For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: Manual
Power Options: Air Conditioning
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
I bought this car earlier this year to add to my stable of Oldsmobiles. It has been a terrific car with no problems. It was missing a side view mirror and I added one to the driver's side. It runs cool with it's aluminum radiator and has been a joy to drive. The original description is added below. I bought two other cars and I have no room for this one. I planned to sell it next Spring but I have a reasonable reserve and maybe it'll be a good car for you. Description:
Description: This 1966 Oldsmobile convertible might be the biggest bargain sitting on Ebay today. If you're reading this and the car appeals to you call now because I can almost guarantee that someone else is thinking the same thing you are and it won't be here if you wait. Not some 442 mash-up merely a clean straight old ragtop with a lot of recent work. The intermediate Cutlass has great proportions and is just the right size for fun today. Grab some buddies and hit the road there's room for everyone but it's especially sporty at the same time. The electric blue paint looks fantastic on the chiseled Olds body and highlights details that you may not have noticed on these cars before. Note the kick-up behind the door that makes the rear quarters look like they're coiled and ready to spring the subtle flares around the wheel well openings and the simple hood that eschews scoops and design for simplicity. It's just as straight as it looks in photos and clearly it's lived a good life which is another reason you shouldn't wait to call-clean cars like this just don't grow on trees you know. Chrome is also quite good with a lot of it being refinished in the past and overall the car has an outstanding look that's neither over-the-top nor a wallflower. No disappointments inside either. There are twin buckets a manual gearbox and factory A/C none of which you'd expect at this price. I checked some sites and saw that the 3 speed manual is 1 of 62 produced. You don't see too many. With the 3.23 gears this car is a pleasure to take out on the highway and cruise. The seats offer cloth inserts that make them comfortable when the sun's out and the center console has a factory vacuum gauge that's fun to watch and was ostensibly designed to help efficiency. Round instruments give it a racy look augmented by a column-mounted tach and a trio of auxiliary gauges under the dash. The original steering wheel might be showing its age but otherwise the interior is quite nice and ready to enjoy without any additional investment. A digital AM/FM stereo radio is a recent addition and sounds great top up or top down thanks to a trunk-mounted amplifier and sub-woofer enclosure. And speaking of the top it's new too including the pump and crystal clear rear window. You'll also note that the trunk floor is spotless and completely rust-free. Nice! V8 power in a '60s convertible is a given with this one being the original 330 cubic inch power plant properly dressed in Oldsmobile Gold paint. An Edelbrock carburetor and intake make tuning easy and probably add a few horsepower too. There's also a big new aluminum radiator up front and power steering and brakes are part of the Oldsmobile package. Overall most everything was redone on this and you won't have to make any "investments" to get it up to snuff.
The engine bay is very nicely detailed with lots of new equipment and exactly zero issues. Underneath there are new Hotchkiss springs for just the right stance and new shocks all around. The 3-speed manual gearbox shifts nicely and links to a 10-bolt rear making for a reliable power train. Finally classic chrome Torque Thrust wheels truly fill the wheel wells with staggered 17-inch performance radials. I can be reached here in the Pittsburgh area at 412-486-2281. I am basically and Olds guy and hate to let this go but I have 5 others and no room.
On Oct-17-13 at 07:37:10 PDT, seller added the following information:
In answer to a few questions: I have a shoe box filled with receipts. Here are some of the highlites: Hotchkis #1900 Performance Spring set ($324.95) and 2202F Performance front sway bar ($212.95) not including installation; from Discount Tire: 2 17x7 Torq Thrust Wheels ($460.00) and 2 18x8 Torq Thrust Wheels ($660) plus 2 225/50R-17 tires ($232.00) and 2 275/40R-18 tires ($356); Original Parts Group: CTP6472 Convertible Top Pump Motor 4 hole MNT ($246.95) and CTo6472 Convertible Hose Kit 64/72 ($119.95); 1964/65/66 Olds Cutlass Front Disc Brake conversion ($613.00); Chevelle Cutlass 64-67 Convertible Top Life Cylinders ($209.95); Performance Automotive Machine, Lone Grove, OK: Engine work Twin crank, Bore, Rebuild heads, Prep block, assemble long block, pistons, rings, cam, lifters, bearings, new springs, new push rods, gasket set and other work ($1784.34) dated 3/09; Olds 50K Volt HEI Distributor ($84.00). There are lots and lots of other receipts. Also some other stull that is included to the buyer of the car.
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Ever since Gran Turismo 4, Jay Leno has had at least one of his cars included in the popular racing simulator (starting with the Tank Car), and more of his machines appears in Gran Turismo 6. They include this nose-heavy, front-wheel-drive V8-powered muscle car. Yes, that aptly describes a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado - except Leno's is rear-wheel drive. And it has a Cadillac CTS-V race engine modified to pump out 1,070 horsepower.
For the latest Jay Leno's Garage episode, he takes his real Toronado out for a cruise and then drives the virtual one like he stole it, accruing some body damage along the way. Leno also drives the virtual supercar Mercedes-Benz designed for GT6, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept that debuted at the LA Auto Show, along with the real one, which is a 1:1-scale model. The model is radio-controlled and equipped with a small electric motor, sufficient to move it on and off of auto show floors.
Head below to watch the episode, which includes a few words from GT6 creator Kazunori Yamauchi.
The folks behind Generation Gap have lost their minds with this latest video. The goal here is to determine the ultimate family cruiser, but the choices are what you would least expect, with a heavily modded 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser going up against a 2012 Ferrari FF.
You might anticipate an over-40-year-old Oldsmobile to pale in comparison to any modern Ferrari, but this wagon has a ton of secrets under its skin thanks to Lingenfelter. First, it packs a supercharged LS3 V8 with a claimed 650 horsepower and a six-speed manual gearbox. That big upgrade in power is further helped with air suspension and massive Wilwood disc brakes. The result is nothing short of deafening, with blaring yelps whenever the driver even nudges the accelerator.
The alternative sounds just as good, albeit in very different way. The Ferrari's 6.3-liter V12 pumps out 651 hp and 504 pound-feet with a part-time all-wheel drive system. While the FF lacks a lot of the hauling ability of the Olds, it makes up for the deficit in handling, luxury, and in many eyes, simply by having the famous prancing horse on the grille.
The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear readers, see things my way. I still like to think we have more fun, too.
My loss in the first round of our This or That series, in which two Autoblog editors pick sides on any given topic and then attempt to explain why the other is completely wrong, didn't stop me from picking another good-natured fight, this time with Senior Editor Seyth Miersma. Last time, our chosen sides were eerily similar in design, albeit quite different in actual execution. This time, our vehicular peculiarities couldn't seemingly fall any further from one another: A 1980 Oldsmobile 442 wouldn't seem to match up in comparison to a 1989 BMW 635CSi.
How did we come up with such disparate contenders? Simple, really. Seyth and I mutually agreed to choose a car that's currently for sale online. It had to be built and sold in the 1980s, and it had to be a coupe. The price cap was set at $10,000. The fruits of our searching labors will henceforth be disputed, with Seyth on the side of the Germans, and myself arguing in favor of the Rocket Olds. Am I setting myself up for another lopsided loss?