: Old house came w/ old Cadillacs and parts



DPForumDog
06-26-13, 07:58 PM
We bought some property that included several old Cadillacs and parts.
I am hoping to be able to sell them. But I don't know where to begin.

There is a 1949 Cadillac fleetwood 75 imperial. It is a rusty shell but it does have an engine in it. The former owner had purchased a ton of parts in hopes to restore it, but he never did.

there is a 70s/80/ coupe Seville. And there is another shell from the 40's that doesn't have an engine or interior.

any suggestions on where to begin?

Thanks
DP

csbuckn
06-26-13, 08:01 PM
I wanna see, you in MN?

outsider
06-26-13, 08:02 PM
Post up some pictures if you can.
Where are you located?

DPForumDog
06-26-13, 09:15 PM
We are Jin Alabama. We wil go to the farm this w/e and I will take some pics.
Thanks

smokuspollutus
06-26-13, 09:55 PM
Coupe Seville? Surely you mean a deVille, unless you have a Seville built by a coach company.

DPForumDog
07-10-13, 10:33 AM
Finally stopped raining so that we could pull it out and take some pics.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39342778@N07/9253203229/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39342778@N07/9255982398/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39342778@N07/9255986614/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39342778@N07/9253204795/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39342778@N07/9253206309/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39342778@N07/9255987378/

Faith76
07-10-13, 01:02 PM
OMG What a score!

MoistCabbage
07-10-13, 04:21 PM
Is the "coupe Seville" one of these things?:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/that_chrysler_guy/4800755662/

cadillac kevin
07-10-13, 04:42 PM
ewwww. I would have thought they could have at least used an actual coupe door (from a nova or something) instead of just using the sedan front door.

MoistCabbage
07-10-13, 05:32 PM
Oh, they get worse:
http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:'78_Cadillac_Seville_Grandeur_Opera_Coupe.png

Actually, now that I think of it, '56-'60 Eldorado hard top coupes were called Sevilles. That would make more sense.

lacville78
07-10-13, 06:27 PM
The designers had to be on drugs, or may they thought their consumers would were, or maybe both; it was the 70s.

jamespowers
07-10-13, 07:20 PM
The designers had to be on drugs, or may they thought their consumers would were, or maybe both; it was the 70s.

Well, someone had to make clown cars for the circus. :p

Faith76
07-10-13, 08:50 PM
Oh, they get worse:
http://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:'78_Cadillac_Seville_Grandeur_Opera_Coupe.png

Actually, now that I think of it, '56-'60 Eldorado hard top coupes were called Sevilles. That would make more sense.

Is this supposed to be like those hideously ugly dogs that people love because they are so horrific? It's not working for me.

MrHolland
07-10-13, 10:48 PM
I want a Coupe Seville!!!

MoistCabbage
07-10-13, 11:06 PM
A Sawzall, some duct tape, and a red Sharpie - Coupe Seville:

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/0EB99B23-623F-4E72-9E6C-4D2F534E370E-993-000000E6AA495D3A_zps5c3f1e18.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/0EB99B23-623F-4E72-9E6C-4D2F534E370E-993-000000E6AA495D3A_zps5c3f1e18.jpg.html)

Actually,... an hour using Photoshop for the first time, with no instructions.

I tried.

brougham
07-11-13, 01:04 AM
If they're all in the condition of what's pictured it's not worth much. Build yourself a Cadillac ranch. Kinda neat bonus to come with a house tho.

pompste
07-11-13, 04:30 AM
The designers had to be on drugs, or may they thought their consumers would were, or maybe both; it was the 70s.

I agree.Mind altering substances for sure may have played a part in those creations.

deVille33
07-11-13, 10:50 AM
It appears someone started a project on the Sedan. The headlights, and buckets are missing along with the fender wheel wells. You could sell parts off it for cores for replating or replacement. You will have to study the market to get much from this. If you sell off the parts, you will also have to determine the best manner to remove the parts, as that deterioration will make for a lot of fasteners that will not want to come apart. Most junk yards, with cars like that, destroy more value than they get out of the parts they do salvage. How are the floors, undercarriage, other? Can the engine turn? The bumpers, Dagmars, and braces could have value as cores, as could the door handles and trim. The dash parts and components could have some value. Or you could sell the complete car off to some enthusiast in need of parts. :(

Fleet
07-11-13, 06:48 PM
That '49 looks like a Fleetwood Brougham, not a Seventy-Five.

Submariner409
07-11-13, 06:57 PM
Wonder if he knows that the gas cap on the '49 is under the left taillight ?? Push the cat's eye and the entire light assembly is hinged.

DPForumDog
07-13-13, 09:33 AM
Actually the old man had disassembled the 1949 cadillac in 1985 and meticulously labeled the parts and put them in ziplock bags. He also had bought a lot of new parts for it. all this stuff is still in the garage. i took some pictures of some of the many ziplock bags and new parts. I have copies of his notes with his hand drawn diagrams. I have also copies of letters he wrote to different suppliers trying to find parts

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That '49 looks like a Fleetwood Brougham, not a Seventy-Five.

I don't know , but the old man's note said it was a fleetwood seventy imperial.

Faith76
07-13-13, 10:44 AM
[QUOTE=DPForumDog;10501529]Actually the old man had disassembled the 1949 cadillac in 1985 and meticulously labeled the parts and put them in ziplock bags. He also had bought a lot of new parts for it. all this stuff is still in the garage. i took some pictures of some of the many ziplock bags and new parts. I have copies of his notes with his hand drawn diagrams. I have also copies of letters he wrote to different suppliers trying to find parts[COLOR="Silver"]

That's pretty amazing.

Aron9000
07-15-13, 03:33 AM
I think you need to get in touch with the Cadillac LaSalle Club. I'm sure there is somebody that would buy that 49 for parts, or hell maybe even restore it if it is 100% complete. That's the big thing with these old cars, if you have every single nut, bolt, fastner, piece of trim, its so much easier to restore these cars. If the floors/frame are pretty solid it might be worth it, if they look like the bottoms of the doors, it wouldn't be a project any sane person would take on.

DPForumDog
07-26-13, 06:44 PM
I guess these are the hubcaps for the 1949 sedan:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39342778@N07/9371204303/

There are 4 of them and they are beautiful. My husband thinks they were re-chromed. I am trying to figure out what they are worth. Ebay has them for $500.00 to $2900.0 for a set of four hub caps like these.

cadillac kevin
07-26-13, 07:28 PM
I don't know what they are worth, but they look brand new!
After looking at the photos of that 49, it might be salvagable. quarters and rockers look fairly solid. I do wonder what the floorpans look like though.