: Hello all and sad cadillac news

03-18-03, 05:26 PM
This is my first post, I'm new.

Thanks to Sal for inviting me, this palace looks great!

I have 2 caddy's I LOVE, but both are a little bit under the weather at the current time.

I have an 1985 Cadillac Seville - Love those bustlebacks that the crank blew on right before I was going to get it repainted. It's waiting out back until I get enough for a new motor. It ran fine with only 2 new alternators in 50K. Most dependible car I ever knew.

After it blew, I had to get something to drive and tried a Blazer, Chevy Van, Kia Sportage, Ford tempo, and NOTHING compared to the caddy.

I went to the GoodWill Auto Auction (Best auction ever imo) and picked up a 1982 Cadillac Sedan Deville (Diesel) for $225!!!

Straight body, great plastic inserts, no dents, dings, etc. All it needed was a new radio. I was getting ready to go on a weekend trip in it last week and it was hit in a hit-n-run overnight!
So, now it may be down too!!! I love em both and want to get em both running again, we'll see tomorrow at court what happens about compensation on the deville....

If anyone wants to see some pics of it here's a couple links.
Deville Before Wreck:
Deville After Wreck:

Thanks, jason

03-18-03, 06:50 PM
Pretty sweet...... And welcome aboard!!

03-18-03, 08:36 PM
Nice ride man, I've heard there are some reliability problems with that 5.7 diesel if thats the one, but see how it goes. That sucks about the wreck though.