About Oldsmobile Toronado
The Oldsmobile Toronado was the first front wheel drive car made in the United States since 1937. Oldsmobile made this sporty, two door coupe from 1966 to 1992. It had a body style similar to the Buick Riviera and the Cadillac Eldorado, other GM cars. Oldsmobile engineers added a performance-boosted V8 engine with 385 horsepower and a standard three-speed automatic transmission. The Toronado had a flat bottom; unlike other rear wheel drive cars, so passengers did not have to sit with their feet in an awkward position. Front disc brakes became a new option for the 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado. Headrests and tilt steering were also optional. For 1968 through 1970, Oldsmobile offered a W-34 option with a 400 horsepower engine and a "GT" transmission calibrated for better torque. In 1969, an ignition lock became standard, and rear anti-lock brakes became options in 1971. The Toronado also had an electric clock and carpeting. It came with optional air conditioning, an AM/FM radio with an 8-track player, a power trunk release, vinyl roof, cruise control, power windows, power door locks, and power seats. For the 1972 Oldsmobile Toronado, disc brakes became standard. You can use the reliable sellers on eBay to find a classic Oldsmobile Toronado, as well as a wide selection of parts and accessories.