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Old 07-18-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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I've wanted one of these 41 Cadillacs for a long time and finally got this one about 2 weeks ago ! Really cool older guy named Tony sold it to me after owning it 30 plus years . It has a really nice body and I was actually happy that he had put a 350/350 in it 20 years or so ago as I would like to be able to put my kids in the back seat and drive wherever we feel like without worry . It's been sitting about 10 years as Tony has been having some health problems , so far I've cleaned it up a little , got the brakes working , cleaned the gas tank , had the radiator done , installed new lines , got it running , new tires and caps , skirts , lowered the back , probably will drop the front 1 1/2" or so . I always loved this body style and am going to keep working on it . Financially if I can afford to keep it for a while I'm going to try to , I always end up selling stuff cause I need cash for other stuff etc.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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Very nice. It looks solid. I picked up four door '41 two years ago. I hope I live long enough to get around to working on it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:36 AM   #3
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Nice car. I really like the '41 GM Fastback/Sedanets. Have owned several Buicks of this body type....would be at risk of owning a Caddy if one popped up at a good price.

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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looks just like mine! congrats on the score
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:11 AM   #5
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Very cool, those are hard to find...
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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what kind of shape is the interior in?
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #7
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Looks good! Mine is also a 41 6127D. Same running gear, but the suspension has been updated with Camaro subframe. I still have the front spindles, drums and the steering linkage if you need them.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:47 AM   #8
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Are those circa 53-54 Olds wire caps on there? I like em.

Beautiful car, I have a postwar sedanette that I saved from being rat rodded, it's in storage till I can get to it tho.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:58 AM   #9
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man thats a nice caddy, i like those a lot. great score..on another note did the zephyr coupe stay local or did it go to a land, far far away?
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:36 AM   #10
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Love them fastbacks, I'm not biased either because I own a '46 Olds sedanette, same 'B' body
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:49 AM   #11
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What a great body style, nice score!
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #12
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Hey Thanks a lot guys , I'm stoked on this car ! When I get some work done on it I'll get some better shots . Interior is pretty decent , Thanks on the front end stuff I'm okay though so far , caps are 54 Cad . I have some deep sombreros I might try to get to stay on , these 54's are pretty clean so they might stay for a bit . Guy that bought the Zephyr asked to remain anonymous so I need to honor his wishes . We got the Cad running really good yesterday , tried to drive it and I only have reverse . Messed with the tranny and I think it sat too long , or Tony burned it up and parked it ! I guess he forgot to mention it ... I already have a Lokar 350 shifter and found a good 350 to stick in locally for cheap , I'm tempted to go 700R though . Any Caddie experts know if those are 46/47 emblems on the hood and deck lid ? Check out this model I saw for inspiration , sits hard !!! Looks like your car 187 .
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #13
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Hey Thanks a lot guys , I'm stoked on this car ! When I get some work done on it I'll get some better shots . Interior is pretty decent , Thanks on the front end stuff I'm okay though so far , caps are 54 Cad . I have some deep sombreros I might try to get to stay on , these 54's are pretty clean so they might stay for a bit . Guy that bought the Zephyr asked to remain anonymous so I need to honor his wishes . We got the Cad running really good yesterday , tried to drive it and I only have reverse . Messed with the tranny and I think it sat too long , or Tony burned it up and parked it ! I guess he forgot to mention it ... I already have a Lokar 350 shifter and found a good 350 to stick in locally for cheap , I'm tempted to go 700R though . Any Caddie experts know if those are 46/47 emblems on the hood and deck lid ? Check out this model I saw for inspiration , sits hard !!! Looks like your car 187 .
now im no expert, put looks like the wheels on the drivers side are off a 46/47 along with your emblems on the hood and trunk

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and how much $$ for the model i need that
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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That's what I was thinking on the emblems . That model is bad ! It's on Ebay right now .
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #15
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I have a 41 Sedanette also. Not as nice as yours. I got it in a trade a few years ago. It was an unfinished project. Early 70s Nova front clip, Caddy 500 and turbo 400 trans. It has the rear end out of an early 70s Cad.

I have done zero with it since I got it. Its never been to the stage of running driving with the newer running gear. Ive tried to sell it a few times, but was lowballed a little more than I like being lowballed lol. Unfortunately I'm into it more than its probably worth so Ill probably be sitting on it quite awhile.

I do dig yours and the others in this thread though. Very classy looking rides.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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You got the start of a real fine 40's style custom right there !Congrats!!
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I have a 41 Sedanette also. Not as nice as yours. I got it in a trade a few years ago. It was an unfinished project. Early 70s Nova front clip, Caddy 500 and turbo 400 trans. It has the rear end out of an early 70s Cad.

I have done zero with it since I got it. Its never been to the stage of running driving with the newer running gear. Ive tried to sell it a few times, but was lowballed a little more than I like being lowballed lol. Unfortunately I'm into it more than its probably worth so Ill probably be sitting on it quite awhile.

I do dig yours and the others in this thread though. Very classy looking rides.
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That's what I was thinking on the emblems . That model is bad ! It's on Ebay right now .
lol i cant find it anywhere! post up a link
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:22 PM   #19
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Check rear end ratio, but I think the 700R4 is the way to go. Freeway speeds in an old Caddy, yeah!
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