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  • parmparm Posts: 723
    I had to reformat my drive and lost all of my favorite bookmarks. Does anybody recall the name of the website that has the paint carts for classic cars? I think I came to find out about this website through this classic car town hall, but it's been quite awhile ago.

    By the way, I'm surprised nobody chimed in on the post above.

    Hope someone can help me out with regard to the paint chart website. Thanks.
  • SOLD for $361!!!
  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    Reminds me of the guy who claimed here that his "mildly modified" Chevelle would get into the nines on a good day. When I said that might be stretching things a bit he offered to let me sit in his car and have my picture taken (I'm editing quite a bit). I've always regretted that I didn't say "but I'm not 1/24th scale" and now it's too late.
  • carnut4carnut4 Posts: 574
    If you mean that paint chip chart posted awhile back showing the 62 Cad colors, here's the address


    http://autocolorlibrary.com


    Keep us posted on your search. Still think you should go for 61-62 Cad!

  • parmparm Posts: 723
    Thanks for the paint code website. With regard to going for the Cadillac (my preference being 1962-1964), I would if I could find one worth having at an affordable price. However, I've also come to the conclusion that I'd probably be equally happy with a nice '65 Olds 98, '64 Pontiac Bonneville, '66 Buick Electra 225 or Wildcat or a '67 Pontiac Grand Prix (all convertibles, naturally) as well as a few others.

    And so, the search continues . . . .
  • carnut4carnut4 Posts: 574
    Those are all nice cars, and in some ways better [Turbo 400 trans, etc] than the earlier Cads. Those Buick Electra convertibles are especially nice-probably the closest you can get to a Cad in pure luxury. I would also expand your list to include the 67 Electra, since it had a completely new engine that year, [a 430 in Electras], that was vastly improved over the old "nailhead" design before it.
    Otherwise, the 66-67s were much the same-at least in convertible form.
    Anyway, glad I saved the paint link for you.
  • Here in the midwest, convertible season is only a couple more months. If you are patient, with the economy declining, prices on the less "collectible" models should be coming down.

    For instance, on Collectorcartraderonline.com, there are 18 64-68 Bonneville Convertibles for sale.

    Makes me feel special, there are 30 Gaxalie convertibles of the same model years noted above for sale. I knew my 67 was not that special, so I was not going to go cross country to find one.

    However, every year a few more bite the dust, so eventually.....
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    1966 Bonneville 4-speed with Tri-power. Check it out.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1873503917


    Was tri-power still available in '66?

  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    Tri-Power was available through '66. In addition to all the options mentioned it looks like it might have the sport steering wheel too.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,350
    Now that is a car that I REALLY REALLY like!

    What a prize!
  • argentargent Posts: 176
    '66 was the final year for Tri-Power. For the 1967 model year GM issued a corporate ban on multi-carb set-ups for all cars except the Corvette (which added a set of tri-power 427s to its lineup).
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    I couldn't remember if the ban on Tri-Power came into effect in '66 or '67.
  • parmparm Posts: 723
    Wish the seller spent as much time on the interior as he did detailing the engine.

    The interior, while not bad, is not great either. Looks like there are some worn through spots on the console next to the shifter. Also, what's up with that red capped switch below the dash on the left side (to the immediate right of the parking brake release? Looks like an after market do-dad or perhaps this is a factory thing that controls the choke?

    Also, as long as I'm being picky, I'm not a big fan of white cars with a black interior.
  • Didn't see a subject, though I know a discussion has been done in the past.


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1873084935

  • parmparm Posts: 723
    Actually, I like the 66-67 Lincoln convertibles and I probably started the thread that gone blown off.

    As I recall, I was strongly advised to stay away from Lincolns as the mechanism that raises and lowers the trunk lid was reportedly a problem waiting to happen. Admittedly, it probably has enough wiring and electrical relays to make even Thomas Edison blush.

    It'll be interesting to watch this one. I'm thinking $16K is in excess of this car's value.
  • Oh, it's only about $5,000 overpriced. A mere 50% error in pricing. Let's see what the public votes.
  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    I know there's a ceiling on its value but it does have all the Pontiac bells and whistles. I don't think any other car maker offered all those performance and appearance features. I'm with Isell, if I had to pick one convertible boat it would that one. I drove a '65 or '66 2+2 four speed 421 Tri-Power once and just sitting behind all those big chromey gauges, with that huge hood stretching off toward the horizon, is quite an experience.
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    I've always adored the styling of the '65-66 (especially) big Pontiacs. This one has all the right stuff for a Pontiac: tri-power, four speed, buckets, wood wheel, eight lug wheels, factory air and power windows. It's a big, luxury sport boat. I'm wondering what the reserve is on it. Parm, keep us updated.
  • speedshiftspeedshift Posts: 1,598
    Yes, she's a beauty but I'm disappointed with the dash--it's too Chevy-like for me. That low-profile air cleaner is the same one used on GTOs and I think the design goes back to the Corvette 283.

    We're all agreed that Parm should be driving Pontiac but what about a backup choice? Maybe a '65 Impala SS (only year full gauges were standard although it's still not a knock-out dash) with maybe a 396/425? Would that be nice? Or how about a 327/300 with four speed?
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