Cadillac Convertible Deville Resto Mod year: 1965, 5K miles
8 cylinders, Automatic transmission
black with black interior
TONS OF PICTURES BELOW
Brought to you by: SAKOWSKI MOTORS AND RIDE FREE MOTORCYCLE AND CLASSIC CAR TOURS AND RENTALS USA
CONTACT: Wil Sakowski at info@SAKOWSKIMOTORS.COM phone: (310)978-9558 Los Angeles, California. Next to the LAX Airport. 1965 Cadillac Resto Rod Convertible V8
RECENT REBUILT MORE MODERN 472 ENGINE, NEW RADIATOR, MODERN POWER DISC BRAKES FRONT AND REAR, MODERN OVERDRIVE 2004r TRANSMISSION, 9 INCH HEAVY DUTY REAR, COLD AIR CONDITIONING, HEAT, JUST DROVE CHICAGO TO LOS ANGELES ON ROUTE 66! = Very Reliable
We used this car for our classic car tours Ride Free Classic Car and Motorcycle Tours. I bought it and outfitted it for use for our classic car tours going 3,000 miles Chicago to LA on Route 66. Some of the work had already been done, but we had the engine rebuilt and have done lots of work since we have had it. We since have decided to stop offering the classic tours, so I am selling the car. If not there is no way I would sell this car after all the work we have done to it to make it such a reliable cruiser.
This modernized Cadillac Cadillac Convertible is in good cosmetic shape and great mechanical shape! With it's recent rebuilt more modern 472 engine and overdrive transmission it is a great quiet cruiser, or floor it and it is a muscle car Cadillac. Hop in, grab a few friends and go for a cruise down Pacific Coast Highway or Chicago to Los Angeles on Route 66! Black paint and a solid body gives a solid foundation.
The recently rebuilt engine starts right up, runs great and the modern overdrive transmission shifts correctly like it should. It tracks in a nice straight line right down the highway. The modern front and rear power disc brakes stop so much better than the old drum brakes. Steering is very tight with the more modern power steering gear box than the original steering, and it handles great cruising down the road with the added on performance front sway bar, rear lower tubular control arms, and large optional rear sway bar. The car rides nice, but surprisingly handles very well with all the sway bars on, more like a sports car in turns, and is super steady at top highway speeds. Absolutely nothing like the floaty cloud handling of an unmodified similar car. But, just unbolt the sway bars if you like and it will give the Cadillac float with a more rolling body etc in turns.... The wider than stock rims accommodate the added front and rear disc brakes and add stability. The car still looks pretty much stock with all this work done. Except there is a cool rake / forward slant to the car, which could be changed in the rear to level if you wanted to do so. The engine has a little more power than stock ( though is a great cruiser ) with the 4 barrel carburetor and aluminum intake. It has a stock cam which makes it a nice cruiser, but one one do a cam change to really wake up this car. The exhaust flows through a 3 inch custom exhaust with a cross over pipe. It has a nice quiet tone, with a little rumble when under hard throttle.
#Custom water sprayer cooling system added= push button and water sprays on the radiator from a tank = cars can not overheat in traffic ever in the summertime!
Engine recently rebuilt earlier this year, 1974 472 V8 engine by top machine shop. Total rebuild. Have receipts. More modern and reliable than stock 1965 engine 4 barrel Holley carburetor with vacuum secondaries works perfectly aluminum 4 barrel intake
#Custom water sprayer cooling system added= push button and water sprays on the radiator from a tank = cars can not overheat in traffic ever in the summertime! 3 inch duel exhaust recent rebuilt PowerMaster high torque starter engine starts easy, runs great under cruise and full throttle conditions no funny noises, smoke, etc.. fresh professional rebuild! new water pump etc with fresh rebuild newer hoses and belts etc This car has driven Chicago to LA then to San Francisco and back to Los Angeles since rebuild! Tried and true, and still fresh!
