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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Real wood in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; $30k for redoing the whole car. I doubt it was a traditional restoration, but rather a rolls-royce-ization. There were all ...
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    $30k for redoing the whole car. I doubt it was a traditional restoration, but rather a rolls-royce-ization. There were all kinds of other little details, like real leather door panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My_favorite_Brougham
    $30k for redoing the whole car. I doubt it was a traditional restoration, but rather a rolls-royce-ization. There were all kinds of other little details, like real leather door panels.
    It also had a leather headliner, stainless, all the aluminum engine parts were polished out to a mirror shine, and alot of other stuff. I can think of better ways to spend 30k, but if they want to blow 30k on a 10k car, so be it.

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    You are ready for a RR or Bentley if your needs have progressed to needing real wood instead of plastic. You must be a young person. Spread your wings! With a RR or B, in addition to the real wood, you'll also get real wool carpets and lambswool overlays, hand rubbed lacquer paint, hand craftsmanship, a fabulous statue atop the magnificent Parthenon grille, and all of it together looks and smells more divine than any substance you could ever imagine inhaling or ingesting. As Nike says: just do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro-Ham
    You are ready for a RR or Bentley if your needs have progressed to needing real wood instead of plastic. You must be a young person. Spread your wings! With a RR or B, in addition to the real wood, you'll also get real wool carpets and lambswool overlays, hand rubbed lacquer paint, hand craftsmanship, a fabulous statue atop the magnificent Parthenon grille, and all of it together looks and smells more divine than any substance you could ever imagine inhaling or ingesting. As Nike says: just do it!
    You also get a massive repair bill! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post

    You also get a massive repair bill! LOL
    You have to pay to play! If you don't try you'll never know! You only live once, as far as we know, so I say live all you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro-Ham View Post
    You have to pay to play! If you don't try you'll never know! You only live once, as far as we know, so I say live all you can!
    Oh no! YOLO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro-Ham View Post
    You are ready for a RR or Bentley if your needs have progressed to needing real wood instead of plastic. You must be a young person. Spread your wings! With a RR or B, in addition to the real wood, you'll also get real wool carpets and lambswool overlays, hand rubbed lacquer paint, hand craftsmanship, a fabulous statue atop the magnificent Parthenon grille, and all of it together looks and smells more divine than any substance you could ever imagine inhaling or ingesting. As Nike says: just do it!
    RR makes some swell automobiles and their aviation power-plants are the Cadillac of aircraft engines, the only problem is despite everything else the simple fact remains that even the finest RR every made is still not a Cadillac.

    (By definition Cadillac is the Cadillac of automobiles)

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    Re: Real wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladillac Khrougham View Post
    RR makes some swell automobiles and their aviation power-plants are the Cadillac of aircraft engines, the only problem is despite everything else the simple fact remains that even the finest RR every made is still not a Cadillac.

    (By definition Cadillac is the Cadillac of automobiles)
    I drove a friend of mine's Rolls and yes they are interesting and well appointed but You have to keep a mechanic in the backseat. The damned thing was always breaking down---once going over the Bay bridge---that sucked big time.

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    Re: Real wood

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    It also had a leather headliner, stainless, all the aluminum engine parts were polished out to a mirror shine, and alot of other stuff. I can think of better ways to spend 30k, but if they want to blow 30k on a 10k car, so be it.
    I would rather have $30,000 in an old Cadillac than in a ______. (Insert any new econo-box name here.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by My_favorite_Brougham View Post
    A few years ago I saw a 90-92 Brougham on eBay with real wood. It was one of those cars where the owner replaced almost everything with custom made pieces. He said he spent about $30k redoing it all. I'm only sorry that I didn't save the pictures. It looked great! As I recall it was a white-leather non-d'Elegance car with blue dash and wire wheels.
    I think its in the Matt Garrett collection now
    http://www.mcsmk8.com/90-BRHM-SHOW/90-BROUGHAM.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladillac Khrougham View Post
    While I am disappointed in the lack of real time feedback other than Speed, fuels level and distance traveled, I do love the semi-hidden Idiot lights, I just wish there was a at least a factory installed coolant temp and voltmeter read out
    You could always look for a gauge pack out of a full-size Pontiac/Olds, although your Brougham does have the digital dash, which I suppose would look silly with the standard gauges. So I suppose this is more for the 77-89 Brougham owners
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    Pic courtesy my friend Dave on flickr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokuspollutus

    You could always look for a gauge pack out of a full-size Pontiac/Olds, although your Brougham does have the digital dash, which I suppose would look silly with the standard gauges. So I suppose this is more for the 77-89 Brougham owners
    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=120225"/>
    Pic courtesy my friend Dave on flickr.
    I've looked for those gauge packs. They're pretty rare apparently....haven't come across one yet

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    Re: Real wood

    Quote Originally Posted by smokuspollutus View Post
    You could always look for a gauge pack out of a full-size Pontiac/Olds, although your Brougham does have the digital dash, which I suppose would look silly with the standard gauges. So I suppose this is more for the 77-89 Brougham owners
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    Pic courtesy my friend Dave on flickr.
    I like! Are they mechanically or electronically driven? And that reminded me to ask if anyone knows if the 90-92 Brougham is backwards compatible ("plug and play") with the 89- instrument cluster or at least feasible perhaps with proper resistors?

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    Re: Real wood

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    I've looked for those gauge packs. They're pretty rare apparently....haven't come across one yet
    Yes, they were an uncommon option. But sometimes they show up on ebay, if you keep your eyes peeled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladillac Khrougham View Post
    I like! Are they mechanically or electronically driven? And that reminded me to ask if anyone knows if the 90-92 Brougham is backwards compatible ("plug and play") with the 89- instrument cluster or at least feasible perhaps with proper resistors?
    I couldn't say for sure. But if you mean computer-driven when you say electronic, then I can say with confidence, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokuspollutus View Post
    I think its in the Matt Garrett collection now
    http://www.mcsmk8.com/90-BRHM-SHOW/90-BROUGHAM.html
    I've seen that one and I'm impressed. But it doesn't have the real wood; maybe the seller kept the wood? It's very similar to the one I remember though. On an unrelated note, that Brougham has the Buick radio, which I discussed years ago in this thread. Perhaps I influenced that 'beaut.

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