Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 442
You are probably wondering how a family station wagon could also be a muscle car. However, customers could order the 1970 Vista Cruiser with a 455 V8 monster of an engine. It came with the same power plant as the famed Oldsmobile 442 muscle car. This transformed an otherwise ordinary 1970’s American suburban wagon into a fire-breathing muscle car Olds disguised as practical family transport.
But, the performance of the Vista Cruiser 455 was worse than the regular Oldsmobile 442. The reason was the weight of the wagon, but the Vista was still quick with 0 to 60 mph times of around six seconds. Unfortunately, not many people knew this in 1970 because Oldsmobile installed the 455 in just a handful of Vista Cruisers. That is why car fans have forgotten the Vista Cruiser 442 and they are rare today.