Olds Toronado Deluxe. This Car is: Rust and Accident Free, Numbers Matching, Safe and Reliable. Everything Works: Power Windows, AC, Headlights, even the Clock! I have kept detailed records of every expense, part cost and installation time, and posted that information in the last two pictures. Completed in April, over a nine month period with $7,830 spent on mechanicals plus $5070 for 78 hours of shop labor and $5,470 spent on cosmetics. Add to that the 100+ hours of my time and everything now looks original and functions properly with no leaks, rattles or smoke. This car has been freshly painted in the correct gold color. The interior received new: seats, carpet and mat, sun visors, mirrors, coat hooks, plus courtesy light lenses. The trunk lining and mat were replaced, plus a spare tire cover was added to complete the trunk's "finished look". The transmission and torque converter were rebuilt and the engine was refreshed. The rear window drains, and all the rubber: body mountings, gaskets and seals are new, as are the: ignition, charging, fuel, starting, cooling, wiper, steering and brake systems. All four tires and seven shocks are new and the A.C. and vacuum headlight systems, power windows, radiator and clock have all been rebuilt. As you can see in the pictures, all new decals along with meticulous detailing helps to give this car that "showroom new look". Still in good original condition are the interior: door and side panels, rear deck, headliner, dash, gauges, steering wheel and column, as is the exterior: stainless steel trim, chrome, lenses, grills, door handles, driver's mirror, and window glass. Upgrades include: a two bay master cylinder, exterior passenger side mirror, a steering gear box providing a tighter turning radius, high energy - pointless - long life ignition, dual throttle return springs, oversized oil filter, higher quality shocks and tires, all the bulbs were replaced with L.E.D.s, the design flaw in the glove box latch was corrected, and rear sequential turn signals were added. There is a dent in the lower passenger side fender in front of the tire that is noticeable if the angle of view is just right. I posted a picture of it taken while I was laying on the ground. The only flaw in the paint is a scratch about one inch long adjacent to the windshield wiper on the driver?s side that I caused while replacing the wiper arm. The only foreseeable repair expense would be the two exhaust resonators. They are solid for now but rusted and may eventually need to be replaced. Besides being "Like New" in appearance, I have already spent the time, effort and money it takes to also make it safe and reliable, plus it rides and drives better than it did when it was new. You may find another one for a lesser price that looks as nice, but if it hasn't been restored to this level, ongoing repairs will end up costing more in the long run.
Price $ 24,495 Firm