Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 3:52 PM
You are in the Classic Cars
What is this discussion about?
#27319 of 30869 Re: Interesting (to me) Caddy on eBay..lemko? [uplanderguy]
Dec 27, 2012 (4:18 pm)
I'm not crazy about that roofline myself, but good lord that is one beautiful car!
A '61-62 Caddy is one of the cars I want to have before I die. Preferably a '62 though. I thought they really sorted out the details just right that year, plus, IMO at least, much improved rooflines for the hardtop coupe and the 4-window hardtop sedan,
#27320 of 30869 Re: Interesting (to me) Caddy on eBay..lemko? [andre1969]
Dec 27, 2012 (4:27 pm)
Not my first color choice, but wow what a car.
#27321 of 30869 Re: Interesting (to me) Caddy on eBay..lemko? [andre1969]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 27, 2012 (6:28 pm)
It would be very difficult to take a shabby example of a '61 Caddy and make it look decent. These are very expensive cars to restore, so anytime you see what appears to be a nice one for the same price as a small block Chevelle, it's worth a look.
#27322 of 30869 Re: Interesting (to me) Caddy on eBay..lemko? [uplanderguy]
Dec 27, 2012 (6:42 pm)
Amazing. Talk about a period piece. You'll be the only one at just about any show.
#27323 of 30869 1973 Ford 460PI 2-door...2-door?
Dec 27, 2012 (7:40 pm)
1973 Ford Galaxie 500 2-Door is roached out but looks like it
is was the real deal. C code 460 PI ordered in a Galaxie 2-door hardtop. Strange old thing.
#27324 of 30869 Re: Interesting (to me) Caddy on eBay..lemko? [fintail]
Dec 28, 2012 (2:49 am)
I'm curious what she'll bring, as I can't remember seeing a 1961 anything that looks so authentic (not that I'm a Caddy expert), on eBay.
Somehow, it's appropriate that that car is in Hollywood. I can just see someone living on the same street as Jane and Blanche Hudson driving it! LOL
The whole '61 GM lineup reminds me of the Jetsons...the cars were made a bit shorter, and typically the wildness tamed down. The '62's were made more conservative. I also like '62 Caddys, especially the Fleetwood. I used to see a '62 Eldo at Hershey, black with a butterscotch-accented chrome trim piece on the side, which matched the interior color.
#27325 of 30869 Re: 1973 Ford 460PI 2-door...2-door? [omarman]
Dec 28, 2012 (3:57 am)
Looks like it sold for $3500. Is the engine that valuable? It can't be worthwhile to restore a '73 Galaxie.
#27326 of 30869 Re: 1973 Ford 460PI 2-door...2-door? [toomanyfumes]
Dec 28, 2012 (6:26 am)
odd car for sure. I read the documentation, and it sounded like a seriously powerful beast. Must have sucked gas at a furious rate at high speed.
certainly a unique piece, but in that condition, and I assume lack of replacement parts, goingt o be incredibly hard and expensive to restore, and you still end up with an old police car!
maybe the engine, even not running and needing a full rebuild, is that valuable?
#27327 of 30869 Re: Interesting (to me) Caddy on eBay..lemko? [uplanderguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (7:02 am)
To me, that Caddy looks like I would have expected it to look when maybe several months old. It's immaculate, but not overdone.
Most 1961 cars are kind of in the middle of metamorphosis - an awkward stage. Some (Chevy) handle it better than others (Caddy). You can see the vestiges of the 60s pushing through, but there's still a lot of 50s hanging on. Ford and Mopar cars are similar, save for full on 60s cars like a Continental. Mopar was probably the worst in that regard.
Regarding that Ford police car - I wonder if it is a sole survivor, or something like 1 of 2 remaining. That coupled with it being a beast, and a police car, might get someone wanting to save it.