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Janet and Ed Shand's Oldsmobiles

1965 Olds Starfire

 1966 Olds Toronado Deluxe

Vehicle Specifications:

Wheelbase 119" Overall length 211" Overall width 78.5" Overall height 52.8"
Curb weight 4496 lb. Fuel capacity 24 gallons Headroom (frt./rear) 37.9"/37.5" Legroom 41.8"
Hiproom 62.2" Tread (frt./rear) 63.5/63 Tire size 8.85 X 15 Trunk capacity 14.5 cu. ft.
Axle ratio 3.21 Engine displ. cu. in. 425 Engine horse power 385 Engine torque 475

Optional Equipment:
Power Windows Deluxe Seat Belts  6-way Power Seat Reclining Passenger Seat Vacuum Trunk Release Front Floor Mats
Rear Floor Mats Door Edge Guards Air Conditioning Glare-proof Rear Mirror Remote Control Outside Mirror Cruise Control
Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel Chromium Wheels and Trim Rings Whitewall Tires Cornering Lamps Signal-Seeker AM-FM Radio Electric Antenna
Rear Seat Speaker Vanity Mirror, Hood, Trunk Door Lamps  

This Toronado was acquired in 2003 from a very special friend who finished restoring it in 1997.  The color is Ocean Mist with a green cloth interior.  The vehicle is well equipped with options.  The list price of this vehicle was $6,040.49.  The car was originally purchased at Suburban Oldsmobile in Birmingham Michigan.  The original window sticker, bill of sale and sales contract are with the car. The current mileage is 46,000.  All the options are functional including the A/C, power windows, Seat, Antenna and Cruise Control.

Toronado: New one-of-a-kind car..... Engineered by Oldsmobile

Toronado, the car that has everything ..... all to itself!  Like that bold one-of-a-kind look that says tomorrow's here, years ahead of time.  Radar like roadability from new front wheel drive that pulls you through tight turns, provides exceptional stability regardless of stiff crosswinds. Spacious six-passenger interior... easy to get in, easy to sit in.  Flat floors.  Unique draft-free ventilation... quiet as a whisper.  With the 425 cu. in., 385-hp Toronado Rocket V-8 to provide the power... and Toronado's own brand of Turbo hydra-matic to smooth the action.  (Source: Oldsmobile sales brochure)

1970 Cutlass Supreme Pace Car Convertible Track Car #27 - Before Restoration


1970 Cutlass Supreme Pace Car Convertible Track Car #27 - After Restoration

350 cu. in. 4 barrell engine 350 automatic transmission Y74 Pace Car Package
AM/FM radio Tinted windshield Tinted glass
Sport mirrors Super Stock II wheels Forced Air Induction System
W31 350 A.O.I Air Conditioning  

Don't be fooled. Sometimes beauty is underneath the skin. I found this car in the early 1980's in Southern Indiana. Yes currently this car is black. It was painted by the previous owner before I purchased it. This Official Pace Car Convertible was #27 Track Car at the Indianapolis 500 race in 1970. It was assigned to a Board of Director member named Robert D. Kiley. As you can see it is in very nice condition and it is my restoration project for this winter.
It is currently all original (except for the paint). The interior is nice, equipped with a black vinyl bench seat. There is some minor interior work required like a new carpet and some minor door trim work. Other than that there is just a lot of clean-up. A new top will also be on the agenda before the restoration is complete. The car has 100,000 miles on it and runs well. However, that didn't make any difference since the engine has already been completely overhauled, painted and ready for installation. The rest of the drive train is next.
The front clip is removed and both fenders and the hood are nearing completion for the final top coat color. As I removed the black paint from the hood I found the remains of the original striping underneath the rear hood molding. All of the numbers match and I will keep the car as original as possible during the restoration. So in the midst of all the 442 Pace Cars, here is another one of the documented Cutlass Supreme models with a 350 cu. in. engine to drive out of the restoration barn hopefully in June or July 2005. Then we'll update the photo with a more suiting picture of a premier vehicle from Oldsmobile.

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