: What do you think of this 1975 Sedan Deville?



robb257731
05-03-11, 12:31 PM
I know, I know, I'm constantly asking opinions on cars that I don't end up buying....but this one is very interesting, and for 700.00, it'd probably be worth more in parts alone.

http://hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1975-Cadillac-DeVille-DTS-sedan-coupe-Sedan-W0QQAdIdZ279274518#

intragration
05-03-11, 01:37 PM
Why not buy it, fix it up, drive it around a bit, and sell it for $2,500? I did this with my '76 Eldorado and '70 Calais. They needed a few things, and they weren't ultimately the cars I wanted to keep, but they suit others perfectly well. I like buying cheap cars like this that are junkyard candidates and fixing them up to the point that they won't be junked. It's my little effort towards the classic Cadillac legacy.

sven914
05-03-11, 03:09 PM
I can't see what's wrong with it from the pictures. I would go and see if the owner isn't one of those nutcases who will junk a car for a cracked windshield. Take some pictures of it (please). For $700, I'd be tempted to get it myself.

77CDV
05-03-11, 09:33 PM
My hunch is that it's a total rust case. But, if it runs good and can be made to look presentable, it could make a good summer cruiser. Once the summer is done, part out or scrap.

cadillac_al
05-03-11, 11:27 PM
It doesn't look like a rust case from the pics. The white interior would be cool. Sounds like a nice cheap car if it isn't rusted.

pompste
05-04-11, 03:10 AM
That Caddy looks to be in pretty great shape---even without the rear fender skirts!
I know pics don`t tell the whole story though.$700 seems to be a great deal!

robb257731
05-04-11, 08:44 AM
Update...

Well, once again, it's a case of you need to see it in person. Really tired of this scenario now. Very disappointed.

Those pics were probably taken ten years ago.....the car was a complete wreck...sitting on 4 flats, up to the rocker panels in mud, completely rotted out. Oddly enough the interior was still in lovely shape....the rest? I think it would split in half being winched onto a flatbed.

cadillac_al
05-04-11, 09:22 AM
It would make a good parts car for somebody but it would have to be a little cheaper. I would pull the engine and trans to sell and put the white leather seats in my convertible and sell the rest to the scrap yard for about $250. Oh well another poor Caddy bites the mud.

Neil Clarke
05-04-11, 09:25 AM
I know I could do with some parts off it for my 76

Wish it was in my back yard

brougham_geezer
05-04-11, 01:59 PM
+1 on the white interior. Pick it up!

77CDV
05-05-11, 01:49 AM
Update...

Well, once again, it's a case of you need to see it in person. Really tired of this scenario now. Very disappointed.

Those pics were probably taken ten years ago.....the car was a complete wreck...sitting on 4 flats, up to the rocker panels in mud, completely rotted out. Oddly enough the interior was still in lovely shape....the rest? I think it would split in half being winched onto a flatbed.

Told ya.

robb257731
05-05-11, 08:55 AM
Hey, someone actually bought it as a project....can't imagine that, but maybe he'll just part it out so it will 'live on.' LOL.

Bro-Ham
05-05-11, 11:39 AM
The idea of a 75 Sedan deVille sounds like a ton of fun. Too bad this car is a heap.