Oldsmobile Antique Vintage Cars: Toronado & Cutlass
Oldsmobile Antique Vintage Cars were developed and designed to provide enhanced driving performance with their latest technology and safety features. Their vehicles were fascinated by many aficionados and enthusiasts in earlier times and were in great demand in wide automobile industry. Oldsmobile is one of the oldest brands in the automobile industry which was found in 1897 by Ransom E. Olds and was emanated by American Automobile. The Oldsmobile Company was also the oldest surviving American automobile companies in the world after Peugeot and Daimler. It was the first marque of General Motors and one of the most senior domestic brands that spanned around 107 years. By joining forces with his partners, Ransom E. Olds decided to found Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897.
One of the first Oldsmobile Antique Vintage Cars was Curved Dash which was found in early 1900s. Since, then Oldsmobile Company was regarded as one of the best selling car manufacturing companies in United States. Ransom E. Olds resigned from the company and was sold to General Motors in the year 1908. After being sold to GM, it became the Oldsmobile Division and marque of choice for car buyers who were looking for vehicles steeped in sophistication and luxury. The early models launched by the company were 1915 Model 42 Touring Roadster that provided style aplenty and sleek lines. The 1950s saw the introduction of Starfire model that offered powerful 200-horsepower engine, fiberglass body and stylish low beltline. The first vehicle equipped with onboard navigation system with satellite positioning and mapping was Guidestar which won the Indy 500. However, the marque suffered because of rebadging and part-sharing within General Motors.
Oldsmobile Toronado was a premium two-door coupe manufactured and unveiled by Oldsmobile Division of General Motors in the year 1966. It was considered as one of the personal luxury car of Oldsmobile Company competing directly with Ford Thunderbird. The front wheel drive Toronado model was manufactured in United States was structurally related to Cadillac Eldorado and Buick Riviera. The first Toronado model was launched in the year 1962 by David North who had initially designed compact personal/sportscars such as Flame Red Car.
The Oldsmobile Toronado was equipped with high-end features such as turbo-Hydramatic heavy duty three-speed 400 automatic transmission, Quadrajet Rochester four-barrel carburetor, exhaust manifold spherical shaped flange gaskets for freedom of movement in exhaust system and Draft-free ventilation system which is used for reducing wind noise. It was powered by performance-boosted conventional Super Rocket 7.0 liter V8 engine which was good for producing 475 pound feet of torque and 385 horsepower.
Oldsmobile Cutlass is basically a line of automobile manufactured and revealed by Oldsmobile Division of General Motors. The Cutlass was developed and designed to be unibody compact vehicle. It was launched in the year 1961 and has been redesigned over the years. The Cutlass was a sub-marque with lots of different vehicle lines such as Cutlass Chassis compact, midsize premium Cutlass Supreme, midsize Cutlass Ciera and Cutlass Cruiser station wagon.
The Oldsmobile Cutlass was available as four-door and two-door sedan in deluxe and base trim levels with and four-door station wagon with 2 or 4 seats. It was equipped with 6.6 liter engine with four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts, chrome single snout air cleaner, chrome reverse wheels and four-speed transmission. It accelerated from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the time range of 8 seconds. Overall it was known to be one of the most powerful muscle cars.
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