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Offline Yellowriv

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My first Cadillac
« on: May 06, 2011, 06:03:37 AM »
Hi everyone.

I've just bought my first Caddy a 1948 Fleetwood Sixty Special. She should be on her way here from North Carolina soon. She is in excellent condition, Sage Green with original interior in leather and broadcloth.
Whilst this is my first Caddy, I do have some other stuff, FE and EH Holdens, old BMW, three Alfas, two Fiats and 53 and 65 Rivieras.
Am in the process of joining the Club. I live in Chatswood.
Here are a couple of photos




Cheers
John
1948 Fleetwood Sixty Special

Offline Rick

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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 06:43:50 AM »
Wow, it looks beautiful John. Well done  :) Welcome to the club.
Rick
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Offline Whitepink59

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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 07:40:32 PM »
Great looking car - and the car that started the tail fin, too, so a very significant car.

This is a long shot - but is your Riviera yellow?
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Offline Yellowriv

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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 08:48:52 PM »
Yes, as you guessed I do have a yellow Riv, it is my 53.
1948 Fleetwood Sixty Special

Offline Wazza

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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 04:12:25 PM »
Very nice photos of a lovely car. Congratulations and welcome to the Club.
Wazza
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Offline Yellowriv

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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 09:54:07 AM »
The 60S arrived bang on time from Savannah Georgia, 29 days door to door. Cleared customs and AQIS with no problems or extra cost. In all - aside from the fact that it cost money :P -  it was painless.

Car is exactly as described by the vendor no surprises whatsoever, we charged the battery and she fired straight up and runs and drives beautifully. Even the wipers work! One of the Hydro-lectric windows seems to have a mind of its own, but that seems par for the course with these.

Car is being inspected for rego this morning, hopefully there will be no problems. I have a ticket for Eastern Creek so hopefully she will be there.

I have a few jobs to do which I knew about when I bought it, looking forward to actually driving her. My engineer says she drives better than my 53 Buick, but that's on cross plies and this is on radials.

Here are photos of my Buick Rivieras, the yellow is a 53 and the blue a 65. Both cars have mostly original paint and original interiors, I like the patina of original interiors.




Cheers
John
1948 Fleetwood Sixty Special

Offline peter waite

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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 05:01:12 PM »
HI John,nice looking car and welcome to the club,hoping to see you at Eastern Creek on Sunday.Peter.
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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 01:00:15 PM »
That's a real stunner,
Hope you get as much pleasure out of Cadillac ownership as I do. Welcome to the Club.

Murray
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Offline mrdestiny

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Re: My first Cadillac
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 07:12:45 PM »
Hi John
I saw the car at Eastern Creek and spent some time admiring it, it's a beauty!
Allan