Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Seller Submission: 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo

Few cars elicit that "wow, you never see these on the road anymore" like an 80s Oldsmobile, particularly something that wasn't commonplace when new, like an Toronado Trofeo. The fourth and final generation Toronado was introduced in 1986 on a smaller unibody E-body platform shared with the Buick Riviera and Cadillac Eldorado.  The switch to transverse engine layout without any available V8 did not go unnoticed by the old guys in the room...but the fact that you'd be the only one in your car club with one of these makes it sorta interesting. Find this 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo offered for $3000 in Milwaukee, WI via craigslist. Seller submission from Jesse.


From the seller:
1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo 
condition: good 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: fwd 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 155000 
paint color: silver 
size: full-size 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: coupe 
Selling my 88 Toronado. Runs, drives, and shifts smoothly. Has been my daily driver since it got nice out. Only selling because I want something smaller and faster. 

I originally bought it because I wanted something unique and old, and it delivers. Between the digital dash, flip out headlights, and every other bit of technology crammed in here it bleeds the 80's!

Currently has Goodyear Eagle GT+'s in back and Uniroyal Tigerpaws up front.

The Good;
-Digital dash works without issue, I replaced the old broken one (Included for parts).
-Very clean, minimal rust/scratches and no dents that I can find.
-Meticulously taken care of, service records still visible in the engine bay. (144k in 1998)
-Garage kept its entire life til 5/19.
-On-board monitoring lets you see gas mileage, range-til-empty, coolant temp, etc.
-Hidden headlights.
-Bi-Directional sunroof.

The Bad;
-Catalytic converter was clogged so it's been replaced with a pipe for the time being.
-Check Engine light came on for the cam sensor shortly after I took off the cat/con. Has had no issues being driven in the ~300 miles since then.
-On start displays "Refrigerant low". AC either needs to be recharged or it has a leak, I never use it.

The Ugly;
-Glovebox handle/latch is broken.
-Gas door release must be accessed through trunk.
-Tilt wheel motor is burned out.
-Drivers seat is well worn and coming undone a little bit, but it's still comfy.

Cash only. If you're interested or have any other questions, please email me with a way to call/text you.
I'm open to reasonable offers. Asking $3000



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3 comments:

  1. GM used that sagging beltline window design element for a good long time, didnt they? i would say the best thing about this offering is probably the 3.8l V6. had a series II 3800 in a 96 regal. but the list of Bad & Ugly wouldn't encourage me to drop $3K on this.

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    1. Maybe the sagging beltline was a subtle way for GM to connect with the target demographic for this car. I'm pretty sure the original owners were mostly middle-aged men with sagging beltlines.

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  2. The Maserati Trofeo has no accent but the Oldsmobile Troféo does.

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