Eagle-eyed reader Dan Scott found this 1971 Cutlass Wagon parked near his home outside of Philadelphia. I did a little digging and came up with a Craigslist ad that revealed its secrets.On the surface, it’s a fairly conventional intermediate-sized amily truckster. It’s not even a Vista Cruiser.
The seller describes it in “very fair” condition, but also cops to some rust on the doors and tailgate, but says that the frame and floors are solid.
I’m not so hot on the bucket seats and console, but at least the seats appear to have come from a Cutlass, and they look like they might at least partially match the interior.
It’s a 350 with Posi Traction and factory air, again making it a relatively conventional Cutlass Wagon.
It’s got an aftermarket Webasto sunroof that stretches almost the entire length of the passenger compartment. That makes it at least 10 percent cooler than any Cutlass Wagon I’ve ever seen.
That $12,000 price tag is off the chart, though, unfortunately. The nice folks at Hagerty Insurance just sold a Vista Cruiser in significantly better condition for half that, and there’s a cool story behind it. Not sure a big hole in the roof justifies the price of a whole ‘nother car.