There are a few things that make up childhood memories (or trauma?) more than road trips from back when road trips always involved breakdowns and cross country driving with the windows down. If you were lucky enough to have a bunch of siblings, there was the issue of seat position…and NOBODY wanted to sit on top of that blasted transmission hump. It was bad enough to not have an arm rest, but even worse to deal with the knees if your face position of the middle seat (front or back) on top of that hot transmission hump. And woe to that kid who lost the sleeping position battle between the sunny parcel shelf, comfy seat cushion, and the lumpy floor. Kids with minivans and mandatory seat belts don’t know how good they have it. However, if you had parents who loved their middle children back in the 60s/70s, they’d have purchased a front-wheel-drive Toronado that came with a flat floor for ultimate 3rd (or 4th) child comfort. Find this 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado bidding for $6,150 reserve-not-met located in South Range, MI via ebay motors.
From the seller:
About this vehicle
This 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado is an original. The owner has had it for 1 year. The vehicle runs great.
The milleage is original 79,000 miles. Number matching 455 Tires are new, rebuilt carburetor, new master cylinder and brake booster, water pump, fuel pump, belts,clutch fan, trunk weather stripping and starter also fresh tune up. I do have the original brake booster and water pump that I took off.I have put a little over 2 grand into this car. It would take very little to restore this car. The paint is 90% original it’s not perfect but not bad for 55year old car these cars are becoming hard to find you don’t see many cars this year that is a 3rd owner car
1968 Toronado I am the third owner original owner owned it until 1996. The second owner passed away in 2008 his daughter’s inherited it that is who I got it from in 6/13/2002 the car is numbers matching last registered in 2008 I did a decent amount of work to it so it’s driver quality. It still could use a few things the hideaway headlights don’t flip up but the lights work also the heater blower doesn’t work. The car runs and drives shift as it should. The paint is mostly original it’s not perfect but decent for a 55 year old car. Small rip in drivers side seat back. This will be sold as is no return buyer is responsible for shipping. I will only expect bank wire or cash in person. The car will not leave my possession until payment clears. I require a non refundable $500. PayPal Deposit immediately at auction close and full payment in 3 days. I have car for sale locally and reserve the right to end auctions early. I also reserve right to reject your bid if you buyers rating is low
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