In the last decade of the 20th Century, an era in which minivans and sport utilities dominated the driveways of family homes, General Motors offered an alternative and resurrected the full-size station wagon.
Built on the General’s full-size rear-drive platform, and featuring three rows of seating — with the third row facing rearward, just like back in the 1960s — these wagons were sold by Chevrolet (Caprice), Oldsmobile (Custom Cruiser) and Buick (Roadmaster).
Pick of the Day is a 1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon that a private seller in Phoenix says comes with all the functionality of a Tahoe or Expedition, neither of which comes with the coolness of being a classic.
In the advertisement on ClassicCars.com, the seller adds that this 70,000-mile wagon with a clean Car Fax comes with some “nice upgrades.”
From the factory it was equipped with GM’s 350cid V8 engine with 260 horsepower, good for sprinting to 60 mph in less than 9 seconds but also averaging 25 mph while cruising the highway (or 23 according to the EPA). It also has the Grand Touring suspension package, limited-slip rear differential, 5,000-pound towing package, and a full-size car cover. Also included are leather seat covers should you prefer them to the factory velour.
And, within the past 3,500 miles, this wagon has been fitted with Bilstein shocks, 17-inch American Racing wheels, a new AC Delco air conditioning compressor, fresh belts and hoses and fluids, tinting of the rear windows to match the Vista Roof skylight and Bluetooth audio.
“Car drives tight and right,” the seller promises. “It’s like going down the road in a very fast, quiet living room.”