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. Today’s example looks in good shape and has a trick hidden EFI system installed in the Olds Jetfire Rocket V8. Find this […]
The 4-door coupe is a crowded segment on the road these days, I can’t drive more than a few miles in sunny SoCal without seeing a new Audi A7, Mercedes CLS, BMW 6-series, or a Porsche Panamera driven by some lady with freshly bleached hair. The Germans might be having all the lately, but it […]
The most remarkable thing about this next car isn’t the fact that it is still running on the road after 31 years or that it has a functioning “futuristic” CRT display…no..the most remarkable thing about this next car is that somebody paid about $30k for this car in 1990 (that is $62,000 in today’s hyperinflated […]
TIn 1968 the Oldsmobile 442 became its own model, having previously been an option available on the Cutlass F85 line. The 4-4-2 moniker still stood for four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, and two exhaust pipes, and brown paint for today’s 442. In time it has become a muscle car icon, ranking up there with Pontiac’s […]
This next car is another model where I’ve enjoyed a few miles inside a similar car, and I understand the tug of nostalgia, but I’m not sure I want to relive the Chevy Celebrity/ Buick Century/ Pontiac 6000 / Olds Cutlass Ciera experience. These cars were not the most terrible thing to ever come from […]
Anybody can drive any car…well that isn’t entirely true, I can’t drive Bill Gate’s Porsche 959…but what I meant to say is that you shouldn’t be beholden to the crowds of people who claim that XYZ car is only driven by ZBC people. It is hogwash. But…BUT…I think you really need to be a white […]
Modern cars have terrible windows. Sure, they keep out bugs, and block the wind, but they are boring. Stale. Lame. Back in the 1970s, cars had cool windows. The front windshield on this Oldsmoboat has a classic American window shape, but the B-pillar windows are just rad…and you might think they were the best until you find the rear window. Just look at it — it has a V-shape in rear glass. Why? Why not!! Find this 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham offered for $9000 in Homosassa, FL via hemmings.
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!
I really hate to be a classic car vulture, but when I see an advertisement like this next one, I feel a tingle on the back of my featherless head. All of these cars are offered for basic sub $7k asking prices and all seem to be not more than a good weekend of wrenching away from driving home. Because that is the dream — fly in to buy a car for cheap in a distant town, fix it on the side of the road and drive it home. Find this collection of “Antique Car sell offs” for $3700-to-$6900, 70s Vista Cruiser, 71 Ranchero, 62 Jaguar MkX, 87 BMW 325, 86 Corvette, 71 Checker Marathon, in Emeryville, CA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
This next car sent me for a roller coaster of an emotional journey. It started with a simple thought; Hey, wow, finally a Hurst/Olds 442 with Lightning Rod shifters offered for a decent amount of money…next pic. Okay, the Lightning Rods are in place, red interior is dirty but intact. Next pic, wow, it comes with a bunch of spare engine parts, and even a spare engine block. Clicks next pic…oh…wait, that is a 2×4 holding the torque converter in place where the engine should be…oh. Find this 1983 Oldsmobile 442 Hurst/Olds offered for $3000 in Poughkeepsie, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.