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8/6/13 8:18 a.m.

1978 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance

This is mine.

90k miles on the car. ~1500 miles on the professionally rebuilt 425 big block. From what I've been told, the four-wheel disc brake option on this car is fairly rare. 1 respray in the stock color at some point in the past. I had grand intentions of a perfect detail, high quality photos and an eBay auction, but I just don't have the time to devote to that right now, and it's time to move a couple of projects along. It's quite dusty in the photos, but cleans up very nicely.

Recent parts/service:

-- 425 rebuilt by a local shop ~1500 miles ago

-- Transmission was serviced at that time

-- New starter

-- New master cylinder

-- New FL caliper

Things that don't work:

-- A/C isn't cold

-- Power door locks

-- Horn (might be something silly... I'll take a look.)

-- The exhaust is bad. I have a replacement cat-back that will come with the car. It still runs and drives well, but is louder than it should be.

Things that do work that I didn't expect:

-- Cruise Control

-- All of the lights

-- Power trunk pull-down

This car runs and drives and should take you wherever you want to go. Feel free to make offers of trades+cash if interested, but I really don't need/want much else right now.

fasted58
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8/6/13 8:26 a.m.

dang, I'd like to own that just to pimp around in style

914Driver
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8/6/13 8:55 a.m.

That's a nice car.

DoctorBlade
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8/6/13 2:45 p.m.

Wow. Sweet.

patgizz
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8/6/13 5:17 p.m.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/open-classifieds/rambler-1966-classic-v8/66398/page1/

straight up trade for my rambler and i'll do the traveling?

you know you want to. i miss my 78 caddy, mine was so clean and only had 78k when i got it.

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8/7/13 6:47 a.m.
patgizz wrote: straight up trade for my rambler and i'll do the traveling? you know you want to. i miss my 78 caddy, mine was so clean and only had 78k when i got it.

I appreciate the offer, but I'm mostly trying to sell this car so that I can inject some life into other things. The AMC would just be another distraction for me. If I'm getting another distraction, it'll have to be something really special.

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8/12/13 2:59 p.m.

$1800. I'd really prefer not to have to list this thing on CraigsList and deal with all that noise.

plance1
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8/14/13 8:55 p.m.

Gee, Shepherdsville, KY is not all that far from Covington, KY....

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8/15/13 7:51 a.m.
plance1 wrote: Gee, Shepherdsville, KY is not all that far from Covington, KY....

Not at all.

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8/21/13 8:47 a.m.

I fixed the power seat and door locks. Hurry up and buy!

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9/5/13 11:32 a.m.

I've been driving it around a bit lately and enjoying it. Still here, still for sale.

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9/10/13 7:50 a.m.

Well... I put over a hundred miles on the car Sunday. The left front tire blew out on the high way on the way home.

If someone wants it with the full-sized spare (which still has a whitewall, amusingly enough), I'll take $1600 for it before I buy some tires.

JThw8
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9/10/13 8:06 a.m.

Have I mentioned you are killing me? Love this thing. Don't really need a 2nd malaise era boat around the house but I'd love it anyway.

Timing is bad, I need to have at least one more car sold (cough Yugo cough) before I think about adding to the fleet.

Someone should jump on this!

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9/10/13 8:12 a.m.
JThw8 wrote: Someone should jump on this!

I agree. I'd rather not do the tires and exhaust, but if I do, it's off to CraigsList with the old beast.

914Driver
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9/10/13 8:52 a.m.

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10/29/13 12:33 p.m.

Hey, guys. Guess what I still have?

A friend used it for a few days while we finished up the engine swap in his car. He said it performed perfectly. Come get it!

DoctorBlade
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11/2/13 3:39 p.m.

You still have this? Amazing.

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11/4/13 8:50 a.m.
DoctorBlade wrote: You still have this? Amazing.

I agree. Maybe I should actually list it elsewhere. Or not. It isn't hurting anything in my driveway.

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11/27/13 6:48 a.m.

A friend of mine decided that he wanted this Sunday night. Last night, he drove it home.

The saga is over, and I didn't even have to put up with CraigsList flakes. Thank you to everyone from here who had contacted me.

patgizz
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11/27/13 8:00 a.m.

that's good because i was contemplating it for a winter car, and i don't think i could live with myself putting it through the salt.

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11/27/13 8:02 a.m.
patgizz wrote: that's good because i was contemplating it for a winter car, and i don't think i could live with myself putting it through the salt.

He drove it home last night in the slushy snowy E36 M3 that was falling from the sky. It'll probably be a rotted out E36 M3box within a year.

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