Here's the scoop. I have no paper trail whatsoever.
But at the 2017 Caddy Nationals at Tysons, VA. I ran into a guy that confirmed the rumor.
Winthorp Rockefeller ordered two of these 63 wagons from a coach builder in NJ. The man told me he worked for Mr. Rockefeller and remembered the wagons. Mine was originally dark blue, then Firemist red in the 1970s, then was painted Burgundy in 1985. I bought it from a man in Cape Cod. The car had rust issues and we had to get a new vista roof from a 1964 Olds wagon in Arizona. White Post Restorations is finishing up soon.
There is another 1963 station wagon, but its green with a Chevy wagon roof. Here it is, but I don't know who owns it.
The two Vista wagons were airport pickup cars and VIP transport for Mr. Rockefeller's guests.
Where the other Vista is I don't know.
Fascinating history and very unique and cool Caddy! We need to get you back in the CLC and Chapter and do a full in depth cover photo newsletter feature on this car! Write me a up a good story and provide some nice detailed hi res pictures and I will pay for a year's membership!
OK. Will do.
A very special story for a very exceptional one of two Custom Cadillacs