No Listing Left Behind: 1984 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser – Sold!
When trying to find a good car on Craigslist, you often have to look past either very few pictures or in this case, a lot of bad indoor pictures that likely hinder the sale. That’s how we feel when we came across this claimed one-owner, 45K original mile 1984 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon listed on Craigslist in Lockport, New Jersey with an asking price of $7,950. Researching the NADA Classic Car Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Custom Cruiser price above the current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $1,589, $4,560, and $6,480, respectively. This is one of those examples where you will need to inspect in person out in the open to confirm whether it deserves the premium requested. That said, other than the disintegrated ABS bumper fillers (which we’ve seen on just about all mid-eighties GM cars even if they are kept out of the sun) this example appears to be a time capsule in a rare color combination.
We don’t think there are many women in Lockport, NY selling classic station wagons, so we recalled this woman recently had a Fairlane wagon listed for sale. Consequently, we recommend confirming whether she is actually the original owner or whether she purchased it from them. We hope your in-person inspection confirms this Custom Cruiser is in fact a low-mileage diamond in the rough and if so, good luck with the purchase!
We came across what appears to be a sales training video for Oldsmobile’s 1984 Custom Cruiser:
While the seller lists a “new” motor and transmission, it’s not clear whether that means these are truly new, rebuilt, or are used finds from a donor vehicle so you’ll need to confirm that with the seller. GM’s 700R4 automatic came equipped with an overdrive fourth gear, so the engine will spin much lower at highway speeds. The transmission is now floor controlled but it’s clear the steering column originally house the shifter. This is a nice all-around ’69 C10 you can cruise in comfort regardless of the temperature outside. Personally, we would buff out the owner’s name currently on the driver’s door and remove the toolbox as soon as we arrived back at our garage, but that’s just us. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“84 olds custom cruiser, one owner since new, loaded, PW, PB, door locks, an updated stereo with original available, original paint, nice shine no door dings, the interior also immaculate, Michelin tires, 45000 original miles, CONS: headliner needs reglued, weather bumper extension needs to be replaced (on e-bay), you won’t find another wagon anywhere. contact Linda“
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