5k: That 70s Show: 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

Our tips box has been filled with fantastic tips recent (thanks everybody!) but we got a fantastic one in the form of this 1969 Oldmobile Vista Cruiser from regular tipper/commenter Andy L, offered for $6,000 in Fremont, NE via craigslist.  The best part was that his note was a great summary of the car, so I’ll just put it here:

Dear Staff at Daily Turismo,  Howdy. 
Thought you all might be in the mood for a nice, old-school wagon
today.  This one is particularly cool, as it is a “That 70s Show”
doppelganger.  Wish the ad specified the size of the V8 in this
car, this it is less relevant than it would be than in a Chevelle of the
same year.  You will either get the not-too-slow with crappy
gas-mileage small block, or a powerful-enough with abysmal gas-mileage
big block. 

I never really understood the appeal of all the
glass on top.  It seems to me that sunlight is not your friend in such a
vehicle.  Unless you like to squint, get a lopsided tan or stare
blankly at sky passing above, all the vista glass does is turn your car
into a solar furnace while you are at the pool and turn the metal bits
inside (like the seat-belt fasteners) into branding-irons. 

At
any rate, it is a lot of car for the money and these seem to be getting
more and more sought-after as hipsters begin having families.  This
would be a great way to share your childhood experience with the next
generation, and perhaps break from the SUV norm.  I would have to see it
up close, but I have seen Vista Cruisers get much more money than
this.  Cheers.  Andy

Well put Andy.  I couldn’t have put it better myself…so I didn’t even try.  Send in your tips!  tips@dailyturismo.com