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The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

A reader named, “Michigan” writes:

"Back in 1965 this “secret” ’66 Toronado was the talk of the town. When I was young, many friends and family worked at Olds and the styling of this new model was very much anticipated. There was even some confusion whether just this model or the entire line was going front wheel drive. This was pretty radical styling and engineering back then because most all cars were rear wheel drive. A few people we knew that were executives got company cars like this to drive so when the model year launched we got rides. They were very noticeable on the road; completely different from anything else out there.”

Thanks Michigan! 

(The 1966 Tornado in the top photo is owned by Jay Leno)

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    My dad bought a white one new in 66. Loved that car.
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    I’m pretty sure that the Toronado and the Mustang Grande are the reasons I love ugly cars.
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