Incredibly original, unrestored, honest classic. Needs nothing, everything works

1968 Oldsmobile Toronado for sale

Condition: Used
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Toronado
Type: Coupe
Year: 1968
Mileage: 720120
VIN: 394878M603468
Color: Tan
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description for Oldsmobile Toronado 1968

Absolute time capsule honestcondition. Entirely original through and through, and in remarkable shape with the perfect ever so slight patina that anyone into original cars looks for. The car looks great and runs and drives like new no exaggeration. The 455 sounds amazing and pulls you down the interstate at 80 mph no hesitation with more to go. Third owner selling to thin his 10 car collection. Long time Oldsmobile enthusiast. History of the cars ownership since new will be included. Original manual still in the glove box. Original dealer tag on the rear. Purchased in NY new by a woman that garage kept and cherished it for 60K miles. Second and third owner since late 80s adding just over 20K miles as a leisurecar show classic. I repeat, this car is as straight as an arrow and has all original paint! It is a fully optioned deluxe with power everything PS, PW, PB, Power antenna, power mirror, power trunk release, power seats, power flip up grill headlights, wonder barstereo, they all work! The car has always been garaged and everything works as it should. Bunch of documented recent general maintenance work performed totaling over 4K (last 2 years most of which was done this past summer) Things like bearings, lines, tires & alignment, gaskets etc. Zero accidents or mishaps meaning zero bodywork done at any point so nothing is hidden or mysterious anywhere on this car.Still retains its 100% pristine original interior and floor mats with only a few minor blemishes on the driver seat a couple small cracks on driver's door panel cover.She is entirely rust/damage free aside from 3 localized small surface areas, one spot above the front rocker molding and the lower inside corner of the doors which you can only see when doors are open and you look for it.They have been painted black on the inside lower rear corner of the door with anti-rust that the previous owner applied when he purchased it in the 80's. Never got worse and does not show through. Vinyl top looks literally factoryfresh and never spent time baking in the sun as it was always garaged. The 72K miles on the dash are entirely documented and 100% accurate. This car will be one of if not the nicest Original Toronado you'll ever come across without a doubt. Gobs of classic car appeal, tons of power, loaded with period correct original milestone features for its time, and very very carefully taken care of since new. If you'veever considered a Toro and appreciate originality, this is the one to buy. A true blue chip investment car that will only rise in value.

Of course please ask any and all questions before you bid, I am happy to address any inquiries or share more details as needed. Inspections are welcome and encouraged, however test rides reserved for only those with funds verified. Car will also be listed locally and first to strike a deal with cash in hand owns it so listing me end early. This listing is also being offered with a very reasonable reserve. The car WILL sell inside of the next 7 days to the highest bid/offer so don't hesitate if you're interested in a killer and considerably practical family friendly classic. Please do not bid if you are not prepared to buy the car. Collection of the car is the buyers responsibility. Clean title in hand ready to go. I will help however I can coordinating with your shipping company if you're not local, and have done this many times over the years. I'm happy to also share who I use if you'd like, just let me know. Please feel free to see my past reviews as well. Having been a long time collector of vintage vehicles, I will gladly lend any experience I have to make this an easy transaction. Full payment is expected within three days of auction close. Cash in hand or direct wire. No car nor title leaves until funds are cleared. The Toronado should be picked up within 2 weeks of auction close. Any later than that will require $100 a week storage. At the end of the day I am a very straight forward reasonable guy and value my reputation on here and in the classic car world tremendously. So long as we're in communication I'll do what I can from MA to get it done. Thanks for the interest and best of luck! Cheers - Brando

Hagerty Valuation Tool States:
#1 Concours condition $42,700

#2 Excellent condition $34,800

#3 Good condition $18,100

#4 Fair condition $8,200

I believe anyone familiar with or upon inspection of this example would say with confidence this is much closer to if not in-fact "Excellent Condition" than Good. Nevermind considering the originality factor vs other examples that have been restored or re-done.

Model description:

"Sporty, personal cars were all the rage by the early 1960s and seeing first the Ford Thunderbird and then the Studebaker Avanti, Oldsmobile wanted one of their own. Their hopes were dashed by GM bean counters who nixed the idea of a smaller car. Persistence on the part of Olds did get GM approval for a personal car for the 1966 model year, but on the E-body platform shared by the Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado. While it was a much larger car than they had hoped for, it would at least be packed with ground-breaking technology.

The Toronado as it became known was to be the first American production car with front wheel-drive since the Cord 812 of 1937. And as an homage to that car, Olds designers loaded the 1966 Toronado with styling cues that were reminiscent of the Cord. Unlike European front wheel-drive cars like the BMC Mini and Citroen Traction Avant, the wheels doing the steering and the driving would also be transmitting a huge amount of horsepower and torque to the pavement. It had never been done before and GM engineers tested the powertrain for over a million miles. The result worked so well that GMCs popular line of motorhomes used a virtually unmodified version of the Toronado drivetrain.

On the road, testers noted that the Toro handled extremely well for a car of its size and that the big 425-cid V-8 (455 for this model**) combined with a relatively slippery shape gave it an extraordinarily high top speed of 135 mph. The Toronado is on most lists as a milestone car with solid engineering and fantastic style." - Hagerty

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