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 the car in his garage from brand new, passed away in 90 and the car was parked and not driven since. 100% original, no rust at all, interior needs some work on seats (cracked). 

Started the car and mechanic said $1200 to get it running (not 100% sure what it would entail).

Brakes locked up, paint in ok shape but needs a repaint I am sure (will post pictures soon).

I really like the car but don't have time or skill to work on it at this point (newborn, etc)

So my questions are:

1) what issues should I look for in terms of common problems?

2) what does a new interior and new paint job of decent quality cost on these cars?

3) what is the car worth now? (the mechanic I brought it to, offered to buy the car right off the bat since he supposedly wants it for himself for 9k) Is this a fair price, or is he taking me for a ride?

4) Any other advice for a newbie owner or things I should look for?

The car seems to not have AC, not sure if it has the hydramic or the Turbo Hydramatic (how can I tell). Also is there a way of figuring out what options are on the car with codes or?

Thanks and sorry if all of these questions are answered somewhere else on the forum. Happy New year!

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Now I've got to go and dig up 16,000 

Sell your land below the ice.

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 around for sure
Kind of like --Clovis heaven - the way i see it
I really can see you with more than one of these cars in your future to keep you endlessly busy

Time to sell some other stuff --maybe ?
Things that make you go Huummmmmmmmmmm ! !!




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