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Old 12-23-2015, 08:49 AM
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Did you by that car for a man named Alabaster? Did he throw it the pink fuzzy dice, cape and big hat? LOL
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No, actually this Caddy has an interesting and verified history to it. I have all the original paperwork. The car came from Dean Bailey Oldsmobile in Tulsa, OK and was ordered by Dean Bailey with every possible option you could get on an Eldorado in 1985, including factory installed air powered locomotive horns. (I love hitting the horn near street corners and watching people jump outta their shoes! )

Dean bought the Eldorado as a gift for his wife, Betty. There is a gold plaque on the glove box that says "Especially for Betty Bailey." It was her car and obviously, with only 19k on it, she didn't drive it much. When their mom Betty passed, the sons kept it on display at the dealership for several years, then apparently put it in storage. They released it to a broker for sale about 4 years ago, which is when I bought it. I had intended it to be a daily driver, but when I actually got the car and saw what fantastic shape it was in, I didn't have the heart to kill it on the freeways of Phoenix. It still has all the original GM decal window stickers in it, as well as the original Oklahoma AAA sticker on the back bumper! Instead, I've just stuck to driving my F-250 7.3 diesel as my daily driver.

My brother and I were talking on the phone last last night about how much cars have changed since then (he has a rare older Lincoln Town Car Coupe). Hell, they don't even put ashtrays in cars anymore. The Caddy has an ashtray at each seat, plus a working cigarette lighter (never used) in each ashtray! But not one cup holder anywhere. 50 years from now, folks will look back and say "What was up with all the damned cupholders in vehicles then? Was everybody a soda/caffeine addict back then?"
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:07 AM
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:14 AM
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1967 Plymouth Barracuda. Small block V8, 4-speed manual transmission, manual brakes and steering. Only mods are electronic ignition and a Holly carb (original equipment in a box in the basement). I bought this one in Georgia in 1974 and have driven it ever since. Fun car for summer driving.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
That is bad-ass in its own unique way

Does it have the 500 CI motor too? Love the CI to HP ratio in that.

Nice.
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No, by 1985, the EPA had been cracking on all the manufacturers and there were a LOT of gutless wonders being produced. It has the late edition (earlier versions had some issues) of the HT-4100 motor V8. The EPA mandate is one of the reasons you'll find so very few truly collectible cars from the mid-to-late 80's. '85 was the last year they produced these big Caddy coupes, the last of an era. In '86, they downsized the entire Caddy line. But in '85, they shared this same basic platform with the Olds Toronado and the Buick Riveria.

It's not woefully underpowered, but it's nothing like putting your foot to the floor in the older '70s Caddys with the huge V8s. On the bright side, it consistently averages 22-23 mpg, which was pretty unheard of for Caddys, ever.

There's a car that I've always wanted and have been watching several over the past few months via auctions/ebay etc. They are getting harder and harder to find and are commanding TOP dollar. I'm looking to spend a few years doing a complete resto-mod on it. Probably one of the sleekest cars out of the early 70's - a Buick Riviera boat tail. "Dulcy predict" that these are going to continue to skyrocket in value! If you can find one in fairly good shape, buy it!

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Originally Posted by Riding High View Post
1971 Double Cab

That is a crazy kinda cool!!
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Cant post pics...

67 Fairlane waiting to drop my fresh hot cammed, worked heads, little FE and 4 speed toploader in, already has suspension setup, low geared locked 9 inch waiting to be installed as well.
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Still hanging on to this baby, though not sure why. I hardly ever drive her. I LIKE driving her, but I'm always afraid some douchenozzle is going to hit her, slam a door into her or otherwise degrade her. So mostly, she sits covered and under-appreciated. 1985 Eldorado Biarritz, fully loaded, completely original with 19k original miles. I'm the 2nd owner.

