GM's ultimate in Sport/Luxury really means business. These were the go getter business man's coupe.. when you wanted luxury, but that sport flare. These cars delivered. With their 3800 V6 engine and corvette ancestry in it's suspension design, these babies would handle extremely well. (quite possibly the ONLY car chase I have ever seen on "Wildest Police Chases" where the cops just could not catch the guys, involved one of these Trofeos. lol.. ) These cars were designed for the DRIVER.. Quite possibly one of the most comfortable cars I've ever driven thanks to the 8 way power seats (yes, BOTH seats function the same) and dual power lumbar supports. I drove one of these cars to California and never had an ounce of leg or back pain. They are so quiet inside and aerodynamic that at 70mph, you can have a WHISPER conversation with someone in the back seat. Just a fantastic, solidly built automobile.
Here's your shot at owning a piece of Oldsmobile history. Their last ditch effort to keep the Toronado name alive, and you can tell in these cars, they spared no expense. This car was just too far ahead of it's time. To buy a car of this caliber today, You have to go with a Cadillac CTS-V or an Audi A-8. As can be seen in the vehicle history report, Since 2005, this car has only racked up a little over 3000 miles. It was well cared for all it's life. The last few years, this car has been in a dry storage unit and taken out a couple weekends during the summer months. This car is currently getting ready for its new owner. Everything is functional on this vehicle except driver's door speaker has a small crackle to it. Currently car is at shop getting final assembly. The tan leather is in decent shape with no rips. only wear marks on driver's side seat left side of bolstering. Wheels getting refinished with new hubcaps as well. Loooong list of NEW parts. as many AC/Delco parts were ordered as I could find.
New Monroe struts
all new rubber brake hoses (AC/Delco)
all new parking brake cable to the pedal(AC\Delco)
All new brake rotors and pads
Remanufactured front calipers
All new anti-corrosion brake lines from anti-lock system to front and rear brakes
All new exhaust system from engine to tail pipe tips
new fuel filler pipe
New AC/Delco Battery
New power steering pressure line (AC/Delco)
New front ball joints and tie-rod ends
recent starter motor
Lots of various hardware, brake hose clips, bushings, etc.
NADA classic car guide lists this vehicle at a high retail of over $8000 and private sale value of $5700. Kelly Blue Book does not have a classic car value system. This car is getting VERY rare. there were only 5000 Toronado's produced in 1992. There's no actual record of the number which were Trofeo's. These cars are akin on stature to the Buick Reatta and the Cadillac Allante and have also been classified in with the infamous DeLorean.
Owner's Manual is in glove box in original pouch. Book itself is not perfect and lots of notes inside as well as service records listed from 1993 to 1999.
The car will not be ready for immediate pick up. Parts had taken a little longer to ship.
****** Yes, the headlight motor works great. No squeaks.
No VIC display
There is very minor rust on this vehicle. Very easy repairs. May possibly be repaired prior to pickup.
Some info I found for the collector. Here is a list of all the RPO codes this car is equipped with from the factory and the final column has the number of vehicles built with that same RPO and model. Seems as though though the interior color is in fact a rare combination. This car is also one of the LAST cars built. The paint code is not a 1992 version of the Diamond White. It is WA9097 or U9097/L9097 which was a 1993 paint code. As you all know, 92 production started in march 1991. The build date explains why this would have a 1993 paint code. THis car is also #498 fromt he end of production which puts it in the final 500 catagory.
Found 6,436 vehicles matching that year and model in our database.
