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Oldsmobile Toronado – NW 19th and Kearney, Portland

January 21st, 2010 by Stu

Movies and cars are alike in the sense that sequels are never as good as the original. This glorious gen 1 Toronado spotted by our Portland sharp shooter is evidence. The two-ton Grand Touring coupe from the now defunct GM division is a rolling testament to America’s former foothold over the automotive industry. Emotional styling, grand proportions and one bad ass mother of an engine stuffed under the hood. Things really went south in ‘71 as Toronado’s exterior design began to mirror more luxurious (and boring) GM sister vehicles from the era, like Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado.

Thanks for awesome pictures Emir!

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