Ten Years Ago Today, General Motors Killed Your Father's Oldsmobile

It was ten years ago today when GM announced that Oldsmobile would be phased out. In honor of the company's demise let's take a look at what could have been your Father's Oldsmobile; the 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. » 12/12/10 2:30pm 12/12/10 2:30pm

Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Gets Last View Of California Sky Through Roof…

I can't recall the last time I saw a GM Skywagon in the junkyard; these things have been getting lovingly restored for decades. This Vista Cruiser, however, didn't get that memo… and here it sits. » 7/11/09 1:30pm 7/11/09 1:30pm

1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

I've been scouring the island for a Skyroof-equipped Olds Vista Cruiser (or its Buick Sportwagon sibling) for many months now. I saw a very nice blue '67 at the Park Street Car Show last year, but I couldn't find the owner to ask about the car... and there's no way such an original '67 could possibly live on the… » 6/04/08 9:00am 6/04/08 9:00am

1977 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon

We haven't seen many Oldsmobiles in this series, and it's been almost two months since the most recent station wagon, so this Custom Cruiser seems like the right car for today. This is actually our second '77 Olds Custom Cruiser wagon, the other one having been shot just a few blocks from today's car (which also lives… » 4/04/08 9:15am 4/04/08 9:15am

You Will Never Catch An Olds Vista Cruiser

If you were pursuing someone you'd probably want something sportier than an AMC Matador, unless the car you're chasing is actually an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser that's towing a boat. And thanks to the great handling and power of the Vista Cruiser, the Matador was evaded with explosive results. We're fairly sure that… » 2/20/08 4:00pm 2/20/08 4:00pm

Why Get The New Challenger When You Could Have This?

It tells you something about the wrath of numbers-matching/date-coded Mopar fanatics that the seller of this '71 Challenger station wagon feels compelled to start off his description with the statement: "Not orig anymore and has not been since 1973 so # guys get over it. So no emailing me telling me its not correct… » 2/11/08 10:30am 2/11/08 10:30am

Vista Cruisers And Sport Wagons, Ahoy!

All right, we have so many station wagons on our wish list that we may well have to institute a Jalopnik Fantasy Wagon Garage. And, by gum, the first two wagons to rumble into the JFWG would have to be a mid-60s Buick Sport Wagon and a mid-60s Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser. Both would be equipped with 455s and 4-speeds,… » 5/31/07 4:56pm 5/31/07 4:56pm