• Nov 17, 2009
George Barris's 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado 70-X - clic above for high-res image gallery

If you've never seen Vincent Gallo's Buffalo 66, stop reading and watch it. Why? Because otherwise the next part of this post isn't going to make any sense to you. Anyhow, remember the scene when his Billy Brown character kidnaps/carjacks Christina Ricci's Layla and forces her to drive because he can't work a manual?
"Would you like to know why I can't drive this kinda car? I'm used to luxury cars. Have you ever heard of a luxury car? Ever heard of Cadillac, Cadillac Eldorado? That's what I drive. I drive cars that shift themselves. My cars shift themselves. The luxury cars, they shift themselves."
We quote this scene because we think this here particular Oldsmobile Toronado would appeal to Mr. Brown's predilection for luxury cars. We mean, just look at that back seat. Incredible, right? Wrap around leather benches are totally (and sadly) missing from our everyday automotive experience. And we're pretty sure you could use the fold-out cocaine shelf to write on, so it's practical, too. Curiously, we've seen a Barris Toro before – though that one was dubbed 67X – and although it was in much worse shape, it failed to meet its reserve at $7,701.

Now, this particular custom Toronado (the story goes that Barris built four of these for the 1967 Canadian Expo -- only two are known to survive) is much better shape, having undergone a "complete frame-up restoration at an astronomical cost." However, $7,701 won't even get you into that amazing drug den back seat. In fact, the starting bid is $227,770 and the reserve isn't met. Sure, that's a lot of scratch, but you can really put a price on luxury like this? We're saying no. Happy bidding!



[Source: eBay Motors]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      lolll
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's gotta be one of the ugliest, worst driving, lease safe cars in existence! I don't care. I want it!

        It's like Hunter S. Thompson designed a car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I could picture the fire extinguisher on a plane scene from "Where the Buffalo Roam" playing out in the back seat. Where's Nixon?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porno on wheels...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, 70's porno with the horrible music, huge bushes, thick plot lines and copious amounts of drugs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing is so beyond ugly... and yet I want it. I guess this is how Aztek owners feel.
      • 5 Years Ago
      """In fact, the starting bid is $227,770 and the reserve isn't met."""

      the one who bids that much on this car, will be the one wearing the paper sack covering their head.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would totally buy this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybach and Bentley owners now have something to be jealous of....the wrap around back seat...I like it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        exactly, i absolutely love it too
        could you imagine if they did this in a modern way in a maybach or something

        awesome
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, that think is so awful that I almost like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      cue that Woody Allen scene where he sneezes all over the table...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Never, i repeat NEVER watch Buffalo 66.

      You might as well suggest people start rally racing with a Geo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One of the most flawless designs of all time, destroyed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not a fan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the picture used for the article, the front shot, reminds me of those vehicles/cars from 5th Element.
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