Oldsmobile Toronado Review from Australia and New Zealand

1967 Oldsmobile Toronado 425

Model year1967
Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 425 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance94600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

One of the best looking coupes ever made period

Faults:

Carburettor needed rebuild.

Dropped ring, replaced block.

Rebuilt transmission.

General Comments:

A classic vehicle like the Toronado has its flaws; it needs better brakes, the front drive outer bearings need to be converted to normal style bearings using two per side, a conversion which I have done before, the rubber air hoses perish with time and will all need replacing by now.

On the positive side I have a car which is a standout, rare, well built and solid, a good thing to drive, and not too bad on fuel if you take it easy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2008

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review