Poor Pictures: 1991 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 9P Wagon – Sold?

by | Jul 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Wagon Wednesday

August 17, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

July 10, 2021 Update – We just came across a fresh listing for this 1991 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser in which the pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.

While searching for Craigslist “Classifinds”, we often pass over potential finds not because of the number of pictures, but rather the quality of them.  Uploading a decent size photograph on Craigslist or any other platform to sell your ride is critical to help potential buyers see details of your car clearly. This 1991 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser originally listed in July 2021 on Craigslist in Danville, North Carolina (Raleigh) is a prime example. The two dozen pictures provided were uploaded at too small of a size to make heads or tails of the car’s details. Luckily they are just good enough when combined with the seller’s description to warrant a feature. Offered at $6,200, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a virtually identical Buick Roadmaster (there is no Oldsmobile estimate provided) confirms the private seller has their Custom Cruiser priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $4,300 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $7,600.

While GMs final iteration of full-size, body-on-frame, rear-wheel-drive, station wagons carried on through 1996 in the form of the Chevrolet Caprice and Buick Roadmaster, the virtually identical Oldsmobile version, the Custom Cruiser, only lasted through 1992.  Sold only in the United States, the 1991 Custom Cruiser improved its sales over the prior-generation 1990 model nearly two-to-one, slightly outselling the Buick Roadmaster (produced only as a station wagon for 1991); the model line also outsold the combined sales of the Ford LTD Country Squire and Mercury Colony Park (sold for the last time). For 1992, the Custom Cruiser declined closer to 1990 sales, leading Oldsmobile to discontinue the model line after 1992. Not only is this Custom Cruiser one of Oldsmobile’s last rear-wheel-drive cars, but it’s also one of the last to feature the brand’s 307 cubic inch V8.

From what we can tell from the pictures, this Custom Cruiser appears to be a nicely preserved example ready for a new caretaker.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1991 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 4-dr., 9-passenger station wagon. A great car finished in Dark Navy Blue with matching Navy Blue leather seating. 307 Ci./170 h.p. V8, with automatic, nice cold factory Air Conditioning, power everything, factory alloy wheels, vista roof and lots more. A great price. Low original miles. Collector owned for many years. Super clean and in great condition…..

FlowMaster Stainless exhaust system is in good condition and there are no check engine lights or performance problems. Power windows, seats , door locks, mirrors, antenna and automatic climate control all function as they should although the A/C may need additional refrigerant. A great driving Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon.

Meticulously maintained and always garaged!!!!!!!!
Thank You!!!!!!!!
Phone Calls Only…. Will not respond to text or email…
Very, Very Good Condition……..
Posting will be removed when items are sold………

Show or go: what would you do with this Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Mike g

    The Oldsmobile “307” was offered in the Custom Cruiser up to 1990. Starting in 1991 the Chevrolet 305 and 350 FI engine were used.


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