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Okay guys, so I finally did take the time to set down with the two most amazing people in my life, and discuss with them a very important subject to me. It is the list of cars they have owned since after WWII, between the two of the, my Great-Grand-father - 86, and my Great-Grand-Mother - 83, we have managed to determine every car they have owned since marriage. The neat thing is most of the deal's they still have the origonal paperwork on, that my Grand-mother saved, in a file folder, in my Grandad's office all these years. It is really cool, I hope you all enjoy it. We managed to remeber the color's, and about the time they were purchased as well, not the exact month, or date, just about the year, and season. My Great-Grandparents, really enjoyed cars, almost as much as I do, they both still drive, and spend half time here at home, and half time, in Florida... They have kept 2-cars Since, 1950, and 3-since 1980....

A total of 27 Cadillac's so far, and a few others.... All G.M.

Currently They have

07 DTS
08 SRX
03 CTS

I know, my Grand-Mother want's a 2010 DTS in the fall,
and they are going to up-grade the CTS to the new 08 bodystyle.
However, I think the lease on my Grand-Father's SRX is going to get
re-placed with a Mercedes M-Class. There kids all drive Mercedes now, and so do all there friends in Fl., so they want to try one.

My Grand-Mother's Cars

Used
48 Cadillac Series-61 Sedantte
Navy Blue, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1950

Used
54 Cadillac Series-62 4-door Sedan
White, with Black Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1957

Used
56 Cadillac Sedan Deville Sedan
Black, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 59

Used
61 Cadillac Series-62 Sedan
White, with Black Interior
*Purchaed, Summer of 1963

New
65 Cadillac Sedan Deville
Dark blue, with Dark Blue Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1965
-First New Cadillac-

New
73 Cadillac Sedan Deville
Pale Blue, with White Interior
White Vynal Top
*Purchased, Fall of 1973

New
78 Cadillac Sedan Deville
Red, with White Interior
White Vynal Top
*Purchased, Fall of 1978

New
81 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughm
Navy Blue, with Navy Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1981

New
85 Cadillac Cimarron Sedan
White, with Dark-Tan Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 1985
(Leased this car)

NEw
88 Cadillac Deville Sedan
White, with White Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 1988

New
94 Cadillac Deville Sedan
Polo Green, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 1994

New
96 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sedan
Sand Metalic, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 1996

New
03 Cadillac Deville DHS Sedan
Navy Blue, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 2003

New
07 Cadillac DTS Luxury III Sedan
Diamond White, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 2007
(Leased car, 39 months)

- My Grandfather's cars -

New
50 Chevrolet Fleetline Sedan
Green, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 1950

New
1955 Oldsmoblie Rocket 88 Sedan
Light Green/White, with White Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1955

Used
63 Cadillac Deville Sedan
White, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1966

Used
67 Cadillac Deville Sedan
Navy Blue, with Blue Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 1970

New
74 Oldsmoblie 98 Luxury Sedan
Yellow, with Yellow Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1974

New
81 Buick Electra Estate Wagon, Diesel Model
Navy Blue, Wood-Grain, with Navy Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 1980

New
86 Oldsmoblie 98 Regency Sedan (FWD)
Red, with Red Interior
*Purchased, Summer of 1986
(Leased Car)

Used
87 Cadillac Cimarron Sedan
Gray, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Summer of 1989

New
92 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon
Red, Wood-Grain, with Red Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 1991

New
98 Oldsmoblie Bravada SUV AWD
White, with Dark-Tan Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 98
(Leased Car) 48months

New
02 Buick Rendevous CXL AWD
Silver, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 01
(Leased Car) 36months

New
05 Cadillac SRX V-8 AWD
Black, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 04
(Leased Car) 36months

New
08 Cadillac SRX V-8 AWD
White Diamond, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Fall of 07
(Leased Car) 36months

- The 3rd Car they keep if Florida, W.Palm Beach -

Used
1978 Cadillac Seville Sedan
White, with White Interior
*Purchased, Spring of 1981