RPO Description Matches
UC3 COMPASS,ELECTRONIC ELEK COMPASS(UC3) 5,371
UW6 SPEAKER SYSTEM,6,DUAL FRONT DOOR TWEETER & WOOFER,DUAL EXTENDED RANGE 6 SPKR SYS(UW6) 6,436
UY9 CLUSTER,INSTRUMENT,MILES AND KILOMETER,MECHANICAL DISPLAY(USED WITH TOURING YP5) GA(UY9) 6,147
U1H RADIO,AM/FM STEREO,SEEK/SCAN STEREO(U1H) 2,070
U75 ANTENNA,POWER(CHROME) PWR ANT(EXPORT)(U75) 6,436
VH7 BUMPER,CUSTOM(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) CUSTOM BPR(VH7) 5,197
VP1 SPOILER,LOWER FRONT(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) FRT SPLR(VP1) 5,197
V1F PAINT,SPECIAL METALLIC SPECIAL METALLIC PAINT(V1F) 1,059
V33 TOOL KIT,ROAD EMERGENCY(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) EMER TOOL KIT(V33) 5,197
V73 VEHICLE STATEMENT - US/CANADA US/CANADA VEHICLE STATEMENT(V73) 6,436
WL3 TROFEO SPORT COUPE PACKAGE(MERCHANDISING OPTION) TROFEO PKG(WL3) 5,197
WM2 TRIM,INTERIOR(LEATHER AND PIGSKIN) LEATHER TR(WM2) 5,197
YL6 ACCENT STRIPE COLOR(DELETE) YL6) 6,436
YM5 STRIPE,ACCENT(DELETE) YM5) 6,436
0YY Unknown 6,436
1SA PACKAGE-OPTION 01 (1SA) 5,335
1SZ PACKAGE OPTION- (1SZ) 6,401
6LP COMPONENT FRT LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP SUSP(6LP) 5,308
64F COVERING COLOR FLOOR MAT, LT BEIGE (92) (64F) 906
64I INTERIOR TRIM,LIGHT BEIGE (64I) 906
643 TRIM COMBINATION LEATHER, LT BEIGE (643) 737
649 SEAT BELT COLOR,LIGHT BEIGE (649) 906
7LP COMPONENT FRT RH - COMPUTER SEL SUSP SUSP(7LP) 5,307
93Q MOLDING COLOR,WHITE DIAMOND (93Q) 1,085
93U EXTERIOR COLOR,PRIMARY,WHITE DIAMOND (93U) 1,085
AB1 WINDOW,REAR QUARTER,ORNAMENTAL(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) R/Q WDO(AB1) 5,197
AB5 LOCK,SIDE DOOR ELECTRIC(KEY ACTIVATED) KEY ACTIVATED ELEC S/D LK(AB5) 6,292
AC1 ADJUSTER,SEAT,6-WAY POWER,BUCKET,PASSENGER(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) 6-WAY PWR P/SEAT ADJR(AC1) 6,047
AJ3 RESTRAINT SYSTEM,FRONT SEAT INFLATABLE DRIVER SI INFL RST SYS(AJ3) 6,436
AQ9 SEAT,FRONT BUCKET,DRIVER,PASSENGER,RECLINING"ULTIMA"INCLUDES SEAT ADJ(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) RECL FRT BKT ST(AQ9) 5,197
AU0 LOCK CONTROL,REMOTE ENTRY(KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) REMOTE ENTRY LK CONT(AU0) 6,292
A80 ADJUSTER,SEAT BACK,POWER RECLINING,DRIVER(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) PWR RECL D/SEAT BACK ADJ(A80) 5,197
A81 ADJUSTER,SEAT BACK,POWER RECLINING,PASSENGER(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) PWR RECL P/SEAT BACK ADJ(A81) 5,197
BV6 CYLINDER,PAINTED DOOR LOCK(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) PAINTED DR LK CYL(BV6) 5,197
BY1 ORNAMENTATION,EXTERIOR,BODY EMBLEM(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) BODY EMB(BY1) 5,197
B18 ORNAMENTATION,INTERIOR(DELUXE)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) DELUXE INTR(B18) 5,197
B24 ORNAMENTATION,EXTERIOR,SIDE WINDOW REVEAL MOLDING(COLOR)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) SI WDO RVL MLDG(B24) 5,197
B57 ORNAMENTATION,EXTERIOR(DELUXE)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) DELUXE EXTR TR(B57) 5,197
B71 ORNAMENTATION,EXTERIOR,WHEEL OPENING MOLDING(COLOR)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) W/H MLDG(B71) 5,197
B84 ORNAMENTATION,EXTERIOR,BODY SIDE MOLDING(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) BODY SI MLDG(B84) 5,197
B89 ORNAMENTATION,EXTERIOR,REAR WINDOW REVEAL MOLDING(COLOR)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) R/WDO RVL MLDG(B89) 5,197
C68 AIR CONDITIONER,FRONT,AUTOMATIC,ELECTRONIC CONTROLS A/C AUTO ELEC CONT(C68) 6,436
C97 LAMP,DOOR COURTESY LIGHT(ILLUMINATED ENTRY)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) CTSY DR LP LGT(C97) 6,292
DD8 MIRROR,INSIDE,REARVIEW,TILT,AUTOMATIC(LIGHT SENSITIVE)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) I/S RR VIEW MIR(DD8) 6,292
DEH PLANT CODE - DETROIT/HAMTRAMCK, MI, BOC HAMTRAMCK, MI PLANT(DEH) 6,436
