'73 Oldsmobile Toronado

 

The '73 Toronado was the third year of the second generation Toronado.

The Toronado had be redesigned for '71 and resembled the Previous generation Eldorado especially in profile.
The '73 went to vertical tail lights that resembled the taillights on 67-69 Eldorados

Identifying a '73 Toronado

 

 

Front:

Grills in bumper top surface with slots in bumper .
Vertical grill bars.
Black rubber rubstrip on bumper.
Headlights in individual chrome bezels.
Oldsmobile Rocket in Winged bezel on hood.
Toronado Script on Hood.(drivers side)
Bumper is on Hydraulic rams.

 



Back:

No louvers in decklid.
Vertical taillights.
Upper Brake lights below back window
Rear bumper mounted on hydraulic rams
Horizontal chrome / body colored strip contains backup lights.
Gas filler in Horizontal chrome / silver strip.
Toronado Script on right side of decklid




Side:

Chrome side moldings available.
Vinyl top is no longer halo type with paint boarder.
taillights visible from side




Interior:

Dash pad is identical to '71.
Brougham will have pillow pattern on seats.
Custom will have diamond pleated pattern on seats.
All models Toronados have black steering wheels and color coordinated pedal pads
Dash pod facia and steering wheel spokes have gold cross hatch pattern

Underhood:

Fan shroud mounted directly to engine.
First year for EGR valve.

Copyright; 1998 Chuck Noppe
Revised: March 12, 1999