This 1969 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser is in amazing original condition. It has only seen 57,000 miles since new and has been parked in a barn in Colorado. Apparently it was originally sold in New York, but then made the journey to Arizona before ending up in Colorado. The second owner has decided to part ways with it and has listed it here on eBay.
The Vista was designed to haul the whole family in comfort and offered plenty of room to carry nine. This one’s interior appears to be in very nice condition, although the driver’s seat is in need of some attention. The seller claims that all the electronics, except for the clock, work as they should. The interior color might get old on those long trips, but who knows, it might grow on you.
There were several engine options for the Vista Cruiser, but this one came with the base 350 cui V8. The seller claims that it runs and drives nicely. The engine bay looks very tidy and just needs a good bath. The seller doesn’t state whether any service work has been done to it recently, so I would be sure to find out. If it has been parked for any period of time, it’s likely the brakes will need to be serviced.
These are slowly becoming more collectable, as original examples like this one are getting hard to come by. Many were abused by the whole family, but obviously this one was well cared for. With a little work and a good cleaning, this could make for a great family wagon. You would definitely be the only family on the block driving a nine passenger wagon with skylights! Anyone have any good stories of hot rodding the family’s Vista Cruiser?