1968 Oldsmobile Toronado features and functions
This is a video of the features and functions of my 1968 Toronado by Oldsmobile.
I have owned this car for 16 years. It is rarely driven and only on perfect days. I am considering putting this car up for sale.
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - 425V8 Front Wheel Drive
Thought you would like a look at this nicely restored 66 Olds Toronado. It's not a car that you come across often and it's front wheel drive configuration made it pretty unique in it's day. I wish I could have gotten a look under the hood, but maybe I will at another time. Thanks for watching and commenting, I appreciate it.
1968 Oldsmobile Toronado
1968 Toronado. Front wheel drive with 455 Rocket. Exterior color is ocean turquoise. Features air conditioning (non "Comfortron" type), power windows, tilt/telescope steering wheel, power seat, AM/FM Wonderbar radio, chrome wheels, rare rear bumper with dual Exhaust cutouts.
1989 Buick Riviera w/ CRT Interface Demo Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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1966 Oldsmobile Toronado STK 51-ATL.mpg
Amazing 1966 Olds Tornado "survivor" with only 40,736 original miles. These are really great cars and actually won 1966's Motor Trend Car of the Year award. They also marked the first time a U.S. production car was front wheel drive since the 1937 Cord. This beautiful example is in fantastic condition and is finished in Dubonnet (Code UU) over Deluxe Plum (Code 059A). This car's factory paint job is still in excellent condition and shows very little age considering it's over 40 years old. Amazingly, the Deluxe interior is still in immaculate condition and is showroom new. These car's offer a lot of luxury inside, the front seat is power operated and they even have a rear inside door handle so the rear-seat passengers can open the doors. We couldn't believe how nice this car's original interior was, it's a true time capsule and makes driving the car a real treat.
Under hood, this car is still powered by it's original, numbers-matching 425 CI Super Rocket V8 that produces 385 hp and 475 ft/lbs of torque. Despite the Tornados heavy weight, this engine made the car a respectable performer and one of the faster luxury cars to come out of the 60's. What we like most about this Tornado is that everything is still working after all these years and it gives you an idea of what it would have been like to walk into your Oldsmobile dealer in 1966 and drive out with one. The headlights work, the power seats work, all the interior courtesy lights are working, and the car simply drives wonderful. This car also comes documented with the original owner's manual, the Protect-O-Plate, and several receipts from over the years. It's is believed to be only a three-owner car and, judging by the car's condition, it appears all the owner's have cared for it well over the years. If you want a Tornado that has somehow been able to escape the ravages of time look no further than this one!
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OLDSMOBILE 455 W-43 EXPERIMENTAL HEMI AND OTHER EXOTIC ENGINES - THE JOHN BELTZ YEARS PHOTO TRIBUTE
John Beltz was Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 and one of the prime movers of the Toronado and 442 project. Beltz was promoted to Oldsmobile general manager at age 43 in 1969 when Harold N. Metzel retired. Beltz passed away in May of 1972 from cancer at the age of 46.
John Beltz is leaning on a dual fan 455 Olds and posing with other experimental Olds engines that never saw production.
Here are descriptions of these engines:
1. The 0W-43 all aluminum 455 with 4 valve per cylinders, four overhead cam Weber engine. With a redline of just under 8,500rpm it was originally conceived for CAN AM racing. At 3,000rpm it put out 300hp and at 6,000rpm registered over 600hp. The top output recorded for this engine in the Lansing Dyno facility was 700 real hp at 6,800rpm. Tests were run with both carbueration and fuel injection. The block was cast from Reynolds 356 alloy and fitted with pressed-in dry steel cylinder liners for the Forged-True 12.20to 1 pistons. Billet steel connecting rods by Carillo was used along with a forged steel crank. The engine weighed in at 50 pounds lighter than the production 455 motor! It was developed at the same time as the ZL-1 Chevy 427 motor.
2. The W-43 4 valve per cylinder 455 developed by JOHN BELTZ , LLOYD GILL , JOE JONES AND FRANK BALL. Rated at 500-550hp with a single Rochester Quadrajet on an aluminum manifold. Constructed with both cast iron heads and block and with aluminum-alloy block and heads 75 pounds lighter than the conventional 455 production engine. Engine featured four valves per cylinder with narrowed angles for a super efficient combustion chamber design, central spark plugs and could easily be adapted for chain for gear driven overhead camshafts. 455 engine had 4.625inch cylinder centers, a 4.125 bore and 4.250 stroke. Making use of the 3inch main bearings and 2.50 inch rod journals, the engine was fitted with a specially prepared cast crank fitted with SAE-1140 forged steel rods, forged 10.20-to-1 pistons which rode on Morraine 400 bearings. Four bolt main block boasted 2 additional 5/8inch drain holes. Four valve heads featured 1.750inch intake valves (SAE-8640 steel) with 22 degree stems and 1.375 Exhaust (214-N stainless steel) with 15 degree stems, special Stellite seats, bronze alloy guides, o ring plug tubes, 14mm spark plugs, 3/8 inch pushrods and aluminum rocker arms. (Of all the experimental Olds engines, this one came the closest to production and there are photos of this engine in street gear. MAY 71 HOT ROD MAGAZINE features some of these engines and the sadness of the Olds engineers of that time of how they would never be released.)
3. 455 dual turbocharged CAN AM ROCKET CHALLENGE. 659hp @ 6250rpm. 554lbs torque @ 6,250 rpm. Alloy block with 4 bolt mains. Forged steel crankshaft. Forged True pistons with 8.5 to 1 compression. 3inch main journals. 2.499inch rod journals. Carillo billet steel rods. alloy heads. 2inch intake valves. 1.625inch Exhaust valves. Crower roller camshaft with 555inch lift and 320 degrees duration. Dual TRW-375-E-10 turbochargers with Boost Wastegate 10and 1/2psi. Lucas fuel injection. Olds alloy intake.
Competed with big block Chevy Mclarens and Porsche Panzers in CAN AM racing circa 68-69.
This video is merely a couple of old magazine pages strung together with the exception of that blue 455 hemi which was found on the internet. Thats BRUCE MCLAREN in that green can am race car which is Olds powered. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO JOHN BELTZ IS POSING WITH SOME ENGINES FEATURED IN THE JULY 1969 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE AND THE BLUE OLDSMOBILE 455 HEMI WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 1971 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE. The incidental music I overlayed onto this video was muted by youtube.