OK, I know I did that writeup of the ’70 Toronado GT recently, but since then, I keep running across nice ones for sale.
And forwarding them to pal Jayson Coombes, who kind of wants one now since his visit to the Olds Club of America show where the ’70 was residing.
Anyway, the ’68 was facelifted front and rear. To many that huge new bumper/grille with integrated hidden headlights wasn’t near as compelling as the ’66-’67 schnozz, but overall the car was still a smooth, swank late ’60s personal luxury coupe.
This one was on FB Marketplace at the time of this writing.
Per the ad: “A rare find, selling this 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado Holiday Coupe with 3,957 made with the 455 @ 375HP.”
“A true member of the hot rod family weighing in at 4800 lb with over 400 horsepower, this front wheel drive car was able to go 0 to 60 in 7.8 seconds sticking itself into the competition of hot rods of the 60’s.” (ED: modern sellers have to turn EVERYTHING into a hot rod… 🙄)
“This is indeed a one-of-a-kind. 34k original miles. This vehicle has some uniqueness about it other than being what it is.”
“The original owner in 1968 placed over $7,000 in add-on features to the vehicle that normally did not come with this vehicle.”
OK, I have to call bullcrap on that. Base price of the ’68 Toro was about $4750. And it allegedly has $7K in options? Mmhmm. Just quit shoveling and let the car speak for itself, okay, scooter?
Unless he’s not talking 1968 dollars? Oh well, who cares. OK where was I?
“The vehicle has been well babied and garaged. More info upon request asking $16,000.00 OBO. Message me for more info.”
But at any rate, a very pretty Toronado! She’d look good in your driveway. Or mine.