with original interior that echoes the “cool” feeling you get when looking at the sleek and unique bodylines on this baby blue beauty.
If you’re interested in owning this piece of American automotive history, please contact our Milwaukee Showroom at 262-891-4253 or email Milwaukee@GatewayClassicCars.com. If you like to see more about the vehicle, please visit GatewayClassicCars.com to see more than 100 HD pictures of the vehicles and an HD video of the vehicle running and driving. Act fast, or this Toronado might storm out of our showroom, back into the sea of unique, rare classics, possibly never to be seen again.
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