Cool Old Classic: 1965 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

The Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser was the corporate twin to Buick’s fabulous SportWagon and part of GM’s A-body platform that includes the Buick Special, Olds Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Tempest, and Chevrolet Chevelle. The Vista Cruiser isn’t a bad way to get into a car from the best year in automotive history (that’s 1965 in case you were wondering) and this Vista Cruiser is equipped with power steering and power brakes. Find this 1965 Oldsmobile Vista offered for $13,500 in Santa Barbara, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1965 Olsmobile Vista Cruiser
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 81500
odometer rolled over
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: wagon


One owner and very rare 1st generation model. Car was purchased by this owner in Ventura in 1965 and spent it’s whole life in Montecito. Car was repainted in 1985 to original specs. We have all original paperwork and service records going back to 1965. Interior is original but needs to be redone. Runs great and undercarriage nice. Has been garaged for last 25 years. Original Olds Cutlass V8. Perfect for full restoration but could be a nice driver.

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