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1993 Deville 4.9
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Got a hold of this beauty .
Some work has been done , fair condition , runs fairly well .
Has a 429 engine on it , witch I may have a lot of questions on it and hope I’ll get some help in this forum .
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Hi Tony

That is a beauty! The only thing I disagree with is that doesn't look like fair condition to me; looks closer to excellent.

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Looks pretty straight. How's the interior?
 

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What is different/special about the "60" designation if I can ask?
 

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Cadillac's Series 60 special goes back to the late 1930s. It had a higher level of trim on their standard chassis. There was series 61, 62 and 63 DeVille, all whixch came later but were lesser levels of trim. In the late 50s thru 1964 the 60 Special was on the same wheelbase ad the DeVille (Series 63) and cheaper Series 63, but had better interiors, and more exterior trim, etc. In 1965 it got its own longer 133" wheelbase and has an optional Brougham pacjkage with footrests, padded roof, fold down trays, adjustable reading lights, etc. In1966 the Brougham became its own model and far outsold the 60 Special. In 1971 the two models were combined into the Series 60 Special Brougham, still with the longer 133" wheelbase. In the massive downsizing on 1977 both the DeVille and Fleetwood went to the same 121.5" wheelbase. In 1985 when the DeVille went to FWD, the Brougham model was still RWD with the 121.5" wb. In 1993 it got the Fleetwood name back with the Brougham as an option package. This was thru 1996 when production was stopped very late in 1996.
 
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Cadillac's Series 60 special goes back to the late 1930s. It had a higher level of trim on their standard chassis. There was series 61, 62 and 63 DeVille, all whixch came later but were lesser levels of trim. In the late 50s thru 1964 the 60 Special was on the same wheelbase ad the DeVille (Series 63) and cheaper Series 63, but had better interiors, and more exterior trim, etc. In 1965 it got its own longer 133" wheelbase and has an optional Brougham pacjkage with footrests, padded roof, fold down trays, adjustable reading lights, etc. In1966 the Brougham became its own model and far outsold the 60 Special. In 1971 the two models were combined into the Series 60 Special Brougham, still with the longer 133" wheelbase. In the massive downsizing on 1977 both the DeVille and Fleetwood went to the same 121.5" wheelbase. In 1985 when the DeVille went to FWD, the Brougham model was still RWD with the 121.5" wb. In 1993 it got the Fleetwood name back with the Brougham as an option package. This was thru 1996 when production was stopped very late in 1996.
Lots of good history! Thank you for the detail (y)
 

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Looks pretty straight. How's the interior?
Interior is not too bad , seats are overuse , nothing a good upholstery job can fix , my only concern is the top of the dashboard that is crack and I may have a hard time finding a replacement the same color .
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You may want to contact Honest John's Caddy Corner in Justin, Tx. He is a long time Cadillac guru, has literally thousands of new, reconditioned and used parts. I use him for my 79 Coupe for the items that a parts store doesn't offer. He can cover Cadillacs back to 1941. The name Honest John truly applies to this man. He is a gem and his prices are reasonable. His number is 888 592-2339, 940 648-3330
 

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Interior is not too bad , seats are overuse , nothing a good upholstery job can fix , my only concern is the top of the dashboard that is crack and I may have a hard time finding a replacement the same color . View attachment 589384 View attachment 589385 View attachment 589386 View attachment 589387 View attachment 589388
I have always loved the 67/68 Fleetwood and have owned 5 of them since the 80's. I no longer have one and am on the lookout for another. My dad had a new model in 67 baby blue with a dark blue vinyl top and blue brocade interior.
 

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Interior is not too bad , seats are overuse , nothing a good upholstery job can fix , my only concern is the top of the dashboard that is crack and I may have a hard time finding a replacement the same color . View attachment 589384 View attachment 589385 View attachment 589386 View attachment 589387 View attachment 589388
Try talking to an outfit called Just Dashes. They specialize in restoring dashes like yours. I have seen them take a dash way worse than yours and make it look showroom new. check out their web site, they have a video showing their process. You won’t be disappointed. They are pretty well known around car restoration shops like mine. Good luck, you have a nice car.
 

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You may want to contact Honest John's Caddy Corner in Justin, Tx. He is a long time Cadillac guru, has literally thousands of new, reconditioned and used parts. I use him for my 79 Coupe for the items that a parts store doesn't offer. He can cover Cadillacs back to 1941. The name Honest John truly applies to this man. He is a gem and his prices are reasonable. His number is 888 592-2339, 940 648-3330
Thank you for the tip , I’ll be looking into it .
 

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Try talking to an outfit called Just Dashes. They specialize in restoring dashes like yours. I have seen them take a dash way worse than yours and make it look showroom new. check out their web site, they have a video showing their process. You won’t be disappointed. They are pretty well known around car restoration shops like mine. Good luck, you have a nice car.
Thank you for the info , I’m certainly be looking into it , that crack looks so obvious and really diminish the rest of the car .
 

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I'd say you got an awesome score there, Tony.

That's a great survivor car!
 
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