Used
1981 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe
Yellow, with Yellow Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 1985

Used
1984 Cadillac Cimarron Sedan
Yellow, with Yellow Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 1989

Used
1987 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe
Red, with White Interior
White Vynal Top
*Purchased, WInter of 1991

Used
1991 Cadillac Seville Sedan
Polo Green, with Dark-Tan Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 1995

Used
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS Sedan
Teal Green, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 1997

Used
1997 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe
White Diamond, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 2001

Used
2001 Cadillac Catera Sedan
Silver, with Gray Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 2003

Used
2003 Cadillac CTS Luxury Sedan
White Diamond, with Tan Interior
*Purchased, Winter of 2006
 

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They bought two Cimarrons?
 

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No past Cadillacs in my family. Mom's family bought a lot of GM, but they stuck with the Chevys and Buicks, and my dad's family bought whatever. My mom's parents had full sized Buicks since the '70s ('71 Lesabre, 83 Electra, 92 Roadmaster Limited), and my dad's dad had bought Hondas since the early '80s...mainly Accords, but a few Preludes in the early days.
 

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My Dad's family bought whatever but my Mom's side stuck to domestic cars only. My Dad's father used to own a lime green Pinto as well as a diesel suburban and a '96 DeVille Concours (where my love for Cadillac came from). Now they have a Sprinter camper van and a '01 I30. My Mom's side of the family has always had at least one pickup truck and everything from a '79 Continental to a late 80's Escort my grandpa got for cheap as hell. He also had a really nice Nova at one point. Now they have a '94 Crown Victoria and an' 02 Chevy 2500 pickem up truck.
 

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They bought two Cimarrons?
They, actually had three Cimarrons. Look, up there! LOL...
My Grand-Father hated them, he still talks about how bad they were.
But he does admit, they were a pretty reliable little car. My Grand-Mother loved them, the local Cadillac Dealer, they buy most of the thing
s from, the have had the same salesman, since 1970. He loved the Cimarron they said, and he still drives one. He talked them into them, and My Grand-Mother still say's the Yellow 84 Cimarron they had in Florida was one of her favorite cars... She said out of all she has had, she has really enjoyed the 84 Cimarron, 88 Deville, 96 Fleetwood, and 07 DTS...

Grandad, bought a few Cadillacs all the way along. However, he usually drove an Oldsmoblie, or Buick. He had a few used one's in the 60's, and an 87 Cimarron. But, he really didn't have a new one of his own untill the 05 SRX.

They usually leave my Grand-mothers car here, at home, and always did take my Grand-fathers to florida. So they had whatever he was driving at the time, and the Cadillac they had down there. The Cadillac in Florida as you can see, was usually, a small one. Seville, Eldorado, Cimarron, Catera, or CTS. So, they like taking a bigger car, or wagon down. My Grand-Father enjoyed, a station wagon, or SUV, that is probably why he didn't have many Cadillacs, they didn't produce either. So, he ended up with a Buick Estate wagon, which was almost the next best thing. Or, a large Oldsmoblie sedan.

I would say my favorite out of them, are the 88 Deville White on White, they special ordered this one. My Grand-Mother had a friend at the time, who had just ordered a new 88 Eldorado is this color combo, and she really wanted it, so my Grandfather ordered the white, on white leater seats, with red carpeting, it had white dash, with red steering wheel. It was cool as hell. He loaded it up, it had a car-phone, and everything. Just really clean and simple looking. Didn't have a carriage top, or anything like that. Just a simple white body, the wire hubs of that time, and clean white interior. I really kinda grew up in the back of that 96 Fleetwood though, I think she kept it the longest of any car she had. My cousins, and I called it the led-sled. Haha... I loved it, and they kept it I think because, they had the largest Cadillac on the street, and it made my Grand-Father feel good. LOL... He actually drove it as much, if not more then she did. Everyone loved that car.


