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1969 Buick Sport-Wagon 400

(The only known surviving example in RED)

The glass-roof Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser was built from 1964-1972.

The similar but lesser-known “Sky-Roof” Buick wagons were only built from 1964-1969.

Factory-Installed Equipment & Options

Additions/Changes by Current Owner

Optional two tone paint ("Signal Red" with a White roof),
Red vinyl interior, simulated wood-grain delete.


400 cubic inch Buick big-block V8 with
4-bbl carburetor and dual exhaust (rated at 340 HP),
TH-400 automatic.


Power steering.
Power disc brakes (front).
3.42 performance ratio rear axle.
Air conditioning.
All tinted glass.
Power windows.
Power door locks.
Power tailgate window.
Dual action tailgate.
Front 4-way power seat.
3rd seat (front facing).
Tilt column.
Remote driver's side mirror.
Passenger's side mirror.
Electric clock.
AM/FM radio with rear speakers.
Speed-warning speedometer.
Deluxe exterior trim.
Deluxe interior trim.
Carpeted cargo area.
14” Buick chrome rally wheels.
Roof rack.
Rear air deflector.

Original Signal Red with black coves and silver roof.

455 “Stage-1” Buick V8 (original 400 block in storage).

Original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission
with Buick variable-pitch torque converter and
Gear Vendors overdrive provides 12 forward speeds

(4 used in normal driving).

Mark Williams Enterprises 12-bolt rear axle with

3.42:1 ratio, Positraction, and 11” rear brake drums

(original was 10-bolt 3.42:1 ratio with 9” drums).

1969 GS ram-air setup (hood and air cleaner).
1969 GS 3-spoke sport steering wheel.

1969 GS-style front grille.

15” Buick chrome rally wheels with red-stripe tires

(originals were 14”).

Front center fold-down armrest.
Map-light mirror.
Under-dash gauges.
2-1/2" mandrel-bent exhaust.
Chrome exhaust tips.

Restoration

Body & Paint by:  Nice Rides Restoration- LaSalle, CO.

Mechanical by:    Ron Jones Automotive – Loveland, CO.
                             and Current Owner (since 1996).

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