Autos: A Year for Sports Cars

If a contest were held among Detroit's 1964 models, the prize for the styling quirk of the year would probably go to Buick and Oldsmobile. When they tried to put a forward-facing third seat in the rear of their Special and F85 station wagons, the seat wound up perched on top of the rear axle-up so high that there was not headroom enough for a midget. General Motors' solution: raising half of the roof into a vista dome, a move that gives Buick and Oldsmobile the distinction of having the first station wagons...

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