Toronado Holy Grail

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awalgrunt6
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Toronado Holy Grail

Postby awalgrunt6 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:31 am

I have discovered in my own town an older woman who owns 5 Tornoados. Yeah 5. 2 stay in the garage and are absolutely pristine show cars. These 2 are a 1966 and a 1967. The 66 was restored 20 years ago and looks flawless. The second is a 1967 that is an original car. The next three outside are 66, 68, and 70. The 66 outside is in pretty good shape, it need some detail work. The 68 needs some new paint and brakes. the 70 needs new paint. All interiors are 100% immaculate which is so cool. Every last detail on the interiors is still there. I will try to upload pictures tomorrow.

Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Toronado Holy Grail

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:46 am

Unless you live in Arizona, those cars outside aren't going to remain in very good shape for long. Are they at least covered with breathable fabric covers like Evolution III or Noah from Covercraft? It they're covered with tarps, that's the kiss of death.

Is she interested in selling them?

awalgrunt6
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Re: Toronado Holy Grail

Postby awalgrunt6 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:51 am

The 66 outside is covered with a car cover, the other two are surface rust paint. Yes, I am helping her sell them. The showcars are going to be the hardest for her to let go. But I can talk to her about it. Im going to wash all of them this weekend, get new batteries, tires, drain the old gas, new coolant, oil change, and other fluids.

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Re: Toronado Holy Grail

Postby cwripinz » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:37 pm

What ever happened to her "fleet"?

Willysnut1959
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Re: Toronado Holy Grail

Postby Willysnut1959 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 pm

I visited with the widowed lady six months ago and four cars sat outside in the driveway and two more in the garage. She thinks they are priceless. They have sat in the same location for at least 15 years. Her name is Joyce Allen, 636-946-8835, 9201 Hopedale, St. Charles Mo 63137. You can see them on Google Maps near the intersection of Pralle Lane and South River Road

Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Toronado Holy Grail

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:04 pm

That's too bad. A lot of people hoard stuff and they can't see how badly deteriorated the things have become since they first acquired them. There's a guy here in Georgia with dozens of cars from the 50s that were probably driven in and parked in the 60s , 70s and 80s. They're onlyu good for parts now but he still thinks they're priceless items and they conmtinue to rot in place.

Here's the link to the Toronado lady. Googl'e normal crisp clear images are pretty pathetic here for some reason.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/108+P ... 90.5140796

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Re: Toronado Holy Grail

Postby Willysnut1959 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:20 am

Googles' street view is the wrong house. The aerial view is correct.


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