Little Red Wagon: 1965 Buick Sport Wagon

The midsized Buick Sport Wagon was the sister car to Oldsmobile’s Vista Cruiser and offered the same wacky raised roof/skylight over the cargo area.  It offers a great combination of vintage style and usability that is difficult to beat.  Haul a load of firewood on the weekend, haul some ashes at the drag strip, or head down to your local car show — your choice.  But first, you gotta buy this 1965 Buick Sport Wagon found here on eBay bidding for $8,700 reserve-not-met with $15,500 buy-it-now, with 1 day to go, located in Waymart, PA.

The Buick Sportwagon and Olds Vista Cruiser were definitely the higher
end offerings in the mid-sized wagon segment at the time and were usually adorned
with far more electronic gadgets than the Chevy Malibu and Pontiac
Tempest wagons.  While the Buick was the more heavily optioned, higher
performing car in 1965, the Chevy versions far outsold it new and has a greater
following in the used market — so the Buick is a bit of a sleeper if you ask this classic car market prognosticator. 

Under the hood is a 300 cubic inch Buick V8, which is a cast-iron block and aluminum head equipped piece of vintage metal that puts out 210 horsepower (and 355 ft-lbs of torque as proudly proclaimed on the air cleaner) when equipped with the Rochester 2-bbl carburetor.  (An optional version featured 11;1 compression and a 4-bbl carb for 250 horsepower.)

This Sport Wagon features a red interior to match the red paint on the outside.  Of course it is equipped with all sorts of power options, but you’ll need to add AC if you live in a warm weather climate.

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