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A car that I am going to New York to look at

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 May 22. 5 Replies

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…Continue

Looking for feedback

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge May 11. 21 Replies

Hey everyone,  I am one of the newest members to the club and I am looking for a suitable vehicle to purchase.  I found this one for sale in Montana (link  …Continue

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Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"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 "
May 22
Patrick Westphal replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"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.  "
May 22
Kurt replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"Hi Patrick, just curious about what happened with this car. My "Hagerty News" email has a useful article that reminded me of your…"
May 22
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"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 "
May 19
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion A car that I am going to New York to look at
"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…"
May 19
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A car that I am going to New York to look at

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,…See More
May 19
Jason Edge replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"I get to know the sellers and discuss why they are selling.  If they don't really have a clue about the car and say vague things like I am reading in this online sellers description I will say "have a good day, goodbye" and hang…"
May 11
Patrick Westphal replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Karl, thanks for the feedback.  The patience will be the tough thing for me - I had in my head starting to drive around in this car over this summer.  But now I'll back off of that idea and go for the car I want.  As for…"
May 11
Patrick Westphal replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Jason,  No be honest and thanks for the input.  I thought the ads to be wary of were the individual sellers because I don't know who they are (scam artist for instance) and I will not buy a car that I don't personally see and…"
May 11
Lee Martin replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"You'll probably have your best luck here:  https://www.cars-on-line.com/cadillac.html or Ebay. The 1963's are getting hard to find but everyone on this site has a '64 so you should be fine.  Get an inspection before you…"
May 11
Karl Schwarz replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"I have found that in looking for a classic car that there are a few key things that are very helpful: (1) Patience - The market and prices for classic cars is all over the map as is the availability of any specific vehicle. You can easily spend way…"
May 10
Chris Codd replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"One of our members recently sold his to somebody in Finland for sixteen thousand. A gold convertible in very good driver condition. It was a California car with no rust issues. They're out there. You just have to be patient and find the right…"
May 10
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Love that you have a background with GM regarding these cars and you want and need one for yourself  That says a lot to me about the quality of the build that went into these cars back in the day that you know and were a part…"
May 9
Jason Edge replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Patrick, I think the point is you are looking at the these "online used car lot sellers". You can generally add 25% to 33% over price and the quality is often questionalble.  If you follow our eBay listings at…"
May 9
Tony and Ginny 429 replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Patrick I think $18,000 to 25,000 might be a better estimated   range to find a reasonable good condition Cadillac convertible in our years  If you can find one with most of the restoration work done you will be paying for that but might…"
May 9
Patrick Westphal replied to Patrick Westphal's discussion Looking for feedback
"Chris, Really?  The ones that I have seen so far for under 20K have issues.  Rust, cracked dashboards, alot of pitting in the chrome and things like that.  Here is an example of what I have found so far.…"
May 9

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Do you own any 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs? If Yes, Year & Body Style
Not yet!
Cadillac LaSalle Club Member? If Yes, Membership #?
33273
1963/64 Cadillac Chapter Member?
Yes

Hey everyone.  I am a new member as of March 2021.  I am actively in the market for a 1964 Cadillac Deville convertible.  Red, black, blue or maybe even white.  I am not looking for a Concours level vehicle, I have no intention of taking anything to shows.  I am looking for a Deville to drive on nice weather summer days in Michigan and to enjoy.  I plan to work on and upkeep the vehicle and probably upgrade a few items like brakes and ignition.  I am a retired engineer with 34 years of experience at GM where I started at Cadillac (Clark Street) working along side some of the people that designed and tested the 64 version of the Deville. I am looking forward to driving and enjoying one of these fine vehicles and meeting some of you in the future.  

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At 4:20pm on March 19, 2021, Jason Edge said…

Hi Pat, 

Welcome to the 63/64 Cadillac Website.

This site is hosted by the CLC (Cadillac LaSalle Club) 1963/64 Cadillac Chapter. It is great to have another Chapter Member joining us here on the 63/64 Cadillac Website!

Be sure and check out all the links and pages and make yourself at home. The Help Page at www.help.6364cadillac.com will have links to many useful articles and information about our Cadillacs.

 
 
 

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63 rear main seal

Started by Luther in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello all , just spent better part of the weekend installing a new rear main seal and pan set on my 63 390 , all though it slowed the leak down considerably , l still have a drip , l used a Felpro…Continue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge yesterday. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

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Valve stem seals for 429?

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth on Friday. 7 Replies

Hello!I am rebuilding 429 for 64 DeVille and got Felpro head gasket kit including valve stem seals. Is it recommended to install those even though they are not originally used? O-rings will be…Continue

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Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Hello!

Newbie to the group here - we have already found tons of invaluable information on the board, so thanks! We are restoring a 1963 Series 62 Convertible. We are wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the propellor yoke flange (that bolts to the pinion flange) for the driveshaft? One of our ears partially broke off. Not sure if we can buy just the yoke flange as an aftermarket part, or if it has to be rebuilt by a welder/fab guy? Maybe a salvage yard for a source? Again, any…

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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

Robert Pellow

V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 6 Comments

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

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