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YAK Car Pic of the Day

68 toronado camb grn copy

This one’s from the You Can’t Control the Sun During a Photo Shoot Dept., where this 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado seemed to have a glint no matter which angle we shot from. The Toronado was America’s first modern-day mass-produced front wheel-drive vehicle, introduced for the 1966 model year. The ’68s were the first restyle, and this look carried over for a year until the 1970 model came along which was, of course (in the American tradition), bigger. And, I might add, uglier. I liked these ’68s though, and thought the hidden headlights were nicely done (the entire grille flipped-up and out of the way, exposing the lamps — see it work here). This green hardtop was spotted during the week in Cambria.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

jim@artvoice.com