When Oldsmobile launched its all-new “personal luxury car” in the fall of 1965, the Toronado became an instant icon as Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 1966. As the first front-wheel drive car produced in America since the Cord 810/812 of the 1930s, the Toronado was Oldsmobile’s luxurious counterpart to Cadillac, with unique styling and the attitude of a muscle car. For 1968, the Toronado received a minor restyling with an aggressive grille and dual inlets while maintaining its famous barrel-roll speedometer. In addition, the 1968 Toronado is highly coveted as representing the first model year of the larger and more powerful 455 cubic inch V8 engine, with 375 horsepower on tap.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2010 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
375 bhp, 455 cu. in. V8 engine, single Rochester four-barrel carburetor, Turbo-Hydramatic 425 three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with longitudinal torsion bars and an anti-roll bar, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 119"
Source: RM Auctions