DK2 MIRROR,OUTSIDE,RH & LH REMOTE CONTROL,ELECTRIC,LH DEFOG(PAINTED) ELEC R/CON HTD PAINTED O/S MIR(DK2) 6,436
D55 CONSOLE,FRONT COMPARTMENT FLOOR(USED WITH BERETTA GT PKG Z21) F/CMPT FLR CNSL(D55) 6,147
D64 MIRROR,INSIDE,RH VISOR VANITY,ILLUMINATED ILLUM S/S MIR(D64) 6,292
D74 MIRROR,INSIDE,LH VISOR VANITY,ILLUMINATED(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) ILLUM S/S MIR(D74) 6,292
FE3 SUSPENSION SYSTEM(SPECIAL)(LESS STABILIZER SHAFT)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) SPL SUSP(FE3) 5,308
FW2 TRANSAXLE,FINAL DRIVE,3.06 RATIO(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) 3.06R(FW2) 6,436
IL3 TRIM,INTERIOR DESIGN (IL3) 5,197
JL9 BRAKE SYSTEM,POWER,FRONT AND REAR DISC,ANTILOCK FRT & RR DISC ANTILOCK BRK(JL9) 6,436
KW2 GENERATOR,124 AMP 124 AMP(KW2) 5,869
K69 KEY,ADDITIONAL IGNITION(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) ADDITIONAL IGN KEY(K69) 5,197
L27 ENGINE,(3.8L)(SFI)V6,HO,231CID 3.8L(L27) 6,436
MX0 TRANSMISSION,AUTOMATIC,OVERDRIVE(MERCHANDISING OPTION) A/TRANS PROVISIONS(MX0) 6,436
M13 TRANSMISSION,AUTOMATIC 4-SPEED(4T60-E) 4-SPD A/TRANS(M13) 6,436
NA5 EMISSION SYSTEM,FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FEDERAL EMIS(NA5) 6,100
N10 EXHAUST SYSTEM,DUAL(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) D/EXH(N10) 5,197
N32 STEERING WHEEL,2-SPOKE(DELUXE)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) 2-SPOKE DELUXE STRG WHL(N32) 6,292
N41 STEERING,HYDRAULIC(VARIABLE RATIO) P/S(N41) 6,436
PF4 WHEEL,16X7(ALUMINUM)(USED WITH T-TYPE WE2)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) AL WHL(PF4) 5,197
QGW TIRE,ALL P215/60 R/16 N BL R/PE ST TL HWY(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) TIRE(QGW) 5,197
R7A CONTROL - SALES ITEM NO. 26 6,129
TL1 GRILLE,SPECIAL(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) SPECIAL GRL(TL1) 5,197
TR1 LAMP,TAIL AND STOP(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) SPORT TAIL & S/LP(TR1) 5,197
TU2 LAMP,SIDE MARKER(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) SI MKR LP(TU2) 5,197
T83 HEADLAMP DOORS,SPECIAL(CONCEALED HEADLAMPS)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) HDLP DR(T83) 5,197
T88 LAMP,PARKING(AMBER LENS)(USED WITH TROFEO SPORT COUPE WL3) AMBER LENS PARK LP(T88) 5,197
T96 LAMP,FRONT FOG(USED WITH BERETTA GTZ Z04) FRT FOG LP(T96) 5,231
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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.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:01:00 EST
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?
If you have a need to relive the 1970s, then here is the vehicle for you. This groovy blast from the past is a 1976 GMC Motorhome currently for auction in Florida on eBay Motors, and it is one green machine - just not in the modern sense.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:58:00 EST
The seller claims that this beast has had just two owners and has covered a mere 61,308 miles in its decades on the road. It's reportedly never been restored or repainted and comes with all of the necessary books and manuals. A 7.5-liter (455-cubic-inch) Oldsmobile V8 with a three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission powering the front wheels propels this far-out RV, and the double set of rear wheels out back use a self-leveling air suspension to provide a cushy ride.
The purported low miles and good condition really make this GMC a stand out, though. The exterior combination of lime stripes and beige with just a touch of green is like nothing else on the road today. Plus, the polished bumpers and wheels make it all pop. Inside, it's even better with monochromatic green upholstery and shag carpet. It features everything you'd ever need on a long trip, including a bathroom, kitchenette and lots of seating. The only hint of modernization is an HD TV next to the stove, but its size is a perfect fit for the hole there.
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.