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1959 Cadillac Barn Find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Hogg, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. The Hogg
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    The Hogg
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    from Jax,Fl

    This was originally my wifes Grandfathers Caddy that was parked in the garage in 1976 when he passed away. I have been after them for twenty years to do something with it and they finally agreed to sell it to my wife for a 15th wedding anniversary present for me. FINALLY!! Its all mine!! Cant wait to head back up to North Carolina and dig it out of the barn and clean it up. Hopefully I will be able to get it running fairly easy and get to driving it. Im sure that will be easier said than done but hell, thats half the fun isnt it?
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    Never really been a Caddy or GM guy so I dont know much about it but I dig it alot and cant wait to see those fins cleaned up! Damn its LONG!
     
  2. 59 is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to Caddys, so i'm thinking you're a lucky man.
    Can't wait to see this baby all prettied up.
     
  3. hd4unm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
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    She must love you! Nice one.
     
  4. Bryan G
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
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    from Delmarva

    It won't be cheap...but it will be loads of fun! Stick with it, take lots of photos.
     
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  5. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    What was the original color,white?
     
  6. HEAVY100
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
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    is it a 2 or 4 door ?
     
  7. DeadGuy2
    Joined: Nov 30, 2012
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    Go Man Go! A '59 Caddy is on my bucket list. I'e wanted one since a kid, but never had the opportunity to own one.

    Pics, We MUST have pics.
     
  8. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Looks like a 2 dr hardtop.
     
  9. tfeverfred
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    Cool. That's the ultimate cruiser.
     
  10. The Hogg
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    The Hogg
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    from Jax,Fl

    It is a 2dr hardtop. I am not sure of the original color but I was guessing white as well. Ive got a pile of pics already and will take MANY more when I go get it.
     
  11. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
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    Wow, that's incredible. I think everybody would like to own a '59 Cadillac.
     
  12. Sweeeeet..... 59 caddy one of the prettiest cars built... Lucky you
     
  13. jimstro16
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
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    wow, 59 is a banger of a year too.

    Nice find
     
  14. Bagged50Buick
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
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    Wow, thats unreal!!! Congrats, and happy anniversary.
     
  15. Ester Eddie
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
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    Ester Eddie
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    from Alaska

    Lucky you.. " Never really been a Caddy or GM guy" Well you are now.....Enjoy.
     
  16. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    when you head back south, look me up. exit 57 or 63 on i-95 walterboro exit.
     
  17. partsdawg
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    Cue up Dwight Yoakam Long White Cadillac and cruise
     
  18. LaurieB
    Joined: Aug 10, 2011
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    Congrats! What are your plans for it? Get it running and keep it as-is or full restoration?
     
  19. 283john
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
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    hope the frame is in good shape. Looks to be sitting mighty close to that old damp barn floor.
     
  20. a bloke
    Joined: Jul 6, 2007
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    a bloke
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    Cool - good that your persistance paind off. It will look good all shined up.
     
  21. junkhead57
    Joined: Sep 17, 2008
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    Very cool you got your grandfathers car & its a 59 Caddy! Im into those cars & know a bit about them. I also have some parts & often get 59`s in. If you have any questions PM me & I`ll try to help.
    Good luck with that killer ride!
     
  22. QuarterLifeCrisis
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    QuarterLifeCrisis
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    from NY

    Following this one, green with envy!
     
  23. Those taillights or SOOO overdone! j/k Nice score (finally!) I love Fords but yep I love those old Caddies.
     
  24. janbuick
    Joined: Feb 13, 2011
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    please keep it original
    it's a time capsule

    great car
     
  25. Fatbob309
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
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    Looks like its too far gone and you need to sell it for scrap... ;)

    Congrats on 15 years and the car!
     
  26. Nads
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  27. mcmopar
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    Only thing that could make it better is if were PINK. That is a great car.
     
  28. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Wow, great find! And, it's a family car!
    Hopefully the mice didn't find a way inside the interior.
    The car was only 17 years old when he parked it.

    Must me low mileage?

    Do you know why it was parked? Engine trouble or Grandpa quit driving (front fenders show a few signs of "parking by sound")?

    Post some additional photos!
     
  29. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
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    Ack, I agree with the above poster, another one on MY bucket list...damn you're a lucky man! Post more pics please!
     
  30. wingspread7
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    A true American icon....one of those cars that looks and rides great stock. Marvelous engineering for its' time. Unless it has severe issues, it should be considered an investment as you restore it. Javier got in a little too deep on this one, but you might want to read this thread to know what will help you make some decisions: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=356515
     

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