Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, Found while on a country drive. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Yours for CDN$10,000.
Saw another Cadillac for sale in a drive plus several other big-body classic cars with FOR SALE ...
Saw another Cadillac for sale in a drive plus several other big-body classic cars with FOR SALE notes on them. Seems people are selling off supposed gas-guzzlers. The good news is we also saw a lot of other classics and street-rodded vehicles being enjoyed just like we were enjoying cruising in the Brougham......even on dirt roads
Looks clean enough, but $10,000.00 is too steep, especially in these tough economic times.
Yeah, I agree. There was a sheet in the driver's window saying it was appraised at $25,000 or some similar figure. The photos show a half decent car but up close I could see that lots of work would be needed to make it really cherry.
Martin, your car looks better all the time, despite being your daily driver, winter and all.
How has it held up for you in the year or so you've owned it?
Well, to be honest photos are rather flattering. There's a multitude of imperfections, some rust scabs here and there and I'd like to maybe clay-bar the paint at some point. The right rear fender has a rather low-quality previous repair and respray. Let's just say it ain't exactly great. I'm making it sound nasty because I'm picky. It's not really that bad, just not up to the level I would wish for.
Mechanically, I've put a fuel pump in it, new radiator, mid pipe and muffler (now both stainless). New front pads, caliper service, front brake hoses, rear shoes and wheel cylinders. I'm getting some squarking every so often from the right rear brake under light braking or as I ease off the brakes. Might put new drums on as the old ones are a bit worn.....I was surprised my mechanic didn't suggest changing them actually.
Ever since I've owned the car there's been a left header downpipe join blow that ticks under acceleration....annoying. I've just come into some money and I want to do some work on the car. I'm thinking get the exhaust done with a new cat to get rid of the tick. Or I might go to duals. Want to stick some bright headlight bulbs in, get a new or good used trunk lock emblem as the car's never had one since I got it.
I lost a left front wheel-trim on the highway so I'm soon going ahead with my long-term plans for the car which have always been in my head since I bought it in November '07. They include fitting Moon equipment Starburst hubcaps.........like so........
Quite probably getting the side windows tinted.......and the big, big change will be bagging the car. I want the car to be truly dual personality. Relatively stock appearing for everyday driving with the ability to drop it for cruising.
I'm a street-rodder, kustom freak at heart and despite hating lowriders with their itty-bitty wheels I've always wanted a car with adjustable height.
I was under the back end the other day and both rear shocks are leaking fluid so will need replacing. Might as well fit regular shocks as the air adjustables will be reduntant anyway if I follow through with the master-plan.
Some may call it sacriledge but everyone I've spoken to so far tells me it will make the car ride even smoother than stock. I didn't buy the Cadillac because I wanted a taught sports car. I wanted gliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide.