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66 Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser

Posted on May 11, 2021

Vehicle Specifications


461 CI Oldsmobile Engine
Edelbrock Heads, Ported
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold
Comp Cams Extreme Energy Hydraulic Camshaft
Harland Sharp Roller Rocker Arms
Holley 870 CFM Carburetor
MSD HEI Module, Cap & Plug Wires
K&N Air Filter
Oldsmobile Toronado Air Cleaner
Oldsmobile Toronado 6 Quart Oil Pan
Be-Cool Radiator
Spal Electric Cooling Fans


Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 Transmission & Olds 4-4-2 “Switch-Pitch” Torque Converter by Cleans Racing Transmissions
Gear Vendor Overdrive
12-Bolt Chevrolet Chevelle Rear Differential
Mark Williams Housing Ends
Tom’s Heavy Duty Axles
Large Ford Bearings & Eaton Posi-Traction with Carbon Fiber Clutches,
Installed by J&S Gear, Huntington Beach, CA
B&M Trans Cooler
B&M “Pro Stick” Shifter


Hedman Headers
Flowmaster Exhaust System, H-Pipe & Tips

Suspension & Brakes

AirLift Airbags
Hotchkis Front & Rear Control Arms
Hotchkis Sway Bars
Hotchkis Front Springs
Tokico Shock Absorbers
Baer Racing 4-Wheel Disc Brake System “Track System” — 13″ Front; 12″ Rear
PBR Calipers
General Motors “B” Body Spindles

Body & Exterior

Custom Silver/Blue Paint by Chris Guinn
Glassurit Paint
Chrome Plating by Lemon Grove Plating
Metro Molded Rubber Body Seals

Wheels & Tires

Intro Custom Wheels; “Vista” – 8″ x 17″
BFGoodrich HR-4 COMP T/A
Front – 245/50 R17
Rear – P255/60 R17


Olds 4-4-2 Console and Bucket Seats
Custom Leather Upholstery by Custom Auto Interiors
Custom-Built Billet Dash Insert
AutoMeter “Carbon Fiber” Instruments
Budnik “Stinger” Steering Wheel
ididit Billet Aluminum Tilt Steering Column
Vintage Air “Super Cooler” Heat & A/C

Sound System

Stillwater Designs Kicker Amps & Speakers
KEC Mobile Overhead Monitor & VCR
VDO Dayton Tuner with CD & GPS Navigation
Installations by Audio Concepts, Anaheim, Calif.

The History of Oldsmobile’s Vista-Cruiser

The Vista-Cruiser Station Wagon was manufactured by the Oldsmobile division of GM from 1964 to 1972. In that era — as with modern SUVs — consumers wanted a versatile family vehicle that could hold a large amount of cargo and passengers. The distinctive “Vista” windows that run the length of the wagon’s passenger compartment were an option. Their unusual style was derived from the curved, atrium Vista windows used on railroad passenger cars during the mid-20th century.

The Mission

Take a classic American station wagon and build it up as a custom, high performance “Pro-Touring” vehicle in a style which has become that of Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners. The perfect high-performance, cross-country cruiser.

Complete restoration and build-up by Gary Turnau of Mothers® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners at the Mothers® facility in Huntington Beach, Califorinia.