06-03-10, 03:50 PM
Hey all- so a friend of mine works at a car dealership. They just got a 1965 Cadillac Deville coupe (someone traded it in!) and he wants to know if I want it. Its in dam near perfect condition, and out the door I'd be paying $5500. I think it only has 45,000 miels on it too. Here is a picture:
So whats this car worth? If I pay six grand or so can I sell it for a profit at the end of summer? Or should I keep it and sell my other caddie?
06-03-10, 04:26 PM
I'd buy it. You don't see many of them for sale so I couldn't tell you what fair market value would be but I'd say it's worth 5k to me personally.
06-03-10, 05:10 PM
Sorry but i think you are asking a stupid question, of course you should buy it.
I am in the UK and i have a 65 Sedan Deville, i would jump at the chance to get this. ask the people on the 65-66 Cadillac forum and they would say the same. You didnt say what other Caddy you had.
06-03-10, 05:31 PM
I think his other one is a 1969 if I remember correctly
water walkin warrior
06-03-10, 05:32 PM
Yes, yes, yes. I've been looking at as many '66s as I can. Classic. Buy it.
06-03-10, 08:38 PM
My other one is an 84 Coupe Deville. I just went there and looked at it....... I discovered the underside is pretty rusty and the radio doesn't work. A/C blows cold..and now the price is 7000 with fees, taxes, tags and some other stuff. How much is this thing worth retail?
06-03-10, 08:39 PM
And its not a stupid question, I just am very careful with stuff I buy, no matter what it is. I work hard for my money I dont like to flush it down the toilet.
The 65 is a WAY better car than any 84 Cadillac. The 84 has the 4100 aluminum engine!!! $6000 is a bit much but assuming its a turn key car with no issues its cheap transportation. Can you make money?? maybe get the same money at the end of summer which is still a win win. Be aware that the dealer probably paid less than $1000 for this car.
Rust is the bane of these older Caddys, so very carefully check the trunk, floor pan, and frame. Also, use a magnet to check behind the front and rear wheels and along the rocker panels, as these areas are very prone to rust on these cars. What it's worth depends on the options it has, whether they work, if it's had any body work done, condition of the drivetrain, solidity of the body, mileage, etc. On average, for a clean example moderately equiped with average miles, expect to pay around $5000-$6000. Low mileage, well-optioned examples in outstanding condition can bring north of $10K. Keep in mind that the collector car market is soft right now due to the economy, and closed cars such as this aren't selling for nearly what they were two years ago.
02-07-12, 02:40 PM
did you ever end up buying the car?