I've been thinking of finding her a new home and scratching the itch I've had for two years now to buy a new Hellcat. Practical? No way, but fun toys don't have to fit the practical criteria.
I bet that thing feels like riding on a marshmallow on top of a cloud. Those suckers are comfy.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
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No, by 1985, the EPA had been cracking on all the manufacturers and there were a LOT of gutless wonders being produced. It has the late edition (earlier versions had some issues) of the HT-4100 motor V8. The EPA mandate is one of the reasons you'll find so very few truly collectible cars from the mid-to-late 80's. '85 was the last year they produced these big Caddy coupes, the last of an era. In '86, they downsized the entire Caddy line. But in '85, they shared this same basic platform with the Olds Toronado and the Buick Riveria.

It's not woefully underpowered, but it's nothing like putting your foot to the floor in the older '70s Caddys with the huge V8s. On the bright side, it consistently averages 22-23 mpg, which was pretty unheard of for Caddys, ever.

There's a car that I've always wanted and have been watching several over the past few months via auctions/ebay etc. They are getting harder and harder to find and are commanding TOP dollar. I'm looking to spend a few years doing a complete resto-mod on it. Probably one of the sleekest cars out of the early 70's - a Buick Riviera boat tail. "Dulcy predict" that these are going to continue to skyrocket in value! If you can find one in fairly good shape, buy it!
Very interesting and thanks.

Hold on to her and in a few years you can let us know when you'll be appearing on Barrett-Jackson's auto auction live from Scottsdale.

That Buick is a sweet ride as well for sure.
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My toy...
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
Very interesting and thanks.

Hold on to her and in a few years you can let us know when you'll be appearing on Barrett-Jackson's auto auction live from Scottsdale.

That Buick is a sweet ride as well for sure.
The madness begins anew in just a couple of weeks! It's a great time to be a car nut in AZ with Barrett-Jackson going on, Russo-Steele, and a couple other high dollar auctions all going on in the same time period here. I'm dialed into the car porn nearly 24/7 during that time!

I've been going to Barrett-Jackson for years. I need to find a bunch of old film pics I took and scan them in of Delaheys and what USED to be considered the high-dollar "collector" cars -- all pre-war vintage Rolls, Packards, Caddys, basic Americana type cars restored to vintage original condition. There were VERY few muscle cars in those days. That completely changed! You look at what brings the real money today and it isn't any of the vintage mobiles; it's the solid American muscle and resto-mods.
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Originally Posted by Carpe Cerevisi View Post
My toy...
The car or....

Very sweet! Either one!
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2009 Porsche Turbo - Softronic tune, GMG Exhaust and a few other goodies ..


Nice....is that paint or a wrap? I thought you were going to wrap one matte white?
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Sebring and Roebling...

07 Cab.... 24K miles. Fabspeed exhaust, IDP Plenum, 82mm throttle body, ECU tune, Numeric Racing short throw kit, EVOMS intake, GT3 lower control arms, drop links, sways... waiting on my new adjustable coil overs and springs so it will sit a bit lower.

Will know in another month if I will be the proud owner of another P-car... a 1999 Boxster SP-B spec race car.
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Mine. And it is for sale
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My fun car is.... another boat... but it has a car engine! Its the first "performance" engine I ever built myself so I find myself attached to it....

I'm kinda over the jet boat thing now, would rather be fishing. I've been trying to think of a cool/fun car or truck to swap this engine into and sell the boat.

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Originally Posted by Lazy Bones View Post
Nice....is that paint or a wrap? I thought you were going to wrap one matte white?
I was going to go with satin white but saw this color (intense gloss blue)

The wrap is pretty cool - few minor issues with it - but from 5ft away it looks OEM.
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Recently retired after 32 years with a Fortune 10 and now I'm consulting in Boston, needed a little commuter car that was well appointed and fun to drive; sport package w/paddle shifter AWD. Picked this up two weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
I was going to go with satin white but saw this color (intense gloss blue)

The wrap is pretty cool - few minor issues with it - but from 5ft away it looks OEM.

looks great
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