: 81 caddy



irishbear
10-07-08, 11:07 AM
:hmm:My next door neighbour's son came to me yesterday and asked if I wanted another Cadillac. His father died and he has an 81 with 40,000K on it, all highway. It has been stored in doors for 3 years and he just wants to get rid of it. Any idea what its worth? I am going to see it on the weekend and if it is that good I just may buy it. I will pull codes and see records. He bought it new.

noahsdad
10-07-08, 01:41 PM
The '81 had the V-8/6/4, which was notoriously unreliable. You can disable the function and run it as a straight 8 cylinder, although if it's working, it may be more valuable to leave it alone. Some collectors like mechanical curiousities when they work as designed.

However, don't count on making much money on it. Even with just 40k, there will likely be issues to deal with, and it's not going to bring much more than a couple grand.