The Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser was the corporate twin to the Buick SportWagon and part of GM’s A-body platform that included the Buick Special, Olds Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Tempest, and Chevrolet Chevelle. Imagine GM running a sedan platform with seven different variants in today’s environment? Hah! Anyway, this next Vista Cruiser is not a bad looking piece of automotive architecture, looks well equipped (power brakes, power steering, AC, etc) and is a personal favorite of a few of the DT gearheads. Find this 1965 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser offered for $17,500 in Mesa, AZ via craiglist. Get some spare vitsa roof glass pieces in Pueblo when you pick up the car — you won’t find those at your local safelite franchise. Tip from Rock On!
This next car is an oddball. It isn’t sporty or fast, or cool, or sexy…but it is special. First you’ve got to admit that any wagon with rear facing seats is something special…and then you’ve got to honor the souls of all the muppets who were killed and skinned to cover those seats. And finally, this is a Hunsbloger approved Sable — the corporate cousin of the Ford Taurus that is both cheaper and more interesting than the Taurus bidding for a pittance with a few days to go. Find this 1992 Mercury Sable LS Wagon bidding for $2200 in Tucson, AZ with 3 days to go via carsandbids.com.
DT E-i-C Vince: It is with some degree of difficulty and much sorrow that I inform you, our readers, of the passing of a DT writer and dear friend. Hunsbloger has joined those who have flown to the great junk yard in the sky…and he will be missed. I’ve known Huns for over 20 years, […]
To close out the week, we’d like to share with you a bit of old-school car sales knowledge and Pacer memories from our resident ex-dealer, Hunsbloger. Huns starts by saying: “The worst part about looking at this horribly vague ad is that it dredges up memories that I wish had stayed buried.” Find this 1976 […]
It’s been about a year since the last update on the goings on with the cars that make up the DT fleet. There has been some additions, sales, crashes and a couple of new guys have staff joined the staff since the last update in July, 2015. Not the DT fleet, but there have been […]
-by Hunsbloger: Today’s Coffee Brake will be a short review of the book Six Men Who Built the Modern Auto Industry by Richard A. Johnson. I highly recommend this book which is a very quick and entertaining read which does an outstanding job of outlining the relevant portions of each of these six men’s biographies […]
-by Hunsbloger: I miss Andy Rooney on Sunday nights. As I get older and my eyebrows are starting to look more like his, I’m beginning to understand how certain things just caught his attention, even though they escaped the notice of others (Squirrel!) Vince gave a more complete account of the races, so I figured […]
In our diamond show (is that a thing?) we talk about all kinds of things with DT contributor Hunsbloger who stayed awake for the entire recording and is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Listen to all the shows here. Big thanks to producer Ben for hacking together another great show.
A look at DT’s own cars, past and present… Not actually DT cars…but who doesn’t like E30s and E34s? Continuing our 3rd Birthday Celebration from Friday, we turn the focus inward for a minute to reflect on our own cars and experiences with them. In no particular or discernible order, let’s get to it! 1984 […]
We here at DT have a mission to get as many cars into our garages as possible for as many different types of driving; but there’s one type of vehicle that is hard for many of us to escape. Something to haul the wife and kids to work/school everyday that isn’t prone to unexpected delays […]