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Old 10-23-2009, 11:24 PM   #1
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Frankenstein Toronado Airstream

Anyone ever seen this Airstream? I took these pictures up near Torch Lake in Michigan a few years ago.

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Old 10-24-2009, 08:03 AM   #2
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There is sooo much that is wrong with that monstrous creation that I sends chills down my spine. A frightening thing to behold. But probably really cool to drive. Just when you thought you've seen it all......... Thanks for the scare !
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This thing has been around a while. There are several posts about it.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...light=Toranado
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That thing always reminds me of the Oscar Myer weinermobiles
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You have to wonder if the rest of the car is inside the trailer...
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Airstream moho or the result of poorly applied sway control?
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Or it could have been a case of trailer brakes not working and a panic stop.
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airstream advert with toronado

I won't admit that my fertile (futile?) mind cannot make up things, but do I remember an advertising "gimmick" of an AS hooked up to a toronado, with a LD hitch and the rear wheels of the toro removed? I cannot remember if it was an ad for the LD hitch, or the toro or the AS or the combo. Oh well.
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You have to wonder if the rest of the car is inside the trailer...
the front wheels do seem to match the rear wheels.
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I won't admit that my fertile (futile?) mind cannot make up things, but do I remember an advertising "gimmick" of an AS hooked up to a toronado, with a LD hitch and the rear wheels of the toro removed? I cannot remember if it was an ad for the LD hitch, or the toro or the AS or the combo. Oh well.

If I remember correctly, I believe it was a Cadillac Fleetwood with front wheel drive.

It looks like it was polished out nicely since the pics on vintageairstream.com were taken.

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I know the front toronado seats are in the AS with the dash inside the window. I think the seats swiveled around to a table like in an RV. Jim
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It's a Toronado—you can tell from the grille and emblem. I think it was the El Dorado which was nearly identical, but this one is a Toronado. The same Toronado/Airstream is linked on Post # 32 of this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...-tv-36499.html

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Airstream moho or the result of poorly applied sway control?
Probably didn't have his running gear balanced properly!
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #14
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This is definitely a Toronado because my dad used to own a 1967 model. I completed my driver's training in it and actually parallel parked it for the driving test ( the cop said he couldn't have done that and passed me.)..... Great car. this one in the picture is a later model. Jim
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