New forum member here and looking for some input from other station wagon owners/fans. Here's my situation: I grew up in the 70s outside of Detroit and my family had a first-generation Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, the kind with the clamshell tailgate (which only worked sporadically IIRC). I have really fond memories of that car even though I was just a young lad at the time. We used to vacation in northern Michigan and we towed a boat up there every summer behind our wagon. Next summer (July 2020) my family is having a reunion in northern Michigan. We all live all over the place (I'm in Philadelphia) so this will be a big deal, especially for my father. I would love to roll up in the same wagon we used to drive. I can't imagine the look on my dad and siblings' faces. So my crazy idea is to try to track one of these down, solely just for this event. Here's what I am thinking: First, does anyone know if there are any options to rent something like this? I know there are companies that rent classic cars, but I can't imagine anyone wanting to rent an old station wagon. Barring that, my other option, and this one I would have to give serious consideration to, is to actually find (and buy) a Custom Cruiser that is in good enough shape that I could drive it from Philly to up north Michigan and back. Depending on timing (and cost) if I found one in the next few months I could spend the winter months getting it in shape. I've never restored a car before, but am mechanically inclined and have maintained and repaired my own vehicles for the past 20 years. So I know how to turn a wrench. If I did this, I'd buy it (and restore it) with the intention of driving it to my reunion, and then selling it. (I don't have the space, or need, for a car like this.) Plus I think the great American road trip in a car like this would be awesome. What are your thoughts? Dumb idea? Is it even possible to find a car and get it in shape (not concours shape, but mechanically sound enough to drive a long distance) in six months? The wagon we had was a cream/beige color with wood paneling. Basically this one (from Wikipedia): So that is what I'm looking for. My wife might kill me if I try to pull this off. But it would be awesome.