1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo

As Car and Driver put it, "we wish this car had more power and a manual transmission". That has finally changed. Meet the Supercharged, 5-speed 88 Oldsmobile Trofeo. Click on the links above for info on each area.

This car started life as your typical 88 Trofeo. 3800 V6 producing 160hp, 4T440 automatic overdrive transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes, digital dash, climate control and power everything. It was actually a low-option car, no moonroof or Twilight Sentinel. Being a North Dakota car, the one option it did have was the engine block heater.

In it's original form, the car lacked the necessary power to make it truly fun to drive. Achieving it's top speed of 120 mph took a lot of effort, as did maintaining anything over about 110mph. Once the original transmission started to slip at 196,000 miles, it became time to change all this.


Window tint by Solar Vision, Davenport, IA 36% front, 12% rear
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass rims with Michelin 215/60 R16 tires.
1990 Trofeo Visual Information Center
1989 Trofeo Cathode Ray Tube Controller
1992 Trofeo slave CD player
1992 Trofeo seats
1990 Trofeo window, seat and mirror switches
Alpine speakers
Midland CB radio
1997 Buick Regal Series 2 3800 Supercharged
(click here to see the Series 1 engine project)
3.1" supercharger pulley
Remote oil filter
Reprogrammed ECM
Getrag 282 5-speed manual transmission from 1988 Chevy Beretta
1996 Camaro 3.8L Flywheel
KYB front struts
87 Trofeo front springs
Monroe Sensa-Trac rear struts
The Auto Shop 12" Front brake conversion kit


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