Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

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Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby bcroe » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:47 pm

That is such a shame, I consider much more so than a new car, which can easily
be replaced by one just like it. Had a 64 have an electrical fire (alternator diode),
but was able to repair it using wiring cut at the junk yard.

One thing I have promoted is adding fusible links to old cars that did not come
with them, they require no attention and serve just to lessen the chance of such
events. Fusible wire of many capacities is easily available to add, in all battery
feeds except the starter.

I have the required liability, but my actual cars are self insured. With a problem I
take the car and do whatever I think should be done, insurance is not involved.
The insurance money I have saved over the decades is probably more than all I
have spent on car purchases, the most expensive car ever for me at $9000 and
most a lot less.
good luck, Bruce Roe

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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:09 pm

Thanks you guys. I'll let you all know how Hagerty works out.

I'm sad not only for me but for everyone who won't get a chance to see this beautiful car again or ever.

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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:43 pm

I can't complain at all about Hagerty Insurance.

Burned on Monday, total loss claim paid on Friday.

Here are some pics before the incident.
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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Mikel » Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:37 pm

So sad. I hope the remaining usable parts go to a good home.

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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Chieftan95 » Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:20 pm

Oh Otto,! So sad for you and the loss of a great 1966 Toronado. My thoughts are gratitude that you are safe and unhurt...except in your automotive consciousness. I don't get to these forums often enough, but I just read of your tragedy. I know how much you've been connected to fellow members through your beautiful car. Having you here is more important than the wheels you drive. I appreciated your comments when I first introduced my car.

I liked your comment about how this was not because it was an older car. Tesla's burn-up too!

In the early 1980's, I drove a 1967 Olds98 and took lot's of guff from a classmate who had just bought a brand new Buick Regal. One day after class he asked for a ride home. What?... where's your car? ... Oh..., it burnt up the day before and I have to go past the tow yard to have it sent to the junk yard!

Glad you're safe. Looking forward to reading about your search for a replacement.

Dave L.

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Otto Skorzeny
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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Apr 09, 2022 6:31 am

Thanks Dave.

I'm still really sad about losing that car. I haven't purchased a replacement yet but I am keeping my eyes peeled for a nice Dubonnet '66.

I did purchase another car in the meantime, however. I've wanted a 1930s Packard since I was in high school and I found one I liked.

This 1939 coupe crossed my radar screen and it fit the bill.
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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Sgolds » Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:41 pm

There's a Dubonnet 66 for sale in the NY area not sure if you're in that area or not

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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Sgolds » Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:42 pm

There's a Dubonnet 66 for sale in the NY area on Facebook marketplace. not sure if you're in that area or not


https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... _type=post

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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Otto Skorzeny » Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:03 pm

Hey thanks. I'm actually in Atlanta but beggars can't be choosers.

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Re: Everybody's Toronado Just Got More Valuable

Postby Sgolds » Fri May 06, 2022 9:26 pm

Not a problem, probably not many around in that color


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