: Is this '77 a good buy?
08-11-07, 09:58 PM
He wants $2,995 for it. Seems pretty high to me.
"1977 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance, 99K miles, power everything, all electronics work, newer paint, no rust, A/C will work with a recharge, newer tires, looks runs and drives great."http://images.craigslist.org/010109010203010305200708110a396bec94aef3a84500e32b .jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/010203010301010400200708111274ddc199ea4707a300d2dc .jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/01010701021201031220070811e940326df73f889b47001f49 .jpghttp://images.craigslist.org/01020401030401041120070811d63e05609885087612002faf .jpg
08-11-07, 10:02 PM
No A/C? I'd stay away, its usually not just a recharge.
08-12-07, 12:12 AM
Why not this:
Get him to pony up for some refridgerant; if the compressor starts kicking in and it starts blowing cold, then you know it's at worst a leak and you'll need to spend a couple bills getting that sorted; at best it's just a recharge. Honestly even if the entire system has gone pear-shaped it's not hard to fix; I changed the entire system in my '84 'Vette.
08-12-07, 12:44 AM
Yeah, people think a broken A/C system is the end of the world....
thats cause the bring it to an A/C shop and its almost $2,000 to get it working again.
Worst case, its expensive *IF* the compressor went out, because of the cost of the compressor, and alot of import compressors are more expensive.
BUT.... that '77 has the age old A4 compressor GM used forever.... they have a large O-ring half way down the length of the compressor that is known to go out.
Thats what was bad on mine when I got it.... we replaced that O-ring (wasn't even an O, it was a square!, but it fit) put it back in, and charged it up with R143A
System worked great, AC blew cold too.
Same as my '89 Olds, A/C didn't work when I got it, we pulled a vaccum on it, and it pulled down good, and it held... so then we hit it with R134A.... it worked great, the following Summer the compressor was cylcing on/off alot (sign of low refridgerant) so I added a can of 134A in it, and it worked great.... didn't blow out super artic blizzard ice cold, but it was cold and more then enough for me, and for under $100, without having to replace anything, it was great.
08-12-07, 12:47 AM
that effect on the pictures makes it hard to tell the real condition of the interior but them seats look plush as hell like **** driving imma takea nap lol
08-12-07, 09:41 AM
Dude, except for the air, there's nothing wrong with it! that seems like a great price to me, I don't know where you guys find near mint cars for less than that, I have shitty luck finding deals around here.
Without better pics and just going on the info provided, I'd start at 2200 and walk at 2500. After seeing the car in person and driving it, I might even go lower, depending on the condition of the (re)paint, interior, and how the car runs and drives. Let us know how you make out.
ive yet to pay over 700 for a coupe and even less for a sedan. although none were in that shape the price is too high for my liking. ive got a 79 sedan in my driveway that needs carb work to run and is in great condition and picked it up for around 600. those d' elegance seats are the best hands down!
08-13-07, 06:11 PM
I'd like to see pictures of your $600 '79.
ben drop your email and ill send you some pics. was tryna send you a pm to ask some questions but dont have enough posts.
08-13-07, 06:35 PM