Is there any greater family wagon than the Vista Cruiser? Loaded with creature comforts and 14 windows offering expansive views the Vista Cruiser was built for long vacations and would be perfect for a Western national park tour. Admittedly, this one is lacking AC, but vent windows and flow trough ventilation went a long way in helping keeping the cabin cool. Found on Ebay in Sarasota, Florida, this Cruiser is being offered at no reserve where there was plenty of bidding early in the auction.
Described as all original except for the tires and wheels this Cutlass F85 is one beautiful and rare wagon. In 1963 GM had in just a few short years transformed their designs from the outrageous space age offerings to a much cleaner and restrained look that is in full display on this Olds wagon. This Craigslist find is located near Greensboro, North Carolina and priced at $16,900. [Read more…] about Original Beauty: 1963 Oldsmobile Cutlass F85
This 1966 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser is a well preserved and documented 37,342 mile wagon that is said to have no major issues. Out of Sarasota, Florida and listed on Ebay, the reserve was already met at the time of this writing with $5,200 bid. Low mileage Florida car like this always have me wondering if it started out as a snowbird’s winter car that spent much of its time in Summer storage.
After sitting for the past 15-20 years this Olds Super 88 Fiesta is back on the road and up for auction on Ebay in Titusville, Pennsylvania, The story goes that it the owners daughter inherited it from her father after he passed away where he mostly used it for car shows. The odometer is showing just 31,683 miles and is said to be original. Years of sitting required some work to get it roadworthy including a rebuild of the original alternator, starter, carburetor and fuel pump. A new air filter, spark plugs, water pump, brake hoses, brake lines, wheel cylinders and master cylinder were added as well.
1940 was the first year for Oldsmobile wagons and this rare woody is a sight to see. With only 633 made and perhaps only 4 surviving, this Olds wagon found on Ebay has been with the same owner for the past 30 years. A mild restoration was done in the mid 80’s but the car is described as mostly original. Over the years the owner has enjoyed many drives along the California coast- a fitting setting for a classic woody.
It seems like there has been a plethora of beautiful and original Vista Cruisers for sale lately and this Ebay find continues the Vista Cruiser trend. Only 49,271 miles from new this wagon comes from Oregon where it has been well preserved due to the dry climate. Plenty of power with a big block 403 V8, which was the engine of choice for the Pontiac Trans Am that year. The exterior shows original light yellow paint to be in excellent condition. The original wood applique also looks excellent. Chrome, badging and glass all look original and excellent. The interior appears as almost new with no visible wear on the seats, carpets or dash.
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