: New to the forum



dodgerblue
12-07-12, 01:56 PM
Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I'm new to the forum. I've been in the market for a 1968 Cadillac Coupe DeVille for a while now. And my search may be over soon. I think I found what I'm looking for, if all goes well I'll be driving it this weekend! Is there anything in particular I should be concerned about with a 68, other than the fact that it's a 44 year old vehicle?

Ranger
12-07-12, 03:07 PM
:welcome:

I think your last comment says it all. Being 44 years old, everything is of concern. The better the overall condition, the less work required to enjoy it.

orconn
12-07-12, 03:12 PM
Welcome to the Forums! Good luck with your purchase!

truckinman
12-07-12, 04:41 PM
I love the 68s! Good choice with what to get into the brand with! Welcome aboard buddy!

r1concepts
12-07-12, 05:50 PM
Welcome to the site! You'll find everything you need to know right on here.

77CDV
12-08-12, 12:38 AM
:welcome: Aside from the usual rust in the lower front fenders and under the vinyl top, the 1968 Cadillacs are pretty much indestructible.

dodgerblue
12-09-12, 10:58 PM
Thanks everyone! Well I didn't end up getting my Caddy. After looking at it today, I decided it was more trouble than it was worth. No AC, no heat, no windshield wipers, no radio, no door/window seals. Leaking oil, leaking trans fluid. Exhaust manifold leaks, body work and paint job were done on the cheap...more than I was expecting. The search continues, I will get my 1968 Cadillac Coupe DeVille someday, but not today.

orconn
12-09-12, 11:32 PM
Diligence pays off, in the end you will find a really nice '68!

02603sec
12-11-12, 10:10 PM
Good luck on the 68. My uncle, a commercial pilot bought a new one. Sodt of a seafoam green with black leather. I remember he traded it for a 73 tbird. It was just a used car back then.

EChas3
12-11-12, 10:20 PM
Welcome!

Give it some time. Your car is out there.

Enjoy!