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Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Olds is a Custom Cruiser. It's also a custom cruiser, get it? Whether you want to hit cruise night in it will totally depend on what you think might be customary to pay for a wagon like this.

Well it's one, two, three strikes you're out, at the old ball game… You know, there's a lot of territoriality in sports, and trying to sell a car resplendent in one particular team's colors is going to significantly limit its appeal outside of that specific team's fan base. That's just a helpful note to the seller of yesterday's SF Giants-hued 1990 Mustang SSP. At six grand, 75% of you - probably Dodger fans - felt it was overpriced too.


If you should like to stick to the early nineties but would rather have something a little more commodious and a lot less America's favorite pastime, then perhaps today's custom 1990 Custom Cruiser will fit the bill.


Today, Oldsmobile is dead and buried, but its full-size wagon, particularly the second generation of the B-body big box, once had an amazingly long life span. Today's '90 edition is from the last of thirteen years of production. The Custom Cruiser out-lived its 88 and 98 sedan siblings on the rear-drive body-on-frame platform, and this one looks like it has some life left in it as well.

There's an old racer's maxim that goes run whatcha' brung, and that goes for modding cars as well I guess. Aside form the 442 and a few other assorted one-offs, Oldsmobile wasn't ever really known as a leader of GM's pack when it came to performance. Instead, Olds' products were generally what your grandma drove. Or people from Cleveland.

The only granny that would drive this high-rise hooded blue meanie would be a bad-ass one. That'd be a granny That'd make you hash brownies and not tell you, and then when you told her you didn't feel good after eating them, would laugh at you and tell you you're tripping balls. Yeah, it looks to be that kind of car.


Aside from the popper hood and BFGs on Centerline-style wheels, this Custom Cruiser offers a pretty subtle, if gargantuan, appearance. Under the big hood is what looks to be an SBC that's been blinged out with billet, and topped with a 4bbl and a king's crown snorkel. The ad says that the engine was done in 2002 and has only made 5,000 miles since.


That in fact is pretty much all the ad says, aside from the car being free of rust and that the seller is getting rid of it due to health reasons. There is a slew of trophies in one of the pics, and one must assume those were garnered by the car. Either that or the seller is a really good bowler and wants everybody to know.

Big boats like this Olds (and there were even bigger ones than this!) have tended to not to get a lot of love over the years. Originally family haulers until SUVs drove them to extinction, there has been little interest in keeping them nice, and so it's rare to see one in this good of shape. It's even more rare to see one with a built mill and crazy high-rise hood.


The question of course is does that rarity drive its value, and hence do you think that this big Olds is worth its $10,000 asking price? The seller says that ten-large is potentially negotiable as he might be in an easy (or eazzy) mood. That's a little salacious sounding so we'll stick with the cash demand on hand.

What do you think about $10,000 for this Custom Cruiser, is it worth that? Or, is that price just cruisin' for a bruisin'?


You decide!


Detroit Craigslist, or go here if the ad disappears.

H/T to RunswScissors for the hookup!

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