Designed by David North and Stan Wilen
A real breakthrough," says former Ford design chief Jack Telnack, describing the 1966 Olds Toronado. Indeed it was, with its hidden headlights, true fastback body style, flared wheel openings, and completely smooth integration of the B-pillar into the body side. It was also front-wheel drive, a first for an American car since the Cord 810 (the front end of which is echoed in the Toronado). Remarkably, the Toronado shared much of its underbody structure with the also handsome but completely different looking--and rear-wheel-drive--Buick Riviera.
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