What a fine car to drive! It is like you are in the comfort of your living room sofa but with much more style.
This Cadillac is very much original with a few exceptions. It has an older repaint, has been correctly converted to 12 volt/alternator, and has new carpeting. Other than that, this car is original.
The car has survived very well in its 66 years of service. Being an Arizona car for most of its life is a likely contributor to this. The body is very solid as are the trunk and floor pans. The frame is also as solid as when new. The only corrosion to speak of is in the rocker panels below the rear doors, it is likely that sand had found its way in there and held moisture.
The interior has survived exceptionally well for the age of the car. The seats, door panels and headliner are original and in very nice condition. The carpet was frayed and falling apart, it has been replaced with a correctly sewn replacement and new jute backing.
All features of this car function properly with exception of the radio and the clock. A modern AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with remote has been installed in the glove box. All of the lights, switches, fans and gauges operate properly. The light bulbs have all been switched out for 12 volt bulbs and all other electrical features have been resistored down to 6 volt.
Mechanically the car is sound. The original 331cid V8 starts with ease, idles properly, runs excellent with good power, the transmission shifts correctly and it stops great with a freshly rebuilt master cylinder. The wheel cylinders were all replaced a couple years ago and the bleeders open easily. The shoes are adjusted properly, this car stops straight. It has 15" radial white wall tires in excellent shape.
This Cadillac is ready to drive. In town or on the highway, it is the perfect cruiser. No overheating issues in stop & go city traffic and plenty of power to keep up with modern highway traffic.
The exterior of this car presents itself well. The body shows no evidence of have ever being repaired. There are a few small dings that present themselves upon close examination, nothing that really stands out. The repaint is a few shades darker than original, it was done 30+ years ago and has touch-ups and blemishes. It shines up nicely and looks good at 10''. The chrome is original and shows some age. It shines up well though, upon close inspection you will find a few blemishes and defects.
Overall, this car is an excellent survivor. It is a car you can drive and enjoy that is reliable enough to not have worry of a breakdown. It is large enough to take your friends or family out on Saturday night and stylish enough to go to the cruise night/car show on Sunday. Enjoy the drive in Cadillac style!
Open to close reasonable offers. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Can email additional photos.
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