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Offline Mike Patla #23389

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1963 station wagon
« on: May 30, 2014, 05:51:16 PM »
Hello, can anyone give me any info on a 1963 Cadillac Vista station wagon ?  Thanks ,    MPATLA #23389

Offline russ austin

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 10:40:03 AM »
I don't have any info, but would love to start with yours.  Do you own it?
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 03:04:26 PM »
Had never heard of the model before now. A quick search revealed one.

Apparently the roof came from the 1963 Olds Vista wagon.

I would also be interested in learning more of this interesting conversion of a 1963 Sedan deVille.
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Offline jdemerson

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 06:44:44 AM »
This is a new one for me, too! It's rather attractive.

http://www.cadillacstationwagon.com/1963/1/cwagback.jpg

I am betting it is a single conversion by a private owner, and thus there is only one. Maybe Yann Saunders knows something more.

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 09:58:40 AM »
I need one of these and a Cadillac Mirage pick up truck, and oh I need a bigger garage also!
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 10:40:38 AM »
I had also been leaning toward the conversion having been done at an independent shop - until I saw the roof - which appears to correlate with an Olds wagon of the same model year. Anything is possible.

To the OP - what first alerted you to this model? Ie: Do you own one; know of one for sale; know somebody who owned one, etc..? 
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Offline Mike Patla #23389

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 06:46:33 PM »
Hello,     this car does exist and I am trying to buy it.     Thanks for the responses.    member #23389

Offline Alex D.

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2014, 08:48:58 AM »
From the picture, it does not appear to have a drop down tailgate. Kind of defeats the purpose, but an interesting look.
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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2014, 10:03:42 AM »

 That is the roofline used on the 1964-67  Olds Vista Cruiser and Buick Sportwagon. So the conversion took place at least a year after the car was built. The basic roofline was carried over after the 1968 redesign of the GM A-body and lasted through 1972.

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Offline veesixteen

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 05:21:50 AM »
I don't know the car but there are a couple of photos of it (and others) in the Cadillac Database, "Dream Cars" section for 1963-64. I love wagons like this, built on Cadillac chassis. I wish GM's Cadillac Division had "done" some of these for the enjoyment of the true Cadillac collector.
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Offline russ austin

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 07:12:09 AM »
I wonder what the inside looks like. the back axle hump seems like a challenge to overcome.
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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2014, 09:42:28 PM »
Followed the link, but how do you bid?   :-\
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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2014, 10:03:49 PM »
Call them Russ. You will owe me a ride in it.
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Offline C.R. Patton II

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 08:50:23 AM »



Hello Russ

I hope you acquire this vehicle at auction.
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2014, 11:30:08 AM »
Russ,

If you cannot attend the sale in person, I strongly advise having the car inspected by someone familiar with Cadillacs of this vintage. 

Photos are notoriously unreliable for assessing condition!

Good luck & please follow up with details of the sale of this car.

*If the car were a '62, I'd be hightailing it to CT, pronto.  ;D
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Offline 66 Eldo

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2014, 06:32:32 PM »
Quote from: veesixteen  I wish GM's Cadillac Division had "done" some of these for the enjoyment of the true Cadillac collector.
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I thought Cadillac wagons of the 60s and 70s could be ordered through the dealer and were factory built? Or was the coachwork subbed out?

Our neighbor had a 69 and I remember seeing a few around the DC area in the 70s and 80s.

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2014, 08:08:45 AM »
Looks beautiful.

Will be interesting to see what it does.
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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2014, 09:15:08 AM »
I like it!  Does the rear window open somehow?

Offline Gene Beaird

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2014, 10:09:00 AM »
Beautiful. That would make a nice 'pup-hauler' for our dogs.  ;D

Is that a 50's Pontiac hearse/ambulance parked beside it?

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Offline russ austin

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Re: 1963 station wagon
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2014, 05:25:51 PM »
So who did it go to?   I didn't bid.
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