Last post on Feb 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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Cadillac DeVille, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#337 of 345 Re: Here's a '62 Coupe Deville [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 08, 2010 (4:59 am)
Heck, GM's Guide Division figured out how to make a pretty reliable .45 caliber submachine gun for $15 that was made out of stamped metal.
#338 of 345 Re: Here's a '62 Coupe Deville [lemko]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 08, 2010 (7:16 am)
And, no doubt, few complaints about a defective product!
Feb 17, 2012 (8:41 pm)
I was clearing out a non-paying renter for my closest friend. When what do I see, under a tree, windows down, dog-gone-it, but a 1964 Sedan De Ville. White exterior, fintails, grill all good with original blake/yellow plates. Red interior, wish widows weren't all down. Not in terrible shape considering.
that renter took my friend for thousands of dollars, broke her mother 87 year old heart before she died in 2009. Property taxes must be paid soon. This might just pay them.
I am getting older, I like the styling ride of the sedan, but thats just some of us getting older I guess.
Looking to find its worth!
#340 of 345 Re: mmmdear [mmmdear]
Feb 18, 2012 (7:19 am)
Hard to tell what it is worth without pics, but windows down doesn't bode well. Sounds like a classy old beast, but unless it somehow really isn't that bad, it sound like it might have passed on to parts car territory, so maybe not enough to pay those taxes, sorry.
Feb 18, 2012 (8:57 am)
Yeah, I'm with fintail on this. Parts car pricing. You could buy one of these all pretty and shiny and running great for $15,000, and you know you can't get from where this poor car is to that $15K car for less than triple that amount.
So really, take what you can get---you could advertise on craigslist and ask for offers, and let buyers do your appraisal for you. I'd guess $500 to $1500, but really I'd have to see it. The condition of the fenders and chrome and dashboard bits would be very important. No one will ever want to restore it, so forget that.
#342 of 345 Re: mmmdear [fintail]
Feb 19, 2012 (11:53 am)
Hard to tell what it is worth without pics, but windows down doesn't bode well.
I always hated seeing old cars in the junkyard with their windows rolled down. I always went over to the car and, if I could, roll the windows back up! Unfortunately, not so easy to do with a power window car.
#343 of 345 Re: mmmdear [andre1969]
Feb 23, 2012 (12:14 pm)
Andre, you should run a "no kill" shelter for homeless old cars. And I mean that in a good way.
#344 of 345 Re: mmmdear [lemmer]
Feb 23, 2012 (1:14 pm)
Oh, if I was filthy rich, I'd love nothing more than to buy up a bunch of climate controlled warehouse space, and use it to preserve old cars and parts.
And heck, maybe I could get a bunch of cats from the SPCA and use them to roam the premises and keep the mouse population down! And use SPCA dogs to patrol the outside, and keep prowlers and burglars away! And hire homeless people to help watch the place, feed the dogs and cats, etc.
Or would that be too top-1% of me?
#345 of 345 Re: mmmdear [andre1969]
Feb 23, 2012 (2:30 pm)
I'd like to do that too, save some odd old heaps from the crusher. Even with people working to save cars, I know high scrap metal prices have sent many to the parking lot in the sky.
The 1% solution would be to hire some contract cats, dogs, and people from China at 1/20th the cost