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Old 06-17-2019, 10:31 AM
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Selling a car (2001 Cadillac Eldorado). Listed on CL, and parked at friend's gas station near ghetto.
I have sold many vehicles over the years (25+).

Now, for whatever reason, I get texts and emails asking only "are you the original owner"? Nobody used to ever ask that, and I don't understand how it is that important. Mostly, I tell them NO, and I never hear anything back. Is being the original owner the only thing people care about today?
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:32 AM
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I know a lady who pretty much buys cars sight unseen after a 5 min test drive and willingly ignores everything you tell her is wrong with the car. I'll pass along her contact info to you, just be warned you may get a message from her asking for her money back.
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A 2001 El Dorado might be somewhat collectible if it is mostly all original and if its ownership history is fully documented.
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
Selling a car (2001 Cadillac Eldorado). Listed on CL, and parked at friend's gas station near ghetto.
I have sold many vehicles over the years (25+).

Now, for whatever reason, I get texts and emails asking only "are you the original owner"? Nobody used to ever ask that, and I don't understand how it is that important. Mostly, I tell them NO, and I never hear anything back. Is being the original owner the only thing people care about today?
with the amount of scams out there, i would imagine they are gun shy about it possibly being a scam?
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Originally Posted by Fish Haid View Post
Selling a car (2001 Cadillac Eldorado). Listed on CL, and parked at friend's gas station near ghetto.
I have sold many vehicles over the years (25+).

Now, for whatever reason, I get texts and emails asking only "are you the original owner"? Nobody used to ever ask that, and I don't understand how it is that important. Mostly, I tell them NO, and I never hear anything back. Is being the original owner the only thing people care about today?
"Parked at a friend's gas station"...........they are probably wondering if it is your personal car as opposed to an auction house/car lot lemon that one of the mechanics picked up. I think they are just not asking the question properly and I would answer that it is my personal vehicle, I am the Xth owner and my friend just let me park it at his gas station.

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About as collectible as a Plymouth “K” car
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I know a lady who pretty much buys cars sight unseen after a 5 min test drive and willingly ignores everything you tell her is wrong with the car. I'll pass along her contact info to you, just be warned you may get a message from her asking for her money back.
I needed that laugh!!!
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I know a lady who pretty much buys cars sight unseen after a 5 min test drive and willingly ignores everything you tell her is wrong with the car. I'll pass along her contact info to you, just be warned you may get a message from her asking for her money back.
She sounds like she's a BMW expert...
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It means the owner is aware, and possibly has records for, the complete history of the car. If you are the second owner or third or fourth, no way to tell the real history. It's also assuming the person is truthful.
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SOLD!

I was the 2nd owner, but had every piece of documentation for the car including the original order and dealer invoice. It does make a difference when you can prove the original history, mileage, and maintenance of the vehicle. A guy that owns 5 other classic Caddies bought it while he was down here for Barrett-Jackson. He named her "Aunt Bea" because the car truly was owned by a little old lady as its first owner.

That 2001 Eldo is going to take a lot of years to be worth much more than Bluebook, if ever.
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About as collectible as a Plymouth “K” car
I bought a house with one of those in the garage. I kid you not "original owner" was the 99 year old woman who I got the house after she passed. It has 60,000 or so miles, original owner and garage kept. I sold it for $300!
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About as collectible as a Plymouth “K” car
Lost my virginity in a K car
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
SOLD!

I was the 2nd owner, but had every piece of documentation for the car including the original order and dealer invoice. It does make a difference when you can prove the original history, mileage, and maintenance of the vehicle. A guy that owns 5 other classic Caddies bought it while he was down here for Barrett-Jackson. He named her "Aunt Bea" because the car truly was owned by a little old lady as its first owner.

That 2001 Eldo is going to take a lot of years to be worth much more than Bluebook, if ever.
What? Put some big gold spinners on that thing and a sub in the trunk and you'll be the talk off the hood!
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What? Put some big gold spinners on that thing and a sub in the trunk and you'll be the talk off the hood!
My brother wanted me to donk it. Didn't have the heart to ruin such a fine ride.
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Orginal ownercars are worth more especially from private sellers. Always ask price mileage CT title and original owner?
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Lost my virginity in a K car
Jenny???
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
SOLD!

I was the 2nd owner, but had every piece of documentation for the car including the original order and dealer invoice. It does make a difference when you can prove the original history, mileage, and maintenance of the vehicle. A guy that owns 5 other classic Caddies bought it while he was down here for Barrett-Jackson. He named her "Aunt Bea" because the car truly was owned by a little old lady as its first owner.

That 2001 Eldo is going to take a lot of years to be worth much more than Bluebook, if ever.
Come on now, that is the Biarritz model, says so on the vinyl roof.............has to be a collectable. Bet it has that great 4/6/8 motor too!
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Come on now, that is the Biarritz model, says so on the vinyl roof.............has to be a collectable. Bet it has that great 4/6/8 motor too!
Yes, a Biarritz, cream of the crop from that era (1985, last year of the long wheelbase coupes). Has the 4.1 EFI in it, not that atrocious "2/4/6/8 watch me regurgitate" motor. Would average 23 miles a gallon regularly, which amazing for a car that weighed as much as the Titanic.
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That's one fine ride, Dulcecita . Back in the day when that car was new, very important people would be riding in one of those.
My mom bought a Sedan de Ville d'Oro edition in about 1976 with that same paint color. Very nice retreat when I was a teen.

Today, the big shots would be in a big Lexus, MB, 7 series BMWs. Tesla.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
SOLD!

I was the 2nd owner, but had every piece of documentation for the car including the original order and dealer invoice. It does make a difference when you can prove the original history, mileage, and maintenance of the vehicle. A guy that owns 5 other classic Caddies bought it while he was down here for Barrett-Jackson. He named her "Aunt Bea" because the car truly was owned by a little old lady as its first owner.

That 2001 Eldo is going to take a lot of years to be worth much more than Bluebook, if ever.
I thought that car got blowed up in the movie Casino....or was that one a different color? Remember that it has an extra plate under the drivers seat.
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