For Sale: 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Typically, cars like this 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado might get overlooked by some collectors, but with only 41,680 original miles and a 100% stock presentation, it's quite likely the finest of its kind available on the market today. Recently serviced and beautifully preserved, it's a seldom-seen bit of '80s luxury that will surely be welcome at any major event.


Even in the '80s you didn't see many of these running around. Sure, lots of Rivieras and Eldorados, but the car that started the whole front-wheel-drive revolution remained elusive. This one has obviously been something special for its owners (only 2 owners since new!) since the day it came home from the dealership, and aside from service and maintenance parts, it's entirely original and very well preserved. The white paint shines better than any General Motors paint in 1985 has a right to, and even though it admittedly shows some signs of use accrued over the last 35 years, this Olds still looks fantastic when it's cruising down Main Street. Those long doors fit well and don't sag, the hood sits flush with the handsome peaked fenders, and even the padded half-roof looks great, although if it had a nice detail it would look virtually new. It isn't perfect, but it is as close to perfect as General Motors was building in 1985, and if you want a car that's a slam-dunk in the '80 survivor-grade class at your local car show, I don't think many can be better than this Toro. Sparkling chrome, nice plastic filler panels (these always crack with age or completely missing, but on this car they're in great shape), and unmarked glass that was recently resurfaced with ceramic window tint, all speak to a car that's been cherished rather than merely owned.


White with burgundy leather was a popular color combination in the '80s and it has one of those timeless looks will never go out of style. As Oldsmobile's top-of-the-line machine, it was loaded with features and amenities that would equal its Cadillac siblings, and some would argue that its rarity makes it the more desirable car. The supple leather bucket seats show only the most minor signs of use, the carpets are practically like new, the door panels don't even have a dent from the driver's elbow, and the gauges are crisp and bright. Things like A/C, power windows and locks, power seats, a tilt wheel, and cruise control are all included, and If you drove a GM car in the '80s, you'll find the AM/FM/cassette stereo familiar and it sounds great thanks to heavy soundproofing and recently replaced speakers in this luxury coupe. The back seat has probably never been used and obviously this car has always been stored indoors as there is no fading or cracking on any of the plastic parts. And the trunk is finished as original with what appears to be the original spare tire still stowed up front.


Toronados used a 307 cubic inch V8 that would eventually be used throughout GM to power luxury machines like the Cadillac Brougham, and for good reason: it's smooth and torquey. Everything under the hood is original and very nicely preserved, with only routine service items being replaced over the years. It has been recently tuned up and had several components replaced by reputable shops so it runs superbly and the A/C was converted to R134a refrigerant and serviced so it's blowing nice and cold. A quick detail job would make it ready for the show circuit, but it's also going to be hard to resist driving this one just because it works so well. The chassis is entirely stock and shows off lots of recent maintenance work (fresh shocks, bushings, front end and brake work) and shows extremely well, and even the exhaust system was restored back to OEM with a new muffler and catalytic convertor. Factory wire wheel covers are surrounded by 225/70/15 whitewall radials that might be only the second set of tires this car has ever worn!


Nicely documented with maintenance receipts and all of the original manuals, this is a fantastic survivor that's rare and read ready to make itself be known. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1389674
  • Price:$12,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Toronado
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Dark Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:41680
  • Stock Number:4281-DFW
  • VIN:1G3EZ57Y9FE301222