84 Cimarron
Yellow, with Yellow Interior
bought used

85 Cimarron
White, with Tan Interior
bought new

87 Cimarron
Gray, with Gray Interior
bought used
 

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Childhood memories of riding with Grandma (since deceased) and Grandpa in the back of her '92 Roadmaster are part of the reason I bought mine, which also was a dark red, but darker than the one she had. I thought the interior in her's was better looking than mine, mainly due to that big faux wood dash they had from '91-93, but mine was much faster. :D
 

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I know my grandma had a '83 Sedan Deville. She was actually the first person to drive my '91.

My family has always been GM, except for my dad's failed experiments with Fiat and Dodge.

Here are the cars I know from my dad's list:
1963 Olds Delta 88 (394ci V8)
1967 Pontiac GTO
1969 Camaro Z/28 #1 (lost to an accident)
1969 Camaro Z/28 #2
1970 Fiat 124 Sport Spider (sucked)
1973 Corvette (454ci V8)
I know he got a Caprice wagon sometime between the 'Vette and my '91 Deville.
1991 Cadillac Deville (now mine :D)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport (stolen)
1992 Cadillac Deville #1 (wrecked)
1992 Cadillac Deville #2 (in parts)
1993 Cadillac Deville #1 (the daily driver)
1993 Cadillac Deville #2 (his)
1993 Cadillac Deville #3 (my sisters)
 

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I'm the first person in the family to own a Cadillac, though my mom came really close to buying an '08 Escalade ESV last year. My family is pretty addicted to cars; my mom has had a GMC since '95 ('95 1500 SLE, '99 Suburban SLT, '01 Yukon XL SLT, '05 Yukon XL SLT, '08 Denali XL AWD) and we just got my dad into an '07 Sierra Crew Cab Duramax after driving Ford's for almost 10 years. My grandfather was strictly a Oldsmobile man, until he got his '98 Monte Carlo (piece of shit) and now has a '06 Impala SS.

When my grandmother was alive she was sick of the shit Detroit was putting out in the 80's and ended up with an '85 Accord LX, then a '92 Accord LX, and finally a '00 Camry LE (which became my first car).

The main reason for buying GM's is because of the dealership we've been buying from since 1995 (where I work now). They have always been great to us and given us a fair deal on our cars and we always get a loaner car when the trucks get serviced. Always.
 

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I know, my Grand-Mother want's a 2010 DTS in the fall,
and they are going to up-grade the CTS to the new 08 bodystyle.
However, I think the lease on my Grand-Father's SRX is going to get
re-placed with a Mercedes M-Class. There kids all drive Mercedes now, and so do all there friends in Fl., so they want to try one.
I'll try my best to reconstruct a list of my own at some point later on, but for now there's something much more important to address...

If they value your opinion whatsoever, then you must do any and everything possible to convince them otherwise with regard to replacing the SRX with a Mercedes.

With mincing as few words as possible... The Mercedes M-Class is a horrible piece of giant donkey sh!t and a very real representation of the downturn MB has taken over the last decade or so. If they're internet savvy, make them go online and do some research rather than just let them listen to their kids or the dimwit biddies down in Florida. If they're not, then start printing things out for them... Start at carsurvey.org or Edmunds/Epinions/whatever to show them. Just whatever you do, steer them away from an M-Class.

With that said, since their lease is almost up... Do they even know about the upcoming 2010 SRX redesign? Not only do I personally think that it is an extremely attractive looking vehicle - more than the original SRX and much more than the M-Class, but from everything I've read about it so far, it appears it's beauty is more than skin-deep. By all accounts it's shaping up to be a truly fantastic luxury crossover... Jalopnik has even gone as far to say that it's not only good, but "Lexus RX-beating" good.

Click here to read their "first drive" review of the new SRX.

I honestly think they'd be infinitely pleased with the new SRX, much more so than with a wretched little M-Class... Not only that, but they'd be riding in style and standing out from all their friends and children all while keeping it in the GM family.

