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This gorgeous land yacht was originally from Virginia. I bought it from a retired lady in Picton who had it for eight years and who only put on 2000 miles in that time.
She and her husband would take it out for a Sunday drive in the summer if the weather was nice. So, I actually bought the car from a little old lady who only drove it on Sundays!
I have heard that story a thousand times, but this was the first time it wasn't a joke!
|It has a 429 Cu. In. engine (7 Litre), driving a turbo hydramatic transmission with a variable speed torque converter.|
The engine produces 340 Brake Horsepower and 480 Ft. Lbs. of Torque!
When you press on the accelerator, it doesn't shift down and rev like crazy... it just sets you back in the seat and goes!
|The body has had some repairs over the years but is in very useable condition.
The frame is excellent and the mechanicals have been gone over thoroughly.
We have been working on the car continuously since we bought it with a view to restoring the drive train and all running gear first to make the car safe and reliable. The car can be purchased at any point in the restoration. As we get more done, the price goes up accordingly.
|The engine was in good condition when we got the car, running smoothly with a lot of power, but we took it out of the car to re-seal and paint it.|
We also replaced the rocker shafts and valve lifters to make it quiet and did a fresh rebuild on the carburetor, rebuilt the intake manifold so the choke would work as new and replaced all the ignition components. We put in a new timing chain while we were at it and the engine runs like new.
|All the engine bolt-ons have been replaced or rebuilt to look and work like new: water pump, fuel pump, power steering pump, alternator, windshield wiper motor/washer pump & reservoir, and even the steering box was done.
We completely rebuilt the power top motor and hydraulic system. The power windows and switches were all repaired to good working condition.
We even managed to get a new under-hood sound pad.
|The brakes are new all around and we rebuilt the transmission to new specifications.|
The correct size battery was installed and the cables were all replaced with new heavy duty ones to crank the 10.5 to 1 compression engine with ease.
|The bottom of the car is extremely clean and almost rust free.
We have installed a new stainless steel exhaust from the crossover pipe back since this photo was taken.
|The car is now completely safe and reliable... ready to go anywhere.|
This car rides like a dream! What is very surprising is that it handles and corners very well.
|The interior is brand new and looks great. Seat belts have been installed with correct Cadillac hardware and new webbing.|
|Here is a better shot of the interior with the top down.|
|The new top is an exact match to the original.|
|Right down to the glass rear window.|