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1968 Oldsmobile Toronado
Standard Equipment

B50 Foam-Padded Front Seat Cushion
B53 Foam-Padded Rear Seat Cushion
B80 Chrome Roof Drip Mouldings
B89 Chrome Back Window Reveal Moulding
B90 Chrome Side Window Sill Mouldings
Chrome Rocker Panel and Wheel Opening Mouldings
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (Column Shift)
N30 Deluxe Steering Wheel
U29 Instrument Panel Courtesy, Map, and Glove Box Lamps
Wood-grained Lower Instrument Panel Inserts*
Front Seat Center Armrest (Deluxe Model)
Built-in Front and Rear Armrests with Ash Trays
Pedal-Ease Power Brakes
Instrument Panel Cigar Lighter
U35 Electric Clock
42-Ampere Delcotron
375-hp Rocket 455 V-8 Engine with 4-bbl. Carburetor*
Wall-to-Wall Floor Carpeting (Includes carpeted cowl, door, and front seat back panels)
Front Armrest Ash Tray Lamps
Roof Rear Quarter Lamps
Automatic Door Lamp Switches
Chrome Accented Pedals
Bench Front Seat
3 Front and 3 Rear Seat Lap Belts
Roto-Matic Power Steering
Bright Front Seat Mouldings (Seat Side and Backrest)
8.85 x 15" 2-Ply Blackwall Tires
Wheel Hub Caps
Anti-Theft Ignition Key Warning Buzzer
Concealed Headlights
Recessed-Park 2-Speed Electric Windshield Wipers with Washers*
Front and Rear Side Marker Lamps*

*New standard feature for 1968

Image: 1968 Toronado headlamp cover demonstration

HOLY BRILLIANCE, BATMAN! Where did those headlights come from? It's hard for a caped crusader to conceal himself in darkness when there's a 1968 Toronado around. Pull the switch, and the honeycomb-textured grille rolls back so the headlights can make their appearance. Switch off, and the grille rolls back down to hide them again. On Toronados equipped with the W34 High Performance option, a sensor on the left side of the radiator opens the grille automatically in hot weather under high engine heat conditions to improve air flow to the radiator! Pretty clever, wouldn't you say Boy Wonder?