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Offline Meccanoman

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Help with purchase
« on: February 14, 2016, 07:44:40 PM »
Hi Everyone

I am in the market for a mid 50's to 1960 Cadillac.  Have been scouring the internet for a few months now learning as much as I can.  I have found a classic car seller in Melbourne with a few vehicles but was wondering whether members have had any experience with them.  Now I am not sure if I am allowed to put the actual business name online so I will leave it at that. 

Would appreciate any help or suggestions.

Phil

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Re: Help with purchase
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 10:45:25 PM »
Hopefully some Melbourne Member will see this message and assist you in your quest.

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Re: Help with purchase
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 05:56:02 AM »
Hi Phil,

best advice is make sure you physically inspect what you are buying, it's not so much who you are buying from,  but you are buying (CONDITION). Old cars  can end in tears real quick, I have only ever purchased one time sight unseen and it definitely ended in tears. If you can't inspect it leave it alone. Other peoples description of condition is open to abuse, they only see what they wan't you to see. The only description that matters is what you see and if you don't know what you are looking at, bring some one with you that does.

I am in Melbourne, if you e-mail me his name I might be able to help

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Re: Help with purchase
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 10:25:24 PM »
Thanks Bruce and Paul

I fully intend to inspect the vehicle myself before purchase.  I am just completing a complete resto on a 71 Yvette that had a few rust issues so I know how much trouble these cars can be!  I am most concerned with the auto transmission on these cadillacs as it sounds like there are few people left that can fix them.

Paul how do I send you an email?

Phil

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Re: Help with purchase
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 09:35:23 AM »
Don't be too concerned with the performance of these transmissions, as there are a number of good people around that can rebuild these if necessary.

Let the price of the vehicle reflect any perceived problems.

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Re: Help with purchase
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 08:25:28 PM »
Hi Phil
I'm a Victorian member and may be able to assist with your request, particularly if this dealer mainly sells Cadillac's.
I agree with Bruce, don't be to concerned about these transmissions they're pretty reliable. I have a 54 Cadillac.
if you like you can text me the dealers name. 0438313234

Regards Steve   

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Re: Help with purchase
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 08:51:44 AM »
Thanks for the ongoing advice guys.  I have seen a number of posts about the transmissions being tricky to repair and a lot of the knowledgeable mechanics with experience in them now retiring.  Good to know there is still expertise out there.
Steve - have texted - Thanks.

I will keep everyone posted on developments!

Phil