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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 1971 Coupe Deville 472 engine issues help needed in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hey Mitch, thanks! I saw a craigslist ad and figured, WTH I would call and go look. The story is........an ...
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    Re: 1971 Coupe Deville 472 engine issues help needed

    Hey Mitch, thanks!
    I saw a craigslist ad and figured, WTH I would call and go look. The story is........an engineer from California moved here in 1979 and when he went to pull in the driveway of his new home, the car scraped the frame as he had a steep down slopped driveway. He parked it in the garage in summer of 79 where it was until the day I towed it out of there. I paid him 2k for it. Except for the rear dent, car is near perfect body wise. We got it running but a few valves were stuck which caused push rods to bend, so I decided she deserved a total rebuild. They are also going to remove tranny and put all new seals in it for me. With any luck, I will be leak free. Shopping around for a good body shop. I cant get on "overhaulin" so I guess I will have to do it myself. he he
    Will keep y'all posted.
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    Re: 1971 Coupe Deville 472 engine issues help needed

    That is a good story . You never know what is going to pop up on Craig's List! 1979...wow!!! Sounds like you are in my neck of the woods. Unfortuantely (or fortunately ), I do not know of a good body shop---I am sure there is someone, however! I know you are anxious to get the engine and tranny going so you can drive it!

    Thanks,
    Mitch

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    Re: 1971 Coupe Deville 472 engine issues help needed

    yeah man I am in Marietta up near Dobbins Air Force Base/Lockheed.

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    Re: 1971 Coupe Deville 472 engine issues help needed

    I can't believe how clean that car is! I had a 71 Coupe De Ville when I was in college (I think I bought it in 1980) for $600 from a local Chevy dealer in the small town where I went to school. $600 was my first offer, and I fully expected to pay over a thousand for it. But, it was a cold winter day, no one was on the lot, and it had been there awhile. I couldn't believe they didn't even counter my offer. I absolutely loved that car. It was a one owner, about 6o,000 miles, and ran like a dream. I sold it for $1500, and then bought a VW Beetle convertible! My car tastes have always been all over the place. Once again, congrats on a beautiful ride!
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