1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Gets First Detailing In 15 Years: Video6
It’s amazing what a little TLC can do for an old car. Now, we’re watching as this 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado gets its first wash in 15 years as expert auto detailers get to work in the following video.
Coming to us from AMMO NYC, the video is rather lengthy, clocking in at 23 minutes, and includes interviews with the owners, as well as an extensive breakdown of all the work that went into making this 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado like new again.
The video hosts find this Oldsmobile Toronado parked in a garage in Long Island, where it’s believed to have sat for the last 15 years or so. As it just so happens, the owner’s son is eager to get the car back on the road, but there’s a time issue as well, as the son is also getting married and wants to take the Olds to the ceremony.
As soon as we see the car, the scope of the project starts to come into focus. Unsurprisingly given the fact it hasn’t moved in one-and-a-half decades, this 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado is definitely looking a little rough, with the detailers facing down a thick layer of dust, mouse droppings, and mold.
With the car delivered to the AMMO NYC shop, the detailers get to work by power washing the paint to spray away the grime and rodent droppings. Next up is a thorough foam application, with scrubbing for the large bits of bodywork and finer detailing around the tight spots, plus a special application around the wheels.
The detailers then put the car up on a lift for further foam and detailing, as well as steel wool to clean up some of the rust. With the scrub job done, the paint is then polished. Notably, the lead-based paint on this 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado shows up as grey streaks in the polish pad, prompting the detailers to use a less aggressive polish method to keep the finish looking nice.
With the paint looking better, the detailers lift the hood and vacuum out all the rodent mess, then add in a foamer to clean up the remainder. The interior follows, which isn’t as bad as the engine bay, but definitely needs some love.
Indeed, there’s a whole lot more work that goes into making this 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado shine like it just drove off the showroom floor, so hit play to see it all go down:
Subscribe to GM Authority for more Oldsmobile Toronado news, Oldsmobile news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
- Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Details here.
My kinda fun.
Weird. Just so happens that I watched that last night. It was an amazing transformation for an incredible car. Especially interesting was how they polished the metal interior trim on the doors to make them gleam like something new. With a modern car, all that is plastic and it wouldn’t be possible.
My cousin has a ‘68 L71 Corvette convertible with a hardtop in similar condition that’s been sitting in a barn since about 1980. It’s not damaged or anything. He just put the hardtop on it, parked it 40 years ago and left it.
With modern cars, interior items that are plastic or that high gloss piano black finish, I use Silica products to clean and polish them up.
It makes me wonder what the bottom side looks like. After all, it is NY.
The customer had an aneurysm when watching the before and after video and a stroke when he saw the bill…
The first generation Toronado was as impressive in the 1960s as the Lucid Air is today.