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