: what did you find in your car when you got it?



lochenjons
03-11-07, 01:04 PM
hey just a question ive been wondering about. have you guys ever found weird little things or stuff left over from the previous owner in your cars when you got them? when i got my car, the owner pretty much cleaned everything out for me. i do still have the original gold key membership card and a bottle of insulin from the original owner. theres also a service record under the seat from 1987. pretty cool stuff

dkozloski
03-11-07, 01:20 PM
A friend of mine found a body in the trunk of a Caddy in the wrecking yard. Even the running gear parts stank so bad he couldn't sell them.

Benzilla
03-11-07, 01:26 PM
When I first cleaned out my '83 Coupe de Ville I found four packs of matches a full pink disposable lighter and a really nice vintage silver zippo.

my '90 Brougham has the original cassette in the wrapper and some other stuff like that

RunningOnEMT
03-11-07, 01:28 PM
nothing in the caddy... but ...

in college we bought a wrecked insight hybrid from a junkyard and found a 10" black dildo in the glovebox

Benzilla
03-11-07, 01:54 PM
A friend of mine found a body in the trunk of a Caddy in the wrecking yard. Even the running gear parts stank so bad he couldn't sell them.
What kind of caddy?

Destroyer
03-11-07, 02:32 PM
nothing in the caddy... but ...

in college we bought a wrecked insight hybrid from a junkyard and found a 10" black dildo in the gloveboxHope it served you well!:alchi:

RunningOnEMT
03-11-07, 02:35 PM
Hope it served you well!:alchi: it did wind up power nailed to the concrete wall...

at the base of it its just disgusting but funny as hell, who uses something like that let alone while you're driving

Motorboat
03-11-07, 03:45 PM
Just bought an '88 Brougham. $1.85 in change in the ashtray. Under the spare tire was the hubcap wrench and an envelope containing the original window sticker, an '88 Cadillac Brochure and a black leather and gold key fob with two gold keys on it.

I have not removed the back seat yet, mmmmm wonder what is under it?

Old Fleetwood
03-11-07, 04:09 PM
My one-owner came thru a Lexus dealer in Plano TX, so it was pretty well cleaned out before I had it shipped up to central CT. But as I washed it, I found - and have been finding - MESQUITE LEAVES - or pieces thereof, stuck in every possible crack and crevice.
The damned things are in and around the rear window, all four sides, even UP TOP, defying the law of gravity after many washings.
They're stuck where the bumperettes meet the bumpers.
I've used the power washer (1,750psi) to blast them out and they're still coming!
They're around the tail light trim.
I've used the ShopVac to pull them out of the intake cowl after I started finding them all over the car.
Apparently the previous owner parked the car under such a tree when he didn't garage the vehicle.
Now, if there were some twigs or branches, maybe I could at least get some decent BBQ out if this.

Cadillac_Fan
03-11-07, 04:55 PM
When I removed the back seat for a thorough detailing after I bought my '79 Fleetwood Brougham, I found remnants of those two-piece plastic champagne flutes, Taco Bell sauce packs, electrical tape, panty hose, Cat Stevens & Electric Light Orchestra 8-tracks, and a steak knife. It was almost like a rolling crime scene.

While it was not a tangible item, there were also high-heel marks in the headliner.

Needless to say, I never disclosed this to my girlfriend, as I did not want to gross her out to the point that she would not want to be seen in it. Who knows what DNA was left in that car by the time I got it? What a pit, but I loved that car...and it's obvious it served its previous owner quite well!

codewize
03-11-07, 07:34 PM
In my STS I found the original window sticker, the uncut gold key blanks in a small pouch under the seat, and the audio demo tape in the glove box.

It was a great day

dkozloski
03-11-07, 07:58 PM
What kind of caddy?
'54 Eldorado

Cadillac Giovanni
03-11-07, 08:58 PM
I found a ton of stuff in my 89s brougham. In the trunk there were service records dating back to 1993. There was a stuffed toy fish under the back seat, and a strange action figure as well. Odd since the car was owned by two old men. I also found a number of screwdrivers and stuff.

davidrap
03-12-07, 10:14 PM
A handful of 9mm bullets under the seat in my 1995 9C1 Caprice.

He must have had to reload in hurry.

-David

Red_October_7000
03-13-07, 02:17 AM
I found a cigar. Don't know where it came from and certainly didn't try to smoke it. It looked like a cheap cigar that would be like smoking a gym sock if it were new. And this had been under a car seat for who-knows-how-long.

On the other hand my ladyfriend found a DVD copy of "Donny Darko" behind the seat of one of her cars and said it was "really decent" which I suppose is high praise for a movie found behind a car seat...

stan07730
03-15-07, 07:21 PM
A couple of match books, 2 unsmoked cigarettes, previous owners registration, $0.36 and Jimmy Hoffa's wallet. Ooopps, shouldn't have mentioned that.

Benzilla
03-15-07, 10:02 PM
A couple of match books, 2 unsmoked cigarettes, previous owners registration, $0.36 and Jimmy Hoffa's wallet. Ooopps, shouldn't have mentioned that.
BTW, when are you going to post pictures? I'd really like to see your '77.

broughamin it
03-16-07, 11:54 PM
i found an unopend birthday card for some guy named Dave, it had $20 in it. hahaha Happy Birthday Dave!

caddycruiser
03-17-07, 11:31 AM
Really not much of anything.

In the '93 Fleetwood, essentially nothing but a quarter under the passenger's seat, and a lot of filth outside.

In the '95 Fleetwood, again not much of anything, but dental floss from the "Gore" campaign back when, under the passenger's seat. Was still full, so I just took it and it lasted me several months, haha:)

ReagansRollsRoyce
03-18-07, 10:28 AM
A business section from the Washington Post from several years before (bought the car in '04, the paper probably '01 or '00) buried under the seat near the transmission hump.

Included in the manual in the glove compartment was this burgundy colored fabric patch that was exactly like the Cadillac wreath (I experimented by seeing if it matched exactly the wreath in the leather seats). I don't know whether you were supposed to sew it onto your blazer (like prep school/Harry Potter) or what. It didn't have the crest in the middle, just the wreath.

Also a note paper sized what looked like an order form listing the color of the car and all options in that block-faced dot matrix type from the 80s.

Broughamadrosis
03-18-07, 03:30 PM
My 80 Coupe was hiding $400 in AMEX Travelers Checks behind the dash -made out in the former owners name.
I would highly recommend the House Champaign at the Ritz ;-)

subysonic
03-18-07, 04:27 PM
In the trunk I found personalized licensed plates and a Handicapped Parking Placard--Valid until JUNE 2007!!! (should I Ebay it???)

Also found an appointment card for a heart specialist... don't think the previous owner made it though.... I think he died before the appt date :confused:

Red_October_7000
03-18-07, 11:57 PM
Ebay would kill the auction and sic the local fuzz on your ass if you ebayed it. I'd just use it if you have the balls; I had one for years from my grandparents but I never used it because the only time I needed it was at school and the parking cop already knew I didn't need it (and he was a real arsehole too -at least the south campus guy.) :( Life's funny like that.

v90hamm77
03-19-07, 12:30 PM
In my 96 Fleetwood Brougham I found the original manual, a cadillac fleetwood owner's video tape that was never opened, and the original price window sticker.