When it comes to super-spacious station wagons of the elderly kind, the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser produced from 1971 through 1992, and its GM kin from Buick, Chevrolet and Pontiac, were king.
These automotive dinosaurs reached new lengths – literally, with the 1976 model measuring a gasping 231.0 inches (5,867 mm) long and 80.0 inches (2,032 mm) wide, before dropping to 217.5 inches (5,524 mm) and 79.7 inches (2,024 mm) respectively in the third last generation model (1989-1992) seen here.
While a lot of things have stayed stock on this 1991 example of the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Limited Edition, the lowered stance combined with beefy 245/40 low profile rubber encompassing 18-inch American Racing chrome wheels, large chin spoiler and the oversized hood scoop, should tell you that there's something…dark going on with this estate (…and now you know why they use this term).
That something is a ferocious Chevrolet Big Block Ram Jet 502 cubic inch (8.2-liter) V8 crate engine (priced $13,263 new), which GM says produces 502-horses. The seller of the car at Art&Speed in Tennessee, doesn't provide output numbers, but it should be close to the official figure released by GM. The Olds wagon has a sale price of $21,900 (€15,900 at today's rates).
A plethora of high-res photos and a growling video tour of the car can be found below.