I saw a really clean one of these for sale at an auto flea market about 10 years ago. Price was fair rather than a steal at the time. In hindsight... massive steal for something so cool and not rusted out (everything around here is).
This body style from GM is one of my favourites of everything. Vista Cruiser just takes up several notches in coolness of a certain kind.
My father, like some others I have heard of, was an Oldsmobile man, But he would never own anything sleek or modern until he unexpectedly sprang for a brand new Cutlass Supreme in 1984. Instead of the fake woodgrain luxury of the vista Cruiser, my brothers, sisters and I were carried around in a 1964 Dynamic 88 wagon until the mid 70s when our dad finally "downsized" to a used 71 Delta 88 sedan. Neither of these were especially stylish, although the 2 door version of the 71 Delta 88 was quite a head-turner, but they were magnificent automobiles. I genuinely miss Oldsmobile.
Yes, I loved the old "Dr.Oldsmobile" ads...The Torque Monster Olds 442's and Buick GSX were the subtle MONSTERS of their day. The '68 442 is the subtlest monster of all.
I was in the used car business for 38 years and I sold a bunch of these,
Chevelles, Buicks, and Pontiacs. I sold one Vista Wagon with a 455 motor and it was pretty fast for it's day. My favorite wagon that I kept for a number of years was a 1972 Pontiac Lemans with a Sport Package (GTO front clip with fake ram air hood, GTO front color-keyed bumper and grille, and fake brake vents in the front fenders). I had the original Flame Orange repainted, found some 15 inch Pontiac rally wheels, lowered it, and put some remanufactured GTO emblems on the grille, fenders, and tailgate. Out of all the classic cars and hot rods I owned in my 69 years, it sparked more interest than any others. So many people shared with me all the GTO wagons they had seen and heard of...................even though NONE had ever been manufactured!!! 😂😂😂