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Not my first 1986 Cadillac

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I bought my first Cadillac in 2002 for the huge sum of $200.

It was a 1987 Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance, white with

a white vinyl top, blue leather interior, blue pinstripping and

the spanish-gold emblem package. 132,000 miles.

Then years later I bought my tripple-silver 1986 Fleetwood

Brougham, this one had 172,000 on the odometer.

Having owned several others over the past few years I got

another 1986 Fleetwood Brougham yesterday. I took my

paycheck and called a number I got off warped & torn FOR

SALE sign and negotiated away. I had every intention of

having this be Julie's car for a few weeks while we save up

for a better domiscile but it looks like I might flip this one.

This one has only 74,000 original miles, but it's BEAT to $hit.

Gray metallic over burgundy leather, dark gray vinyl top.

Here's the Craigslisting.

http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/car/422749059.html

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- I'm 62% sure there's no contraban hidden in the gas tank

- If there was contraban hidden in the gas tank, it's not mine

- I want 50% of the profits

(of said "hypothetical" contraban)

- There's no blood spatter in the trunk

- If you find any, it's definitely not from a hooker

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I guess that's an Olds 307. Not bad, looks decent in the pics, 86Panther. Oh God, now everyone will think I'm dyslexic.
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Yeah... I figured I should let you guys know I got ANOTHER Caddy.

It's funny, the condominium parking lot looked like a Cadillac D-Body

Club was in town last night. XP Stopped by with the '77 Banana Boat,

I had my '86 F.B. sandwiched between the '71 deVille and my B-59.

WMJ: The car is not beat to $hit in its entirety... the body & frame are

in great shape for the year but the motor is VERY tired for 74K miles.

My old tripple-silver '86 had 172K when I bought it in 2004 and it ran

MUCH better than this old tank. There is no doubt in my mind this car

was run low on oil on more than one occassion. The good news is so

far it seems QUITE reliable, it has a new alternator & the transmission

shifts like most RWD cars from GM, flawlessly.

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More Cadillacs have graced your driveway than the West Palm Beach Supper Club's. And that's remarkable.

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Yup, with better valvecover gaskets (to prevent oil leaks & oil starvation)

these old tank would have a much better survival rate. 95% of them end

up in a junkyard after someone leaks 4 quarts of 10W30 all over their

exhaust manifold, starves the oil pump and blows the motor's valvetrain,

rings & bearings.

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My 307 in the 1981 Bonneville is kind of the same way. It seems like it doesnt have much power. Though it is a lot better since the timing was adjusted. For some reason when the timing was VERY retarded. Might want to check that out. I was told that if the EGR passages get blocked that it causes it not to have much power. I havent had that checked out since that reqires removal of the carburetor. Mine doesnt use a drop of oil and it leaks an ever so slight amount off the valve covers. The 305 though in the Caprice does seem to have more power though and the 1984 Park Aven ue with 260,000 miles had more than the 1981 does. I wonder what the true issue is with both of ours.

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I'd love to have an 1981 Bonneville.

And I beleive every 1980s car had retarded something, usually timing. :P

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I hope to not have to sell the Bonneville. Some people keep telling me I should because I now also have the Caprice along with the Equinox. Not yet though I say. I love it and it has treated me right. It has a rebuilt transmission rebuilt by the best in the Fox Valley. The Caprice too has a rebuilt transmission done by the same person.

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Let's see some photos od the Bonneville! 8)

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Dammit... I need this car SOLD like yesterday!

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'86 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

The last of the true full size C A D I L L A C S

$699 or best offer, priced for quick sale.

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A few quick facts:

- Gunmetal Gray exterior, gray vinyl roof & Burgundy Leather Inteior

- 74,983 original miles!

- Very solid & straight body

- Starts, drives, stops & turns well

- Decent tires

- Power seats & automatic climate control work 100%

- Glides down the road as if on a cloud- Radio does not work, might be a bad ground?

- Interior is in great shape considering age & miles

- Few rips in the driver's armrest, one small tear in leather

- Burns & leaks oil

- Yes, it's the last of the FULL SIZE Cadillacs

- Powered 307 Oldsmobile motor

- Body On Frame

- Rear Wheel Drive

- Do NOT call this car a "boat"

- Chevrolet Caprice Classics are "boats"

- This is a "Land Yacht"

- Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham to be precise... Quite a mouthfull

- Full size spare tire in trunk

- Did I mention it burns more oil than a Diesel Mercedes?

- Also sounds a lot like a Diesel Mercedes

- Gets somewhere around 17 miles per gallon

- No charge for Chapman Alarm, adds at least $0.37 to its value

- Hope you're not alergic to the smell of burning oil

- Comes with 14 quarts of used oil in the trunk

- I'm 62% sure there's no contraban hidden in the gas tank

- If there was contraban hidden in the gas tank, it's not mine

- I want 50% of the profits

(of said "hypothetical" contraban)

- Small chip in the windshield

- This car is technically a Hybrid, it burns oil AND gas!

- Comes with free set of valvecover gaskets

- Put in valvecover gaskets TA-DA! oil leak instantly gone!

- 75% of the time, the fuel gauge works EVERY time.

