Cadillac History

1967 Oldsmobile Toronado

The Classic Cadillac Eldorado with front wheel drive and the Oldsmobile Toronado concept for the luxury field, using decades of research and preparation. The front wheel drive gave it exceptional handling. Bill Mitchell creativity gave futuristic styling to it. It'd originated with the XP-727 program, which underwent many design alterations in 1959. Front wheel drive was settled on by management, and prototypes that were further evolved with that in mind. Cadillac believed calling it LaSalle, but chose El dorado as a name with greater recognition. Clay model XP-825, with a roofline that was formal and razor border lines, led to the manufacturing 67 coupe. 

Contemporary to the Eldorado is the Toronado utilized to enhance the work of her sister division. The Eldorado rode better nevertheless handled the same despite the upgraded suspension: torsion bars, A arms, and shocks facing a beam axle on semi elliptic leaf springs using four shock absorbers. Radially front disc brakes and self leveling control were featured. On its own relatively compact 120 inches wheelbase, the front drive Eldorado was priced at $6277 along with targeted for 10 percent of Cadillac's total 1967 version year production was about 20,000 units. 

The final figure was 17,930 for 1968-70, sales ran 23,000 - 28,000. A technological tour de force rapidly established itself as the ultimate Cadillac, contrary to the old Fifties Brougham. Cadillac's 1967 criteria were treated for a large restyle using forward angled headlamps along with a prominent hump on the rear wheels. Line wide features included printed mylar tool panel circuits, automatic level control, cruise control, and tilt steering wheel. Bolstered by this new Eldorado, also part of this Fleetwood series, Cadillac built precisely 200,000 vehicles for the model year. 

I. D.NUMBERS - Took the same general type and were found in the same places as in 1966 models. Second symbol was changed to a 7 for 1967 version year. HISTORICAL - Dealer debut date for 1967 Cadillacs was October 6, 1966. The Eldorado featured concealed horizontally mounted headlamps. A brand New assembly line was setup at this Detroit factory to construct Eldorados. A 3rd successive year of record manufacturing and sales were scored by Cadillac Division in 1967. Based on this Eldorado's popularity, Cadillac sales for a single month passed this 20,000 unit level for the very first time in this company's history, setting an all time high of 22,072 vehicles in October, 1966. 

A year later, 23,408 vehicles conforming to 1968 specifications were built in October, 1967. Calvin J. Werner was general manager of Cadillac, Fred T. Hopkins general sales manager, C.A. Rasmussen chief engineer.

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Price:$15,099 Drive:Rear wheel
Mileage:69,658 Miles Stock #:17-00280 
Exterior:Solver Engine:2.5L I4 
Interior:BlackTransmission:Automatic 6-Speed 
Trim/Package:2.5L Luxury 4dr Sedan Fuel Type:Gasoline 
MPG City/Hwy:22 city / 33 hwy

● Air Conditioning
● Power Windows
● Power Locks
● Power Steering
● Satellite
● Sentry Key
● Keyless Entry
● Daytime Running Lights
● Side Airbags
● Head Airbags
● Rear Head Airbags
● Active Seatbelts

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