Custom Carrier: 1963 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiesta Wagon – SOLD!

by | Feb 2022 | Classifinds, Wagon Wednesday

March 22, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “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.

February 16, 2022 Update – We just came across a new listing that replaced the expiring prior Craigslist ad.  In it, the description, pictures, and firm cash price of $25,000 all remain the same.

We usually come across early 1960s vintage full-size Oldsmobiles on a regular basis. Almost non-existent anymore however are Fiesta station wagon versions from that time.  Not only is this 1963 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiesta Wagon originally listed in January 2022 in West Newton, Indiana (Indianapolis) a rare sight,  but the fact it’s now more of a street machine makes it truly unique. The seller reports this 58K original mile example now features air ride suspension and a Vintage Air HVAC system.

Currently offered for $25,000, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Fiesta Wagon priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $17,900 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $26,200.  Interestingly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask is three hundred dollars less than this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $25,300.

All full-sized Oldsmobiles underwent extensive body and trim revisions for 1963. Most of the underlying basic body structure and rooflines were carried over from ’62 with new exterior sheet metal abandoning the previous years’ sculpted mid-sections; Lincoln Continental-style slab sides and sharper edges being employed overall. The Starfire gained an exclusive razor-edged roof treatment utilizing a concave backlight similar to that of the new Pontiac Grand Prix. Different rear quarter panels meant Oldsmobile 88s and the more expensive 98s were more differentiated than before. 1963 also brought about GM’s across-the-board adoption of the straight angled windshield “A” pillar on all full-size production vehicles eliminating the unusual 1961 through 1962 reverse-curve treatment. Models and drivetrains in both the Dynamic 88 and Super 88 series were unchanged from 1962. Options that year included a “tilt-away” steering wheel that could be adjusted to six positions, six-way power seats, AM/FM radio, and cruise control.

The Redline0442 YouTube Channel features this collection of Oldsmobile commercials from the early 1960s:

Based upon the pictures provided, it appears the hard stuff is now complete on this 1963 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiesta Wagon, and the key things left to make this car show worthy is the installation of a new headline and carpeting.

.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Fiesta Wagon featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“58k original miles, 394 big block, air ride suspension, ice cold a/c
Good luck finding another one let’s see if you want it more than I do!! If interested call Paul.

Show or go: what would you do with this 1963 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiesta Wagon?  Comment below and let us know!

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