1970 OLDSMOBILE VISTA CRUISER 8PASSENGER WAGON
1970 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 8 Passenger Wagon
Fully Restored Rust Free Glass Roofed Icon
442 Hood & Wheels
Exceptional Paint and Body - Air Conditioning
Stunning both In & Out - A Real Show Stopper
Locally Owned, Restored and Driven â€¢ Records & Documents
Ready to be Drivem Anywhere
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I do NOT Answer EMAILS Requesting Price
Before you send me that awful question, "what's your bottom line", let's take a moment to explain market values and how to get a deal on eBay. There isn't any "Book Value" from the Kelly Blue Book or NADA Guide on a car like this. Figures both selling and buying for cars like this are subjective in nature and the only number that counts, if you are the seller, is the one from a serious buyer that makes you an offer. Over 29 years in thebusiness, dealers like myself, buy and sell by looking at what the rarity is and how difficult it may be to find such a unique vehicle like this one. Do I have an asking price? Sure, I posted that price, but that number may have nothing to do with what you may offer or be willing to pay. That is why we sell exclusively on eBay and at other reputable auctions. The numbers or offers come from the buyers that are serious and just like me, make their own minds up as to what they are willing to spend. We arehere to sell cars. With fourteen yearsexclusivelyon eBay and perfect feedback, it's obvious we do.
Real buyers with serious offers in mind, either bid and they almost always call us. They almost always want to talk to the person in charge; that's me. I want to talk to you too and help you own this awesome vehicle. It keeps me in business. So, if you want a fantastic vehicle like you see here, one that is far above the average in condition, serviced and documented like this, simply call. Asking through email for my bottom line? Well, I just think you're not too serious or willing to make an offer; makes it a waste of my time and yours. If you just want to know what the market value is, do what we do, look atthe vehicle closely and try to find another just like it with similar rarity and documentation. If you can't find one, just decide what it is worth to you to own it. That is what I did and all we can hope for is that you offer a bit more than I did so I can stay in business. Most important though, since you "are" a serious and capable buyer, call me and let's talk. I don't wear a Plaid Coat, I don't talk really fast and I am the guy in charge, the owner, enthusiast and purveyor of some of the finest cars on the internet...not to mention the best thorough presentations.
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Certain cars bring back such great childhood memories for me and this is one of those. My parents never owned one! But! They owned several wagons. So many that I cannot remember my parents not having a wagon while I was growing up. Why is THIS wagon such an "Icon" for me? Well because it WAS the COOLEST wagon back in its day. The Skylight and Lateral Glass Roof Panels were the dream for any kids that had to ride in the back of wagons. I probably couldn't count the times I asked my dad to buy one of these. Having traversed the United States from East Coast to West Coast several times as a kid, I've spent countless hours in the third row seat of wagons in my lifetime. So, that's my story of wagons...What's yours? I know you're looking at this wagon for a reason. Your either a collector and know just how rare these 1970 Vista Cruisers are and you want to add it to your collection or you want this wagon because it was one of your favorite memories like mine is for me. I have been in the collectible car business now for over fourteen years and I don't miss these Vista Cruisers Wagons or Buick Sport Wagons any time I see them come up for sale. Problem has been, not being able to find one that was a show quality car. Most were beat, un-restored or just rust buckets and I don't care how much I've wanted one, I was not going to buy a project wagon. For anyone that has nicely restored a car these days, you know what I am talking about. BIG MONEY! TONS OF TIME and a large portion of your garage that has a heap in it for years. Well, here's your chance to own a spectacular 70 Vista Cruiser that's done already. A no expense spared, high dollar restoration, not fully back to stock original, but modified tastefully and the way most of us would do it ourselves. Give it that Vista Cruiser 442 look and the right color combination that's NOT GREEN.
How did we find this gem? Well, it was right here in Las Vegas. The owner spent the last 13 years restoring it, spent well over $30,000 doing so and then had to clear out some of the collection of cars at his home. We got lucky to be the first ones on the ground when it came available. Cash in hand, he turned over the clear title and a binder of receipts and photos and excited we drove off to the shop enjoying the ice cold air conditioning in this nostalgic ride.
