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Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/14/14 9:35 p.m.

This:

fell in to my lap today. An all-original 1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 1-owner, 67K original miles, 472 cubic inch V8, power everything. It has nothing wrong mechanically and one little bubble under the mint vinyl top.

What say ye?

PS - Mrs. Javelin thought it was awesome, so I already bought it...

MrChaos
MrChaos Reader
11/14/14 9:39 p.m.

572 big block and an lsd and then do burnouts all day every day.

mr2peak
mr2peak HalfDork
11/14/14 9:42 p.m.

Gas milage

Toyman01
Toyman01 UltimaDork
11/14/14 9:47 p.m.

That is awesome. I have no reasons, it will be worth every drop of gas it burns.

MrChaos
MrChaos Reader
11/14/14 9:54 p.m.

In reply to mr2peak:

maybe double digits. 73 should still be fairly light on the emissions equipment.

the 73 427 is rated at 375hp and 365 ft lbs. It weighs 5250 lbs.

it also needs some long horns for the hood.

TRoglodyte
TRoglodyte SuperDork
11/14/14 9:58 p.m.

In reply to Javelin: so caddilĂ k: (insert dog]

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
11/14/14 10:08 p.m.

Diesel swap. Super cereal.

Needz mo pimp fo' sho'.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/14/14 10:13 p.m.

I need to do my sales calls dressed like this for a week while driving the Caddy:

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/14/14 10:13 p.m.

And sell watches from my coat.

dean1484
dean1484 UltimaDork
11/14/14 10:13 p.m.

I would drive that.

Rob_Mopar
Rob_Mopar SuperDork
11/14/14 10:22 p.m.

Is your driveway long enough to dock it?

Toyman01
Toyman01 UltimaDork
11/14/14 10:26 p.m.
Javelin wrote: I need to do my sales calls dressed like this for a week while driving the Caddy:

Paint it white and dress like this.

carzan
carzan Dork
11/14/14 10:33 p.m.

My dad had a '73 Fleetwood when I was a kid. It will always be one of my favorites of all time. I LOVE that car!

bgkast
bgkast SuperDork
11/14/14 10:45 p.m.

Needs more

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill Dork
11/14/14 10:58 p.m.

When you take that autocrossing you BETTER let me know! That'll be one I surely wont miss

fidelity101
fidelity101 SuperDork
11/14/14 11:18 p.m.

I would comment something but everyone took all the good ideas.

novaderrik
novaderrik PowerDork
11/14/14 11:39 p.m.

it's already puke green- there is no way to make it more perfect than it already is.. just drive the thing and enjoy gas mileage that will likely be on par with the average new half ton 4X4 pickup truck...

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
11/14/14 11:50 p.m.

Not a 500.

But seriously, just do it, and always refer to it as "My Cadillac car".

Opti
Opti Reader
11/14/14 11:54 p.m.

Needs more trubo.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
11/15/14 12:16 a.m.

In reply to novaderrik:

It's actually gold with a tan/gold top and interior. Moar pics here.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 PowerDork
11/15/14 5:46 a.m.

Paint it pink and you're golden.

Knurled
Knurled PowerDork
11/15/14 6:03 a.m.
MrChaos wrote: 572 big block and an lsd and then do burnouts all day every day.

This is a Caddy, not an Impala. Decorum must be observed.

And a Chevy engine? Really? Why would you do that?

Stealthtercel
Stealthtercel Dork
11/15/14 6:04 a.m.

Don't overlook its distinguished racing heritage: a car substantially identical to that one, except a 71 or 72 (I forget which), won one of the early Cannonball Baker NY-LA events. "Standard of the World" isn't just marketing hype, y'know.

NOHOME
NOHOME SuperDork
11/15/14 6:28 a.m.

Drove one of those when I was in HS. We called it "Battlestar Cadillactica". Today's generation will never know a better form of transportation to sex-ed and concerts. Some fun E36 M3 took place in that car.

And just so you know, they WILL drift.

Beagle
Beagle New Reader
11/15/14 6:46 a.m.

the only reason I can think of NOT to, and it's too late for that, is so I could have it.

Nice road flattener!

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