The Toronado effect
It was with nostalgia that I read Myth
Buster about the Oldsmobile Toronado ( Classic Car Weekly, 15 March). As a boy I lived over the fields from MIRA and one of their engineers lived next door. One day he brought one of these fabulous beasts home.
It was astonishing, in a world of Hillman Minxes, A40s, Jaguars or Humbers if you were fortunate, or even, if you were daring, a Ford Zephyr MkIII. The engineering details were astounding by European standards, and its presence was mythological indeed. I’m not sure that I have recovered, even yet! Geoffrey Hammonds, Turton, Lancashire