The most remarkable thing about this next car isn’t the fact that it is still running on the road after 31 years or that it has a functioning “futuristic” CRT display…no..the most remarkable thing about this next car is that somebody paid about $30k for this car in 1990 (that is $62,000 in today’s hyperinflated cash!!). Find this 1990 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo offered for $5000 (that is 2X the “visual information center” option price when adjusted for inflation) in Las Vegas, NV via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
From the seller:
1990 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: grey
title status: clean
1990 Olsmobile Toronado Trofeo – Not your father’s Oldsmobile… Rare and unique luxury sports car. Quick, with great handling and smooth lines. It’s a daily driver and turns heads where ever I go. Many a gas pump chat has developed due to the rarity and most think it’s had a custom aero kit installed. Technically I’m the 3rd owner, the second owner having purchased the car from the first owner’s estate. I have maintenance records dating back to the original window sticker and canceled check for the purchase.
Exterior – 7.5/10 – Platinum Metallic – the original owner lived in a gated community and got tagged by the security gate in the right front corner, which punched a hole in the bumper trim (see the pic); beyond that less than normal wear and tear for a vehicle 31 years old. It’s sporting Boyd Codington alloy wheels and a new set of Yokohama’s (Less than 500 miles on them). The center caps are missing, evidently due to the wheel locks blocking the installation, but can be found online.
Interior 6 of 10. The headliners in these are notorious for separating from the roof board and this one is no different. The grey leather interior is durable, but – for unknown reasons, the passenger side shoulder bolster has odd wear? The steering wheel controls for the radio no longer work, but the ergonomics of the vehicle are such that everything is easily within reach and functional. Non-smoker car.
Mechanical: the car is a daily driver and surprisingly quick. I wouldn’t put it on a NASCAR track, but around town, it’s a cool sled, reminiscent of sultry women, and smoky bourbon. An A/C hose needs replaced, but is within easy reach, otherwise it’ll freeze you out with a recharge. The Teves anti-lock brake system was restored, and the front wheel bearings were replaced a couple months ago so it handles like new.
It’s currently registered and insured, and I’m in no hurry to sell so I don’t need help selling it. Likewise, don’t waste our time if you’re a low-baller or tire-kicker. It’s a classic/collectable car and qualifies for those NV license plate designations. It’ll pass a smog check without issue. The sale is as is, though, and I’ll tell you everything I know about it to the best of my ability…it deserves a good home with someone who appreciates the mystique it evokes.
$5000.00 OBO upon consideration. Pick up only – you pay shipping.
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