1967 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO: Front wheel drive. Fastback styling. Concealed
headlamps. And a Matador!
(Well, some of you might not be interested in the Matador...Oldsmobile
could get you one without if you so desire.)
Changes from the 1966 introductory year were few for the 1967 Oldsmobile
Toronado, mostly safety upgrades and minor appearance refinements. The
powerful Toronado was still one of the most distinctive cars on the road,
and Oldsmobile added Toronado-like styling touches to the rest of its car
line for 1967, in an attempt to capitalize on the Toronado's popularity.
Appearance changes included flush headlamp covers, a new front grille pattern
that was repeated on the rear, and new deluxe wheel covers as shown at
Sales slipped badly for 1967, and a minor restyle would be in order for
1968, but numerous improvements were made, and there are those who feel
the 1967 models are preferable to the first year models.
Things to look for include interior trim pieces that are frequently damaged
and difficult to find in good condition, and other items unique to the
first generation cars, the 1967 models in particular.