Your Cars: Jon's 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Oct 14, 2019 | Oldsmobile, Your Cars, Custom Cruiser | Posted in Features | From the Nov. 2015 issue | Never miss an article

[Editor's Note: This ran in the November 2015 issue. Jordan has since sold the wagon to forum member BlueInGreen - Jon, but the whitewalls thankfully remain. The great news? His kids love it. Who could ask for anything more?]

Sure, GRM’s main focus is sports cars, but we have a few wagons in the fleet, too. How can a true enthusiast not appreciate things like fake wood paneling, rear-facing jump seats, and cargo holds big enough to swallow a 4x8 sheet of plywood?

Jordan Rimpela worships at the same church.

My car, an Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, is No. 4117 of 4347 assembled in 1992, its last year of production,” he writes. “I suppose that one could conclude that it’s rare, but I have a feeling that Oldsmobile’s last foray into body-on-frame cars will never quite reach collector status.”

It’s relatively stock at the moment, but that will change once it has attended a few autocrosses,” Jordan continues.

Nothing major, just a slightly stiffer suspension and a few engine modifications.”

The whitewalls aren’t going anywhere, he adds.

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BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
10/14/19 6:12 p.m.

The wagon really is a great car for road trips and racetrack camping, plus it’s been a trouble free daily driver all summer.

My original plan was to enjoy it for a year or so until the novelty wore off and then move it on to someone else who loves these cars but I’ve been told I’m not allowed to sell it ever.

My kid was genuinely concerned when she heard someone at church ask if the wagon was for sale smiley

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