We're not sure if this was the pinnacle of GM innovation, the depths of laziness or the height of cool. More than likely, it's all three wrapped up into one liitle deep and tall invention...on the pinnacle of brilliance. Yes, it helped to make the Custom Cruiser weigh north of 5,000 lbs, but it's a small price to pay for sexy. In fact, we now want made standard on all wagons. Ya hear that, automakers — now make it so! [Hat tip to Mark Peters!]

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