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Just look at that styling – unconventional to say the very least. Perhaps the most striking styling to come along in decades, the first-generation (1966-1970) Oldsmobile Toronado resembled nothing before. And, as different as it may have been, it was hard to find fault with the look. From the broad front grill, with its long, sloping hood and knife-edged front fenders, to the full wheel openings, accentuated by prominent flaring, surrounding wheels which looked like they’d been borrowed from an 18-wheeler... to the pleasingly-sloped fast back roof and rear deck – like it or not (and most liked it), the Toronado was one-of-a-kind. 

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Note to “birders”: To borrow an old saying from back in the day, “It’s hip to be square” – especially if you’re driving a 1958, ’59 or ’60 Thunderbird. “Square birds” is the nickname these three ‘birds’ earned due to their relatively square-ish lines. And, that classic roofline is what led to the term ‘Thunderbird roofline’ being adopted by many other cars of the late 50s and early 60s.