New Member #1305

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classicarsva
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Years Owned: 1966 toronado deluxe

New Member #1305

Postby classicarsva » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:36 pm

Hi,
I purchased my 1966 Toronado last November from a club member up North. It is in excellent condition with a few minor issues and one big one (transmission) recently posted on Tech forum board.
I am 73 and live in Culpeper, Va. I have owned an auto restoration business for almost 40 years and retired when I turned 70 leaving the 75,000sf business to my partner (Classic Car Center, Fredericksburg, VA). I love classic cars and pre-war mahogany boats. When driving the Toro, what I hear most often is "What a beautiful car! What is it!" :lol:
If only they knew!!
Thanks,
Garland Gentry
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Hoog
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Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:04 pm
TOA Membership Number: 296

Re: New Member #1305

Postby Hoog » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:29 am

SWEET 66! I am up in NOVA myself, closer to Manassas.

Otto Skorzeny
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Years Owned: 1966 Toronado

Re: New Member #1305

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:04 pm

Garland, are those your other cars?

The black one looks like a Packard or possibly a Buick?

Toronadotrofeo
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Years Owned: 1966 toronado
1981 toronado
1990 toronado
1991 toronado
1992 toronado

Re: New Member #1305

Postby Toronadotrofeo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:57 pm

I drove my car like crazy this year
I put 5000 miles and I can’t count how times I heard wow what a beautiful car
And what is it

Hoog
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Re: New Member #1305

Postby Hoog » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:55 pm

I presume you're referring to the 66 ? Or one of the Gen III / Gen IV?

Otto Skorzeny
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Re: New Member #1305

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:40 am

I've had people think my '66 is a Thunderbird or, if they glance at the script, a Torino.

Everyone loves it, though.

Hoog
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Re: New Member #1305

Postby Hoog » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:17 am

Yeah, my favorites vary between the 66 and the 67. I like the front grill on the 66, but there are some refinements on the 67 that would be nice to have. No matter what, it is one of the coolest cars ever.


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