1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Reviews

1967 Oldsmobile Toronado 425 from Australia and New Zealand

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

1967 Oldsmobile Toronado 425 ci V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1983
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 425 ci V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

The Coolest Oldsmobile Ever Built

Faults:

The complex front wheel drive transmission was a total loss, though the mechanic said it was probably serviced incorrectly before (not surprising, it's a rare bird).

Lots of little things went wrong, which wasn't so bad, except that the car was 30 years old and very hard to find parts for.

General Comments:

Probably the coolest Oldsmobile ever made, my 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado (this review category spells the name wrong) has tons of power, unique front wheel drive and aggressive looks. I understand only a comparitive few were built, which makes it quite collectable and hard to find parts for. You can have your Camaros, 57 Chevys and the like. It's hardly economical, and the high high compression ratio does not like low octane fuel, but it's a blast to drive. I've driven it literally from California to New Jersey and it just runs and runs. If you can find one, can afford to feed it, and have a line on parts, get one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2003

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews