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Oldsmobile Toronado Through The Years : 1966-1992

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1 minute ago, NINETY EIGHT REGENCY said:

I thought so when I saw it. 

If you Google "1981 Oldsmobile Toronado", my car shows up often.

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I think the '80-'85 body style and the '90-'92 body style were the best ones.  I actually wasn't a fan of the original 1966 Toronado, I think it gets hyped because it was the first modern front driver, but I never found that car good looking, the Eldorado that followed a year later looked way better.

Too bad these cars didn't have "Rich Corinthian Leather"

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On 11/24/2018 at 6:58 PM, Drew Dowdell said:

If you Google "1981 Oldsmobile Toronado", my car shows up often.

I did just that!

And I was amazed believe it or not.  👍   

 

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 The first generation would be my favorite. And especially 1966 &1967.  I actually prefer the Toronados over the Eldorados and Rivieras of those same years. 

The 2nd generation is totally forgettable. 

The 3rd generation is alright in my book.  Just alright.  I dont really get excited for all 3 of the brands on that platform.  I think the Riviera is the looker of the bunch. 

I started to love the 4rth generation a lot back in the day.  The 1990-1992 Trofeo would be a car I lusted after back then.  I liked the Riviera a lot too.  Not so much the Eldorado on this generation. 

Then the 1st generation Aurora came and I was an Oldsmobile guy forever! 

 

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8 hours ago, smk4565 said:

'80-'85 body style

You mean '79-'85?

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13 hours ago, balthazar said:

The 'Corinthian' era was a joke. And you harp on it because it was a joke.

RE the first gen Toronado- I can't believe you believe this. Merceds in the same period couldn't even compete with Oldsmobile, nevermind Cadillac- they were still building stodgy tombstone-grilled sedans with outdated fins grafted on and no performance. The best they could offer stylistically was the archaic SL; 0-60 in 10 secs and and external gas filler neck sprouting from the rear panel like a sawed off sapling stump. They were still reverse-engineering A/C & high performance from General Motors cars then.

Toronado was an engineering, performance and design powerhouse, a permanent historical icon (and I'm not even an Olds guy/ never owned one).

My God, man :

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It isn't bad in any way, and it was a breakthrough in design and first front wheel drive, etc.  I get all that, I was just never a fan of the grill or the shape overall is similar to a Dodge or Mercury of that era, even if they copied Olds.

The Eldorado was a standout though, the Lincoln Sentinal concept in the 90s copied these taillights to look futuristic. 

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2 hours ago, smk4565 said:

It isn't bad in any way, and it was a breakthrough in design and first front wheel drive, etc.  I get all that, I was just never a fan of the grill or the shape overall is similar to a Dodge or Mercury of that era, even if they copied Olds.

Yes, because who like a rectangular grille opening with thin horizontal vanes in it. {Shudder} 🙄

Although I would agree that the '67-70 Eldorado is easily in the top 10 of the most beautiful designed EVER penned, I'm disturbed you think a 1st gen Toronado has ANY similarity to anything else, nevermind a Mercury or Dodge. Youse on crack.

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Never been anything remotely like it.... EXCEPT the 1st gen Aurora. And that's still a pale shadow of this car.

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Just now, balthazar said:

Yes, because who like a rectangular grille opening with thin horizontal vanes in it. {Shudder} 🙄

Although I would agree that the '67-70 Eldorado is easily in the top 10 of the most beautiful designed EVER penned, I'm disturbed you think a 1st gen Toronado has ANY similarity to anything else, nevermind a Mercury or Dodge. Youse on crack.

 

I see no resemblance between the 1st gen Toronado and any Mercury or Dodge either.    However, the grille and hidden headlights of the '86-89 Toronado slightly reminds me of the '67-68 Cougar. 

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GM really was at the top of their styling game in the mid 60s, IMO...some incredibly great styling across all the brands...Riviera, Toronado, Eldorado, Grand Prix, Corvette, Impala, etc.

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48 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Never been anything remotely like it.... EXCEPT the 1st gen Aurora. And that's still a pale shadow of this car.

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That is pure Sex on Rubber! OMG, I would love a modern EV of this car.

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12 minutes ago, dfelt said:

That is pure Sex on Rubber! OMG, I would love a modern EV of this car.

The use of Sex, Rubber, and OMG is perhaps a bit over the top...just kidding...Gas or Electric it is wonderful.

59 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I see no resemblance between the 1st gen Toronado and any Mercury or Dodge either.    However, the grille and hidden headlights of the '86-89 Toronado slightly reminds me of the '67-68 Cougar. 

That whole era of Hidden headlight cars is wonderful.

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4 hours ago, dfelt said:

I would love a modern EV of this car.

So alien to all that is right and holy.  HERESY

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3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

So alien to all that is right and holy.  HERESY

Be careful Blu.  Electricity IS his Holiness...

Its actually a heresy to think on the contrary...

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A Montreal connection that I just just stumbled across.

 

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