: Older Cadillacs You Have Owned



David W. Bailey
01-18-07, 07:16 AM
I'm curious about who has owned what Cadillacs over the years and hope that you will share your list. I think it would be very interesting. (If this has been done before, sorry) I had to keep buying and selling, since I could not afford to keep numerous cars at once.

For me the list is:
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special (I was too young to appreciate it)
1956 Cadillac Series 62 post sedan (Dagmar bumpers)
1950 Cadillac Series 61 sedan (A real time warp car, why did I sell it?)
1962 Cadillac Fleetwood (Great fins and real wood)
1963 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (A junker from South Philly)
1968 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special (I still have it)
1976 Cadillac Coupe De Ville (Lots of torque, floating ride)
1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Coupe V-6 (This was actually a cool car)
1983 Cadillac Sedan De Ville HT4100 (Former OSU athletic director's car)
1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 5.0 (Slow, but a well made car)
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 5.7 (Impala upgrade, but still good)
2004 Cadillac CTS V (The car that M Class and AMG folks love to hate)

I have really had no problems with any of these, except the '63, but it had a hard life before I got it.

fleetwood76
01-18-07, 07:42 AM
Hello.

You seems to have had a good time with yours many caddys, a very impressiv list.

If you have photos of the cars and have any chance to post them here, please do.

My list is very short, its only 1 and a half car there.
One is the car i still own, I have own it about 2 and a half year, and thats my Fleetwood brougham -76. I agree about your review about your-76.

The half car is the brougham -87 my dad bought about 5 years ago witch i used part time the first time, before i bought my.

jolle

96Fleetwood
01-18-07, 07:47 AM
1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville Convertible
1991 Cadillac Brougham
1999 Cadillac Deville Concours
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham :highfive:

Destroyer
01-18-07, 09:31 AM
1974 Fleetwood
1987 Sedean Deville
1987 Fleetwood Brougham
1991 Fleetwood Brougham
1998 Deville

Cadboy425
01-18-07, 09:44 AM
Here's my list in order:
1982 Seville (two tone cotillion white/almond/tan leather)
1978 Sedan Deville (bimini beige/brown top/tan leater)
1977 Coupe Deville (jennifer blue/dark blue top/light blue leather -still own)
1995 Seville SLS (cotillion white/dark blue leather)
1977 Sedan Deville Fuel injected (silver/red leather)
2005 SRX (silver) daily driver
1991 Coupe Deville (dark blue/dark blue leather) latest purchase

The Ape Man
01-18-07, 11:08 AM
Great thread.

'72 CDV Traded a Chrysler 318 and Torqueflite transmission for it in the spring of 1980. It came from the brother of the owner who was in prison at the time.

'71 CDV bought it from a guy who fit the description of a serial killer. Drove it for 5 years. Swapped engine to a 425. Blew that up due to stupidity. Swapped to a 500. Sold it to a friend. Friend wrecked it and dropped engine into '77 SDV.

'72 SDV parts car

'77 CDV one of the 2 which I really miss. Got it in 1984 Drove it for 6-1/2 years.

'77 SDV bought it for a winter beater (1989/1990) and to get back a 500 which was in my '71 CDV when I sold it to a friend. I still have that engine!

'76 CDV beater. A total cosmetic mess. Got it on a business deal. I took it to Raceway Park and ran the 1/4 mile 3 times one Wednesday night back in 1986.

1978 CDV De Something or other. Fully loaded. Parts car. I bought it for the fuel injection parts.

'79 SDV Parts car. Bought it for sheet metal to repair a friends wrecked '77 CDV.

'80 CDV Bought it for the wife. Owned from 1989 -1993. Nice car. Excellent all around vehicle after I swapped the rear axle to a 2.73 posi from a 1984 cop car.

1983 CDV Almost perfect body and interior. Bought it with a......blown up HT-4100 of all things. Swapped the entire drivetrain out of my '77 CDV into it in 1 long weekend. It was murdered by an inexperienced 18 year old driver. Mr. Allstate gave me book value + let me keep what was left. Had it from 1990-'93

1981 CDV 100% factory with no mods at all. 8/6/4. Great car. Sold it to a friend. Around 1991. Surplus to my needs. Last I heard it was still going after 300K. Friend became a cop and was run over on duty but survived. Another long story.

1985 Fleetwood 75 FWD limo. Ht-4100. Owned from 1992-1994. The kids loved it. That thing got 27 MPG no matter what. Very impressive. Too bad the repairs more than offset any money saved on gas.

'81 CDV Bought it from my dad in 1994 when he retired. Drove the hell out of it 600 miles a week for 7 years. I converted it to a 500 back in 1990. Great car. Always got me through.

////////////////Then I decided that I wanted a Fleetwood Coupe//////////

'85 Fleetwood 2 door RWD. Parts car. Got it for free from a gang member. Long story.

'82 Fleetwood 2 door. Beautiful but worn the heck out parts car. Bought it on ebay sold it on ebay.

'80 Fleetwood 2 door. Bought it with 40 K original miles. Still have it. Considering selling it because now my son has...........

1980 CDV
1982 SDV 500 power.........

There were more but it's been almost 27 years.

Highway Star
01-18-07, 11:35 AM
1958 Coupe Deville (purchased in 1976 for $285). Drove it many years and then parted it out. It's the car that got me started in the Caddy parts business.

1958 Series 75 Limo (purchased in 1982 for $300). Was going to restore it, but eventually parted it out.

1969 Eldorado. Owned it when I got married in the early '80s. Sold it.

1977 Eldorado. Great car. Sold it.

1984 Eldorado w/Touring Suspension option, simulated convertible top. Sold it.

1979 Coupe DeVille. My current "toy" that looks like it just rolled off the assembly line!

So Ive been driving (and working on!) Caddys for 30+ years.

Benzilla
01-18-07, 12:34 PM
God, I feel sort of inadaquit after those lists, I'm still in the early stages of ownership I guess.

