1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo Found in Wrecking Yard
General Motors felt the harrowing challenge of European competition in the luxury coupe industry during the 1980s, and the company crafted impressive machines to rival that of companies such as BMW, Audi, Saab, Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot. Some of them included the Buick Reatta sports car, the Pininfarina-bodied Cadillac Allanté, and the fourth-gen Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo version. The Troféo is considered the rarest of the three, and it just happened one of which was sitting in a wrecking yard.
Troféo customers got leather seats with signature Troféo embroidery and chic Troféo badging on its C pillars and grille aside from the popular accented model name.
The horseshoe-style ratchet shifter was a popular aesthetic and functional model for automobiles sometime in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s, so GM implemented that for 1980s Oldsmobiles. The only downside is that you couldn't get a manual transmission in the Troféo.
GM was one of the first ones to present revolutionary touchscreen displays at the time. That’s quite curious that the technology was present two decades before such feat was really wanted, unfortunately, it was too futuristic for consumers during that time.
The Troféo is considered the second most costly Oldsmobile in 1988, just a few bucks shy from the Ninety-Eight Regency Touring Sedan.