1968 Toronado

1968 Oldsmobile Toronado What's new for 1968:
Toronado's received bolder front end styling with split grilles for 1968. Tail lights were moved to the bumper in the rear. The 425 engine was replaced with the 455. For even more power, buyers could opt for a Force-Air induction system that included high-output cam, higher axle ratio and dual exhaust.
Dimensions and Capacities
Exterior DimensionsCoupe
Overall length (in.)211.4
Wheelbase (in.)119
Luggage cap. (cu. ft.)14.5
Fuel tank (gals.)24
Interior DimensionsCoupe
Headroom f/r37.9/37.3
Legroom f/r41.3/36.6
Shoulder room n/a
Powertrain Specs
Displacement/Type455ci 4bbl V8455ci 4bbl V8
Horsepower 375400
Torque @ RPM510 @ 3000500 @ 3200
Transaxle3-speed auto.3-speed auto.
Identifying a '68:
1968 and 1969 Toronado's share overall front styling, with the exception of the grille mesh. 1968 models feature a honeycomb pattern, while the '69s have have an elongated egg crate pattern. The biggest difference is in the rear where 1968 models retain the sloping quarters and trunk of previous years and 1969 models have a squared-off and elongated rear.