1996 Sedan Deville - Frost Beige Metallic, sold 04/01/05

1983 Coupe Deville - Cotillion white, still have it, but thinking about selling it.

1990 Brougham d'Elegance - Diplomat blue metallic, still have it, but thinking about trading for a black '95 Brougham.

1979 Coupe Deville Phaeton - Western Saddle Firemist, I will die with this car.

Cadillacboy
01-18-07, 12:37 PM
'96 Cadillac Seville STS
'03 Cadillac Escalade 6.0
'00 Cadillac STS my most fave car

caddieboy
01-18-07, 01:41 PM
1979 Sedan Deville
1987 Brougham
1990 Fleetwood D'Elegance
1992 Brougham D'Elegance

pimpin88
01-18-07, 06:54 PM
God, I feel sort of inadaquit after those lists, I'm still in the early stages of ownership I guess.

1996 Sedan Deville - Frost Beige Metallic, sold 04/01/05

1983 Coupe Deville - Cotillion white, still have it, but thinking about selling it.

1990 Brougham d'Elegance - Diplomat blue metallic, still have it, but thinking about trading for a black '95 Brougham.

1979 Coupe Deville Phaeton - Western Saddle Firemist, I will die with this car.

haha, you feel inadequate? how bout me


1988 Cadillac Brougham

2001 Cadillac SLS

96Fleetwood
01-18-07, 07:43 PM
I should get my Dad to post on this thread... I am guessing he is almost at 200 Cadillacs at this point. :cool2:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-18-07, 08:09 PM
1992 Sedan deVille-Light Beige Metallic, Beige Cloth Interior.

More to come!

bicentennialcadillac
01-18-07, 08:37 PM
Great thread.

'72 CDV Traded a Chrysler 318 and Torqueflite transmission for it in the spring of 1980. It came from the brother of the owner who was in prison at the time.

'71 CDV bought it from a guy who fit the description of a serial killer. Drove it for 5 years. Swapped engine to a 425. Blew that up due to stupidity. Swapped to a 500. Sold it to a friend. Friend wrecked it and dropped engine into '77 SDV.

'72 SDV parts car

'77 CDV one of the 2 which I really miss. Got it in 1984 Drove it for 6-1/2 years.

'77 SDV bought it for a winter beater (1989/1990) and to get back a 500 which was in my '72 CDV when I sold it to a friend. I still have that engine!

'76 CDV beater. A total cosmetic mess. Got it on a business deal. I took it to Raceway Park and ran the 1/4 mile 3 times one Wednesday night back in 1986.

1978 CDV De Something or other. Fully loaded. Parts car. I bought it for the fuel injection parts.

'79 SDV Parts car. Bought it for sheet metal to repair a friends wrecked '77 CDV.

'80 CDV Bought it for the wife. Owned from 1989 -1993. Nice car. Excellent all around vehicle after I swapped the rear axle to a 2.73 posi from a 1984 cop car.

1983 CDV Almost perfect body and interior. Bought it with a......blown up HT-4100 of all things. Swapped the entire drivetrain out of my '77 CDV into it in 1 long weekend. It was murdered by an inexperienced 18 year old driver. Mr. Allstate gave me book value + let me keep what was left. Had it from 1990-'93

1981 CDV 100% factory with no mods at all. 8/6/4. Great car. Sold it to a friend. Around 1991. Surplus to my needs. Last I heard it was still going after 300K. Friend became a cop and was run over on duty but survived. Another long story.

1985 Fleetwood 75 FWD limo. Ht-4100. Owned from 1992-1994. The kids loved it. That thing got 27 MPG no matter what. Very impressive. Too bad the repairs more than offset any money saved on gas.

'81 CDV Bought it from my dad in 1994 when he retired. Drove the hell out of it 600 miles a week for 7 years. I converted it to a 500 back in 1990. Great car. Always got me through.

////////////////Then I decided that I wanted a Fleetwood Coupe//////////

'85 Fleetwood 2 door RWD. Parts car. Got it for free from a gang member. Long story.

'82 Fleetwood 2 door. Beautiful but worn the heck out parts car. Bought it on ebay sold it on ebay.

'80 Fleetwood 2 door. Bought it with 40 K original miles. Still have it. Considering selling it because now my son has...........

1980 CDV
1982 SDV 500 power.........

There were more but it's been almost 27 years.

You are my hero.

The Ape Man
01-18-07, 10:07 PM
You are my hero.

Thanks. Oh and I used to work on all my friend's and family's Cadillacs. They all bought the brand due to my recommendation.
Somewhere I have an old VHS of a party at my house in the early 90s. It looks like a Cadillac dealership.
I still have a garage full of spare parts........

509Rider
01-18-07, 10:11 PM
83 coupe deville, biggest turd I have ever owned
90 fleetwood 67,000 orig miles motor was junk always had probs 307
91 fleetwood 75,000 orig miles delagence awsome car.
93 fleetwood flawless car bought fom an old man, owned it for over 5 years, and is now my show car.
95 fleetwood my new daily love it.
98 sls nice but sucked gas and went down in value terribly.

David W. Bailey
01-18-07, 10:43 PM
Wow, this is better than I dared hoped for. There are so many impressive collections on this thread. Don't you wish you could have some of these cars back? A 1958 CDV for $285.00..........

I think that it is cool that there is a Swedish Cadillac fanatic!

Bro-Ham
01-19-07, 01:53 AM
Hi,

Here's the list:

1978 Fleetwood Limousine - bought in 2/00 with 30k miles, sold in 3/01 with 33k miles, Sterling blue with dark blue top and dark blue cloth interior.

1978 Sedan deVille d'Elegance - bought 10/00 with 109k miles, sold 1/04 with 121k miles, dark brown with matching top and buckskin cloth interior.

1976 Fleetwood Brougham - bought 2/02 with 9k miles, sold 12/02 with 12k miles, Florentine Gold Firemist with white top and antique light ivory gold leather interior.

1990 Brougham d'Elegance - bough 5/03 with 67k miles, sold 7/03 with 68k miles, gray on gray on gray.

1981 Fleetwood Brougham Coupe - bought 1/04 with 229k miles, sold 8/06 with 238k miles, gold on gold on gold.

1979 Sedan deVille d'Elegance - bought 10/05 with 61k miles, still own and it has about 75k miles, colonial yellow with burnished gold cloth interior.

Fun, fun, fun, fun FUN! Let's keep it up!

