Storage Yard Classic: More Dual Oldsmobile Toronado Dual Axle Madness

Oldsmobile Toronado Custom rear wheels

(first posted 8/18/2013. I’m re-running it as a preview of a rather unusual dual-rear-axle FWD car home-made conversion I found the other day, but rather different from the Toronado).

The other day we saw a trailer with a full set of Oldsmobile Toronado wheels but sadly its suspension didn’t match the rims. This time I suspect the axles match the rims and this find promises an extra large dose of Toronado …

Oldsmobile Toronado Custom

Looks relatively normal from this vantage point doesn’t it? Just a neglected 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado sitting in long term storage.

Oldsmobile Toronado Custom interior

The interior is looking a little sad as well. The rope makes it look like it was towed in as a non-runner. Nothing too much out of the ordinary besides an aftermarket gauge.

Oldsmobile Toronado Custom rear wheels 1

Around back is where the fun starts. I’m not sure why someone would add a second axle and another foot or two of length to a Toronado. This custom has obviously seen better days but the craftsmanship was quite good.

Oldsmobile Toronado Custom rear