1966 OLDSMOBILE Toronado, FWD V-8, 119

1966 OLDSMOBILE Toronado, FWD V-8, 119" wb

TORONADO — Ranked with such blockbuster Oldsmobile introductions as the Hydra-Matic transmission in 1940 and the Rocket V-8 in 1949, Oldsmobile introduced its front-wheel-drive Toronado in 1966. The first practical, domestic, full-size front-wheel-drive car since the 1936 Cord, the Toronado offered a number of engineering innovations. Like the Ninety-Eights of the previous few years, the early “Toros” were built exclusively in Lansing, Mich. Standard equipment was extensive and included: Turbo-Hydra-Matic transmission; power steering and power brakes; Strato-bench front seat; foam seat cushions; special chrome molding package; carpeting; electric clock; back-up lamps; Deluxe armrests, instrument panel and courtesy lamps; outside rearview mirror and parking brake light. Interiors were vinyl, leather or cloth. Standard tire size was 8.85 × 15 inches.

 

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