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This 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT Camper Van Is Right Up Chad’s Alley

This 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT Camper Van Is Right Up Chad’s Alley

Recreational vehicles come in three flavors, in my eyes: creeper van/meth lab, engine donor, and super-awesome massive three-axle diesel pusher that costs as much as a private island and is three times as luxurious. Guess which ones I get to deal with most? RVs can be cool, but there is a reason why I don’t pay attention to them: either I don’t want to get near it or I’ll never, ever be able to afford one. Chad, however, adores RVs and I’m sure this will be his newest obsession.

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Reportedly a one-off special for a big name in the RV industry, this 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT was hacked and mated with a large camper to create an awesome RV. Up front, all of the good points about the Olds remained: the Unitized Power Package, the same setup used in the cool 1970s GMC motorhomes, was raided from these cars and proved plenty capable of hauling the weight around, though we don’t know if this one has the 425ci or the 455ci V8 under that huge hood. Inside, you get the driving feel of the Oldsmobile, but duck your head through a curtained door, and you had enough room for a bed over the car’s “roof”,  a kitchenette, a bathroom and extra seating.

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The last time this Oldsmobile hit eBay, the Buy It Now price was sitting at about $15,000. I have to wonder how much it would cost to graft on a fifth-wheel camper to a Toronado found on Craigslist. One of the earlier models with the hidden headlights would make for a sexy RV.

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12 thoughts on “This 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT Camper Van Is Right Up Chad’s Alley

  1. Blue'67CamaroRS

    Great execution, but it kinda looks like something that came out of Mr. Burns radioactive pond….sorry to offend anyone, as I lie Oldsies too!

  2. Hemi Joel

    Very nice looking rig! Great execution. It does not look like a conversion, it looks like it was designed from the ground up to be what it is. The styling on the rear quarters mimic the styling of the front, the Olds rear bumper is perfectly fitted into the design, very professional.

  3. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    Why are RVs nearly always white?

    Paint this baby black and fit some nice alloys and maybe give the camper portion a six-inch roof chop to regain some proportion and it would be just dandy!


    I would love to own that…I love to go camping but seldom get to because of the time needed to get ready and packing up…I had to sell my travel trailer because storage was killing me…this would be perfect…want!

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