An 80s Oldsmobile, particularly an oddball model like the Toronado Trofeo, is a sight that often triggers the comment “you don’t see them on the road nomore.” This is because the fourth and final generation Toronado, which debuted in 1986 (and was canned in 1992), was built on a smaller unibody E-body platform that it […]
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 […]
Anybody can drive any car…well that isn’t entirely true, I can’t drive Bill Gate’s Porsche 959…but what I meant to say is that you shouldn’t be beholden to the crowds of people who claim that XYZ car is only driven by ZBC people. It is hogwash. But…BUT…I think you really need to be a white […]
The Oldsmobile brand was put to pasture after the 2004 model year, but the writing was on the wall when the personal luxury coupe Toronado was canceled in 1992. It wasn’t a huge surprise because the Toronado had been downsized from a V8 body-on-frame beast to a V6 unibody thing in 1986…but the Troféo version of the Toronado was unusually cool — it had funky hidden headlights, a sporty FE3 suspension, faux dual-exhaust, and a badass shifter that looks like a massive high voltage mechanical breaker switch that you’d use to light up a Christmas tree in Times Square or electrocute a condemned criminal…if you were into that kinda thing. Find this 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo bidding for $2400 in Sherwood, OR via eBay.
Few cars elicit that “wow, you never see these on the road anymore” like an 80s Oldsmobile, particularly something that wasn’t commonplace when new, like an Toronado Trofeo. The fourth and final generation Toronado was introduced in 1986 on a smaller unibody E-body platform shared with the Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado. The switch to transverse […]