- There's no blood spatter in the trunk

- If you find any, it's definitely not from a hooker

- This is NOT a zero-emmissions vehicle

- Ask about the Buy a Cadillac get a FREE "For Sale" Sign Promotion

Exterior:

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/9361/20070914064yt1.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1299/20070914060to8.jpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7596/20070914073fl1.jpg

Interior:

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1038/20070914066sk7.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8030/20070914069mb8.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1707/20070914067je9.jpg

Odometer:

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/4262/20070914070ch3.jpg

Details:

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/670/20070914072qs8.jpg

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/5166/20070914063wu1.jpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/16/20070914074ke8.jpg

Engine bay:

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/7493/20070914071wi0.jpg

"Six Passanger" Trunk:

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1395/20070914062ec4.jpg

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More Cadillacs have graced your driveway than the West Palm Beach Supper Club's. And that's remarkable.

:lol: That made me lawl out of my chair Fly. :lol:

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Yeah I know... I'm a car whore. I have never been good at practicing automotive monogamy.

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What about finding another 307 or maybe an Olds 350 to put in it? If the rest of it is good maybe thats a good thing to think about. Just put new tires on the Bonneville and they say it could use a few steering parts but it isnt an emergency. People keep hinting I should sell it with getting the 1985 Caprice but I am not ready to do that yet. I have a place in the garage for the Bonneville and it doesnt really need much. Headliner,steering parts,paint could be better but isnt bad.

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Yeah.... not in a financial position to be putting new motors in old Cadillacs...

if I did have money to burn on a beater Caddy I would haul that rusted half

to death 1961 Fleetwood out of the junkyard.

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Too bad. Hopefully you can get what you want and hopefully it doesnt blow up in the meantime. I was under the impression that the Olds 307 is one of the most durable engines GM made in the 1980's. Mine proves that. So did the one on the 1984 Buick Park Avenue that had 260,000 miles. That one didnt use a drop of oil.

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Yeah I know... I'm a car whore. I have never been good at practicing automotive monogamy.

I have friends that were like that in their wild and crazy youth. But you now have a stable job, starting a family..time to settle down eventually w/ a minivan and a FWD family sedan (Malibu, Camry, etc).

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LOL x 1,000,000,000,000 :rotflmao:

That will NEVER happen.... even my wife knows that.

I just need to be smarter about WHAT I buy.

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LOL x 1,000,000,000,000 :rotflmao:

That will NEVER happen.... even my wife knows that.

I just need to be smarter about WHAT I buy.

Those high-mileage money pits will kill you...it's like flushing your money down the toilet.

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It depends what shape it is in. Though I know from expierience that things go wrong unexpectedly due to age. Like I have said before, I love my 2 old cars to death but I am glad to have a new one also that I know I dont have to worry about as far as keeping it fixed or having things happen to it. I also dont like subjecting the old ones to the winter elements we get here in Northeast Wisconsin. The bodies on both are pretty much rust free and I would like them to stay that way. The Equinox is FAR less likely to rust than the 2 old ones. Not to mention being easier to deal with in general in the winter.

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Those high-mileage money pits will kill you...it's like flushing your money down the toilet.

Far from it.... if I bought $h!boxes that needed tons of work,

then yes... it would cost me but I practically MAKE money at

buying and selling cars.

I'll give you a few examples:

Maxima Zwei (bought Feb. 2007, sold April 2007)

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I bought my Datsun Maxima twin (the one with the sunroof) for the large sum of $322.00

actual milage: 97,000

One easy payment of $322.00 after putting a $40 battery in it I did not touch a thing.

The car was in excellent shape, no cosmetic/drivability/safety isssues.

A few months later after spending about $400 on it TOTAL (purchase price, oil change, battery, headlight)

I sold the car for $1,000.00 One THOUSAND dollars.

Nice $600.00 profit!

Banana Boat (bought May 2007, sold June 2007)

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After I sold the Maxima I pocketed $300 and took the other $700 to Milford, NH

and bought a fantastically solid and beautiful 1977 Cadillac Coupe deVille.

Actual milage: 72,000

I told myself if I ever sold it I'd ask AT LEAST $2000 and would take not a penny

less than $1500. Keep in mind this is after I spent $700 on the car and $15 on a

new radiator hose. That's it. Not a penny more.

But then XP715 fell in love with it and kept asking to buy it... not wanting to be a

jerk I sold it to him for only a $200 gross profit, he's done me a million favors &

helped me out when I needed it so I was happy to pass the car along to him

knowing he'd take good care of her.

So I took my $900, spent a couple hundred and then dragged home a particular

1976 Buick LeSabre 4-door hardtop with 455 power that I later sold to our very

own FlyBrain. Granted I spent about $60 on serpentine belts, maintenance items

& fluids but I certainly would have asked more for the car had it not been a good

frined like Fly.

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Now as far as the old '94 RoadSmasher Estate, I bought it for $412 and sold it for

$400 exactly after having spent $7 at the junkyard for a new driver's door switch

panel. So I drove the car around for two months and lost exactly $19.

(and burned off about $200 in gas and $10 in trans fluid.)

Need I go on? (BTW, my wife, XP715 & his girlfriend, SP & his girlfreind can confirm all of this)

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