: Found a 60 Cad for sale
I ran across a good shape 60 4door Cadillac for sale this morning on the way in to work. $1500. No blatent rust, looks like original paint, not looking too bad really.
It is located on Ill 120 near Grayslake/Hainesville, IL. Just west of IL 134 on 120. North side of the road at a small time dealership.
06-01-05, 04:14 PM
That sounds like a good price for it. Too bad it's not around here. Or maybe it's a good thing! We don't have anymore room for another big car and I don't have the extra money to soend on another one. That's one of my favourite kinds of Cadillacs. What colour is it? Does it have the nice kind of roof or is it an ugly flat top one?
06-01-05, 05:30 PM
Does it have the nice kind of roof or is it an ugly flat top one?
I personally would LOVE to see pics of it, simply because those FINS are to die for... Not to mention the headlights and grille... That curved windshield is totally awesome too... Curved front end... :shocked: AND only $1,500??? Anybody wanna buy a 1993 Ranger Splash for $1,500??? :D Seriously man, sell a kidney! Cars like that don't come around too often. If you don't buy it, I might. Those fins had such a sharp point to them. The 1958s - 1962s were the coolest. Have you found out what engine is in it? More info would be greatly appreciated.
I'll try to remember to bring my camera and stop by on the way home from work one night.
It should be a 390, isn't that the engine of the time?
06-01-05, 09:44 PM
I thought the 390 was a Ford engine... Did Cadillac use one too? I'm getting confused.
06-02-05, 02:57 AM
Yes - 390cid is right. And it was Cadillacs own engine.
Well....i am interested in this car too ;)
I have some picts. Many more available upon request.
06-27-05, 04:03 PM
but hey - this is ´61 Caddy.
Oops! I thought it was a 60! What does a 60 look like then?
06-27-05, 04:16 PM
It is a 62. Wow, I was waaaayyyy off. Shows what I know on older Cadillacs!
This is the same car. I will post a couple more picts of it.
06-27-05, 06:21 PM
You are right about ´62 - body was basically same, just minor changes in lights and grille...
I did open the drivers side door, it was solid and very easy to open and close. Drivers seat is worn, rest of the interior is intact, but just sun aged.
IMHO, I feel this is a good resto car, very good. All sheet metal looks solid and if any bodywork would be minor. The bumpers need to be rechromed. Probably have a very nice ride for not too much $$. I am not into that old of cars, I don't have the resources for them. But they would be fun.
I do really like the lines of this car, especially the "fins" picture above. Really shows the sleekness of the body of these cars.
Drop in a 500, modern EFI or a good fresh AFB or Q-Jet, a 4L80E, 4 wheel discs, maybe a Hydroboost, some big fat sway bars, some decent rubber (fat 15's, like 275 60 15's, none of those rubber band tires, they just don't look right on older rides, IMNASHO) and have a daily driver that is flat out awesome. Not to mention a sleeper!
06-27-05, 07:58 PM
The 61 and 62 lower part of the fin is really cool looking, but I never noticed it before for some reason.
Even the roofline is slick looking.
That is what I liked about the older cars, ever year was something new and exciting, not the same old bland car for 3-8 years in a row. Just add some fluff options here and there.... At least Cadillac is at the shorter end of the model changeover most of the time.
I still love the Honda and Toyota add that say how the car holds it's value. Duh, there is nothing DIFFERENT, nothing distinct in the car from year to year to year. Same old BORING Toyota or Honda. Dull, nothing that makes the car unique, personality etc. At least with our cars there was significance in them. And the older ones, even more so. It cost more then, but then again, hardly anyone bought outside of the Big 3, so sales were good.....
06-28-05, 03:32 PM
I never liked the front of those ones. They look like a Chevy :eek:
06-28-05, 03:50 PM
I plan on a 56-59 Cadillac one day. Like the massive amounts of chrome. :) Also want my 70 Coupe Deville.
A 60 Chevy.... That is why I thought it was a 60! Most of the years all GM followed similar styling cues, I guess all from the chief deisgners.