If nothing else, since they are definitely GM people and your great-grandfather has already shown an affinity towards GM's other premium brands... Then why not also check out a Buick Enclave? While the new SRX will definitely be a superior vehicle in almost every aspect, there's no denying that the big Buick is a well-built, luxurious ride... but that it's also one of the most gorgeous vehicles throughout GM's current lineup.

Either way... Drug 'em, beat 'em over the head, whatever... Just talk them out of the M-Class!!! Believe me, they'll forever be in your debt...
 

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My dad owned a Duesenberg when he was a bootlegger in Illinois. At one time he worked for one of the custom body makers in Detroit and made the front fenders and radiator shell for one of Henry Ford's personal cars. He hand hammered the radiator shell out of German silver. http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/e/erdman/erdman.htm
 

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Fascinating list. There are several cool cars in my family's history, but no Cadillacs until me. Here are the ones I know about, some of which were before my time, but most I remember personally:

Maternal grandmother:
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible
1962 Chevrolet Impala convertible (totaled)
1963 Chevrolet Bel Air (the quickie replacement for the wrecked Impala)
1967 Mercury Monterrey convertible
1971 Plymouth Fury II (that car was a total POS. I remember my mother driving it when we were visiting in 1974; she hated that car. Our 10-year-old Impala was better in every possible way)

Paternal grandmother:
60s-era Ford Falcon wagon
1972 Plymouth Valiant (the classic grandmother car)
1986 Dodge Aries
1992 Dodge Spirit

Paternal grandfather and step-grandmother
1966 Mercury Comet
1976 Ford Granada (rare 4-speed floor shift)
1977 International Scout pickup
1980 Ford Fairmont
1989 Plymouth Reliant

Clearly, my mother's mother had the best collection. My dad's mother clearly didn't care much about cars, although the Valiant had a certain utilitarian charm.
 

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Parents' cars:
1951 Ford Crestliner (beautiful car, but temperamental)
1959 Ford Galaxie (a POS; pretty much soured my Dad on Ford; he's been a GM man ever since, except for his beaters)
1964 Chevrolet Impala
1970 Chevrolet Townsman (wagon equivalent of the Bel Air)
1973 Toyota Celica ST
1983 Chevrolet S-10
1984 Chevrolet Celebrity wagon
1981 Buick Skylark Limited
1992 Buick Century Custom
1998 Chevrolet Blazer
2000 Buick Century Custom (my Mom said "yes" to the question "Wouldn't you really rather have a Buick?")
1991 GMC Sonoma
2007 Chevrolet HHR (my Dad's car; my Mom hates it)

When I was a kid, my Dad usually had some cheap old beater for going back and forth to work. They always had a lot of character, and after he took care of some neglected maintenance and repairs, they were pretty reliable. Dad's beaters:
1954 Chevrolet 210
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air
1962 Ford Falcon
 

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Well, since we are all so intersted. I thought I would go ahead, and post what my Grandparents, have had since marriage as well. Not my Great-Grandparents. But, their daughter, and her husband. My Grand-Parents.

-My Grand-Mother's-

1966 Buick Lesabre Sedan
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Summer 1966
-Wedding Gift-

1969 Oldsmobile 98 Luxury Sedan
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1969
-First New Car-

1975 Buick Electra 225 Limited Sedan
Navy Blue, with Blue Interior
Purchased, Fall of 1974

1978 Buick Estate Wagon Limited
Yellow, with wood-grain, and Yellow Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1978

1983 Buick Lesabre Estate Wagon (diesel)
Navy Blue, with wood-grain, and Navy Interior
Purchased, Fall of 1982

1987 Cadillac DeVille Sedan
Gold, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Fall of 1986
-Her first Cadillac-

1991 Cadillac Seville STS Sedan
White, with Dark-Tan Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1991

1997 Cadillac Seville STS Sedan
White, with Dark-Tan Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1997

2001 Cadillac Catera Sport Sedan
Silver, with Gray Interior
Purchased, fall of 2000

2005 Cadillac Deville DTS Sedan
White, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Fall of 2004

2008 Cadillac DTS Performance Sedan
White Diamond, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Fall of 2007

-My Grand-Father's car-

Used
1964 Cadillac Sedan Deville
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1966

