: thinking of buying an old school convertible :/

05-17-09, 09:12 PM
Not to replace my V, but to complement it... i was driving this afternoon, and thought, you know, i'd love to have a car to be able to drive down to the beach this summer, drive it right onto the sand, and not have to worry about it getting damaged (i'd never, ever, ever, drive the V onto the beach)...

thinking of buying a 1960-1980 cadillac convertible... leaving it bone stock as far as drivetrain goes, and just putting a nice sound system in, just for cruising with the top down :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1974-Cadillac-Eldorado-Convertable_W0QQitemZ280344842625QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item4145dad181&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A317%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-Cadillac-Eldorado-Convertible_W0QQitemZ320371240946QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item4a979d2ff2&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A317%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

don't want to spend a fortune on one either. these are two i'm looking at.
what think?

05-17-09, 09:19 PM
I've got a 72 4-4-2 Convertible as well as a 68 Camaro...you can't beat old school muscle.

05-17-09, 09:33 PM
i just have an image in my head, that i conjured up today, of me driving the speed limit, with the top down, on the way to the beach, 6 people stuffed into the car (3 up front, 3 in the back) blasting the music.

for some reason that's just really appealing to me right now...

I think i'm in the middle of my 1/4 life crisis

05-17-09, 10:33 PM
We used to cruise an old convertible Polara with a 440 auto on the column. We could fit 4 surfboards in the trunk! It was awesome. You could park it anywhere and not worry. I say go for it.

05-17-09, 11:39 PM

05-18-09, 09:55 AM
ehhh it may get moved, but i wanted to get the CTS-V guys opinions - not the opinions of some 70s cadillac owners in the lounge.

05-18-09, 10:27 AM
Dude, the black one is :tits:

Some rims, and a stereo.....I'd rock that fo sho

V for Vendetta
05-18-09, 09:49 PM
get the black one. I'm with you. I'd love to do the same, but I also want a Rat Rod. I'm torn.

Definitely do it though, cuz you only live once!