Dave

codewize
01-19-07, 10:36 AM
78 Coupe DeVille
89 STS
90 Fleetwood
93 Brougham
01 DTS

davidrap
01-19-07, 03:06 PM
How cool to see what people have had!

1977 Sedan Deville -Red/White My First Car. Was Grandfathers'. I still have it
1994 Eldorado ETC Black/Black Mint (Sold)
1996 Eldorado ETC Calypso Green/Tan (Sold)
1976 Coupe Deville Silver/Black (Sold)
1975 Eldorado Convertble Firemist Red/White (Sold)
1969 Deville Convertible White White (Boss Hogg) Sold & Missed
1964 Deville Convertible Red/Black (Restored & Traded for boat)
2000 Deville DTS Black/Tan (Sold)
1999 Deville Concours White Diamond/Tan (Sold)
1996 Fleetwood Brougham SS Cashmere/Tan (Still Have)

If I had more room I'd have kept em all...well most of em. All were very reliable. Much more so that the awful Mercedes Benzes I've stupidly purchased over the years. My 77 Deville starts every time and runs great! The 64 Deville was pretty rough...beat up by a farmer in Iowa.

Anyone want to trade an old caddy for a highly maintained 1987 Mercedes 560SEL? The Benz just sits and I'd rather look at an old caddy!

Cheers,

David

JoeT1224
01-19-07, 03:29 PM
Been riding in Cadillacs since birth, most of these belonged to my father:

1978 Coupe deVille: silver exterior with elk grain vinyl top and gray leather interior 7.0L: sold with 160k miles

1989 Coupe deVille: silver with black cloth roof and black leather interior 4.5L: sold with 144k miles

1998 DeVille: burgundy with beige leather interior 4.6L: sold with 84k miles

1997 Eldorado: white diamond with beige leather interior 4.6L: totaled by careless woman on a cell phone

2000 ESC: crimson pearl metallic with beige leather interior, fully loaded minus a sunroof: 54k miles

Joe

Old Fleetwood
01-19-07, 10:52 PM
Sorry, guys, I guess I'm a Cadillac virgin!
My 1995 Fleetwood Brougham is my first Cadillac.
Some of you may remember me as a Moparnut.
My father had Lincolns or Oldsmobiles, and I loved my 1960 Mercedes 220Sb. But I must admit I am awed by this Cadillac.
Maybe it's the LT-1. Or maybe it's Shane Cobb's Stage II 4L60E. Who knows? But what a totally under-rated automobile.
I guess the auto press just loves to bash American made or something but in the short time I've had this vehicle, it's made more than one ricer and just as many sausage haulers look silly both at a traffic light grand prix and in the twisties.
Maybe I've chosen my "victims" well so far, but it's hilarious to see a 535i skid into a ditch in my rear view mirror as he tries to follow me on a winding road. And I'm old enuf to be that kid's grand dad.
(BTW alias Rick186)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
01-20-07, 01:28 PM
What, did you change your screenname Rick?

bigbluebrougham
01-20-07, 02:57 PM
1969 SDV...All beat to heck by someone, rusty, terrible shape. Wrecked it in a derby (please don't shun me!!!) Still have the 472 and turbo 400 waiting to go into something....

1995 FWB. Daily driver and my new love!

Short list with more to come!! :highfive:

BBB

83devilleUSMC
01-20-07, 06:12 PM
1983 CDV. 56,000 miles!

dkozloski
01-20-07, 06:59 PM
1939 LaSalle ambulance. Flathead V8, three on the tree, leather upholstery, rubber floormats. Original birch and maple cabinets. Eventually parted it out. Transmission went to a drag racer. Frame made into an equipment trailer.

'04 CTS Red Line.

The Ape Man
01-20-07, 09:34 PM
1939 LaSalle ambulance. Flathead V8, three on the tree, leather upholstery, rubber floormats. Original birch and maple cabinets. Eventually parted it out. Transmission went to a drag racer. Frame made into an equipment trailer.

'04 CTS Red Line.

Got any pictures? I guess they could be scanned. How did the leather age back before all the government mandated safety chemicals?

Old Fleetwood
01-20-07, 10:26 PM
OMG - I forgot! I was part owner of a 1940 LaSalle Convertible which the "legal" owner and I used to race around a vacant soybean field northeast of Indianapolis years ago.
Geeez, what that car would be worth today!:banghead:
Oh, well, I was 15 and stupid as the proverbial boxorox.
Now you know where my paper route money went for that year.
But at least we sold the drive line (flathead and manual trans) to a guy who put it in his beat-to-death '42 Cadillac. The rest we (sob, sniffle) burned and sold to a scrap dealer.
(Yes, my alias is because I couldn't change my name as I dropped my previous ISP so I simply adopted a new name when I went with sbcYahoo! as my new provider)

dkozloski
01-20-07, 10:37 PM
Got any pictures? I guess they could be scanned. How did the leather age back before all the government mandated safety chemicals?
No pics. I owned the thing in 1961 and the upholstery looked new, not a blemish. The rubber floor mat was original and wasn't worn even under the gas pedal. There was a lot of black enamel and a little chrome on the engine. The thing had 150,000 miles plus. The guy that owned it before me gave it to me when I inquired about it. The guys wife about did handsprings. I jumped it and it started right up. The front end was so worn out that it was just about undrivable. There were 14 leaves in the rear springs and it weighed 6500 lbs on the scales. I put some kingpins in it and that helped a little on the steering. I wound up giving it away to a guy that wanted the transmission.

hankk17
01-21-07, 05:30 AM
let's see.... going backwards:

1978 Eldorado Bairritz Classic (x2 - one is a parts car) - my current project

1986 Fleetwood Brougham - got rid of to make room for the 78

1999 Eldorado - my current main car - got 105k on it

1985 Sedan De Ville - fixed it and sold it

1983 Coupe DeVille - HT4100 died mid-way home on me on this one

1983 Eldorado - got it for $600 because it needed a water pump. swapped out the pump in 4 hours and had the car a total of a month before my wife bent the frame. such a shame. she hit a bad pothole, blew two tires, did a 720 and bounced off a very high curb and wound up on someone's lawn. she was OK - the car didn't make it.

