: My NEW 77 CDV



CLASS OF 77
11-24-09, 10:34 AM
Just thought I would share my newest aquisition with you guys. This is my 77 CDV D' ELEGANCE w/ an original 28,00 miles on it. I had it shipped from MOLINE, ILLINOIS. of all places!(No, I was lucky there is no rust anywhere) The car looks and is IMMACULATE! The interior, paint, chrome, vinyl top, etc..is so pretty! My gamble paid off and I was rewarded with a OG survivor!

I had to replace the exhaust manifold on the left side, (when I got it off it was cracked in half) change the radiator,all the hoses, belts, fluids and I will have to charge the A/C.

Any tips,suggestions,warnings from seasoned owners of this era? I am a Chevy man and always wanted a CADDY like this one and finally got one!:D

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-24-09, 10:36 AM
Damn, nice car. Its rare to see those in white and it looks amazing. Welcome to the forums.

V-Eight
11-24-09, 10:55 AM
Looks great, welcome

CLASS OF 77
11-24-09, 10:58 AM
Heres a couple more....Thnks for your compliments:)

MacMuse
11-24-09, 02:33 PM
oh my. that's georgeous.

Congratulations.

gdwriter
11-24-09, 03:15 PM
What a beauty! It looks brand new. I've always liked the optional turbine-vane wheel covers; much more elegant than the overly garish wire wheel covers found on most of these cars.

The 77-79 DeVille and Fleetwood are some of my favorites. All of the traditional Cadillac characteristics in a much more sensible size. I test drove a '78 Sedan de Ville d'Elegance a few months ago and was very impressed by the 425 V8 and how nicely the car drove.

orconn
11-24-09, 05:18 PM
I drove the 1977 Cadillac when they were new and have driven in many of the design generation since. They were a real step forward in quality from the previous models and had realtively good performance to boot! As the '80s came on they really became under powered but the '77 were fine. I don't remember any significant problems with them. I had a 1976 Seville during the late seventies, it performed fine, but I remember the bigger engined Devilles and Fleetwoods seeming faster. Good luck with your new Cadillac!

c5 rv
11-24-09, 08:09 PM
Great find!

CLASS OF 77
11-24-09, 11:51 PM
I drove the 1977 Cadillac when they were new and have driven in many of the design generation since. They were a real step forward in quality from the previous models and had realtively good performance to boot! As the '80s came on they really became under powered but the '77 were fine. I don't remember any significant problems with them. I had a 1976 Seville during the late seventies, it performed fine, but I remember the bigger engined Devilles and Fleetwoods seeming faster. Good luck with your new Cadillac!

:thumbsup: Thanks!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-25-09, 12:50 AM
That is exceptionally clean! Congrats!

77CDV
11-25-09, 02:09 PM
I remember seeing that car on ebay for the longest time. A beautiful example and a pleasing color combo. I'm glad she found a good home. The 1977-1979 full-sized Cadillacs are some of the most durable, trouble-free cars GM ever made. Treat her well, service her regularly, and she'll always bring you home.

Craig

CLASS OF 77
11-25-09, 05:23 PM
I remember seeing that car on ebay for the longest time. A beautiful example and a pleasing color combo. I'm glad she found a good home. The 1977-1979 full-sized Cadillacs are some of the most durable, trouble-free cars GM ever made. Treat her well, service her regularly, and she'll always bring you home.

Craig

Ya...I was pretty skeptical about buying it. This thing is as clean as the old guy said it was! Anyway, I am happy with it and it got here to CALIFORNIA in great condition. Thanks for the reply!

Kick94sts
11-25-09, 06:40 PM
Reminds me of the Delta 88 we have sitting in our shed...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2797/2721/6991360001_large.jpg

Lord Cadillac
11-25-09, 06:42 PM
Very nice! That looks like crushed velour inside. :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-25-09, 08:17 PM
Reminds me of the Delta 88 we have sitting in our shed...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2797/2721/6991360001_large.jpg

That looks comfortable. What year? 350 or 403?

77CDV
11-25-09, 08:40 PM
Ya...I was pretty skeptical about buying it. This thing is as clean as the old guy said it was! Anyway, I am happy with it and it got here to CALIFORNIA in great condition. Thanks for the reply!

Santa Clarita? Cool, maybe we'll pass on the freeway one day.:thumbsup:

orconn
11-25-09, 08:42 PM
After my mother's 68 Olds Toronado began giving her trouble I got her a 1978 Buick Le Sabre coupe. It turned out to be a very good car and we ended up using it when ever the family went on long, driving vacations. Comfortable front split bench seats with a mammoth back seat. Great car to travel around the western United States. She drove the car until she was "forced" to drive her new husbands '85 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. She really like the Buick and for a woman who was certainly not a "car person" (who always drove her husband's handmedowns) she always spoke with a certain warmth about the Buick, the only car she ever got to pick for herself. The fact the she was a retired editorial home economist for Sunkist Growers and the car was a bright burnt orange metalic with a tan vinyl half roof and tan velour upholstery probably had something to do with it!

Kick94sts
11-25-09, 08:47 PM
That looks comfortable. What year? 350 or 403?

1977. has the chevy 350 (vs. the rocket)

Sitting in the shed since 04

I really want to get it out. And I really wish money grew on trees, lol

My dad bought it for $500 because he had a 79 delta black with red interior (vinyl buckets with center console) that he had to sell because my mom needed 4 doors, because of me!

Destroyer
11-26-09, 09:46 AM
Nice ride! :D:D

CLASS OF 77
11-08-10, 12:54 PM
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this what it looks like now!

Stingroo
11-08-10, 01:39 PM
That poor car. :( It was a survivor.

Ah well, to each their own I suppose.

77CDV
11-09-10, 02:20 AM
What made you decide to go in this direction? I'm genuinely curious.

Playdrv4me
11-09-10, 03:54 AM
Well... so much for that.

CLASS OF 77
11-09-10, 04:21 PM
That poor car. :( It was a survivor.

Ah well, to each their own I suppose.

Well, Lowriders appreciate Caddy's, too and aside from hydraulics, pinstripe and wheels, this thing is still in showroom condition. I love it...