Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Sleek, interesting, and distinctive. This 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado was upgraded to a blackout look inside and out, but it still retains that original charm everywhere you look from its correct big block up front to the turbine-inspired hubcaps.
The Toronado represented sporty elegance, and it was something truly unique that we now know represented the perfect crossroads of '60s style and technology. The design is very European with the impossibly long hood, muscular wheel arches, and sloping rear end. And the upgrade to black paint seems like an appropriate way to highlight this sophistication. Plus, this Toronado could not be this striking unless all of its badging, trim, and form-fitting chrome bumpers were in place. That's why we love this coupe. It's a striking design that's best shown when it is as complete as this example.
More black and brightwork await you inside. You immediately see the impact front-wheel drive has on a luxury car like this. The flat floor means you can have genuine space for three in both rows of seats. If you want more individual comfort, the armrest on the front split-bench makes this feel like a personal luxury car. From behind the wheel you experience all the best '60s design has to offer. The deluxe Olds steering wheel is a work of art set in black and chrome, and it's mounted on a tilt column. Beyond that, the original gauge package shows that a designer spent some time getting extra creative. There are provisions for many factory features, and the air conditioner even has components for upgraded R134a.
Under the hood is the proper 425 cubic-inch V8 that's believed to be original to the car. The Super Rocket makes some of the best power of the era thanks to the big displacement and the four-barrel carburetor on top. These cars were considered revolutionary with the three-speed automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels. In fact, this first-gen Toronado became an engineering benchmark for other projects. But what you really want to know is how this one glides down the road like a true big displacement luxury car should. Features like the power steering, power brakes w/discs up front, and modern radial tires give this a true '60s cruiser an easy feeling on the road.
This coupe runs strong, shifts smooth, and turns heads. So that makes for a great driving classic offered for an affordable price. Call today!!!
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