1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe


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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Toronado
Type: Coupe
Trim: Deluxe
Year: 1966
Mileage: 72,258
VIN: 396876M527438
Color: Green
Engine: 425
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Green
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Deluxe

This is the Toronado you have been looking for! First year, Deluxe, all original, lots of documentation, and low mileage. Original paint and interior. Runs and drives well but will run even better with more driving time as it pretty much sits in the garage now with an occasional spin around the block. This is an excellent solid car that I am selling only to pay the enormous tax bill I received this year. How sad.
Obviously this car needs paint, but it has its original paint. No cheap paint job to remove, nothing hidden under glossy new paint, no bad surprises. No rust holes except one tiny one I will explain in a minute. Most of the trim on the car has been removed in preparation for painting. I have it all and it all obviously goes with the car.
Just about everything works. The power windows all work, glass is all good, interior lights come on when the doors open. Headlights work but the vacuum operation to raise and lower them is sketchy. One raises but doesn't want to close and the other one wants to stay closed even though the headlight is on. Gauges all work. Radio doesn't.
The original interior is very good. Perfect headliner and door panels. Driver's seat has some separation at the seams, the rubber floor mat on the driver's side seems to be shrinking somehow and pulling away from the chrome surround, and some of the black paint over the chrome on the dash is peeling. Rear seat is perfect, carpet is good. Dash pad is perfect. The rear parcel shelf has two additional speakers installed in it but I have another parcel shelf to go with it.
Very nice engine compartment. Working A/C. This car was owned by a friend of mine who is a professional mechanic. He got it in non-running condition as the result of a smoldering engine compartment fire. The fire was so small that the hood still has its original paint. There are only a few paint bubbles and traces of smoke to give it away. The fire required that he replace all the engine compartment wiring and the hoses, along with a new correct carburetor and A/C compressor. The battery leaked some acid at that time and made a small hole in the inner fender and a very tiny one in the right front fender that I have included in my pictures. The engine itself was undamaged and all repairs/restoration of the engine compartment were done by a professional.
Look what all comes with this car:- the original (not a reproduction) window sticker- the build sheets (two pages) in excellent condition- the original cardboard pouch for "New Car Credentials"- the original owner's manual- the original Owner Protection Plan booklet with the Protect-O-Plate attached- a 1966 Body by Fisher Service Manual- a 1966 Oldsmobile Chassis Service Manual- the original paper tag that hung from the A/C controls explaining their operation- the original bill of sale- the original jack, lug wrench, and spare tire properly stowed in the trunk and the original jacking instructions still on the inside of the trunk lid- other miscellaneous paperwork including receipts
In addition it comes with several technical journals from the period featuring the 1966 Toronado.
Factory options on this car include:D31 Glareproof rear view mirrorY60 Courtesy & warning door lamp, visor vanity mirror, luggage compartment lamp, and underhood lampA91 power trunk lid latchU63 Deluxe radioU71 Power radio antennaU80 Bi-Phonic rear radio speakerP26 Whitewall tiresC50 Rear window defoggerD33 Remote control outside rearview mirrorB93 Chrome door edge guard mouldingsA01 Soft-ray tinted windshield and windowsC60 Four-season air conditionerA31 Power side windowsA39 Deluxe front and rear seat belts with front retractable
This is a great car that needs only a paint job and some details to be a show car. Or keep it like it is as a survivor. Well optioned, well documented, low mileage. Always a Southern car, bought new in Hopkinsville, KY and spending essentially all of its life in Tennessee. I am going to sell it at no reserve with a very reasonable starting price so it is possible that one bid will buy it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, either by email or you can call me at 865-387-0925.
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