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New Owner, looking for some help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Varum Jan 16. 27 Replies

Hi guys, I inherited a car from a neighbor (long story) and hoping to get some good advice here.The car: 1964 Cadillac Deville Convertible, 64k original miles. CA car. Original owner (neighbor) had…Continue

 

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Alex Varum replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Thanks for posting this, yes I decided to put the car up for sale. I did get a mustang from the neighbor as well, I did really want to restore the car but couldn't get any friends to pursue it with me, and with 2 young kids I wasn't going…"
Jan 16
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Clovis You should be able to pick this car up for 10-12 thousand in it present condition ( it needs a lot ) It will give you a world of enjoymemt having all --that stuff -to take apart thinker with repair and make new Easier to do the second time…"
Jan 16
Anders replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Sell your land below the ice."
Jan 16
Clovis replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Now I've got to go and dig up 16,000 "
Jan 16
Anders replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"1964 Cadillac DeVille  http://r.ebay.com/4m9nXS"
Jan 16
Anders replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Alex, looks like you decided to not pursue the restoration track? I think you did the correct choice. Its a good project for someone with time, garage, tools and knowledge. You do have a great add. FREE MUSTANG included in the sale of a Cadillac! I…"
Jan 16
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Ian Osborne replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"California actually made it a lot easier a few years ago. I unsuccessfully went through this in 1989. I gave up and the new modern plates until a few years ago. Now if you have a set of plates that are clear, you can put them on an appropriate year…"
Jan 10
Clovis replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Well at least the dash isn't cracked! That nine thousand offer is starting to look better. None of the side trim is original. If you can pick up a parts car for all the missing or bent/broken parts you may be better off. You may even be able to…"
Jan 9
Dave Schneider replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Be real careful with DMV and your black plates! Don't give them up! Pay the back fees.  Maybe you will be lucky and the owner paid yearly non Opp fee.  Just double check what the DMV tells you. Most of them have no idea what can and…"
Jan 9
Kevin Campbell replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Its a cool car. Its also a huge decision for you, as whatever you think it will cost to get sorted, will blow out. If you have a safe place to store it, just sit on it and think about what you want as the final outcome. Then go for it."
Jan 3
Alex Varum replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Pics in full size. I will get more in the next few days. Thanks for all the help!"
Jan 3
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"I do second all the good advice the boys have posted on the subject Do be VERY CAREFUlL ---you just might fall in love --with this machine as it is going to change you life experiences when you drive it 14 to 25 thousand based on its condition and…"
Jan 2
Ian Osborne replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Alex, Thanks for posting the photos. It looks quite solid to me except for that issue on the left rear corner. a piece of side trim is missing but they are not too hard to find. The chrome looks solid overall and will polish up nicely. It is also…"
Jan 2
Anders replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"Here is an example of an okay car that was not sold on Ebay. My guess is that the reserve price range would be 14-20K. So if you throw 10K on your car will it fetch 19K?"
Jan 2
Anders replied to Alex Varum's discussion New Owner, looking for some help
"So you have a new car and limited knowledge of it?! First, buy a 1964 Shop Manual, paper and/or cd. Can be found on Ebay or from members here. Second, use the Help section. Literature might also be useful. You can also search the website, but…"
Jan 2

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Yes, 1964 Deville convertible
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Hello all.

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Hello All.

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I just purchased an original (not re-painted, nor reupholstered) 64 Sedan De Ville 4 window. When I purchased it the front seat was adjusted forward and tilted down in front; two of the worst positions for me, so I had no choice but to attempt to repair it. 

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