10k: Hidden Treasure: 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Wagon

When it comes to real estate, they always say it’s “location, location, location,” but for old cars, the chant is, “mileage, mileage, mileage.”  This next feature is an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser that has a sweet two tone baby puke/poop vintage gold/wood setup and an odometer reading that might be believable.  Find this 1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Wagon offered for $10,500 in Sanibel, FL.  Tip from Dascpu.

Sanibel is a barrier island located off the west cost of Florida, and the tropical paradise an escaped Hatian slave turned pirate known as Black Caesar buried his treasure sometime in the 18th century.  Today, its 6000 inhabitants bask in the warm salty ocean air…which would have totally ruined any 40 year old Oldsmobiles — so this car must be a recent transplant.  The paint, if original, looks incredible — and I’ve never liked the faux wood on these, but if you’re going for an original look, this one has the right combo.

Under the hood is a 350 cubic inch (5.7 liter) Olds Rocket V8 mated to an automatic transmission.  The engine bay needs detailing, but it does have a/c and the belt is on it — a must for anyone who plans to keep this car in Florida.

On the plus side, the dash looks uncracked, door seals look good, no signs of rust, but the front seats look like they’ve been redone on the cheap (or covered with something?).  The rear seats provide a pattern for what the front seat should
be and would be an easy re-upholster.  If you look at the interior picture of the vista roof… if there were any leaks, that headliner would be shot…Now look again at the headliner… it’s clean as a whistle.

See another classic wagon that looks this clean? tips@dailytuismo.com