Last post on Jan 16, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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Coupe, Convertible, Truck, Sedan, Wagon
#31 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [parm]
Jan 14, 2009 (7:29 pm)
I'll keep an eye out for you. Decent cars with little to no rot turn up here now and then.
Any specific colors or options?
#32 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [fintail]
Jan 14, 2009 (9:50 pm)
My tastes are pretty much 1960's domestics. Would love a convertible, but the ones I'd want (aka, nice ones) are more $$ than I want to spend right now. I always keep coming back to Cadillacs with the 1963-1964's being my favorite. Perhaps for me to better answer your question, I'll start a new thread for those cars. See you there!
#33 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [parm]
Jan 14, 2009 (10:07 pm)
Have you taken a look at the site below? There is a real nice convert for $16,500, but remember everything is negotiable. A more economical hardtop is listed below.
to see a lot more dial in www.autotraderclassics.com
#35 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [euphonium]
Jan 14, 2009 (11:23 pm)
OK. I know I'm picking nits here, but the turqoise 1963 convertible is a Series 62 which was the entry level model (replaced by the Calais in 1965). I'm only interested in the Deville line. Having said that, in 1963, if you wanted a Cadillac convertible, you only had two options. The Series 62 and the top of the line Eldorado. In 1963, there wasn't a Deville convertible. In 1964, the Deville convertible came to be. However, all that aside, compared to the Series 62 models, Devilles where more nicely equipped, nicer interiors, etc. and in 1964 they were also different mechanically in terms of their engines and transmissions.
All that aside, the turqoise 1963 Cadillac convertible has some issues. It's not one I'd want. Not saying it's a "total piece", but it's not what I would term "nice".
The silver Coupe Deville is a "strike out" (for me) for the same reasons. It's not all that nice and appears to be a mild custom at that.
You'll find that I'm pretty picky. But, having said that, I am NOT unappreciative of your efforts to forward leads my way. While I would be surprised if you guys find a 1963-64 Cadillac from the mainstream collector car classified websites I've not already seen, PLEASE keep'em coming!
BTW, I started a new discussion thread entitled 1963-1964 Cadillacs that includes the link to a '64 Sedan Deville worth considering. But, I see it's not yet been posted. Probably needs to be "sanctioned" first which I totally understand. But, Mr. ShiftRight, if for some reason this new thread didn't go through, please let me know and I'll try again.
In the mean time, let's see what else you guys can throw at me.
#36 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [parm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 14, 2009 (11:56 pm)
Nope your new topic didn't post. Try again. There's no review on this board of new topics, so if you don't see it, it didn't happen for some reason.
#37 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [parm]
Jan 15, 2009 (8:38 pm)
Dang. That is bringing me back aways.
When I was a young teen driver a friend's mother had a nice, yellow 62 Caddy convertible. For a while that's what they let said friend drive around in. (They later got him a new 72 Datsun 510 wagon.) Well, for reasons that remain a mystery to this day they told him that he was not to let friends drive the car with one exception. That would be me. Funny thing is he hated the car because he thought it was too flashy. I loved the thing.
#38 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [fezo]
Jan 16, 2009 (9:13 am)
Funny thing is he hated the car because he thought it was too flashy. I loved the thing.
I always loved the '61-62 Cadillac, but to me it was the lack of flash that turned me on to it! The car seemed a lot more trim and cleaner than the over-the-top 1959-60 models...downright sporty in comparison. For 1963 the car seemed to mature a little bit. Still a gorgeous looking car, but it seemed to trade off the sporty flair for a more prestigious aura.
Oh, speaking of collector car insurance, my bill is coming due soon. I wonder if I should up the value I have stated on my '67 Catalina? I think currently have it valued at $8-9K, but I just sunk a ton of money into it. With luck, it comes back from the mechanic today. As of yesterday, he was just waiting for four weather seal pieces to be delivered. I'm really looking forward to not having to put the top up and down manually...that sucker can be a real back-breaker!
#39 of 40 Re: It only hurts when I laugh [andre1969]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 16, 2009 (4:09 pm)
A clean driver would be worth about $9K and a #2 (local show quality) upwards of $15,000.