Just got this New Year's Day. A good friend from the Peach State CLC saw it, called me and told me about it. Just what I wanted!
Got it the next day. Never would have moved this quickly without the wonderful support of CLC members!
About the closest to a frame-off restoration I have seen. Every nut and bolt has been replaced. Black powder coated above and below. Suspension, driveshaft, rear end. . . . I am planning a new paint job and some interrior work. The brown fabric is not right, but I got three yards of the correct fabric from SMS with the car.
The build sheet shows the lower paint is #20 Sonic Blue, the upper is #24 Tahoe blue. The interior trim is #44, Sonic blue. The car was "born" in April 1956. Need to have a Birthday party!
The spotlights are an option and say "Cadillac" on them. Even the spark plugs have "Cadillac" on them!
So here is my first vintage car. 1956 Coupe de Ville. I feel like a kid at Christmas!
New bumpers and a lot of new chrome
It is a LOOOOONNNNGGG car. Over 18'. Over 5,000 pounds. Rides beautifully, like a big blue cloud!
Each spotlight is can be controlled from the inside of the car. Can't wait to go to a drive-in move and shine these lights on the screen before the movie begins! I remember people doing this!
My wife, who loves the car as much as me, jokingly told a friend that the spotlights are so we can deliver pizza at night!!
It has a 1956 Georgia license plate. Legal, but have to carry the "real tag" in the trunk along with some paperwork.
The brown fabric is coming out and will be replaced with the correct The door panels are correct, the leather is about perfect and original. I am having so much fun driving her that I don't want to do this yet. All the power windows and power 6-way front seat are completely operational.
The bumper cones are supposed to represent artillary shells, but were more commonly called "Dagmars", a 1950s TV personality. Dagmar's physical attributes were further enhanced by low-cut gowns and the shape of her bra cups, which were somewhat conical. She was amused by the tribute.
The engine and bay is clean. Power steering, power brakes, 6 liter engine with a Carter four barrel carb. In 1956, Cadillac claimed this was the most powerful engine in production passenger car in the world.
Alternator that looks like a generator. New battery. Everything works except the windshield wipers and I am working on them.
The underneath is as clean as the engine.
One of our spaniels, Gunther, rode him with me when I brough her home.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing pictures of "Baby Blue."