This striking car is in near new condition with great paint, chrome
and perfect interior! The Toronado really exemplified an
engineering tour de force by General Motors in their heyday with
front wheel drive but retaining the north-south big V8 engine and
all the power equipment they are well known for including power
steering, power brakes, power windows, and tilting steering
What makes this car stand out is the excellent fit and quality of
the car and that it shows almost no wear. The tires are new and the
brake system is freshly overhauled.
Here is more information from Wikipedia:
At its debut, the Toronado featured such GM innovations as:
Heavy-duty Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission
(named THM425 in FWD form)
Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor
Spherical shaped exhaust-manifold flange gaskets, which provided
freedom of movement in the exhaust system and prevented leaks
"Draft-Free" ventilation system, which reduced wind noise
considerably by eliminating conventional front-door triangular
Firestone designed an 8.85" x 15" tire especially for the Toronado
called the TFD (Toronado-Front-Drive) tire. It had a stiffer
sidewall than normal, and the tread and stylishly thin white
pin-stripe were also unique.
Oldsmobile engineers selected a conventional, though
performance-boosted, Olds 425 cu in (7 L) Super Rocket V8 rated at
385 hp (287 kW) and 475 lb�ft (644 N�m) of torque. It was an
increase of 10 hp (7.5 kW) over the Starfire 425, and an increase
of 20 hp (15 kW) over the standard 425 engine in the Ninety-Eight.
The Toronado intake manifold's unique shape was depressed to allow
for engine hood clearance.
The Turbo-Hydramatic heavy-duty three-speed automatic transmission
became available during development of the Toronado. Called the
TH425 in FWD form, the transmission's torque converter was
separated from its planetary gearset, with the torque converter
driving the gearset through a 2 in (51 mm) wide silent chain-drive
called Hy-Vo, riding on two 7.5 in (19 cm) sprockets. The Hy-Vo
chain drive was developed by GM's Hydra-Matic Division and Morse
Chain Division of Borg-Warner.
This car is priced to sell, is exempt from California smog
requirements, comes with a clean and clear title. Low rate
financing is available with rates as low as 3.5% APR with approved
credit. You can apply directly on our website
(www.lagunaclassiccars.com) by clicking on the "Financing" tab.
We can also arrange delivery to almost anywhere.