1983 Sedan DeVille - got it for $200 - had a rear engine seal leak that left 1/3 of a quart of oil if I stopped at a redlight. it went to the boneyard pretty fast lol

1982 Sedan DeVille - sold it

1978 Eldorado - bought for $200 in 1995. needed a CV joint. had to give it up because the frame rotted through. I used to use this car to tow my buddies around when their junkers bit the dust. I remember one time a buddy had an old postal service jeep that he managed to shoot a hole through the side of his dinky engine while on rt2 here in MA. I hooked up my chains around his bumper and started towing. as we were going along I looked in the rear view mirror and noticed smoke billowing out from all four of his tires - his brakes locked up while I was towing him and we were grinding his rotors and drums to hell. we had no choice but to continue so I towed him for another 10 miles like that without my eldo skipping a beat. man I miss that car... which is why I have another one now! =)

1977 Coupe DeVille - flintstones car. the floorboards had rusted completely through. This is also the car I nearly died in. it was a super-cold morning back in jan of 90. I warmed the car up for 10 minutes then took off for work. some of the soundproofing material in the back seat was actually poking through the rotted floor and was touching the muffler. the car was running very rich and at times the muffler glowed red hot. well put the two together and you get fire. I smelled what I thought was burning pancakes and looked around and didn't see anything. I kept heading to work but happened to glance in my rear view mirror and noticed a huge black spot spreading on the riser that the rear seat was on and just at that moment the rug burst into flame.. I cut over three lanes and pulled into the breakdown lane and jumped out to look underneath and saw the problem.. whipped open the passenger door and stamped out the flames and ripped out the back seat and then started throwing all the burning soundproofing material on the road. as I was doing this a cop pulls up behind me as I'm in the back seat of the car.. comes up and gives me the "what seems to be the problem son?" look and I scream "MY CAR'S ON FIRE!!!!" at him. He jumps in his cruiser and escorts me to the nearest gas station and commandeers the attendant and tells him "son, you better get this guy a bucket of water or you're gonna have a big problem on your hands". the attendant grabs a hose and we douse the floor, finally putting out the fire. That day I replaced all the floors and bought a new carb. heh.. good times

1976 Coupe DeVille - not technically MY car but it's the car that started my love affair with the Caddy. my best friend at the time got it from his parents and we used to cruise around everywhere in that car. white with a red leather interior. 500cc engine. pure comfort. the chicks LOVED us in that car. I'm still looking for another one although they're hard to find around here.

David W. Bailey
01-21-07, 08:58 AM
Flaming Flintstones: Best owner story so far!

The Ape Man
01-21-07, 11:16 AM
No pics. I owned the thing in 1961 and the upholstery looked new, not a blemish. The rubber floor mat was original and wasn't worn even under the gas pedal. There was a lot of black enamel and a little chrome on the engine. The thing had 150,000 miles plus. The guy that owned it before me gave it to me when I inquired about it. The guys wife about did handsprings. I jumped it and it started right up. The front end was so worn out that it was just about undrivable. There were 14 leaves in the rear springs and it weighed 6500 lbs on the scales. I put some kingpins in it and that helped a little on the steering. I wound up giving it away to a guy that wanted the transmission.

Thanks for the story. I hate king pins.

devilleconcours100
01-21-07, 01:15 PM
Well, to make it short and sweet I'll just list mine first.
1981 Cadillac Seville
1986 Cadillac Cimmaron
1994 Cadillac Concours

devilleconcours100
01-21-07, 01:33 PM
Okay, now I can list the ones that my dad had.
1957 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan- Bought New
1963 Cadillac Coupe deVille
1968 Cadillac Sedan deVille
1971 Cadillac Eldorado
1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
1980 Cadillac Seville Elegante
1985 Cadillac Sedan deVille
1991 Cadillac Seville (Didn't keep but for about 2 months)
1992 Cadillac Sedan deVille (Had for about 3 months before he died)
Thanks, and God Bless, Dave.

77CDV
01-21-07, 05:37 PM
1977 CDV-My first car. Got it January, 1988. Sonora tan, buckskin cabriolet vinyl roof, antique light buckskin leather interior. Belonged to an uncle, then my folks, then me (hooray!). Stolen January, 1993, which led to...

1977 SDV-Demitasse brown with matching full vinyl roof and antique buckskin leather interior. Fuel injected, which was interesting. Car was rough, but served me very well, not least by saving my life when I was broadsided by a full-sized pickup at about 50mph. My Caddy drove away under her own steam. The same could not be said for the p/u (totalled). Kept it another couple years after that, but the engine was getting tired and a rebuild would have cost more than the car was worth, so sold it in 1995 to get...

1989 Fleetwood 60S-Looked just like the picture in the catalogue, black sapphire, dark blue full vinyl roof and leather interior with the 22-way seats. It had 80K miles when I got it and looked every bit of it (the owner had something like 7 kids, a bunch of little helions). That car took me everywhere (Grand Canyon, Vegas more than once, road trip up US 93 through Arizona and Utah, cruise up the full length of PCH, across country and back), not to mention slogging through LA traffic to school and back (60 miles round trip) for three years. Never a whimper. When I sold it in 2001, it had 180K miles and was still going strong, but I had graduated and finally wanted a new car, so I bought....

2001 ETC--Cashmere with light oatmeal leather interior. Still loving it at nearly 80K miles. But before that, I was missing my first 77, so I bought...

1977 CDV-Naples yellow with light yellow cabriolet vinyl roof and light antique yellow leather interior. Like Ben and his Phaeton, I will die with this car.

2003 DHS-Bronzemist with light oatmeal leather interior. Very nice cruiser, just traded for...

2006 DTS III-Glacier white with light oatmeal leather interior.


More to come in the years ahead.

