: 1979 eldorado wagon!



Lunchbox7688
10-13-12, 04:05 PM
check this out! http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/3332829092.html

brandondeleo
10-13-12, 04:09 PM
That's pretty awesome. :lol:

orconn
10-13-12, 05:09 PM
Actually that is pretty cool! But for my money I'd prefer a station wagon made from full size '79 Cadillac sedan .... one based on the Fleetwood embellishments would be very nice!

But an Eldorado "shooting brake" is still pretty neat!

Stingroo
10-13-12, 06:21 PM
Did somebody say wagon? :suspect:

77CDV
10-13-12, 07:59 PM
Did somebody say wagon? :suspect:

It's like a dog whistle for you, isn't it? :lol:

cadillac kevin
10-13-12, 09:13 PM
Actually that id pretty cool! But for my money I'd prefer a station wagon made from full size '79 Cadillac sedan .... one based on the Fleetwood embellishments would be very nice!

I concur. Also, that eldo wagon looks "off" - like someone took the back off a small wagon (Malibu? Vega? ) and grafted it on.

talismandave
10-14-12, 02:25 AM
I really wanted to hate it but Damn, I rock that as a parts car!:yup:


edit; I mean to carry parts, not to strip it down!:lol:

The-Dullahan
10-14-12, 03:12 AM
Grew up with two of them.

http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11926&d=1334340647

greencadillacmatt
10-14-12, 08:54 PM
Mmmmmmmm... Miller-Meteor... :drool:

orconn
10-14-12, 09:26 PM
Grew up with two of them.

http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11926&d=1334340647

Sorry that thing looks awful ..... if it had half moons etched into those rear side windows and was painted something other than black it could well have been a porta-johnny for the Beverly Hill Billies!

cadillac kevin
10-14-12, 09:56 PM
Grew up with two of them.



Ewww....talk about fugly

...now where's that el dorado with an el camino grafted onto it from the doors back?

brandondeleo
10-14-12, 09:58 PM
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/car-chat/175127d1274705741-el-camino-eldorado-el-camino-eldorado-2.jpg
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/car-chat/175126d1274703053-el-camino-eldorado-eldorado-el-camino.jpg

...close enough? :histeric:

orconn
10-14-12, 10:02 PM
^^^^ Looks like an econo flower car for cut rate funerals!

cadillac kevin
10-14-12, 10:24 PM
...close enough? :histeric:

Not what I was looking for. Thats an actual flower car. This was a personal vehicle. It was red and was in texas if I recall.

brandondeleo
10-14-12, 10:33 PM
It's a really tiny picture, but I think I found it.

http://www.autozin.com/published/files/listing_photo_13237838832749874018.jpg

cadillac kevin
10-14-12, 10:38 PM
It's a really tiny picture, but I think I found it.



Yup. Thats it.

talismandave
10-15-12, 03:14 AM
Grew up with two of them.

http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=11926&d=1334340647

I think the problem is the rear windows and the chrome strip under them. Cover them with vinyl and I think it would be a much better look.

The-Dullahan
10-16-12, 03:58 AM
I think the problem is it's a Miller Meteor.

They were always trying sort of...experimental designs. Few...very few...ever caught on and still, only THEY followed them. The other coachmakers stuck with their own styling or the classic standby of copying whatever Superior came up with. If they stuck with making these, they may have made some better-looking ones. As for the colour. I like Black. There is not a single car in existence that I am aware of that looks better in any colour other than black. Cadillacs particularly look good in black. I like Black.

That being said, if you did something about the absurd-looking rear/side windows by either replacing them with something that matched the front ones or covering them in a nice decorator plate, as it the traditional ornamentation and solidified the rear window (I know the photo doesn't really show it, but the rear window on the back door is the same style; divided into three individual panes) I think it could have caught on. It was however targeted to a demographic with shall we say, more urban relationships and less funding.

Still, while I would not go searching for one, if I were happened across a local one for no apparent reason and it was in good shape, I would definitely consider buying it. Realistically, I do not like post '76 Eldorados. There are VERY few exceptions to this. This could have the potential to be one of them, but only under the right circumstances.

