Posted By RichC on August 23, 2015
Chuckled at the CNBC
post on “Iconic Cars that are no longer
around” and remembering our couple of our very functional “woodie-look” wagons of old as well as my father-in-laws’ wagons. Neither of us had the extinct Buick Roadmaster (above),
but he had several Chevrolet station wagons … the last being the “White Whale” up until he bought the 2008 Chevy Trailblazer
… and I had both the fake wood on a Chevy and an Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser wagon. On the Chevy I had to wire the rear bumper on (rusted off) and the Olds was traded in on my first of two Toyota 4-Runner (1994) with a 5 speed manual — still one of my favorite cars.
Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
Mourn the death the beloved American family station wagon, complete with fake wood paneling. First, Chrysler eliminated its classic wood-paneled wagon in favor of a bland suburban minivan. Then, Buick killed its Roadmaster Estate Wagon in 1996.