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1963-1964 Cadillacs

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  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    Re: The White Cad in WA, which is further from you than Cuba.
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    Ut oh! Yesterday, we signed the agreement papers for a new house. Somebody please tell me, is this a good thing or bad? :) :cry: :P
  • One never knows....it could start out good, then get bad...or start out bad, then get good....it's better not to project into a future that hasn't even happened yet.

    As with cars, you work with what's in front of you (presuming one is seeing clearly) and yer takes yer chances. :P
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    Wife person got what she wants & that is the Genesis of a Good Thing. Why?
    It staves off tension resulting in a divorce. "Happy Wife, Happy Life"

    Several friends have endured divorce and came out financially distraught taking them until they were over 72 working to make up for the lost community property.

    Real Estate will appreciate, assuming you bought it right and are there for the long haul.

    Thus, you really did make the correct business decision. Congratulations! :) :)
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    Divorce takes a financial toll? Amen to that! I've been through one (and my last) divorce. Gee, a new house for her or a collector Cadilac for me???? I think I made the "politically correct" decision. But, don't count me out yet. I still have "this" house to sell and I'll price it right, believe me. Perhaps the proceeds from the sale of this house can be put to "good" use???? LOL!
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    "Why is a divorce so expensive?" Because it is worth it!
  • berriberri Posts: 3,996
    ,,,and because lawyers make doctors and dentists look cheap!
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    That one isn't quite my cup of tea. I'm looking for something that's pretty much bone stock. But, thanks for the "heads up". Keep'em coming!!!
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    http://www.hemmings.com/users/158490/ride/1997.html

    I'm not making a play for this one and I don't even know if it's for sale, but I think it's an interesting look. The owner put on some modified rear fender skirts in order show off the Torque Thrusts. I normally look the other way when I see a Cadillac that's been "tarted up", but this one doesn't offend me - probably because the deviation from stock is pretty subtle. Actually, I think it's kind of cool.

    A bone stock '64 Deville convertible in similar condition is probably worth around $20,000 (anyone with a different opinion?). What's this one worth? The speakers under the front dash are disturbing to me. Hopefully, nothing was cut to make that happen.

    Let the debate begin . . . . . . .
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,575
    Normally I'm not crazy about customized cars, but I do like that one. I kinda like those modified fender skirts. Don't really care for the radio in the glovebox, but that probably kept him from butchering the dash.

    Those front speakers might not have done too much damage, depending on how they're attached to the dash above. Looks like the only real damage was to the glovebox liner. I dunno how hard it would be to find a replacement these days.
  • I'd say that since the color is not a good one, and that it's been customized somewhat, that in today's market about $17.5K seems right.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,885
    From a first impression I don't care for it. I don't love the color, and I think customizing a luxury car can be very dangerous. Although for that one I guess it would be easy to make it original again.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,305
    Bile Green is not my favorite color.

    Metallic Dark Red with a White top and Mexican hat wheel covers would help. The wheels look very out of place.

    The modified skirts do look good.
  • Cadillac converts of that era look best in gold and silver metallics IMO. I don't think the ragtop looks good in black. White is neutral, red is not so good--looks like a fire engine. A light blue or green metallic is okay. These are "glittery" cars---they should glitter all over.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,346
    My opinion for what it's worth.

    I wouldn't buy that for 5000.00!
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,575
    Cadillac converts of that era look best in gold and silver metallics IMO. I don't think the ragtop looks good in black. White is neutral, red is not so good--looks like a fire engine. A light blue or green metallic is okay. These are "glittery" cars---they should glitter all over.

    I think my favorite color would be one of those light, silvery greens or blues. I actually don't like silver on those older cars, because I think that it clashes kinda funny with the chrome, and just doesn't look right. Plus, IMO at least, they really didn't do silver very well in those days..it seemed kinda weak and shallow in those days, like a Coors beer can.

    As for red, I don't think a 60's Caddy would look good in just a normal, non-metallic red. It worked on cars like my '57 DeSoto or '85 Silverado, because those two are two-toned...white roof and lower body accent. I guess a white convertible top might help dilute some of that red on a Caddy, but it's still too much. And two-toning was out by the 60's, so there wasn't that option to help tone it down. I think a deeper metallic red or burgundy/wine color would be nice, though.
  • Yes I see your point about silver. And burgundy, while an "old-fashioned" color, might look okay. But dark colors make the car look massive, and kind of hides those sharp edges (which are attractive).
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,575
    Ooh, I just thought of another color that might look nice. Midnight blue, either metallic or non-metallic. It's an expensive-looking color that would look good on a Cadillac, and I think would look great with a white interior and white top.

    And I know this is gonna turn your stomach, Shifty, but I think one of those pale purplish/lilac colors, like that "Evening Orchid", or whatever, would look nice on a Caddy! :P
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