1974 Toronado

1974 Oldsmobile Toronado What's new for 1974:
Like other full-sized '74 Oldsmobiles, Toronados received a new instrument panel design, with larger glove compartment, individually adjustable air conditioning vents, and a standard digital clock. Brougham interiors could be ordered with a rich new velour upholstery, and all models had new one piece front seat/shoulder belts. The biggest news, was the availability of a new air cushion restraint system, or dual airbags as they are now known. Changes weren't limited to the interior, outside there was a new Toronado exclusive hood ornament. A new power sunroof and a padded opera roof became available.
Dimensions and Capacities
Exterior DimensionsCoupe
Overall length (in.)228.0
Wheelbase (in.)122.0
Luggage cap. (cu. ft.)13.5
Fuel tank (gals.)n/a
Interior DimensionsCoupe
Headroom f/r38.1/37.1
Legroom f/r42.4/35.2
Shoulder room 64.3/60.2
Powertrain Specs
Displacement/Type455ci 4bbl V8
Horsepower 350
Transaxle3-speed auto.
Identifying a '74:
1973 and 1974 Toronados appear very similar, and differ only in details. The 1973 had a reflector strip between the backup lamps, which was replaced by a silver strip for 1974. 1974 models also had TORONADO spelled out in block letters stretched out to the full width of the grille, while 1973 models had a more compact emblem above the grille on the driver's side.