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Well, I got a gallon of milk today ($4.49!) and picked up the local classified thing.... I am looking for tired for the Isuzu, and hoping someone is selling some...

So, of course I can't stop myself from looking at the cars... and...

well, I saw it.... nothing crazy but, it caught my attention.

1977 Cadillac Sedan DeVille $500.

I called up, talked to an older guy who said his daughter drove it, after I got off the phone, she called me back to tell me a bit more.

She used it as a daily driver, but its been sitting since last November in thier yard cause gas was expensive and she has a smaller car.

What caught my attention was the color.... black roof, black car, red interior.... not so keen on the red (triple black would be sweet) but if its red like my '79 was, then that would be cool, and.... black is just sweet.

She said it runs and drives, but the AC dosn't work, it needs a new battery and has a flat tire from sitting.

So I am gonna go and take a look at this thing, its about 30mins away...

First thought was, it's got everything I need to but a big block Caddy in the '89 Fleetwood....

...but then, I dunno... if its been a Southern car most its life, and the underbody is clean and there is no rust... then... well... I just don't know.... I know for sure I am not going to have a '77 and an '89 sitting around tho....

So I figured I'll look at it... she said it needs some work here and there... I wasn't going to start nit picking over the phone about a $500 car I haven't seen, so I just want to check it out, they said just call ahead.

Among all the misc spare '79 parts I've got laying around, I have a good compressor with new seals, a rebuilt factory Qudra-jet and a modified '68 472 intake manifold... just sitting here.... waiting for another car to go on.... black is sweet....

I dunno... whats the flip level of a '77 DeVille anyway?
 

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I would have loved to find a Black/Black/Red car. That is one of my favourite combos...

Just buy it! Less than one payment on a new car:thumbsup:
 

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Go for it. Black/Black/Red is nice.
 

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Rick, what's with all these sedans? I mean yes, black on red is sweet, but even sweeter with 2 doors. Ahh whatever, it's all good.

As much as I'd love to see you behind another big block, it seems like your plate is full now that you have your Mom's '89. And what if a bronze '93 coupe shows up tomorrow for a great price? Just too risky, man. But don't let me tell you what to do, you know your situation better than anyone else.
 

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i gotta say i love caddies and all but theres something about a coupe pre85 era that gets me going.....plus that ole goodfellaz saying.........Come here. I want to show
you something, Jimmy.



Isn't she gorgeous? I bought it for my
wife. It's a coupe. I love that car.
 

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Go for it!
The 70s cars are my favorites! Nice color combo!
 

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I didn't get to look at it today, woke up late... maybe tomorrow.

I dunno, I really don't need another car, and I don't want another car sitting around my property.... I just wanted to look at it because if for whatever reason it really wow'ed me or something, then I'll see.

I know.. alot of 4 doors eh? Its just what I saw in the paper... funny thing, I looked on ebay for 1977 DeVille, and all the ones for sale are Coupes.... and I looked under completed items, and all the ones for sale were Coupes too.

But, even if I bought it for parts to do an engine swap, I don't plan on doing that anytime soon, and I woudln't want it just sitting around until that happens either.

I guess I can snag some pictures :)

I am mostly going to be looking at the underbody/rust, and paint condition and stuff.... But, should be cool to atleast see another one of these things.
 

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If it is not rusted out, and if it runs, keep this in mind:

more $$ for

heater hoses
radiator hoses
fan belts
brake shoes
wheel cylinders
fuel pump
water pump
air filter
fuel filter
oil & filter
radiator repairs
starter brushes (labor)
alternator (likely replace)
tires
fender corner (rubber) pieces, likely shot--expensive
unexpected surprises
interior repairs
eventual paint

Add up these items. $5000?????? And you will have another old car that looks pretty, but 100,000+ miles on it. Find a low mileage 90ish Fleecewood. Better yet, a clean low mileage 96. 90 parts are cheaper.

Good luck.
 

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If you can get it cheap and nothing major needs fixing, and most of what the car needs is in your '79 bag o' tricks, why not? Even if you spent a K fixing the car up, if you got it cosmetically nice and running well, you could probably sell it for at least 2K easy. Not a bad profit, and you could plow that back into the work on the '89. Happy hunting!
 

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Yeah, I'm still not sure.

I figured I'll go look at it later today... I really don't want another car around here... I guess the best thing for me to do is just stop looking for these things, cause its like a magnet.

Especially already having the '89... its just redundent... so I still don't know.
 

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for 500 worth the pick up as long as it isnt falling apart with rust. worst comes to worst buy it and sell the parts, youll easily make over 500. and if you have parts laying around, like you said, then getting it going wouldnt be a problem. depends on what you want to do once you find out the condtion.
 

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Sounds like it is a better candidate than the '89. It is probably more desirable too in the long run.

If it is nice, get rid of the '89 and keep this '77! Problem solved.
 

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But the '89 is just cool... so much character, and a better looking sedan. Just.. no. Don't do it.
 

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But the '89 is just cool... so much character, and a better looking sedan. Just.. no. Don't do it.
The '89 also has rust.. these cars don't do well with rust. If thte '77 is rust free, by all means go for it. The '89 won't be a collectors item anytime soon.
 

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Well yes, it has the rust... But I still like it more, it's just a more striking car, I've never seen another one like it. We all know what some black '77 sedan looks like.
 

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I had a similar '89 for 2 months, good car but not as appealing as my cousins '92 parked beside it.



Now a clean '77 is just plain badass, especially in black:

 
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