Craig

ReagansRollsRoyce
01-31-07, 11:11 PM
I have only owned the 1987 Brougham

My grandfather, however, bought a new one every two or so years (he was able to get a company deduction as a business expesne) in the 50s-60s-70s

His models:

'59 Sedan DeVille (his first Cadillac to go with the move to the Big House, an upgrade from a '56 Oldsmobile)
'62 Sedan DeVille
'66 Sedan DeVille
'68 Sedan DeVille
'68-'77 he went over to Lincoln for a while, owned 3 of those, retired in 1975
'77 Sedan DeVille
'80 Sedan DeVille

In '84 he started to buy Mercury Grand Marquis. He was into his mid 70s by then and probably didn't feel comfortable driving quite as big of a car. I only remember the '80 from very very early childhood, a powder blue color with I believe white interior. It was the reason for my seeking out a 1980s Cadillac, as I had wanted a Cadillac like it ever since riding in the big blue one as a 3 year old.

My 2nd cousin (more of a great uncle, he is now in his mid 70s), a lawyer, has made a nice streak too

'75 Sedan DeVille
'79 Sedan DeVille
'82 Sedan DeVille
'90 Sedan DeVille
'93 Fleetwood
'95 DeVille
'01 DeVille
'03 DTS
'04 DeVille

As a testament to the longevity of a well-cared for Cadillac, he still drives the '04, '03, and '93, and the '95 and '90 are still used by members of his immediate family.

All nice cars...but I would love a '63 Convertible.

Cadillac Giovanni
01-31-07, 11:44 PM
I've owned only two, but they're the only two cars I've ever owned. Do I get extra points for that?

The first was a 1996 Deville Sedan, Burgundy with a matching crushed velvet interior. The car previously belonged to my grandpa, who gave it to my mom, and then when she got a new car it became mine. It was a nice car, but it had a lot of miles on it, over 300,000. Alot of things on it were breaking, and it was later involved in an accident, and it was deemed not worth fixing. It was my first and I'll always have a special place in my heart for it.

I bought my current car, the 1989 Brougham D'Elegance, from a nice old guy in Waltham, MA. I went to his house where he lived with his brother, and saw not only one, but two more Cadillac broughams in the driveway, one more black like mine, and a green one. Turns out he was only selling this one because he found a newer one. This car is my favorite, has been incredibly reliable, and is just downright good-looking. I'll never get rid of it.

My grandfather, the man responsible for giving me the Cadillac bug, owned many cadillacs. As far as I know...

1953 Deville
1959 Deville Convertible
1966 Deville Sedan
1973 Deville Sedan
1983 Fleetwood Brougham (The car that i grew up riding in when with him, and inspired me to buy my 89 brougham.)
1986 Deville Sedan (The one that was later mine.)
1995 Deville Concours (This car is now my mother's. It's faster than greased owl shit.)

After this, he stopped buying Cadillacs, due to their lack of a large, RWD platform. His last cars were Lincoln Town Cars, a 98 and an 03. Still nice cars though.

I actually just found a picture of my grandpa with his black, 59 Deville convertible. Man that car is gorgeous. My grandpa is in the middle,and that's my mom to the right and my aunt to the left.

http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs14/f/2007/031/9/8/My_Grandpa__s_Cool_Car_by_HoratioGiovanni.jpg

David W. Bailey
02-01-07, 07:18 PM
That is a very cool photograph!

fleetwood76
02-02-07, 01:48 PM
Hello.


That is a very cool photograph!

I think so too.

See the size of those garage doors, it's must have been a challange too park the -59 in there.

Jolle.

Cadillac Giovanni
02-02-07, 03:47 PM
Those weren't his garage doors, those were to an attached storage shed. The garage was to the left of the photo. I've seen it in the garage in some other photos, and as I recall it didn't even fit. I think the tailfins stuck out by several inches.

fleetwood76
02-02-07, 05:16 PM
Hello.

I can picture me that. Proberly when the garage was built, no one in their fully sense, could think that they ever was gonna build cars like that.

jolle.

cooncat
02-21-07, 12:14 PM
I'm new to the Cadillac family, but here's a list of family's Cadillacs.

First, my uncles:

2000 Sedan DeVille with Sunroof
1972 Eldorado, White with red leather interior, elk grain roof and sunroof
1970 Fleetwood Brougham, Dark Green with Black Leather, rear footrests, etc.
I thought this car was really plush
1965 Fleetwood Brougham, Dark Red with I believe Black interior.

I know the he owned so many Cadillacs in his day, that the dealer gave him a special plak for his dash.

My Grandfather:
1961 Coupe DeVille, Steel Blue,
He had a 1969 on order to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary, but died before and thus order canceled.

So I got the love of Cadillacs through the family tree on my mother's side.

sizanjdf
02-22-07, 05:25 AM
Ive only been collecting since I was 18 and im almost 22 now.
I started with an 88 fleetwood brougham de'elegance for 100 bucks
then an 86 fleetwood brougham parts car for 50 bucks...some how turned into the project and the 88 turned into the parts car.(traded for a 4x4 and parts)
Then was given a 77 CDV with no title and well used. Made it into a dirt track race car and Burned to the ground one evening.
74 fleetwood 75 for 400 bucks( still have it)
70 eldorado for 250 that needs to be completely redone.
79 SDV bought for 40 bucks. Friend of mine was storing it and got pissed off and took it to the crusher
and my 80 SDV project for 300 bucks that will soon be 500 powered.
Partial owner ship in a 76 coupe deville POS.
My partner on that one has a 72 Hearse
his dad currently owns
two 88 fleetwood broughams
92 alante
05 xlr
a 92 STS
and a 73 SDV
Plus an amazing list of other cars

Cadillac Giovanni
02-22-07, 08:36 AM
Ye Gods, man! Where do you keep all of these gargantuan automobiles!?

tallpat
02-26-07, 08:49 PM
for me a 1976 coupe Deville AND A 1984 Cimarron talk about extremes
My current is a 1986 coupe deville.

Tallpat

Cadillac Giovanni
02-26-07, 09:07 PM
Hah, you got that right! You couldn't own two more different Cadillacs if you had tried...

Unless you had one of those single-cylinder jobbies from the turn of the century.

