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12/1/14 10:59pm - Original Message: 'Golden Oldie...'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Got to werk today, and see this 20 foot long monster in the shop....what was it, you say? Welllll....how-sa-bout a SWEEEEET '64 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 series, 429 engined, 9 passenger sedan? Not a limo, but sure looks like one. I dint have a camera, so I'm taking it tomorrow for pics.
But for now, it looks almost zackly like this un....same color, too.



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12/1/14 11:15pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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A Mary Kay rep could hold a party in that one!

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12/2/14 12:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Joel any history behind it.....if cars could only talk Shocked
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12/2/14 2:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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Maybe it has an Elvis connection?  Or at least Bruce Springsteen sang a song about it.

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12/2/14 3:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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It's NOT PINK! It's "Salmon", according to GM. Wink
I did get some pics of it today, but it's up on a lift, with a stand holding the engine up, so I couldn't get any shots of the topside.
Only history the guy gave us was he had gone to a dealership back in the '80's to buy a particular big block '69 Chevelle. There was some sort of engine problem with the Chevelle, and he saw this Cad sitting there....so he bought it instead. I'm sure it was in a little better shape at that time than it is now, but, this thing is failry clean, and the body is arrow straight. Has a little rust around the fender skirts, but that's it. Interior is clean, but worn. Shows only 70+ thou on the odo. It has had at least one repaint, but the original color was Salmon. Strange color combo with the grey-ish interior, but it works. It's been sitting since '01, so it's got some dust accumulated on it, but...so do I....
Car is fully loaded, rear heat-A/C, 'letric everything, remote mirrors(cable operated), rear seat foot rests, jump seats in the middle that fold down from the back of the front seat, for nine passengers total. Has an 8-track player mounted in the glove box, even...with tapes! LOL
Engine fires right up and sounds good...no knocks/rattles, etc. Trans was toast....I'll take care of that, tho. Wink I can't wait to go drive this monster! Pull up to some yuppie in a beemer and say....."Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?" LOL


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12/3/14 12:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Pics are up on my web page now....

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12/3/14 3:24pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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Tell me that's clear plastic on the seats!

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12/3/14 3:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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LOL Yeppers...but only on the front seat. Heavy dooty clear vinyl seat covers from way back when...Approve

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12/3/14 4:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Now that's a bitch'n ride. Thumbs Up

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12/3/14 5:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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Interesting how the rear doors drop another two inches or so deeper into the sill for entry.  I used to have a few Caddy brochures of their "extended" length line.  The factories must have lost money on those biggies! 

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12/4/14 1:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Cars were a lot cheaper to build back then. Cad dint loose money on many cars....they had a monopoly on stuff like this one. Funeral homes bought prolly 80% of them, and limo companies bought a lot, too, as did the wealthy folks. A "regular Joe" going to the dealer to buy one would have made up any difference in the pricing for the fleet sales. Fleet cost on one like this might have been, say $5000/$6000, but Regular Joe would have to pay $9,960(factory list price)or more, depending on options, for the same car.
I think there were around 800 or so Limos built for '64, but this one is a "Sedan"...and I ain't real sure what the difference is between the two. All of them had the 429, 340hp V8. I can tell ya this...it takes up all the space available on our big-truck lift! LOL

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12/4/14 3:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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 Didn't some of them have the 472 cu in engine in them?  That may have been a later up grade.  I did some minor work on one that came into the garage I worked in in the late 70's. It could have been what was called the V-8-6-4.

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manchestershark said:  Didn't some of them have the 472 cu in engine in them?  That may have been a later up grade.  I did some minor work on one that came into the garage I worked in in the late 70's. It could have been what was called the V-8-6-4.


472's came out in '68 and ended in '74.
The V8-6-4 was a 368 cu.in. used in '81. Very problematic system. 


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12/5/14 11:36am - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Adams' Apple said: It's NOT PINK! It's "Salmon", according to GM. Wink 


My brother had a pink one in the 50's.
 
He ALWAYS got MAD and say....... "It's NOT PINK!" It's "Salmon"..........(just like you said).


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12/5/14 7:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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This one is pink.


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12/5/14 10:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Golden Oldie...'
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Dat looks like a fiddy tree....a pink un. Elbis would lurv it!  LOL

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