1983 Oldsmobile Toronado


  • Only 33,000 kilometres from new
  • Dry stored for 17 years
  • Burgundy exterior and interior

The Appeal

The 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado is a classic American car known for its unique design and powerful performance. This particular Toronado is a rare find, having been dry-stored for 17 years and covering only 33,000 kilometres.

The burgundy exterior and interior give it a distinctive and appealing look. Despite needing some attention, particularly to the rear quarters and alternator belt, the car is reported to be in good condition and drives well. This is a fantastic opportunity for any classic car enthusiast looking for a project or a unique addition to their collection.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1983
  • Registered keeper is unsure about some aspects of the car's history
  • Kept in dry storage for some 17 years
  • Indicates only 33,000km which the vendor believes is accurate
  • Car caught the eye of the registered keeper who restores cars but currently has too many
  • As a result the restoration has never been commenced
  • Complete with a trio of manuals: An owner's manual, chassis service manual and electrical manual 

The Condition

  • Solid, albeit tired condition
  • Red paintwork is looking distinctly tired with some loss of lacquer
  • Coachline and vinyl roof all present and correct
  • Brightwork is carrying patina but looks like it could polish up nicely
  • We note some particular corrosion to the wear wings
  • Roof has a fair few bubbles but is complete
  • Original wire-spoke wheels shod in Hankook tyres
  • Cabin is highly original with red leather upholstery
  • Some small rips and tears
  • Dashboard is in fair order with attractive square instruments
  • Wood-finish veneers all present and correct
  • We've no reports of any electrical faults to the cabin

The Mechanics

  • 5.0L Oldsmobile V8 powerplant
  • Turbo-Hydramatic Automatic transmission
  • Needs a new alternator belt
  • Experiences slight misfire sometimes
  • However we're informed that the car is still starting and driving well
  • Ultimately this appears to be a great opportunity for a restoration


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Auction Details
  • Year 1983
  • Make Oldsmobile
  • Model 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado
  • Colour Red
  • Mileage 18,450 Miles
  • Engine size 5000
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Dunstable
  • County Bedfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
24 Bids
  • Pi•••• £4,621 02/02/24
  • we•••• £4,521 02/02/24
  • Pi•••• £4,421 02/02/24
  • we•••• £4,321 02/02/24
  • Pi•••• £4,300 02/02/24
  • Pi•••• £4,200 02/02/24
  • we•••• £4,100 02/02/24
  • we•••• £4,000 02/02/24
  • Pi•••• £3,800 02/02/24
  • xj•••• £3,700 02/02/24

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