Wheelman322
02-26-07, 09:28 PM
78 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE (Sold to friend who destroyed it.)
78 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD BROUGHAM (Bought from original owner in 02. Restored, Still own.)
79 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE (First Cadillac passed down from my grandmother)
79 CADILLAC SEVILLE (Bought cheap, Sold cheap. One of my favorites.)
84 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE (Sold to a Chicago Bull)
84 CADILLAC ELDORADO (Bought as project, Sold as Parts car donor for 85 Convertable)
85 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD BROUGHAM (Bought with a converted 368, Hack job. Would've been more reliable with the 4100. LOL)
90 CADILLAC BROUGHAM (Sold to North Carolina Dealer)
91 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE (Sold to local family in 2001 with 150,000 miles. Still see it everyday)
94 CADILLAC STS (Sold to Friend)
96 CADILLAC ELDORADO ESC (Bought on eBay. Sold in 2004)
98 CADILLAC ELDORADO ETC(Hardest car i've ever had to sell. Unbelievably everybody was turned off by the Crimson Red. Sold in 2001)
03 CADILLAC DEVILLE DTS Navigation/Messaging seats...(Bought new from dealer. Traded in for truck in 2005)

Pete Benson
02-26-07, 09:59 PM
'65 Coupe deVille
'67 Coupe deVille
'73 Coupe deVille
'90 Fleetwood coupe (currently)

All of them white. Wish I'd kept the '67 - actually, I wish I'd kept all of them.

David W. Bailey
02-27-07, 07:00 AM
I had a Fleetwood coupe in the late 80's. It had a big six cylinder and was really a nice car! Never see those cars anymore...

Wheelman322
07-22-07, 03:47 AM
Lets revive this thread with pictures...
03 DTS
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/03DTS1.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/03DTS3.jpg
96 ESC with Vogue wheels and tires
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/96CadillacEldorado2.jpg
90 Brougham
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/90.jpg
84 Eldo
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/84CadillacEldorado2.jpg
84 Coupe Deville
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/84CadillacCoupeDeVille3.jpg
79 Seville
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/79Seville2.jpg
78 Fleetwood...Everyone knows this one.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/78CadillacFleetwood2006-11-114-1.jpg
80 FWB Coupe D'elegance....my new toy.
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/wheelman322/80Brougham2007-7-14.jpg

skanker
09-29-07, 09:35 PM
66 Deville convertible
88 Deville
90 Deville
98 Deville

all bought and driven in Hawaii

deVille33
10-06-07, 01:31 PM
I started off with a 1960 SDV I paid $100.00 for. It needed a valve job. Left it with a friend who sent it to a junk yard
1977 CDV - $200.00 from a customer. Just the body, the engine was hurt, because the guy forgot to put antifreeze in it. $100.00 for JKYD engine.
1979 CDV - Someone else's project that I inherited. Paid $50.00 for the title.
No engine. Body in good shape, frame near excellant.
1978 CdE - Customer's car. He had sold it to someone else who didn't want to pay to have the center link replaced. $100.00 from JKYD.
1977 FB - Left note on this guy's windshield at supermart. park lot. Rough shape, but complete. He drove it until he sheared the right rear axle off, because the axle bearing was shot. Paid $70.00 for title.
1979 CDV - Answered add purchased for $400.00. Basically wanted it for the interior and parts, but never got that far. Still in storage somewhere.
1977 SDV - Bought for parts from JKYD for $100.00. Stripped it to the bone. Was painted sea mist green by roller brush. Paint so thick it sealed the rust in.
Had angle iron holding front and rear frame together on driver's side.
1979 CDV - Left note on this guy's windshield also. Yellow w beige landau and beige interior. Rough shape, paid $400.00
1979 CDV - From JKYD Yellow w beige and beige interior. Paid $100.00 delivered. Got this one to compliment the other one, but never got to this project. They're both taking up space in my big garage.
1977 CDV - This car was a little rough when I met her, but I saw her potential. I'm afraid I fell in love from the start. Paid $200.00 and another $200.00 to have her brought home on a rollback.

1977 SDV - Saratoga car Blue with white vinyl top, blue interior. Super rusted. Frame was separating at rear axle. Over fifty and you could feel everything flexing. Yes, I drove it home. LOL. Stripped this one to the bone too. City took the frame.
1977 CDV - The other Saratoga car - Dark blue w dk blue landau and blue interior. This was a package deal with the other Saratoga car. $500.00 for the pair. This one I lost to the city.
1981 SDV - Someone gave me this one. THey got it from a relative's estate. They couldn't locate the title. I gave it to someone who gave it to someone who lives up in Vermont where you don't need titles.
1977 CDV - Beige w brown landau, beige interior. Originally biught this car for my son, but he set his sites elsewhere. Paid $300.00.
1977 CDV - Blue with white vinyl top, white interior. Really ran good, but it had it's problems with a worn timing chain. Got this to drive while I had my Light blue Coupe painted. City got this one too. Paid $400.00.
1978 FB - Someone else's parts car. It came yto me with this -
1979 FB - Nice car. Needs some attention and TLC. I repaired the driver's door, registered it, and had it inspected.

GenrlRodes
10-11-07, 01:31 AM
Well my love of Cadillac started at age 10 looking at those beautiful Cadillacs when passing the local Cadillac Dealer. Grandparents friend had a 76 Deville, which was all white. I loved the first time I went with them for a day trip yard saling. Seems like there were 9 of us in that deville remembering back. So started my love. First two cars weren't Cadillac's, but my love resurfaced in 1996 when I purchased my first Cadillac. Life began that day!!!

