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1970's Pontiac convertibles
I've found what appears to be an attractive deal on a nice 1975 Pontiac Grandville convertible. While this car doesn't have the "panache" of a 1962 Eldorado, it is plenty big and has more modern running gear. Plus, I wouldn't have to be so anal with regard to where I park it, where I drive it and under what weather conditions. Finally, the cost is only about 1/4 to 1/3 of a nice early 60's Cadillac convertible. Thus, I'm thinking I can get a similar level of jollies (though not as much pride/satisfaction) for a lot smaller price of admission.
Specifically, this car is a 1975 Grandville Brougham which was the top of the line model. Thus, it has power everything and A/C. Reportedly, this car has only 52,000 original miles (supposedly documented through BMV records), original paperwork/service records and in very good condition. The convertible top has been replaced within the last few years.
The paint is not pristine, but is in nice condition. The interior is original and in very good condition - so I've been told. This is an original Arizona car having lived its last 10 years in California. Thus, this car is rust free (again, reportedly).
The owner emailed me photos and I like what I see, but admittedly you can't tell much from photos. I would have to arrange to have this car inspected as I'm in Indiana and this car is in Sacramento, CA. But, I'm confident I can arrange that without too much problem.
I was hoping to hear some insightful comments from you all who I've come to consider as my "esteemed colleagues".
Anyone ever owned one of these or have any thoughts on the subject?