Transmission More modern overdrive transmission has been added giving a 4th overdrive gear for low rpm highway cruising in the fast lane... Rebuilt about 27k miles ago started with a 1987 Buick Grand National 2004 R Overdrive transmission with the good servos and valve body new hardened clutch pac with more discs, hardened overdrive sprag hardened input shaft all billet aftermarket parts inside 1600 stall torque converter with lock up B&M lock up torque converter controller = you can adjust on the dash when the coverter locks up Just rebuilt and balanced custom driveshaft / new ujoints and yoke slight shift kit: shifts nice cruising, but if you put pedal to floor ( not needed to accelerate onto highway ) then you can chirp tires when shifting
Brakes More modern power disc brakes front and rear ( original had dangerous old drum brakes ) front disc brakes and spindles bolt on stock from a 1970 Deville rear disc brakes from a 1996 Ford Explorer More modern power brake booster and more modern dual reservoir disc brake master cylinder Stops car awesome at highway speeds or down hills and mountains etc.. 1970 Cadillac wheels give clearance for disc brakes front and rear, all Cadillac lug pattern parking brake works
Rear Differential Ford Nodular 9 Inch ( the industry standard for heavy duty rears ) The Nodular case is the heavy duty high quality case Heavy duty Mosier axles - 36 spline - set up for Cadillac lug pattern Just rebuilt new Positraction Unit 3.70 gear ratio- give great performance acceleration, but with overdrive transmission it is a low rpm cruiser on the highway new axle seals on both sides
Suspension added on front large sway bar large rear sway bar custom added on - keeps car flat in cornering and high speeds. I currently have off for a softer ride. just added new large, heavy duty, adjustable tubular lower control arms The front suspension was just gone through and had some items replaced as needed. 1976 quick ratio Cadillac Deville power steering box gives better tighter steering than 1965, w 1976 style power steering pump
Mechanical large 4 core just redone radiator new HEI Electronic Distributor / Ignition Aftermarket Cruise Control set up Speedometer is accurate now, correct speedo gears in transmission Modern high output alternator new mechanical fuel pump, with electric auxiliary pump in rear which activates at full throttle
new belts and hoses when did the recent engine rebuild
Wipers: Electric and have been updated with a wiper delay option, knob on /under dash to control intermittent delay
Convertible Top about 4 years old looks great, but not perfect
works and latches new pump about 5 years ago
Heat and Air Conditioning More modern manual slide controls installed verse old problamatic style, a great upgrade Heat: defrost and heater both work well Air Conditioning: blows cold, used R12 ( you can still actually get R12 ). It works best with the R12. - Sanden ac compressor blower / fan works
Sound System we have installed a new sound system under the dash / didn't cut dash. Just plug your phone in to a cord and play your tunes if you like, or a usb, or an SD card. Power antenna goes up and down from original looking radio that has been redone with modern internals, but was cutting off and on, so we just bypassed - you could hook this back up also if you like
Interior original black leather - look at pictures below in nice shape, some little holes on rear seat where sit but not bad front seats in good shape, but could use a little work to be perfect where the cushions attach to the frame don't get me wrong, the interior is nice, just not perfect, look at pics dash in really nice shape door panels in good shape all electric windows work door locks work interior lights come on new door rubber cigarette lighter works to plug your accessories into on dash, and under the dash on the right side there is another added auxiliary socket to plug into
Dash Lights on dash all work Working correctly: turn signals, high low beams, headlights, brake lights B&M adjustable control unit on dash for lock up torque converter gas gauge works correctly, dash temperature gauge works also Steward Warner added: temp, volts, oil pressure gauge cluster under dash for exact reading
The electric windows make a good seal between the top and the top of the windows, commonly there is a huge gap here that takes lots of ( already done ) work to make sealed up and "right"
Trunk solid metal floor have new black cardboard for trunk so it looks nicer ( will add pics if I install, if not it comes with the car ) new rubber
Exterior black LOOK AT PICS below!!!!!!! driven driver quality very sold body underside and all over this is not a car that was ever rusted all up the panels are pretty darn straight, not show car, but not all wobbly either at all the paint is older, looks great walking up to it and if not looking hard # I will be hard on the car below as if I was inspecting the paint for you: but if you examine it you see chips on the front of the hood from use, some scratches and other chips on the car, look at pictures closely no dents, no real dings the car looks great, is shiny etc. people ohh and ahh over it, but if you want to inspect it, there are flaws from use for sure there are a couple spots where the paint is showing it's age, see pics, but overall glossy and straight a couple of small bubbles behind the rear window and seam of the body and quarter panel on top, very common doors all close and open correctly from inside and outside. All locks work. Have a number of duplicate spare keys.
stainless and bumpers are in good shape, not perfect, but nice could use a little bumper / front end body alignment, but most people never ever notice this, I just want to pick apart now, not once you have the car in your driveway
ASK ME ANYTHING!!!!!!! WE CAN SKYPE OR FACETIME AROUND THE CAR! LIVE VIDEO! HEAR IT RUN.. LET'S DO A WALK AROUND. LET ME PICK THE CAR TO ABSOLUTE PIECES FOR YOU SO YOU ARE HAPPY WHEN YOU GET THE CAR.
SHIPPING: Buyer pays all shipping, but I am happy to assist in any way I can. I have shippers I can refer you to that ship cars regularly for me all over the USA, and all over the world.
All of our cars are sold where is - as is. With no warranty. All vehicle sales are subject to an $80 processing fee. I do my best to give you as accurate information as possible. I do welcome you to set up an appointment to have the car inspected. I prefer to pick this car to pieces for your inspector, for you, or over the phone. Feel free to have your mechanic call me.
I can also SKYPE with you with live video conference, and show you the car this way. I don't want you to buy the car unless I am assured you will be very happy with it, and you know exactly what you are buying. Please call if you have any questions.
NOTICE: Sakowski Motors refuses to accept any deposit, payment, or complete any sale until we are 150% sure you will be extremely happy with your purchase. This includes a long phone conversation with us both going over all the pictures in detail together while talking about the item.
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