This was originally my stepfather’s Cadillac that has been recently passed down to me. The interior was fully restored in 2003-2004 with fabric sourced from San Francisco to keep it era appropriate. My stepfather stopped driving it in 2004 due to his health. It has been it has been in storage ever since.
The engine is V8-365 cu in (6.0 L) 300 BHP. The tire size is 235/75R15. The car is fully loaded with power steering and brakes, power windows, power supply eats, air conditioning and headlight dimming optic eye which was ahead of its time in that era. Everything is complete and original including body and under the hood.
I am not sure at this point what it would take to get it running. It was in many parades and we were racing it against my wife’s 1969 Buick Skylark before he parked it that winter.
The enamel paint is flaking off the original metal in some spots, but the the body panels are all good and I only saw surface rust in a few spots. There is no dents and it has never been in an accident. I would love to keep it and fix it up myself but I have a young family. At this point in time we have other priorities.
Contact myself or my wife with any questions.
Pick of the Day has been in the family since grandfather bought it
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John Gately has been restoring Cadillacs since 1956 and in 1968 started the Gately Restoration Co. in Boston. Since then, “Gately Cadillac Restoration has traveled the country.
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In addition to wonderful photos, book tells the story of why cars have come to look the way they do