1966 Toronado wanted.

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Ian Hank Williams
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I would like to purchase a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.

1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby Ian Hank Williams » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:00 am

Hello from "Down Under". I'm looking to purchase a clean, original, 1966 Toronado. Although I live in Australia, I'm after a clean example, worthy of freighting down here. Please send details and pics, I will answer all replies.
Kind regards,
Ian "Hank" Williams.

dap8
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Years Owned: 1952 MG
1949 Packard
1976 Eldorado
1966 Toronado

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby dap8 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:49 pm

There is a 1966 in good condition in the Houston area. It is listed at eBay and (I believe) can be bought for ~ $8000 USD. Good running condition, but need a little paint work and interior clean up. Is driven regularly. Would be unique in Oz.

Ian Hank Williams
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 pm
TOA Membership Number: 1361
Years Owned: I have just restored a 1961 Simca Vedette V8.
I would like to purchase a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby Ian Hank Williams » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:27 pm

Well, not only am I a member of the TOA, I've just purchased a nice, unmolested and very neat '66 Toronado from Santa Barbara, California. The car is due to leave California early February and is due to arrive in Western Australia in 3-4 weeks. I had some trouble with some folk who had their Toronados for sale, as soon as I mentioned that I was from Australia, I never heard from them again, I see that their cars are still for sale.
I'm looking forward to the day I can drive and enjoy the car that I have admired from afar for 53 years.

Otto Skorzeny
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Years Owned: 1966 Toronado

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 pm

That's good. I'm glad you found a nice one. Post some pictures of the one you just bought.

dap8
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Years Owned: 1952 MG
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1976 Eldorado
1966 Toronado

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby dap8 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:22 am

OZ, Was the '66 at any of the traditional listing places? How did you find it?

Ian Hank Williams
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 pm
TOA Membership Number: 1361
Years Owned: I have just restored a 1961 Simca Vedette V8.
I would like to purchase a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby Ian Hank Williams » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:55 am

G'day dap8,
The Toronado that I have purchased was found through Google, it was in the Hemmings list of Toronados. The car was inspected by the Australian importer's vehicle inspector and was very thorough, I recieved a written report as well as 87 photos of the normal places where one would expect signs of wear, as well as a couple of paint blemishes and a couple of oil leaks, which one would expect from a 1966 model car.
I will post some pics when it arrives in Australia.

Otto Skorzeny
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Years Owned: 1966 Toronado

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:19 am

And no asbestos, right?

Ian Hank Williams
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 pm
TOA Membership Number: 1361
Years Owned: I have just restored a 1961 Simca Vedette V8.
I would like to purchase a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby Ian Hank Williams » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:44 pm

I will let you know how I go with the Australian Border Protection authorities about any asbestos content when it gets over here.

dap8
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Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:38 pm
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Years Owned: 1952 MG
1949 Packard
1976 Eldorado
1966 Toronado

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby dap8 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:35 am

Where's the asbestos? Is it illegal? Or is this a joke. They are bad strict down under.

Otto Skorzeny
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Years Owned: 1966 Toronado

Re: 1966 Toronado wanted.

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:12 pm

He asked about it before he bought the car. The only possible asbestos would be the brake shoes and donut gasket in the exhaust. That would only be if both parts were original and maybe not even then.


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