National Geographic : 1977 Apr
"Before I put my Olds wagon In this grage, I put this garIae In my Olds wagon" When I drove my new Custom Cruiser home, I picked up this specially-designed light weight garage on the way. Which should give you an idea how Olds builds its full-sized wagon. Practical dimen sions outside, plenty of room inside for the 1009 pounds of materials needed for my new aaraae. Ican flip the tailgate down for loading, or sideways like a door, with the window up or down. Even the hinges are concealed for easier loading. I ordered the new rear-facing third seat because you can open it with one hand without climbing in; also the root rack with adjust able crossbars. Yet this is more than just a roomy station wag on. It's an Oldsmobile. It doesn't ride like a wagon. It's smooth, quiet, and a luxury to drive. Standard equip ment includes Turbo Hydra-matic transmis sion, power brakes and steering, steel-belted ra dials. And it includes a 350 V-8 that can still give good gas mileage. (EPA estimates: 19 mpg in the highway test; 14 mpg, city.Your mileage depends on how you drive, your car's equip ment, and its condition. In California, EPA esti mates are lower.) And this is one wagon that's built for comfort. There's cut-pile carpeting that runs the length of the loading space and up the sides. Lockable storage areas, under the floor and in the left side. The electric rear window is standard. Oldsmobile took a big load off my back when they built the Cus tom Cruiser. It's not just a spacious wagon. It's a car that looks good in any garage. They really built one for me! Garage is 10' x 20; with added triangular wings: total, 225 sq. ft. For complete build ing plans and list of materials, write Oldsmobile Div., Dept. W-1, Lansing, MI 48921. CUSTOM CRUISER Can we build one for you?