1969 Toronado, Front Wheel Drive. This was one of the first production front-wheel drive cars that came out of Detroit. The car has the massive 457 Engine with a 4BBL Carb.
- 1 Owner until we found it.
- Garaged and well maintained the whole time
- Original Car color was Gold, it is not known when it was painted Black, but was a high-quality job and extends into the engine well.
- All IDs Match
- Car was picked up with the gas tank detached and had not been registered or driven since 2000. The car was towed to a carburetor shop where they had the tank washed, a new sending unit (to original specs) fabricated, rebuilt the carb, changed the oil, filters, wires and coil and plugs. And she started right up.
- This car is running like a top. No issues with any aspect of the drive train, it flys like a "bat-out-of-hell"
- Car was checked by an exhaust shop, and no exhaust leaks were found. The throaty noise it makes (which I was worried was an exhaust leak) turned out to be glass pacs, with plenty of glass still in them! Sounds as awesome as you can imagine.
- We put on four new White-wall tires, and had the rear brakes redone. The front brakes just needed an adjustment.
- Power Antenna works, but I could not get anything on the radio
- AC Belt is missing, but the compressor is not frozen. We may still take it to an AC shop to see what can be done.
- Trunk contains extra parts and supplies the owner collected over time
- While in the shop, another customer's car slipped into gear and dented the rear bumper. An active insurance claim is in process and the bumper is being REPLACED WITH AN ORIGINAL triple re-chromed bumper by a high-end repair shop. The right rear light will also be replaced once one becomes available. It is just a matter of finding one.
- Interior is amazing. There is not a single crack or flaw in the upholstery. It is like a time capsule in there. The dash clock is not working, and the center AC vent has the ribs missing, but other than that, all the trim is intact.
- Car is fully registered and insured.
- Seriously speaking, if you are a collector, this is a great find. While there are still probably 101 little things to do (I have been tightening every screw I can find), I think it is pretty safe to say this is probably one of the best-unrestored examples of this car available in the states.
- Headlight mechanics work. One headlight still needs to be replaced.