The 1967 – 1970 Cadillac Eldorado front-wheel-drive coupe was a car ahead of its time

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado powertrain

1966 oldsmobile toronado

The above picture of a Toronado engine / trans platform shows the powerplant layout for both E-bodies. (In this illustration, the engine fan is towards the front of the car.) Rather than being mounted behind the engine towards the rear axle, the transmission is actually facing towards the front axle – tucked underneath to the left. The gold-colored pan covers the chain drive from engine shaft to transmission shaft.

Photo: General Motors Corporation

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