1963 station wagon

Started by Mike Patla #23389, May 30, 2014, 06:51:16 PM

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Mike Patla #23389

Hello, can anyone give me any info on a 1963 Cadillac Vista station wagon ?  Thanks ,    MPATLA #23389

russ austin

I don't have any info, but would love to start with yours.  Do you own it?
R.Austin

Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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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jdemerson

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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gary griffin

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I need one of these and a Cadillac Mirage pick up truck, and oh I need a bigger garage also!
Gary Griffin

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Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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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Mike Patla #23389

Hello,     this car does exist and I am trying to buy it.     Thanks for the responses.    member #23389

Alex D.

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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Guidematic


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.

Mike
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veesixteen

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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russ austin

I wonder what the inside looks like. the back axle hump seems like a challenge to overcome.
R.Austin

russ austin

Followed the link, but how do you bid?   :-\
R.Austin

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Call them Russ. You will owe me a ride in it.
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Hello Russ

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

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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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66 Eldo

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.

Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

Looks beautiful.

Will be interesting to see what it does.
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INTMD8

I like it!  Does the rear window open somehow?

Gene Beaird

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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russ austin

So who did it go to?   I didn't bid.
R.Austin