Hey everyone, once again thank you so much for your feedback on what to look for in getting a car.  Based on that feedback I stumbled on a black convertible on ebay from Brooklyn New York.  I have talked to the seller a couple of times now and the car has a solid history and his description of how the car drives and what updates have been done have me interested enough to plan a trip to NYC to look at and drive the car.  Here is the link to the listing, https://www.ebay.com/itm/402856472503?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT...  

If it checks out we have agreed on a price of $20K even though the Ebay price says $23K.  I guess he liked my description of my GM past and what I plan to do with the car.  The red wire in the engine bay is a bypass for the HVAC system.  (I'm a control system engineer- I can fix that).  The listing has a link to something called uShip.  Does anyone have any experience with that company and or any suggestions for shipping a car from New York to Michigan?   

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Patrick

Haven been born in Brooklyn and lived close by  on Long Island for 60 years I know the area well

The weather in N Y  and the north east can be very rough on any car there —depending on how it is used 

The snow salt  used and the sometimes very cold conditions and constant stop and go driving can be rough on any car that is the norm there 
 What is going on under the car would be real important so look  for  Rust issues and get it up on a lift or examined by a local shop 

Always makes the asking price negotiable— if you find issues that at least you know  then you will have to deal with 

The cars in these years were basically done with 100,000 miles on them unlike the cars today that go 200,000 miles plus —so the drivetrain should have had some upgrades done over time  to be road worthy 

I happen to have bought my first 62 Cadillac convert with AC from a guy in Brooklyn that  started this whole passion for mid 60’s Cadillac converts with AC for me and my Dad 

My 64 convert was a daily driver at one time there  when brand new on Long Island NY until I took it to Florida with me  when I retired here 15 years ago 

Florida is a supper place to own and enjoy  this convert and the best thing I could have done for me and my wife 

Mine has been a very limited use car ( only best weather days  TOY  ) for about 40 years now 

Owning my  60’s convertible Cadillacs has been a very special life time experience for me ( a gear head car guy family ) and my wife Ginny ( who has the car gene on her side of the family ) 

I am sure your future experience will be the same as these car fit a lot of special car guy needs which they do so very well 

Putting your Dream in your Driveway is a special experience you are about to embark on 

Enjoy  

Do be sure to read my post — interpreting car ads —below your post on the dashboard 

Some good tips on purchasing a used Classic Antique cars right  there ——LOL !! 

Enjoy 

Tony and Ginny,  I have not found the post that you are referring to.  I am still learning to navigate this site so I am probably looking in the wrong spot.  

Patrick

Scroll  a ways down on the dashboard page 

You will see —a beige color piece of paper with very funny info on purchasing an Antique Classic   car 

Thought you might get a kick out of that 

Enjoy 

Hi Patrick, just curious about what happened with this car. My "Hagerty News" email has a useful article that reminded me of your quest:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/buying-and-selling/buy-sell-online-ho...

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