: Favorite era of classic RWD Cadillac?
09-14-07, 11:48 PM
Just curious, what's your favorite era for the classic RWD Cadillac?
For the most part, you can divide them into categories of each three years.
Starting at 1968:
It's a tough call for me, but I'd have to go with either 1974-76 or 1968-70.
I love the size, presence & sheer ostentatiousness of the 74-76's, but on the other hand, the 68-70s just look so intimidating...badass, have all that power and are just mean!
I'd have to say my two favorite years are 1969 and 1976. As in a 1969 Sedan deVille hardtop and a 1976 Fleetwood Brougham Talisman.
How about you?
09-15-07, 12:59 AM
ide say 80-84 not 80-89 but yea 80-84 love that style
I have two from the 80-89 style, but I had to vote 68-70 because they were so sharp and sexy. I always wanted one of those, and almost was able to but it was sold, a 67 Eldorado. FIRST OWNER FOR 1000 DOLLARS?! ME WANTEY! I don't care about gas prices! *mumbles*
As far as the most recognizable RWD, I'd have to say the 80-89. What exactly was the difference from 80-84 RWD? We're talking about what, the Fleetwood Broughams right? Weren't they missing an extra layer of chrome? I'd rather have 86-89 simply for the drivetrains and I like the extra bling.
09-15-07, 11:34 AM
Hes talking about the coupes i belive... lol... Id have to agree with him. I like the 80-84 Fleetwood Brougham coupes and coupe devilles better then the 80-89 sedans..
But i voted for 90-92!!!
09-15-07, 01:40 PM
As far as shear badass-ness, nothing beats the 68-70 generation. A non-smog 472 and gorgeous design make it superior to the generations that followed it.
i like the 74-76 but i had to go with the slantbacks
09-15-07, 03:16 PM
I picked '68-'70. I can't wait to own another '70 Coupe Deville Convertible.
If I could pick 2, I would pick the '94-96 next :highfive:
09-15-07, 03:47 PM
09-15-07, 05:25 PM
09-15-07, 09:54 PM
77-79...Well done Ben....That's what I picked too. Three great examples IMO. Doesn't make that other decision any easier though.:hmm:
I'm really surprised nobody voted 71-73 yet. I think they're pretty cool too...But I grew up in one so I guess that's why i'm partial.
The Ape Man
09-16-07, 12:42 AM
Sorry but this pole is too general. You simply cannot lump certain years together like that. A '72 is a totally different animal than a '71. The camshaft was quite different and the car performed much better in '72. The '73 was a victim of GM bad paint and also subject to 5 mph federal bumpers.
When you get to '80s the RWD cast iron V8s were much more reliable than the HT-4100 cars.
The most similar years were 77,8,9 and even those have a following year to year.
Maybe yearly would be better.
09-16-07, 01:48 AM
68-70 for me!. Next would be a tie between the '90-'92 models and the 80's coupes!. ;)
76 is my favorite year. So 74-76 is my vote. But 40 lashes with a wet noodle for neglecting the 93-96 cars....
I would LOVE to get a 75 Convertible Deville and toss on a 76 nose.... Add in a fuelie 500 with modern EFI on it and a 4L80E with some 3.23 gears....
09-16-07, 01:55 AM
If you couldn't guess by my posts, 1977 -'78. Downsized and I feel a little sleeker than the early 70's boats, but still had that distinctive design. The 425 proved a dependable, and formidable power plant.
For me, 1968-'70... no question about it! With 1969 my favorite.
Real Cadillac styling, the solid feel, the powerful high-compression engine, the real wood on the '68 and '69, the big, thick seats, etc.
Late 60s and mid 50s for me. Honorable mention goes to mid 90s.
09-19-07, 04:14 PM
I voted for 77-79 since they still have the classic Cadillac look and big-block power in a slightly more manageable size. But my actual favorite are the 61-64, especially the 64ólast year for the fins and the first year for automatic climate control.