Lot 2149

Fort Lauderdale 2022

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado


$23,100 USD | Sold

United States | Fort Lauderdale, Florida



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  • Well-preserved example of the first and arguably most desirable year for the Toronado, a multiple-award-winning automotive milestone
  • Notable for being the first U.S.-produced, front-wheel-drive automobile since the 1936 Cord
  • Widely recognized for its innovative design; named Car of The Year in 1966 by the editors of Motor Trend, who deemed it “symbolic of a resurgence of imaginative engineering and tasteful styling in the U.S. auto industry.”
  • Finished in stunning, factory-correct color combination of Ocean Mist over Turquoise cloth and vinyl interior
  • Scintillating performance from Oldsmobile’s tire-shredding, 385-hp, 425-ci, Rocket V-8 engine, paired with a Turbo-Hydra-Matic automatic transmission
  • Deluxe model equipped from the factory with power steering, power brakes, “Strato-bench” front seat, foam seat cushions, special chrome molding package, carpeting, electric clock, back-up lamps, deluxe armrests, instrument panel and courtesy lamps, outside rearview mirror, and parking brake light
  • Said to have been restored within the past several years, possibly including a respray, replacing the tires, and refurbishing the interior and chrome, according to the consignor; documentation unavailable
  • Rides on thin-whitewall tires mounted to 15-inch steel wheels with correct covers
  • An underrated yet important piece of American automotive history, finished in an attractive color combination and sure to be a conversation starter at any cars-and-coffee gathering