For Sale: 1974 Oldsmobile Toronado in Hilton, New York

Vehicle Description

21,000 ORIGINAL MILES Here's a Beauty! Big 455ci V8 Power Half Vinyl Roof Whitewall Tires Front Wheels Drive! Extremely Well Documented LOW MILE TORONADO. You Literally could drive this highway cruiser anywhere, and,, In Style! Very Cool Car and a Fine Example of its Era in Americana!For 1974, color-keyed bumper rub strips were one of the most noticeable external changes. The central protrusion area of the hood above the front bumper received a small grille opening with three horizontal bars. Above the 3 bars, TORONADO was spelled out in block letters spaced evenly across this central area. Atop the hood stood a new stand-up Toronado "T" crest hood ornament. Inside, a new 'linear' instrument panel was introduced, which was shared with the full-size Delta 88 and Ninety Eight. The instrument panel featured simulated woodgrain for the first time during this series, and a digital clock was also included. Toronado also offered an Air Cushion Restraint System (air bag, or ACRS) option for 1974. Other new options for 1974 included a quarter vinyl roof with opera windows, and an updated automatic climate control system called Tempmatic, which reportedly worked better than the Comfortron system it replaced. A one piece lap and shoulder belt became standard.The 1973 Toronado went on sale in September 1972 and has a combined fuel economy of between 8.5 and 10.9 miles per gallon.The 1975 through 1978 Toronados had a fuel tank that could hold 26 gallons of gasoline, whereas the 1973 Toronado had a 25.9 gallon capacity fuel tank with 250 horsepower and an axle ratio of 2.73:1. The 1973 Toronado was made from September 1972 to September 1973. During most of the Toronado's second-generation run, two interior trims were generally offered each year. The standard interior trim consisted of a choice of cloth or vinyl upholstery and a Custom Sport notchback bench seat with center armrest. An optional Brougham interior available in cloth, velour or vinyl trims included cut-pile carpeting, door-mounted courtesy lighting and a split 60/40 bench seat with armrest. From 1971 to 1973, the Toronado's "Command Center" wrap-around instrument panel was similar to other full-sized Oldsmobiles featuring a large squared speedometer directly in front of the driver, heating/air conditioning and lights/wipers switches on the left hand side and the radio controls and cigar lighter on the right hand side. From 1974 to 1978, a flat instrument panel (again shared with Delta 88 and Ninety-Eight models) was used that featured a horizontal sweep speedometer flanked by a "Message Center" of warning lights, fuel gauge and shift quadrant, with the other controls in the same locations as in previous years. As befitting a luxury car, Toronados featured a long list of standard equipment that included Turbo-Hydramatic transmission, variable-ratio power steering, power front disc brakes along with an electric clock, carpeting and deluxe wheel covers. Virtually all Toronados' were sold loaded with extra-cost options including air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with 8-track tape player, power trunk release, vinyl roof, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, power windows, power door locks and six-way power seats. Power windows became standard equipment in 1975. A new feature in 1974 was a gauge that monitored if the driver was driving economically or not called the Fuel Economy Gauge which was a vacuum pressure gauge that would determine if the accelerator pedal was being pushed too hard. This Car is a Beauty! Chrome Package, Tilt Steering Wheel, Rear Window Defroster, Dome Lamp, Air Conditioning, Armrests - Dual Front, Tinted Glass, Power Trunk, Power Steering, Automatic Transmission, Am/Fm Radio, Sports Package, Luxury Package, Spare Tire, Full-Size Spare Tire, All-Season Tires, Power Windows, Power Seats, Leather Seats

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Oldsmobile Toronado
  • Listing ID:CC-1540408
  • Price:$18,995
  • Location:Hilton, New York
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Oldsmobile
  • Model:Toronado
  • Exterior Color:Cranberry
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:21505
  • Stock Number:1268
  • VIN:00003Y57W4M723099

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