Well, I'm being tempted by a cadillac sitting in a neighbor's garage. It's a 1962 4-door six window hardtop with around 76k original miles. Exterior is original white - has slight bubbling of a repair just forward of both front doors - otherwise, no rust. Never wrecked and straight as can be. The interior is two tone black and white. No factory AC. The headliner is tore up just a little above the passenger sun visor, but otherwise flawless.
This is the six window as opposed to the four window shown below:
Low Retail - $4875
Average Retail - $8550
High Retail - $12800
I must admit that I would probably end up flipping it in a year or so. What is the most I should offer?
It all depends on options. Lack of factory AC decreases the value. I'd go 5K, maybe 6K if I really wanted the car, but no more.
07-01-09, 07:22 PM
My sentiments exactly. Even the ones that are in emasculate condition only sell for 7-8 grand,
(1962 Cadillac Fleetwood (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EXCELLENT-CONDITION-FLEETWOOD-LOW-MILES-ANTIQUE_W0QQitemZ320390478729QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS _Cars_Trucks?hash=item4a98c2bb89&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A317)) and :postpics:
OK, it took a while but here's some pics:
07-31-09, 02:15 AM
Go to your bank and withdraw, in small bills, the highest price you are willing to pay. Take out of the wad, the lowest amount your conscience will allow you to pay, and put the rest in your pocket. Go to the owner's house and wave the ca$h in their face, and quote the exact amount you have in your hand as payment for the car. Count the money for them and let them smell it. If they refuse your offer, which they won't, add more ca$h to the pile and keep waving it in their face. Keep throwing money at them until they give you the car. *Key thing though, before you up the price, act like you have no more money.*
By the end of the day you will be the proud new owner a vintage Cadillac.
Nice looking car. The 4-doors are the least "collector-worthy" of the body styles (relative to the 2-door hardtops and the convertibles), so if you're planning to flip the car, factor that into your offer. The Series 62, which you're looking at, is the base model; the more desirable ones would be the Deville models, which have power windows and some other extras that this car doesn't have. That too makes the car less desirable. Assuming no major mechanical issues, I'd probably go with $5000 as my top offer if I was planning to re-sell it shortly. I'd be willing to go higher, maybe $6000, if I was planning to keep it.
Actually, now that I see the photos again, I may have misspoken. That may be a Deville after all; double check the VIN if you're not sure (it's a Deville if there's an "L" in the VIN and a Series 62 if there's a "K" in the VIN). I seem to remember the arm rests on the doors being different in the '62 models, but you do seem to have power windows et al. as well as the autronic eye. You can add a few hundred bucks onto the resale value for that.