1) 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance - Champagne Color with matching D'Elegance velour. Had nearly every option except leather, alarm, and cb. I purchased it with 101,xxx miles. I loved that car. It was like riding on air, and its short life with me it never had a chance to be dirty or dusty. Misfortuned struck about 4 months later, when a fuel line burst near the engine. Inshort, the car burst into flames and was a loss. I was devistated to say the least. My dream really went up in smoke. My grandad helped in seeking another car, which I was in need of.
2) 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham - Not nearly as luxurious as the previous, but this black beauty with blue velour was a nice replacement with just 97,xxx miles. Was a great car the four years and 19x,xxx miles I added to the odometer, when it finally died. I had to start my quest for another great car. PASSING UP a 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance Coupe I invested my money into my third Cadillac.
3) 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham - in what the owner called Gosemore Blue my third Cadillac only had been driven 43,xxx miles. This big automobile was a dream come true for me. I always loved the mid 70's Cadillacs, and now one was mine. This great car is still in my possesion with around 76,xxx miles, but it has sat for 4 years and is in need of some TLC. The interior is great and the body is fair, with just rust scabs. Engine and tranny were great, but carb needs attention. I hate to loose her, but would consider selling her to someone that can bring her back to life and enjoy driving the car as much I have.
While owning this 1975 Brougham, I ventured down other avenues of Cadillacs for daily drivers, allowing the 75 not be used as much. My first venture was..
4)1990 Cadillac Brougham - purchased with 97,xxx miles. This all red Brougham with a 350 Chevy engine and throttle body fuel injection greatly improved power over the old 307 Olds engine in my two 86's, but gas mileage went the other way. Was a great car until I sold it in early 2006 with just over 154,000 miles. Still ran great. Now, with the 75 stored safely away and the 90 as my daily car, I sat out to get my wife (now ex) a smaller Cadillac. I never really liked front wheel drive, but I thought maybe for her would be better. Never thought I would actually like it, but #5 was on the way.
5) 1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille with 113,xxx miles on the 4.9 V8. This car has some power and looks awesome with after market 1/4 cream roof to match the cream leather. Aftermarket lower body chrome and loaded with many extra options. When we parted ways, she took the car and drove it til she gave it to her sister and brother in law after their car died. They are still driving and loving the Cadillac ride!!! I last knew it was topping the 150,xxx mile point.
6) 1999 Cadillac Deville with 97,xxx miles has been my daily driver since I purchased it in 2005. I have been impressed with the power and performance. Gas mileage is great for a 'large' car. Lot's of fun toys and options make it hard to leave it set, which show now topping 135,xxx miles in just two years. She is a great car and I love to drive it. My love for large old Cadillac's with their traditional American soft and slushy handling and ride has gotten the better of me. I have been search for nearly 6 months for another great Cadillac. My love of the large Fleetwood is also calling.
7) ????? 1965 Fleetwood 60 Series could be #7. In Georgian Silver and only 81,xxx miles it looks like that it could be the winner. It is not as well optioned as I want, but want I want isn't really surfacing at all. I would like a 1966 Fleetwood Brougham with the folding desks in back, Cruise, auto dimmer, twilight sentinel, heat padded seats, and all the toys. Only one surfaced, but distance and price really stopped me. So, a 65 Fleetwood makes for a great alternate choice. The car has only traveled 1200 odd miles in 12 years.

So there is my list of Cadillacs. Not many as some, but all are or were great for me!!!

93DevilleUSMC
10-11-07, 03:27 AM
1987 Sedan Deville, although this may be a half since dad bought it for me.

1993 SedanDeville. Bought it twenty-one days after my discharge. I still drive it.

Richard S
06-03-08, 10:25 PM
I've had three:

1955 Fleetwood Brougham
1987 Sedan Deville
1999 Deville

I liked the power of the 500 CID in the '55, and the '87 had a nice cushy ride, but this '99 has the best of both, and lots better milage. After the head gasket repair, it's back up to 23 MPG in town. I haven't had time to try highway mileage yet, but I expect 30 plus MPG on a trip. Not bad for a 4000 # vehicle.

Faded Crest
06-04-08, 01:53 AM
Cadillacs I have owned from 1987-2008

1957 Series 61 Sedan (white)
1958 Fleetwood Sixty Special (blue)
1959 Sedan Deville 4 window flattop (pink)
1960 Sedan Deville 6 window (teal)
1960 Sedan Deville 6 window (gold)
1961 Fleetwood Sixty Special (black/white)
1962 Coupe DeVille (blue)
1962 Sedan De Ville (pink)
1963 Series 62 Sedan 4 window (green)
1963 Fleetwood Sixty Special (Black/white)
1963 Series 62 Sedan 6 window (yellow)
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special (white)
1964 Series 62 Sedan 6 windown (green)
1964 Sedan De Ville 4 window (white)
1965 Coupe De Ville (white)
1965 Couple De Ville (Blue)
1965 Fleetwood Brougham (black)
1966 Eldorado Convt. (brown)
1966 Sedan De ville (black)
1967 Coupe De Ville (blue)
1968 Coupe De Ville (tan)
1968 Sedan De Ville (brown)
1968 Eldorado (brown)
1969 Fleetwood Brougham (gold)
1969 Eldorado (green)
1969 Deville Convt. (blue)
1970 Coupe De Ville (blue)
1972 Sedan De Ville (green)
1972 Eldorado Coupe (blue)
1973 Eldorado Convt. (red)
1974 Coupe De Ville (black)
1975 Eldorado Coupe (green)
1975 Eldorado Convt. (yellow)
1975 Fleetwood Brougham (green)
1975 Fleetwood Brougham (brown)
1975 Fleetwood Brougham (blue)
1975 Fleetwood Brougham (yellow)
1976 Eldorado Coupe (green)
1976 Eldorado Convt. (yellow)
1976 Fleetwood Brougham (blue #1)
1976 Fleetwood Brougham (blue #2)
1976 Sedan De Ville (tan)
1976 Coupe De Ville (white)
1977 Eldorado (green)
1977 Sedan De Ville (yellow)
1978 Eldorado Biarritz (yellow #1)
1978 Eldorado Biarritz (yellow #2)
1978 Eldorado Biarritz (white)
1978 Eldorado Biarritz (Brown #1)
1978 Eldorado Biarritz (Brown #2)
1978 Eldorado Biarritz (Brown #3)
1979 Sedan De Ville (blue)
1981 Seville (gray)
1981 Eldorado (yellow)
1983 Coupe De Ville (silver)
1983 Fleetwood Brougham (blue)
1984 Eldorado (blue)
1984 Seville Elegante (brown)
1985 Fleetwood Brougham (white)
1986 Fleetwood Brougham (tan)
1986 Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance (blue)
1987 Brougham (gray)
1987 Brougham (burgundy)
1987 Brougham (white)
1987 Brougham (lt. gray)
1987 Brougham D'Elegance (red)
1988 Brougham (gray)
1989 Brougham (black)
1989 Brougham (blue)
1989 Eldorado (taupe)
1989 Allante (black)
1990 Seville (blue)
1990 Fleetwood (white)
1991 Allante (white)
1991 Brougham D'Elegance (Antelope#1)
1991 Brougham D'Elegance (Antelope#2)
1991 Brougham (blue)
1991 Sedan De Ville (Navy)
1992 Eldorado (gold)
1992 Seville (?)
1992 Sedan Deville (blue)
1992 Sedan Deville (Red)
1993 Sevillle (blue)
1993 Fleetwood Brougham (white)
1993 Sedan De Ville (burg)
1994 Sedan De Ville (green)

