Mrs. Pupster recently expressed interest in a used Buick Roadmaster station wagon, which is parked a few blocks away with a for sale sign in the window. I’m pretty nostalgic for big station wagons, but I don’t like the looks of the Roadmaster. Mrs. Pupster started poking around the intertubes, looking at used station wagons, and she came up with this little gem:
Unique Vehicle, over 19 feet long 5000 lbs of classic American Beauty.
It has a 351 CI Cleveland eng and 3- speed automatic transmission.
It has a 3-way tailgate, swing open or fold down and fold down facing 3rd row seating for a total of up to 10 passengers. Middle seat also folds down for hauling big loads.
Road trip. Tailgate. Imagine the possibilities. I suppose it belonged to a little old lady who only drove it to church and the grocery store, right?
…I bought this 2 years ago with 15,000 mi and drove it as a daily driver for 2 years and it now has just over 22,000 mi.
…This car was originally owned by a Goodyear employee for his wife, the wife died in 1979 and the car was kept in storage for 20 years before the 2nd owner bought with 6000 mi and restored it adding the dual exh, dark tint glass, 17′-custom rims and Goodyear eagle GTs. I am the 4th owner and put more miles on in it in 2 years than anyone had before.
I’ll admit it…I want this car. Don’t need it, want it. I grew up in gigantic station wagons like this, and a big part of me wants to cruise this bad boy up and down the interstate just for the hell of it. Put the kids in the way-back, they will have to send a text message to get a rest stop. I know it’s not practical, but dammit, I want to be impractical. Don’t these people look happy?