Used
1969 Cadillac Sedan Deville
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1972

Used
1971 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sedan
Navy With, Navy Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1975

Used
1977 Cadillac Deville Sedan
White, with White Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1980

Used
1982 Cadillac Cimarron Sedan
Gray, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1985

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1986 Mercedes 190-E 2.6
Gray, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1986

New
1991 Mercedes 190-E 2.3
Gold, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1991

New
1994 Mercedes C-280 Sedan
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1994

New
1998 Mercedes C-230 Sedan
Gold, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1998

New
2001 Mercedes C-240
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Spring of 2001

New
2004 Mercedes C-320
Silver, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Spring of 2004

New
2007 Mercedes C-350 4-Matic
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Summer of 2007
 

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Here are three that I know of so far.

My father:
1978 Mercury Grand Marquis Brougham Estate, 460 CID V-8.

My mother:
1991 Crown Victoria, white exterior with blue cloth interior.

An uncle on Mom's side:
a 1995 Eldorado Touring Coupe, white exterior, tan interior.
 

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My Mom and Dad didn't own too many cars after they got married.

1937 Buick. Used. It had belonged to the local U.S. Marshall and it had a couple of bullet holes in it.

1947 Buick. New. Bought when cars were still hard to get after WWII. They paid $2400 for it, delivered.

1953 Buick Super. Used, very low milage. Bought from a neighbor. My Dad died shortly thereafter.

1966 Chevelle. New. my Mom's last car before she passed away.

Grand parents on both sides never owned a car. It was horse and buggy or shanks mares.
 

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Okay, so I also went over and sat down with my parents today, as well. Talked to them both, and they had no problem remembering all of the cars they have had. I knew, but I didn't know some date's and things, and I had stories of about everyone that came into play. This is my final post, now, I have documented everything my famlily has owned.

Hope you guys have enjoyed.

Now, the other side of the famlily, are all Ford/Lincoln... My, Great-Grandparents, and Grandparents, have all had, Ford, Mercury, and Lincolns, since the 1940's.

-My Mother's Cars-

1982 Cadillac Cimarron Sedan
Gray, with Gray Interior
Given, to my parents by G.Parents
(Spring of 1985) Right before they got married.

Used
1986 Cadillac Deville Sedan
Gray, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Spring of 1991

Used
1993 Cadillac Seville STS Sedan
White, with Light-Tan Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1997

Used
1997 Cadillac Catera Sedan
White, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Fall of 2000

Used
1999 Cadillac Escalade 4WD SUV
Gold, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Fall of 2003

Used
2002 Cadillac Escalade 4WD SUV
White, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Fall of 2006

Used
2007 Cadillac Escalade 4WD SUV
White, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Spring of 2009


-My Father's Cars-

1987 Oldsmoblie 88 Delta Sedan
White, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Fall of 1986

1993 Oldsmobile 98 Touring Sedan
Silver, with Gray Interior
Purchased, Fall of 1992

1998 Oldsmoblie Aurora Sedan
White, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Summer of 1998

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0 Sedan
Gold, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Summer of 2001

2005 Pontiac Bonneville GXP Sedan
White Diamond, with Tan Interior
Purchased, Summer of 2005

2009 Pontiac G-8 GT Sedan
White, with Black Interior
Purchased, Spring of 2009
 

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Great-Grandparents lived in Brooklyn and never owned a car.
Grandfather always drove VWs
Other grandparents never drove
Parents family cars
1957 Chevrolet Belair Sedan
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1970 Chevrolet Kingwood Estate Wagon (Caprice)
1970 VW Camper
1977 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
1984 Oldsmobile Ciera
1989 Buick Park Avenue
1997 Buick Park Avenue
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora
2004 Toyota Solara Convertible

My father made a comment to me when I picked up my CTS-V that it is the first Cadillac in the family
 
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