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    Please excuse my ignorance...

    But I've never seen one of these before. Is this a factory job, or a custom job? They claim the car was extended.

    Or is this all just a load of crap and they moved the front seats all the way forward to make it look bigger inside?



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    Re: Please excuse my ignorance...

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis
    But I've never seen one of these before. Is this a factory job, or a custom job? They claim the car was extended.

    Or is this all just a load of crap and they moved the front seats all the way forward to make it look bigger inside?



    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2421294428
    Excuse your IGNORANCE?!
    Dude, you're one of the LEAST ignorant guys I know.
    There is no such thing as a "factory" stretched Cadillac, unlike Lincoln. This car was done by a coachbuilder either for Cadillac (in the case of the "DES" I think they call it) which is available "through" select Cadillac dealers, or directly for a customer. Either way they are expensive considering the relatively small increase in interior room you get from the modification.

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    Re: Please excuse my ignorance...

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot
    Excuse your IGNORANCE?!
    Dude, you're one of the LEAST ignorant guys I know.
    There is no such thing as a "factory" stretched Cadillac, unlike Lincoln. This car was done by a coachbuilder either for Cadillac (in the case of the "DES" I think they call it) which is available "through" select Cadillac dealers, or directly for a customer. Either way they are expensive considering the relatively small increase in interior room you get from the modification.

    Sorry, I didn't hit the link provided.
    This IS apparently a DES. "IF" it really is, it was built "FOR" a Caddy dealer under the watchful eye of Cadillac.

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    Re: Please excuse my ignorance...

    I'm flattered, Kev. Thanks for the info. I really hadn't ever heard of a DES. Now I think I want one.

    Why don't they just call it a "75" and be done with it?

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    Re: Please excuse my ignorance...

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis
    I'm flattered, Kev. Thanks for the info. I really hadn't ever heard of a DES. Now I think I want one.

    Why don't they just call it a "75" and be done with it?

    DES = Deville Executive Sedan
    Cadillac = ACRONYM, ACRONYM, ACRONYM.

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    The house is crooked, that was my first impression. The Caddy doesn't really look any longer.


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