'69 Oldsmobile Toronado


The '69 Toronado was built in Lansing Michigan The '69 featured major styling modifications

Identifying a '69 Toronado


Grill has cross hatch pattern .
Retracting headlights are behind grills, which retract upward
Parking lights in ends of front bumper.
Oldsmobile Rocket on driver side grill.
Toronado script on drivers side grill.
Wipers hidden under hood edge.


Taillights recessed in back bumper.
Taillight lens divided into three sections Rear bumper is not notched on any cars.
Backup lights in center of taillight lens.
Toronado script on Right side
Gas filler behind gas door with Oldsmobile rocket on it.
Back end is squared off and is no longer a fastback style


Fastback roofline with squared off quarter panels. optional vinyl top
Toronado script between front wheels and door on front fender.
Cars with vinyl tops will not have a have paint halo.
Slotted wheels either Chrome, painted silver or black with full wheel covers
Oldsmobile spelled out on small hubcap
Full wheel covers available
Rear marker lights in Rocket emblem on rear quarter Front markers built into parking light, which sets into wrap around bumper.


Instrument panel cantilevered over steering wheel, had drum speedometer, fuel gauge, warning lights for oil, temp and alt.
seats will have a pleated pattern with embroidered section in seatbacks. cloth and vinyl or all vinyl seating surfaces available
All models Toronados have black steering wheels, tilt telescope available
Instrument panel has black wrinkle finish with woodgrain trim panels
Dashboard more padded no sharp edges.
Ashtray receptacles in armrests front and back, with driver's ashtray moved to instrument panel.
Ignition switch moved to steering column.
First year for rim blow horn. '69 Toronado front courtesy of Tom Olinger
'69 Toronado rear courtesy of
'69 Toronado side courtesy of

Copyright; 1998 Chuck Noppe
Revised: March 12, 1999