1970 OLDSMOBILE VISTA CRUISER WAGON
Showing on Odometer: 46,361 (exempt)
Engine: 350 CI V8 engine
Transmission: 3-Speed Automatic
Exterior: White & Tan (218.2" Length)
Interior: Tan Tweed
Over 202 high resolution pictures below. This Vista Cruiser was done right...at least in my 30 year professional opinion. Yes, if you are a "purest" this may not be for you. But if you are wanting the sharpest looking Vista Cruiser in the show, this is for you. The white paint and body are absolutely stunning, laser straight and exceptionally laid well and polished perfectly. The trim on the body is exceptional as well. Most of it looks like brand new. The bumpers are fully redone, the 442 Rally Wheels, painted to match with all the chrome trim are stunning. The interior was beautifully done. Not back to the original vinyl, but a two tone tweed that looks great. The the carpet is new and headliner is orignal and in great condition. I noticed one small tear towards the rear, very small but shown in the pictures. The glass roof is exceptional, the undercarriage is refinished too. No evidence of rust or rust repair anywhere in the car. The body shop that did the work on this car de-trimmed it and removed and replaced all seals and rubber. The rear window and door functions perfectly. The tail-lights are like new. The Tires, the same. The engine starts, runs and drives excellent. Steering and brakes are great. I would not call a thirty thousand dollar restoration cheap by any means and this Vista Cruiser is absolutely beautiful in every way. If you haven't scrolled through the 202 pictures yet, you should...you'll see what I am talking about and why I speak so fondly of this Wagon.
Extreme quality condition mechanically and cosmetically, ZERO rust western car, the likes of which you won't find back east for sure. When you see underneath this wagon you will see what I mean. Also we posted a few of the restoration pictures too. see what the car looked like before 30k was spent on it. The only item that didn't work was the AM radio. All lights and guages work great.
Above the original books and Protect-o-Plate
Above many of the original owner's maintenance receipts dating back to 1978
Above many of the second owner's restoration and maintenance receipts dating back to 2009 when he bought the car.
Pictures below are from when he bought it and some of the restoration photos
A note from the owner.
I am a "used car dealer" but before that, I'm an automobile enthusiast. I love original rare and high quality modified vintage cars and over the past decade I've been in business, have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles. I specialize in and am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners. I have an experienced eye for quality but I've discovered that my preferred buyer can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the bidder, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably won't do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.
With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a "dealership" like mine may at first glance appear. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner and Chris, owner of A-Best Auto Repair in Henderson, Nevada has my back. He and his crew can fix anything; from a low budget beater to the absolute most expensive exotic you can name, no job is too big and no small detail unimportant. They do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and nothing escapes their methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly "right" will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about me. Moreover; it allows my writer to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless he thinks it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction.
After the vehicle is fully sorted it arrives at our facility where it encounters the suspicious eye of Tom, my writer that creates the presentations you see on eBay. He believes absolutely nothing I or anyone else tells him about the car as he combs over every inch, researches its history and documents originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 150 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I've developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they so meticulously clean. This reconditioning can sometimes take several days and I've converted a paint booth, especially prepared for the professional clay bar and polishing each car lovingly receives.
Usually, I'll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it's a fast car, we film it going fast. If it's a 4x4 you'll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch the temperature fall on a digital, laser thermometer pointed at an air conditioning vent. How many "dealers" will video a Lotus Esprit doing a buck-eighty? We do.
No "dealer," on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase, that my vehicle is for real and what I say is the truth. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.
If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer serious, you'll find me the most accommodating business partner you've ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or "what is my bottom line" I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually pull the trigger, I will happily quote you the absolute highest nationally advertised suggested retail price I can find - a number we both know will not buy the car so, don't waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a "used car dealer."
Serious buyers know the maximum they can offer. I then must simply decide if I can sell for that number.
If you hit the reserve, the decision is no longer mine. I must sell at that number.
OFFERS GET MY ATTENTION: 702-353-7500 or Doug@vivalasvegasautos.com
If you questions about anything,
pick up the phone and talk a serious offer.
I don't respond to emails asking for"Bottom Line, Sale Price, Reserve, or Buy-it-Now" different than I have posted.
THE ONLY WAY YOU GET THOSE FIGURES IS TO CALL ME!
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This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.
Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcomeBEFOREthe auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may haveBEFOREYOUBIDandBEFORETHEAUCTIONENDS. . .THEREARENOEXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.
A$1000non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction . NO Exceptions! We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.
Full payment must be received within four (4) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable butBANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERREDfor US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os willNEVERbe accepted.CHECKS in ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.
Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full.
Important: Winning bidders for automobile transactions are not obligated to purchase nor is the seller obligated to sell to any winning bidder according to eBay's policies, see (pages.ebay.com/help/policies/non-binding-bid.html). Bidders that win an auction and then do not pay, spoil the integrity of the eBay experience and cause sellers to incur additional costs and losses due to the non-paying bidders negligence and disregard for honest dealings. If you win this auction and we collect your non-refundable deposit via credit card, Paypal or any other means, you agree to waive your right to claim your deposit back with any arbitration to your bank, credit card issuer or PayPal.
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If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.
We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.
We will happily do whatever is required to assista legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehiclewith their transaction.
This vehicle soldAS-IS,with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.
When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.
Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 withANYquestions.Email:Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com
Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents.
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Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection servicestrictlyprior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.