We don't get to see too many cars like this 1985 Oldsmobile
Toronado around anymore, but with a strong V8, fully independent
suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and cold A/C, this is a classic
that will be easy to drive to any event and will always a welcomed
rare sight when you get there.
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 V8 front-wheel drive revolution remained elusive. This one has obviously been something special for its owner since the day it came home from the dealership. The light blue paint is mostly original, and it has been refreshed in the right areas to make sure this long coupe looks its best. And speaking of length, those long doors fit well and don't sag from careless ownership. Everything you love about the design is still looking great, including the extra long hood, wide chrome bumpers, and even the plastic body panels remain intact. And of course no premium car of the era would be complete without wire wheel covers.
The blue pinstripe on the outside is a great introduction to the blue cloth interior. The seats look quite nice, and you have the option of carrying five family and friends or folding down two rows of armrests for a more individualized comfort. The wood paneling on the doors, dash, and other trim instantly remind you of this car's premium appeal. In fact, as Oldsmobile's top-of-the-line machine, the Toronado was loaded with features and amenities that would equal its Cadillac sibling. It includes power windows, power locks, cruise control, the original AM/FM/cassette stereo, and provisions for power seats. There have even been some great upgrades like keyless entry and the air conditioning is running modern R134a for easy continued servicing.
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. The presentation here is quite honest, and shows signs of good maintenance. The secret to why these Toronado are likely to gain popularity is how they behave on the road. This has luxury elements like the Oldsmobile's supple ride, power steering, and four-speed automatic transmission with highway-friendly overdrive. But it also has great driver qualities like the fully independent suspension and optional four-wheel disc brakes. The result is a classic luxury machine that feels quite a bit more modern than you might expect on the open road.
While the appearance already tells you this was a cared for classic coupe, the paperwork backs it all up. You get restoration receipts, maintenance receipts, owner's manual, factory buildsheet, and title documentation with this sale. It's an interesting classic that's getting rarer by the day, so pick up this Toronado while it's still affordable. Call today!!!