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Now keep in mind i havnt cleaned it or vacuumed it since i got it. Ive only driven it twice. But here she is in all her beauty. Its the hardtop model with no post between the front and rear doors, which isnt as rare as the post model, but i like it better anyway. Still debating on whether i want to yank the 472 or fix her up to a nice driving condition. Take care of all the rust, paint it and reupholster the seats. First i need to get the tune up and get everything working. Im leaning on fixing it up and driving it...

This car was a dark, maybe even Sage Green at one point in its life, maybe originally. You can see it on the trunk and inside the doors in certain places. What a coincidence huh?

I couldnt get all of them in a row for pics, there were cars next to the '88,and it doesnt move, but i will get them together this weekend.









SAGE GREEN!?
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The worst rust on the car, it was bondoed at one point.


Back seat is ok.


Dirty, but 100% complete and original. Yes thats carpet on the front seat.


All of the door panels are in great shape and even have all of the original cigarette lighters.


The mighty 472! Battery is top-terminal, a must. I converted my '85 as well.


All of the chrome on the car is in great shape, no rust or pitting anywhere.



You can see the '88 in the far left corner, the '85 on the right and the '68 on the bottom right!



Anyone wanna run this VIN? If its even possible. 4675 lbs! That is the previous owners name, obviously. I havnt registered it yet. He was nice enough to leave the selling price blank. So i think i'll put $50 in there. Screw paying taxes.
 

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thats a definate keeper i mean she'll need some work but that thing is awesome and if it gets that response in that form imagine the broken necks it will create when it gets fixed up......
 

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thats a definate keeper i mean she'll need some work but that thing is awesome and if it gets that response in that form imagine the broken necks it will create when it gets fixed up......
I drove it up the street to get Chinese food and everyone in the resteraunt was staring at it. A 20 kid driving a car of that age is not a common sight. I like it.

Me and my Dad are doing all of the body work. He is very experienced with that kind of stuff. He had a '74 Mustang that he still curses. thing was rusted out when it was 4 years old!
 

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Dude, kickass! That's a nasty old beast, I can almost hear it snarling. Definitely too bad to part out, that thing is still kicking.
 
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I drove it up the street to get Chinese food and everyone in the resteraunt was staring at it.
I like it!. If your dad wasn't the one doing the body work and you had to pay for it I'd suggest taking the drivetrain and getting rid of it or better yet, parting the rest out but since the old man is willing to help......why not?. Its got a "cool" factor that the '85 simply doesn't have.

BTW: The people at the Chinese restaurant were not looking at you for the reasons you think they were. You were scaring them.:eek:
 

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The Cadillac Christine.

She's an old girl, just in need of some restoration, then she'll be ready, and more than happy, to go prowlin.
 

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As the owner of a classic car, I can say there's nothing quite like the admiring glances and thumbs up you get from other drivers, even when the car isn't perfect. There's something very cool and fun about 60s cars. Tons of style, power and character.

Betty was also rough when I bought her in 1999, but she ran good, and I was able to enjoy driving her immediately, even if I've had to restore her gradually as money allows.



With an old car, there's usually some project or something that needs attention. Betty's proven to be rock-solid mechanically since the engine rebuild in 2000 (I had a burnt valve, but decided to do a full rebuild), and most of the money I've spent lately has been getting the A/C working again (long, ugly, expensive story). But she's worth it.

Fix her up as you can and enjoy driving something special.
 

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Wow, I did not know you've had that car 8 years now!
 

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The VIN translates thus: the letter designates the body style, B in this case standing for a Sedan de Ville hardtop, body style 68-68349; the 8 represents the model year (1968); the remaining digits are the build sequence (starting with 100001), in this case, 214703 means your car was the 114,702nd Cadillac built for model year 1968.

Isn't this fun?

Car looks very restorable, BTW. I would not be parting her out or pulling drive trains. Seeing the pics, I say fix her up and drive the heck out of her!
 

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The car needs a massive restoration but once it's completed I think it will be head turner
 

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It will look really nice when fixed up...

but still... there is something about an old Caddy driving around in kinda rough shape... like... its been there, and back... and its still around.

I'd say to get it running well, change all the fluids, and maintain it... but also drive it... as long as its being maintained, it won't get worse....

Seeing restored or well kept origanals is awesome... but there is also a side of me that thinks seeing the cars that didn't have the best of lives, but still going strong decades later.... its just cool... like there isn't much else that'll stop it.

I guess thats a big appeal to me about my Fleetwood... the thing has been thru hell and back.... but its still here, and it still runs and drives... and thats just cool :cool:

I dunno, guess I am weird... I've always thought driving an older barge with collision damage (front/side/both), while still being perfectly road worthy would be neat...
 

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That is about what my 69 looked like when I got it in December. The lower panels on the front fenders are available from FEN...not cheap. I think that I also saw front fender patch panel from USA PArts supply, but I may have been dreaming. The rest I would self-fabricate.

The '69 Caddy gets more attention than any car I've ever driven...everyone has to come over and tell you their Caddy story. If you're not one for attention, leave that thing home.

Good luck and have fun with the restoration.

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Here's mine now:
 

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I hope to see this in person in November.
 

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Very nice. Looks a lot like mine did back when I got it in 98. With some time and money you could get her looking like this. It's no show winner - just a nice #3 driver.

Here are some pics. My apologies to those who have seen them over and over. Guess I gotta take some new pics one of these days!

PS: If you are serious on this get the NOS interior fabric from SMS. And I hope the painted trim around the back of your vinyl top is OK. That was the biggest b*tch to find!

PPS: I like the pillared hardtops better. :)




 

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I'm all about the hardtop. :cool2:
 
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