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For Sale: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - $11,500 (Blairstown, NJ)


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https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/blairstown-1966-oldsmobile-toronado/7539938236.html

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, Auto, front wheel drive, a/c, PS, cruise, 425 big block, runs good, very drivable, needs interior, first year for front wheel drive, GM car. Motorwork done, garage kept, own a piece of auto history.

contact name: Tony

call or text: (201) 697-41 seven three

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On 9/30/2022 at 2:42 PM, B Jake Moran said:

Ha no way. A nice $4,500 car. 

Just curious how you arrived at $4500.00. If I was interested in this car I would refer to on of the price guides that would put the value of a running functional car at about $8500.00. I would then add or subtract from that starting point based on an in person inspection. Curious what you are seeing that I don't. 

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20 minutes ago, joelj said:

Just curious how you arrived at $4500.00. If I was interested in this car I would refer to on of the price guides that would put the value of a running functional car at about $8500.00. I would then add or subtract from that starting point based on an in person inspection. Curious what you are seeing that I don't. 

Price guides are generally worthless. Maybe 66 tornadoes trade enough at auction that they may be in the ballpark.  But the vagaries of condition, that require a semi-educated eye, and experience with a particular car are never factored into those guides.

 

 I apologize, but I never missed the opportunity to deride them.

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It's the Toronado Standard Body Style No. 66-9487 by the upholstery pattern, crank-windows and plainer interior appointments. Note the wheels are argent silver painted with the chromed trim rings and hubcaps, Deluxes have the wheels chromed where they're painted on the Standard.

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17 hours ago, joelj said:

Just curious how you arrived at $4500.00. If I was interested in this car I would refer to on of the price guides that would put the value of a running functional car at about $8500.00. I would then add or subtract from that starting point based on an in person inspection. Curious what you are seeing that I don't. 

I’ve owned 2 1966 Toronados and one 1967 Toronado. One of my 66s I restored as my project car in my 2nd year of auto tech school.  
 

I personally prefer manual windows.  You either buy Toronados as well preserved originals and pay $15,000 or as restored ones at $20,000.  
 

This guy is ready to bail, he has had enough draining of his wallet and a person would spend another $12,000 to get a $12,000 car.  So just spend an extra $4,000 or so and get a spectacular Toronado. 

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4 hours ago, B Jake Moran said:

I’ve owned 2 1966 Toronados and one 1967 Toronado. One of my 66s I restored as my project car in my 2nd year of auto tech school.  
 

I personally prefer manual windows.  You either buy Toronados as well preserved originals and pay $15,000 or as restored ones at $20,000.  
 

This guy is ready to bail, he has had enough draining of his wallet and a person would spend another $12,000 to get a $12,000 car.  So just spend an extra $4,000 or so and get a spectacular Toronado. 

Thanks for the insight. Interesting bodystyle. Do you have any ideas on areas of concern if you were looking at one to purchase? Where do they tend to rust, leak or what parts are difficult to obtain? Thanks again 

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Rust depends on where it comes from.  My 66 that I restored had rust out in the front pans, where driver and passenger feet were. Not bad, easy patch - Missouri car.   

 

There is I believe over 300 feet of vacuum hoses on this car, and Eldorados/Rivieras. (I have restored a 68 Riviera as well).  So all those need checked and periodically replaced.  

 

These are complicated cars with all sorts of issues that are usually bad by now - A/C likely inoperative on 99% of them and most have auto temperature.  Cruise likely inoperative.  The 425 is a good motor but will need rebuilt for optimum reliability if over 90,000 miles.  Rockers and heards somewhat soft metals mean many have heads redone.  Transmissions are stout.   

 

66 has single master cylinder and 66 has poor brakes, drum brakes.  Basically Cadillac waited 1-2 years and let Olds introduce the car. Cadillac Eldorados had dual master cylinder brakes, sometimes disc brakes in 1967 and most if not all 1968 Eldorados have disc brakes.  

 

Most northern bodies will have some rust behind rear wheels.  Toronados are very angular. Many have scrapes and small dents.  They are fast. My rebuilt 425 was massaged with Mondello parts and likely put out about 425 hp.  Front end would get up on hard acceleration and at 105 the front end would raise making steering and handling a bit suspect.  

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