Looks a bit feminine. Maybe I will get one for one of my female counterparts. The Pikey-Irish variant of a Pink Toyota Yaris.

talismandave
10-16-12, 04:12 AM
With those windows it looks like it should be painted white with orange and brown stripes down the sides ending in a Minnie Winnie decal. Hang some paisley curtains and you are ready for vacation!

I figured it was targeted to funeral directors who wanted a sports car to drive!


Oh..off topic, I thought of you for some reason while I stocked the shelves at work today.http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p519/davidpraedel/talismandave/20121013_165714.jpg


:hmm:

The-Dullahan
10-16-12, 04:21 AM
Halloween. Yeah, I do...lots of that. Great Irish Holiday.

I actually don't use those for the season though. (Would make groovy lights for other Holidays though...who doesn't like violet?) I own several sets of lights like those though, but I prefer LED. I've a sister who uses them in her style of interior decorating.

Some people even suspect I celebrate all year round. Possibly it's the Hearse, or the anatomical skeletons lovingly donated by the universities, hanging on nooses from the trees (Just birdfeeders, officer...I swear) or the caskets in the garage or maybe that people walk into the living room and see this nonsense.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/IMAG0442.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/IMAG0444.jpg
(I'll be honest, he is not on the chair anymore. This evening, he was moved to onto one of the dining tables. Looks nice lying there)

I have however made so very many of these now though (in varying states of decay and styles of dress) that when I move, it may be difficult. I have decided however that there is no reason I cannot carefully wrap about thirty-or-forty of them in trashbags and leave them on various parts of the Interstate system in Florida and laugh when the authorities have to sort them out.

Alternatively, I can always just keep donating them to everyone's favourite magazine.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HhAMsjgNIWk/UHGJ3Dn6JSI/AAAAAAAAEjk/ffHR2qtmBfc/s1600/a248_corpses.jpg

talismandave
10-16-12, 12:06 PM
I stepped back and saw orange and purple lights I had to laugh!

The-Dullahan
10-16-12, 01:20 PM
You know...I didn't even catch that. Well played, Sir...Well played.

orconn
10-16-12, 04:21 PM
I think the problem is it's a Miller Meteor.

They were always trying sort of...experimental designs. Few...very few...ever caught on and still, only THEY followed them. The other coachmakers stuck with their own styling or the classic standby of copying whatever Superior came up with. If they stuck with making these, they may have made some better-looking ones. As for the colour. I like Black. There is not a single car in existence that I am aware of that looks better in any colour other than black. Cadillacs particularly look good in black. I like Black.

That being said, if you did something about the absurd-looking rear/side windows by either replacing them with something that matched the front ones or covering them in a nice decorator plate, as it the traditional ornamentation and solidified the rear window (I know the photo doesn't really show it, but the rear window on the back door is the same style; divided into three individual panes) I think it could have caught on. It was however targeted to a demographic with shall we say, more urban relationships and less funding.

Still, while I would not go searching for one, if I were happened across a local one for no apparent reason and it was in good shape, I would definitely consider buying it. Realistically, I do not like post '76 Eldorados. There are VERY few exceptions to this. This could have the potential to be one of them, but only under the right circumstances.

Looks a bit feminine. Maybe I will get one for one of my female counterparts. The Pikey-Irish variant of a Pink Toyota Yaris.

A Ferrari Lusso Berlinetta or a Lamborghini 350 GT definitely looks better In "amaranto" (dark red) thanin black!

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Halloween. Yeah, I do...lots of that. Great Irish Holiday.

I actually don't use those for the season though. (Would make groovy lights for other Holidays though...who doesn't like violet?) I own several sets of lights like those though, but I prefer LED. I've a sister who uses them in her style of interior decorating.

Some people even suspect I celebrate all year round. Possibly it's the Hearse, or the anatomical skeletons lovingly donated by the universities, hanging on nooses from the trees (Just birdfeeders, officer...I swear) or the caskets in the garage or maybe that people walk into the living room and see this nonsense.

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/IMAG0442.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/The-Dullahan/IMAG0444.jpg
(I'll be honest, he is not on the chair anymore. This evening, he was moved to onto one of the dining tables. Looks nice lying there)

I have however made so very many of these now though (in varying states of decay and styles of dress) that when I move, it may be difficult. I have decided however that there is no reason I cannot carefully wrap about thirty-or-forty of them in trashbags and leave them on various parts of the Interstate system in Florida and laugh when the authorities have to sort them out.

