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The Classic Cadillac Forum Discussion, 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo ...The wreath and crest hood ornament was optional as well... I don't believe the wreath and ...
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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo View Post
    ...The wreath and crest hood ornament was optional as well...
    I don't believe the wreath and crest hood ornament was a factory option on deVille in the 70's as you mention, however it was standard on the Fleetwoods, Eldorado, and Seville. Many owners added the wreath and crest to deVille models. As far as I know the only hood ornament fitted at the factory on 1975 deVille models was the see-through standup crest (no wreath) on both deVille d'Elegance and Coupe deVille Cabriolet. The subject of this thread does not appear to have the standard "V" and crest fitted to the front of the body above the grille, and it also does not appear to be a d'Elegance so I would guess someone probably made modifications during the passage of time.

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    Here are some pictures from the 1975 Cadillac brochure:

    http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/75ca15.html

    http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/75ca16.html

    And info on the 1975 deVille d'Elegance:

    http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/75ca22.html
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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    the guy i'm buying the car from also had a Fleetwood, so he may have added the hood ornament from the Fleetwood to this car...glad he did!

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    In the past, dealers would sometimes install Wreath and Crest ornaments to DeVilles and Calais'. Ditto for the see thru ornament on non D'Elegance and non cabriolet DeVilles.

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo View Post
    ...The wreath and crest hood ornament was optional as well...
    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo View Post
    In the past, dealers would sometimes install Wreath and Crest ornaments to DeVilles and Calais'. Ditto for the see thru ornament on non D'Elegance and non cabriolet DeVilles.
    We're getting into a pretty loose interpretation of "optional"
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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    lol well I don't care who put it on there and in what context, but I friggin love it! lol

    I have another question someone may know the answer to. I want to keep the car as original as I can. Any idea if the radios (mine is am/fm with 8track) can be refurbished? When I drove the car the other day, the radio barely played...going to change the speakers first to see if that is the problem, but I absolutely will not cut into the dash board to put in a new aftermarket stereo and would like to pull this one out and have it refurbished if necessary. another option is to somehow put an aftermarket stereo where the ash tray just below the radio is...and I could pull it out when I'm using the stereo...

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    Here are a few Delco radio restoration sources I've bookmarked over the years:

    http://www.taymanelectrical.com/

    http://www.wonderbarman.com/

    http://www.doctordons.com/delcoradios.htm

    http://www.joesclassiccarradio.com/

    google and you may find more.

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    Thank you! I will check them out

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by shwhitley View Post
    yeah, I was wondering if a professional buff wax would shine it up
    My '69 Fleetwood Brougham had a buff job before I bought it. I didn't see what it looked like before but the seller said it made a big difference. And it does have a good shine to it (black paint).

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet View Post
    My '69 Fleetwood Brougham had a buff job before I bought it. I didn't see what it looked like before but the seller said it made a big difference. And it does have a good shine to it (black paint).
    I heard of some stuff called Magic Brite or something like that...has anyone ever used that? if not, what product would you suggest? I have a hand buffer which I will probably need for the 19ft of car I'm about to get

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    I've heard of some stuff called Magic Brite...was thinking of using that to buff it out..I have a buffer I can use on this 19ft long car. Any other suggestions for products to buff other than Turtle wax

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    Used dr dons to restore radio. He was great. Very fast service! New roof makes the car look 100% better

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    I too love the big hood emblem and have purchased one for mine with corresponding chrome strip for the hood
    I recently bought a Heritage of Ownership badge too for the grille... proud Caddy owner here

    For the radio I've gone with an Autosound unit... looks like a standard analogue when off but when on its an AM/FM digital tuner with a USB (for stored music) port discretely running out the back of the unit and you can even hook up a multi disc driver hidden in the boot if need be
    One of these http://www.casmfg.com/Caddy_Olds_Buick_Radios.htm

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    Re: 1975 Sedan DeVille General Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Corey468 View Post
    You can look at the interior doors to see if it's a Calais or a Deville. The Calais didn't have the courtesy lights in the bottom of the door, and instead had 2 red reflectors. Also, the door-pulls were straps, rather then the plastic-hinged types that the Devilles had.

    Here's a Calais Door.

    1975 Cadillac Calais sedan by That Hartford Guy, on Flickr


    Sedan Deville: (Note Courtesy lights, and different door pulls)


    1975 Cadillac Sedan Deville by That Hartford Guy, on Flickr
    Man... I love those Maharaja seats. People may think them gaudy, but for rarity and in the right color, I think they would be nice to have. IMHO
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