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October 2020 Update – We’re busy updating our database to accurately reflect the status of every car we’ve featured since starting GuysWithRides.com. This Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser we first featured in October 2019 has since sold. This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330.
In Windsor Locks, Connecticut you can find this 1977 red over red Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon was originally posted in October 2019 when the current caretaker asked $6,800 for it. The NADA Guides Online Valuation Tool currently lists its “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range for these cars at $2,905, $8,062, and $14,187, respectively, so we believe the seller has his Custom Cruiser smartly priced.
Oldsmobile redesigned its second-generation Custom Cruiser station for 1977 as part of GM’s downsizing program for all B- and C-Body full-size cars that year. In the redesign, the Custom Cruiser shed 14 inches in length, 11 inches of wheelbase, and up to 900 pounds of curb weight. The new wagon saw a change to a lighter weight two-way tailgate that replaced the complicated and heavy clamshell design of the prior model. Wagons such as this example also share the same full-coil spring suspension as their sedan counterparts, rather than the multi-leaf springs found on 1971-76 Safaris. The current caretaker is quick to point out his Custom Cruiser is always stored indoors and never taken out during the winter months, thus the body and interior remain excellent.
Included in the sale of this well-optioned example are service records as well as many spare parts, owner’s manual, and original dealer brochures. Equipped with the Oldsmobile-sourced 350 cubic inch V8 topped with a four-barrel carburetor, performance should be reliably adequate. If everything checks out during your in-person inspection, this could be a fun and comfortable wagon to take the entire family to the car show of your choice. Good luck with the purchase! We’d love to hear your thoughts about this vehicle. Comment below and let us know!