Last edited by NINETY_EIGHT_REGENCY; 12-01-2007 at 12:29 PM.
Sweet! I love how the dash is angled towards the driver in the Aurora. Such a fine ride- I still can't believe that Olds didn't make it with those cars, by far the most interesting GM lineup of that time IMHO. I relish every opportunity I get to drive my old '98 Aurora (it's my mom's now!)
Last edited by Ach; 11-30-2007 at 11:49 PM.
2010 Ford Fusion Sport AWD
2000 Ford SVT Contour
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1985 BMW 635CSi
2007 Lincoln MKZ
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC
1995 BMW 530i
1998 Olds Aurora
1994 Infiniti Q45t
1988 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
1989 Acura Legend Coupe L
1989 Olds Eighty Eight Royale
I read the Aurora had Toronado styling cues...such as?
They're both great looking cars
'07 Subaru Forester 2.5X 5MT. Bought new. 197k miles. '05 Dodge Durango Limited Hemi AWD. Mom bought new. 102k miles. '74 Buick LeSabre Luxus convertible. 455-4/7.5L. '89 Buick Reatta. 3800 SII L67/F40 six speed swap to be completed someday. Wife's: '07 Subaru Forester XT. World Rally Blue Mica.
'87 BMW K75c. '87 Kawasaki 650SX. '85 Bayliner Capri 1952. '71 Chris Craft Coho 33'. '70? Amphicat 6x6 AATV.
Now you need to convince her to stop eating in the darned car! Also, do her a favor and vacuum the thing. It is sad to see a car as nice as the Aurora go to hell because somebody can't keep it clean! I loved those things, I thought it was such a shame that it didn't get to live beyond that body style.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
2003 Honda S2000
1997 BMW 328iS
2003 MINI Cooper S
1984 Mercedes-Benz 230CE
1998 BMW 328iS
It's nice to see another Aurora around. I absolutely am in love with mine, I never want to let her go...I find myself taking drives to places where I don't even need to go...ahh the beauty of a great automobile.
I like that there are HVAC controls on the steering wheel! I've never seen that... thought that they only ever had radio controls on the wheel.
Love the look of that Olds... but as chase says, it sure needs a clean-up!
Lets see some more pics of the Toronado!
The original Aurora had some styling similarity to the original 1967 Toronado. It's not a surface by surface literal interpetation but basically it's the smooth bullet nose with headlamps on each side with the grille set low in the bumper. Both have a roofline that is fastback shape with haunches that taper in at the very rear. The taillamps panels on both is a full-width horizontal elliptical loop.
The last Aurora generation took a lot of the 67 Toronado-like rear out of the design and for me it became boring, mainstream looking and uninteresting.
The last two generation Toronado's just took the classic full width grille and taillamps and slapped it on a small Olds Calais styled body. The last rear end restyle didn't help it look better. But I can understand those who adopt these cars because they are the ones not everyone loves.
Last edited by Watchdevil; 12-03-2007 at 09:01 AM.
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