Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
Produced from 1964-1977, Vista Cruiser was Oldsmobile’s best-selling and most popular station wagon. It is also one of the models which perfectly describes suburban America in the ’60s and ’70s. In the ’70s, they were equipped with a long list of optional extras, wood grain trim, and the Clamshell tailgate (via Wikipedia).
The Clamshell tailgate was GM’s patent which was used on all big station wagons of the early ’70s, including Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, and of course, Oldsmobile. This power-operated system could slide the tailgate into the trunk floor, giving unrestricted access to the luggage compartment.