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#501 of 520 Mine isn't THAT OLD ..... but it is a convertible!
Jul 04, 2006 (9:34 am)
to me ....
there is nothing better than driving nearly 20 foot of 1970 Cadillac DeVille convertible!
Went to the coast last week - what a sweet cruise - it was only a couple hours away but all in all ---- there was nothing I would have preferred doing other than maybe fishing!!
.......... but with the top down - all my poles can be fully assembled!
#502 of 520 One of these days...
Jul 04, 2006 (12:47 pm)
I want to get ahold of a '61-62 Caddy. I don't even care if it's just a 4-door hardtop. I just love that style.
#504 of 520 Re: What?? Like an Eldorado coup hard top? [reallandyacht]
Jul 04, 2006 (5:21 pm)
Nice looking old boat. I wonder what's up with that one.
#505 of 520 Re: What?? Like an Eldorado coup hard top? [fintail]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 04, 2006 (7:51 pm)
Looks like the bidders are treating it like a curiosity rather than a real car. It's rather unlikely, dare we say impossible, that a company would build one of something and nobody would know anything about it.
Probably a dealer or exec custom job of some sort---I've seen these.
#506 of 520 could be any number of things...
Jul 05, 2006 (2:28 pm)
I'd imagine there were quite a few 'special order' cars off the books, especially on cars like Cadillacs, for dealers, execs, etc. It could also have been restored with Eldo parts, which wouldn't shock me, though on this vintage, I don't know why they'd bother. I'm pretty sure, with the exception of the trim and the 'this or that model only' paint colors (which weren't enforced all that stringently), the rest of the supposedly Eldo-specific stuff (the power buckets, certainly the power locks and vents) could be ordered on Coupe de Villes. May be some exec walked into the factory, slipped some workers a C-note and had them slap this thing together? Seems we'll never know. I guess I'm saying the car is pretty and unusual, but given my usual level of cynicism, I wouldn't pay a huge premium it. Nice car, and I like the color, which is half the battle among '50s and early '60s cars for me (hold the pinks and aquas, please, in most cases).
#507 of 520 Re: could be any number of things... [ghulet]
Jul 05, 2006 (3:08 pm)
..... back in the day - Special Order was normal!
You went in and looked at the models and ordered your car with the features you wanted!
Now A Days - you get what they have or what is in another dealers inventory that your dealer can locate in the manufacturers network of active inventory (I used to be in New Car Sales)
It used to take a few months to get your car!
That is why it used to be such a BIG DEAL when that years new cars were unveiled!
People would flock to the dealer just to see what was new.
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The Good Ol' Times Of Yesteryear .......
When did I get old ! ? ?
#508 of 520 Re: could be any number of things... [reallandyacht]
Jul 05, 2006 (3:22 pm)
When did I get old ! ? ?
I ask myself that sometimes. I remember when I was a little kid, a 20 year old car had a wraparound windshield, tailfins, and two-toning. A whole different era. Nowadays a 20 year old car is a Taurus or Audi 5000, something that really doesn't look that out of style compared to today's cars.
#509 of 520 New Car Introduction Day
Jul 06, 2006 (11:36 am)
My parents could keep in line for a month just by threatening not to take me out to see the "new" cars when they came out. One time I was given the choice of no TV for a week or not going to see the new cars, that was a no brainer and the new 64's were beautiful.
Nov 21, 2006 (6:25 pm)
I'm new to the Cadillac forums, spending my time on the Lincoln side of things, but I thought I'd come over here and see what's being talked about. To whomever started this thread on the '62 Cadillacs, there's a bloke in Norway who runs a great website, and his ride is a '62.
Hot Cars by Hans Tangerud
He has a great website, and I'm sure he'd love to talk '62 Cadillacs.