Vista Cruiser is a wagon produced and sold OldSmobile for three generations from 1964 to 1977. visors
Vista Cruisers of the first and second generation is known for their fixed glass ceiling windows over the second-row seats with sunscreen visors for the second-row passengers, a raised roof behind the hatch and side glass panels above the back of the cargo area along the raised roof and three rows of seats for passengers facing ahead.
Sharing its body style with Buick Sport Wagon, Vista Cruiser was presented on February 4, 1964 as a 1964 model based on the OLDSMobile Cutlass / F-85 model. Until 1973 of the model year, Vista Cruiser used the wheelbase, which was 5 inches (127 mm) longer than the Cutlass / F-85 sedan.
Subsequent medium-sized vans Oldsmobile had a light hatch, as well as a full-sized van OldSmobile Custom Cruiser 1991-92 and a wagon Buick Roadmaster 1991-96.
Recalling the earlier models, the Vista Cruiser of the Third Generation (1973-1977) was equipped with additional seats of the third row rushing back, as well as one flat hatch with an air vents over the front-row seats.
Full-size vans – clamshells GM 1971-76, including OldSmobile Custom Cruiser, included an additional third row forward, and a slightly raised roof over a cargo compartment, but without a window in the roof.
First generation (1964-1967)
In Vista Cruiser of the first generation, a raised roof with a divided light hatch was used for the first time, which began over the seats of the second row, with side glass panels above the rear cargo zone. Sun visors for second-row passengers, the third row of seats for passengers facing forward, is available as an option.
In 1964, Vista Cruiser was one of the three universal offered by OldSmobile, the rest were F-85 built on the same wheelbase as other intermediate models F-85 / Cutlass and full-size Dynamic 88 Fiesta.
From 1965 to 1970, OLDSMobile abandoned the full-size wagon 88, making Vista Cruiser larger in the division; The F-85 / Cutlass wagon with a shorter wheelbase remained an entry-level offer.
Vista Cruiser engines were used in parallel with other OLDS intermediate motors, with a V8 of 330 cubic inches (5,408 cubic meters), which was offered from 1964 to 1967 and produced from 210 to 320 horsepower (from 160 to 240 kW) depending on Year of release and carburetor.
The transmission included a two-stage automatic transmission of Jetaway and two rarely equipped mechanical transmissions, a three-step transmission and a four-stage floor shift.
Second generation (1968-1972)
During major restyling of the car line GM A-Body in 1968, a separated light hatch was replaced by a one-piece, and the wheelbase increased from 1 inches to 121 inches (3073 mm).
From 1968 to 1972, 350 cubic inches (5,700 cm; 5.7 l) V8 became standard, with high yield of 400 cubic inches (6,600 cm; 6.6 l) V8 from 442 car muscles in addition on 1968-69 and V8 volume 455 Cubic inches (7460 cu. cm; 7.46 l), accessible from 1970 to 1972.
The proposed transmission for many years included one of the two automatic transmissions – two-stage Jetaway (1968) or a three-step Turbo Hydramatic (1968-72), or, very rarely, a standard three-step mechanical transmission transmission with a column switching or an additional four-stage manual transmission. With outdoor HURST gear switch.
In 1969, the rear door of Dual-Action was presented as an option on double-row models and as standard for three-row.
In 1970, a redesign exterior was produced, pointed edges and bends. Although he very much reminded the 1968-69 models and is essentially considered a second-generation car (GM Skywagon Club recognizes the 1970-72 models as “generation 2a”), many parts of the body are no longer interchangeable. The instrument panel was also completely recycled.
In 1971, OldSmobile returned the Custom Cruiser wagist on a full-sized C-Body 98 chassis with an endungent GM door, but Vista Cruiser with a glass roof continued to be released until 1972.
A small amount of Vista Cruisers of 1972 was modified by HURST Performance for use as an auxiliary car on the INDIANAPOLIS 500 1972 race, joining the official Pacific Hurst / Olds 1972. Both were equipped with an engine Rocket V8 of 455 cubic inches (7460 cu. Cm; 7.46 l).
It is known that as of 2012, two modified Vista Cruisers are preserved, the press machine and the medical director machine. As of 2012, the car medical