Big Red Wagon: 1977 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser – $5,500

May 2020 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

In Southwick, Massachusetts you can find this 1977 red over red Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon currently posted for sale here on Craigslist where the current caretaker is asking $5,500 for it.  The NADA Guides Online Valuation Tool currently lists its “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range for these cars at $2,500, $6,875, and $12,050, respectively, so we believe the seller has his Custom Cruiser smartly priced.  If you are serious about purchasing this Custom Cruiser, you can contact the seller directly by e-mailing him here.

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 replacing the complicated and heavy clam shell 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.

Last summer, YouTube car reviewer Doug Demuro reviewed a mid-eighties version of the Custom Cruiser which received only minor changes in the eight model years following the example featured here:

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.  

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1977 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser wagon with a 350 4 barrel equipped original engine that runs well.
It’s the factory Oldsmobile firethorn red with the blood red interior.
The vehicle has factory a/c(upgraded to R134a), tilt wheel. power windows, cruise control, functioning 8 track player, power rear tailgate window etc…
It’s never been wrecked and the body doesn’t have any rust.
It was ordered with the third seat delete and roof rack delete.
Very good condition, interior is in great shape, and is currently registered.
Always garaged and never driven in the winter.
It had a new radiator, thermostat, coolant flush, transmission service(fluid and filter) and heater core installed just before I put it away in October.
Includes many spare manuals, service records, and other original oldsmobile parts.
I just had it serviced for the summer including oil change, air filter change, plugs, plug wires, distributor cap/ rotor, 5 new redline radial tires(including spare), new rims, etc…
Due to it’s age, it will be sold with a bill of sale and a copy of the present registration.
Price is 5500.00
Cash only!
No trades, 3rd party/Nigerian/friend’s stimulus checks, or other craigslist scams.
No storage till the pandemic ends or me paying to ship the vehicle to you.
Just selling it to make room for other vehicles.
I don’t have to sell it due to any cova-19 money problems either. so that buying tactic won’t work.


Thanks for looking and be safe!

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