I'm sure I've forgotten a few. Sick, huh?

charles914
03-11-10, 04:01 PM
1955 baby blue Coupe DeVille (my 1st car - sold long ago)
1963 black Fleetwood 60S (sold long ago to friend who still has it)
1972 gray Sedan DeVille w/red leather int (sold long ago due to needed repair)
1979 turquoise Eldorado w/turquoise leather (love the leather/car stored in my garage/needs paint and a little other work)
1983 brown/brown Eldorado (put a new engine in this car, but then everything else went wrong and I gave it to charity)
1990 red Allante (still drive it)
2000 red Eldorado ETC (drive frequently)

MrSinatra
03-12-10, 12:34 AM
1964 Coupe Deville traded for:
1947 Series 62 Currently have, will never sell. It's my way of revolting against society and its reckless acceleration.

Bro-Ham
03-13-10, 12:37 PM
WOW! Someone was doing some deep down digging in this forum to pull this oldie but goodie thread back to life! :) :) :)

Aron9000
03-13-10, 03:44 PM
I guess my Cadillac list is pretty damn lame.

1. 1990 Seville STS- A definite low point for Cadillac styling IMO. It was in good shape, had pretty pearl white paint and handled nicely though.

2. 1991 Brougham D'Elegance- Shows how much Cadillac styling slid off a cliff in 10 years, this is my favorite post tailfin era Cadillac design.

Laneseja
06-15-10, 06:21 PM
Hi I have started owning Cadillacs since I was 16. My first car was a 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance bought it for $475 in 1981 it was a real bondo buggy but it was mine. My other Cadillacs were as follows:
1976 Sedan Deville
1976 Coupe Deville
1970 Coupe Deville
1980 Fleetwood Brougham(I had two of these)
1985 Fleetwood Brougham
1986 Fleetwood Brougham
1987 Fleetwood Brougham
1988 Fleetwood Brougham
1991 FWD Fleetwood
1991 Brougham
1991 Sedan Deville
2007 Escalade ESV( the only one I bought new March 17,2007) As of June 15,2010 I have 15,525 miles on it
I then rebought the 1991 Brougham I sold in 1999 to my Brother in Law's father. I told him if he ever wanted to sell it I get first chance so I bought it back in October 2009. He stored it every winter like I did so it has never seen snow. He wants to go with me to car shows this summer in it, but I need to find some first in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The deal was to find him a DTS to replace it with. I found him a 2006 DTS loaded including moonroof. He loves his DTS but he misses the long hood and the float of the 1991 Brougham. I am lucky to get it back and will keep it till I die and hopefully pass it on to my Nephew who also loves the car. That's my story JL

water walkin warrior
06-16-10, 12:35 PM
I always thought a Cadillac was just another car until our '95 Thunderbird got totaled and an uncle sold me his 91 Sedan DeVille. Was a good car but little things started going wrong and a big mushroom cloud exploded into a warped head. It got junked. Now I'm wishing I would have parted it out to make more money.

1991 Sedan DeVille
1989 Triple black Brougham

My goal is to find a '66 CDV that I can do little work to or make a project. I love those. How do you guys afford all those Caddies? And where do you keep them?

The-Dullahan
06-17-10, 04:42 PM
How do you guys afford all those Caddies? And where do you keep them?

I recall as a lad that we had eight cars at one time

Dodge Conversion Van
Dodge Caravan (Everyone hated that crappy thing)
Lincoln Town Car
1967 Chevelle SS with 454
Pontiac Firebird
Chevrolet Suburban
Pontiac Bonneville Station Wagon
Buick Lesabre Wagon

and room for thirty more WITHOUT looking like Rednecks, as we don't have those up North. They were all parked along the driveway, save for the 1986 Suburban, which was always kept at the top of the drive in a parking space we made for it, as the drive was very steep (around 45 degrees) and it wasn't worth the effort of getting it out in the winter.. Then I moved to the swampland and wish I had room for a second car (Which would be my cheap, crappy car for putting excessive mileage on/ramming stupid people in traffic:lildevil:)

Eventually we got rid of the Buick and the Lincoln became the Mercury Grand Marquis (Which we always called "The Little Car"...because it was)

The Irony is that nobody owned a Cadillac except for me since way back in the 80's when my Father had a Two-Tone black and silver Coupe Deville with a red leather interior, but I have no memory of that car having been too young and it met it's end in NY City when some punks were throwing streetsigns and concrete slabs off of an overpass onto passing motorists.

Though I Have a Half-Brother who did own an 80's Brougham and a hand-me-down 80's Town Car from my Grandmother at some point. Classic Little-Old-Lady car with no mileage and completely pristine. The Town Car was sold or whatever when he got the Brougham and the Brougham is no more, as it was sold sometime as well, he owned it just long enough to fall asleep on long-road-trips and trade paint with the guardrails a few times.

Somehow, even after all these great cars, due to never learning/missing limbs/not having licenses the only people who can drive anymore are myself, my Mum and my half-sister.

If I ever get a photo of that CDV, (besides the one of the destroyed windshield) as I am told one exists, I will have to have it scanned and get it up here.

Broughamadrosis
06-17-10, 06:06 PM
56 Sedan DeVille
63 Superior Hearse
65 Fleetwood Brougham
66 Eldorado
67 Sedan DeVille
75 Coupe DeVille
78 Eldorado Biarritz
80 Coupe DeVille
82 S&S Hearse
(2)90 Broughams
92 Brougham

thurstb
06-18-10, 10:46 PM
77 Sedan DeVille
74 Sedan Deville
82 Seville
85 Fleetwood Brougham (RWD)
89 Brougham

durrk johnson
06-19-10, 02:22 AM
1980 cdv (rip)
1996 fwb