Great article about a milestone car. I remember when they first came out. I was stunned then and I still want one now! I own and have had several GMC motorhomes, which used the same Toronado engine and FWD drivetrain.As a testimony to how overbuilt they were, the engine, transmission, and differential easily pull the 12,000 pound motorhome, often with an additional tow vehicle that brings the combination up to 16,000 pounds. NOTHING wears out! Engines, transmissions, drive-chains, differentials, and axles easily go 150,000 miles even with more than double and sometimes over triple the weight! That's incredible! One factual error in the article: The Toronado was not GM's first unit body or unitized car (paragraph 5). That honor falls to the '60 Corvair. Like the Toronado, early model Corvairs are famous for their torsional body stiffness.Reading this makes me want to start looking for a '66 or '67 Toro!
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