Alternatively, I can always just keep donating them to everyone's favourite magazine.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HhAMsjgNIWk/UHGJ3Dn6JSI/AAAAAAAAEjk/ffHR2qtmBfc/s1600/a248_corpses.jpg

"Halloween Great Irish Holiday," yaeh kind of puts a different light on Cromwell's Irish Conquest, the Plaque and the Potato Famine ..... lest we forget!

The-Dullahan
10-17-12, 12:51 AM
Can't forget. The Great Hunger, known in Americaland as "The Potato Famine" did not end until 2006 and has to date directly caused the death of two of my cousins.

It's not often that a unified power takes on a massive military effort to entirely wipe a race off the face of the earth, uses armies to take over their land, proclaiming them thieves for eating food from their own farmland, encircles the country and forces anyone trying to bring in supplies or food into the country away, makes it illegal in this country to be of a particular ethnic heritage, punishable by life imprisonment, exile or death, bans the national colours and language and when the people are starving and trying to grow food during the winter in secret, intentionally spreads diseases. Three with the intention to kill off the population and one to prevent the only food they could grow under those circumstances (Potatoes, which is where that term came from) from being able to grow at all.

In recent history of human existence, there have been two times such an effort was undertaken. One was the Great Hunger, in which no single country even tried to make an effort to stop a tyrannical power from overtaking lands for greedy motives and racial hatred. The other time was World War II. And people wonder why we have so many sad songs about death. Watching your wife and children starve, even after you've killed and eaten your dog and being unable to help prevent this murder of your people and heritage and ultimately pirate your land and rape your entire culture will usually do that.

However, we actually did pretty good during the Plague. Toured Europe and put in such effort (We were used to it, normally fighting as mercenaries, which is why even in Western Asia, there are towns with Irish names) to stop it from spreading, making what historians believe was an easily measurable difference. The Black Death doesn't sound as intimidating when you're Irish. It's essentially the same adjectives the rest of the world used to describe our people. Besides, both the colour Black and the God of Death came from Ireland. We're good.

talismandave
10-17-12, 01:24 AM
U P...D A...R A ! :thumbsup:


P.S. If you have a smart phone, get the app Zombie Booth, it's great!

The-Dullahan
10-17-12, 04:27 AM
U P...D A...R A ! :thumbsup:


P.S. If you have a smart phone, get the app Zombie Booth, it's great!

I don;t do all that smartphone nonsense. I have one (two, actually) but that's because that's what AT&T keeps giving me (never paid for a cellphone in my life) I believe my sister has it though. I recall her using something that definitely sounds like that would be it's name on my nephew's photo. Pretty neat.

I don't normally deal with Zombies. I will be on the 26th though. With some other Cadillac "Wagons"

Back on topic, I actually think these were cool. One day I'll buy one, just to leave it to Sting in my will. 500-driven, of course.

http://stationwagonforums.com/forums/gallery/files/1/1974_cadillac_eldorado_station_wagon3.jpg

truckinman
10-17-12, 06:05 AM
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[/COLOR]Gotta say, I'm not really feeling that Eldorado wagon. A little fugly in my opinion. I love Eldorados, just not in this configuration.

brandondeleo
10-17-12, 06:06 AM
Gotta say, I'm not really feeling that Eldorado wagon. A little fugly in my opinion. I love Eldorados, just not in this configuration.
I totally agree... Those seventies Eldos are cars that you just don't screw with in my opinion.

The-Dullahan
10-17-12, 12:17 PM
I would actually like to see a FWB wagon. Not a nineties one. Everyone and his grandmother had done that front end swap onto a Caprice wagon. Would be interesting to see a proper eighties variant.

Someplace, I have a photo of a '93 Lincoln Town Car wagon. That...is an ugly car. Bright pink, too.

cadillac kevin
10-17-12, 01:04 PM
I would actually like to see a FWB wagon. Not a nineties one. Everyone and his grandmother had done that front end swap onto a Caprice wagon. Would be interesting to see a proper eighties variant.

Someplace, I have a photo of a '93 Lincoln Town Car wagon. That...is an ugly car. Bright pink, too.

If I had the means to, I would buy an olds 98 wagon, 80s fwb, and an 80s eldo and make a fwb wagon