7. Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 442
Going on a road trip through rural America in a muscle car is such a cliché, but it is something you should do at least once in your life. Any muscle car will do, but what about a combination of two opposite sides of the automobile spectrum? On one side you have a muscle car, and on the other side, a family station wagon.
You are probably wondering how a family station wagon could also be a muscle car but look at the 1970 Vista Cruiser. Customers could order it with a 455 V8 monster of an engine. It was basically the same powerplant from the famed Oldsmobile 442 muscle car. This transformed an otherwise ordinary ’70s American suburban wagon into a fire breathing muscle car disguised as practical family transport.
However, 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. Oldsmobile installed the famous 455 in just a handful of Vista Cruisers. That is why people have forgotten those cars and they are so rare today.