Here's how to stand out in all the best ways without ever breaking
the budget. This 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado has the right mix of
vintage charm and the right investments. It makes for a coupe with
a great shine, luxury appeal, and a true nostalgic flair.
Nothing says the 1970s better than this double-creamy presentation
with the factory-correct Sandalwood paint and coordinating hue of
vinyl roof. But look at this one a bit closer. The paint has an
amazing luster that highlights the subtle curves of this large
personal coupe. It's part of an investment later in life, and the
total effect is a period-correct presentation with a shine better
than the factory ever could. More than just the paint, this
final-year first-generation Toronado is a desirable car. It has
many of the earlier years' design cues, like the distinct wheel
covers and a bright chrome rear bumper that integrates into the
overall design. But the front end was revised this year, and it's
the only time this gen was built without hidden headlights (and
that means a cool style that's easy to maintain.) Plus, we love the
history of this one. It is believed to come from a garage-kept
collection, and the low odometer is even believed to reflect actual
mileage. In fact, it's a local car that was said to have first sold
new less than an hour from our showroom.
Inside, the Toronado was all about offering luxuries for both rows
of seating. The front-wheel drive gave it a flat floor for the
whole carload to stretch out their legs. But up front was still
where all the best features were. The front bench has an armrest to
separate this into individual bucket-like comfort. This has a
highly original setup, right down to the working courtesy lights.
And you'll appreciate stock items on display like the Olds AM/FM
radio and factory A/C controls (they will need servicing to
function again.) Plus, the power windows mean you never have to
leave the driver's seat to show off the full pillarless hardtop
Under the hood is the 455 cubic-inch V8. This has a well-preserved
and correct presentation, right down to the metallic blue on the
block. This era-correct block is even believed to be original to
the car. The Super Rocket makes some of the best power of the era
thanks to the big size and a four-barrel carburetor on top. And the
way this fires up and runs reaffirms a life of proper care so far.
Plus, the three-speed automatic transmission is a smooth shifter
that continues this coupe's luxury feeling. And with power
steering, power brakes, and front discs, this is really an
effortless anytime classic.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual service manuals,
and maintenance records. This is a fantastically vintage
presentation of a personal luxury machine. So when you can get
everything you want for such a reasonable price, you know you need
to hurry to grab this deal. Call now!
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