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    Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    Hello all,

    just signed up & making my first noise here. I just bought a beautiful 1972 Eldorado and I'm currently fixing it and this forum has already helped me. I also used to own a '66 DeVille when I lived back in Australia - it had been (very nicely and curiously) converted to a right-hand drive when it was new and had all the bells and whistles (electric quarter windows etc). I'll post pics soon.

    I'm originally from Finland, and it along with Sweden probably has the highest concentration of classic Cadillacs anywhere after USA. Now I live LA & would love to connect with some Caddy owners!

    Here's some pics of the Eldo. "Just" a hard top but I like them as much as the convertibles. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!

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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    Welcome to the Forums, Mr. Tank! Congratulations on your Eldorado. Where do you live in L.A.?
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    A Sky Blue Caddy in LA!

    What could be better?
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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    Thanks for that! I live in Pasadena now, but I attend cruises and shows in much of the greater LA area

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    Round headlights and skirts make the early years of that Eldo one of my favorite Cadillacs. I owned a triple Black '73 convertible a few years back. Awesome cars.

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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo



    Nice car!
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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    Yeah I like the skirts too, though all those big boat Eldos from the era are great. And the styling just looks heavy even though the dimensions aren't any bigger than the 67-70 -generation. Some don't like it, I love it. It was a statement. It looks like an American car should.

    I'm thinking of posting photos of the process of the procedures of fixing the few issues in the car that need it, in case someone else would find them helpful
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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    I grew up till age 10 in Pasadena, my parents retired their in the mid sixties. A very nice small city with an amazing number of cultural and academic institutions still located their. During the 1930's there were at two coach building firms, like Murphy, who built the bodies of many of the great classic cars of that era. Pasadena had its' own Cord Auburn Duesenburg dealership along with dealerships for Cadillac, Packard and other luxury makes. In the fifties it was also home to Peter Satori Motors purveyors of Rolls and Bentley as well as other British and European marques.[COLOR="Silver"]

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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    The 1971-72 Eldorado is one of my favorites, and yours is outstanding! Welcome to the forums and to sunny SoCal!
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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    Oh that's interesting, I knew Pasadena has a lot of interesting history, Caltech and JPL and all that stuff but that car history is fascinating, thanks for the info! I guess it has always been upscale

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    Thanks! Looks like your '77 is a nice one too!
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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    You are close to my favorite driving road, The Angeles Crest Highway which you can get to off of Foothill Blvd in La Canada. Best taken in an open car, especially in the early evening. This road was used,, and still is used, by Road & Track as part of their road testing procedures. Always enjoyed driving it, but especially enjoyed driving my 1958 Jaguar drop head coupe up the mountain with the top down.

    I grew up in Linda Vista and called Pasadena home while I was traveling and assigned overseas in the late sixties and early seventies. I remember the huge roar coming from JPL when they were testing rocket engines in the early fifties.
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    Re: Just signed up, living in LA with a recently acquired '72 Eldo

    I thogut I'd mention something that is fun to do, if you haven't already. In the weeks leading up to New Year's Day many of the floats for the Rose Parade are in the process of having their flowers attached. The job of putting the flowers on the floats is done by volunteers. My family and I worked on the floats for three years as part of the Boy Scout Troop my son and I belonged too. Each of the flowers or their petals that you see on the televised parade have to be glued or otherwise attached to the float frames by hand. You can view the floats being made from a catwalk that is open to the public in the days before the morning of Jan. 1st. If you feel like volunteering they are usually looking for people to help with the decorating. Just dress warmly since the buildings when the floats are decorated are quite cold so the flowers will hold up till the parade.

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