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Garage / Barn Find 1957 Eldorado Biarritz Convertible

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NICKEYCHEVY60, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Pimpin37zephyr
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 110

    Pimpin37zephyr
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    Thanks for sharing your great score, that's one rare bird. An it looks like its in good hands.
    Congrats
     
  2. ME.GASSER
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
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    ME.GASSER
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    Wow. That is way too cool. Congrats.
     
  3. spaner
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 48

    spaner
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    from australia

    gee i hate you, lucky buggar.
     
  4. Now that is just sexy! Congrats
     
  5. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525

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    Damn that's kool!!!
     
  6. zoomma
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 272

    zoomma
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    Super find. Congrats
     
  7. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

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    from Reno,nv

    sweet ride,might be a little early.But what are your plans????
     
  8. randy
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 679

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  9. I may keep it in the garage for a bit just to admire it. I am looking at it as an investment to fund my other projects. I just couldn't pass it up & this way I can say I did have it for a while. :D
     
  10. GregCon
    Joined: Jun 18, 2012
    Posts: 689

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    from Houston

    Nice car, but God knows why you refer to it as barn find. More like 'this guy I know had a car I bought'.
     
  11. Greg.It was buried and on blocks before the first photo was taken. Exactly how many years does it take for a car to be hidden to be considered a find?
     
  12. damn. i mean really, damn.
     
  13. rockabilly53
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 104

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    Absolutely stunning man! Nice buy!!
     
  14. What a beauty

    My Cadillac book says only 1800 were built in 1957 (and 815 in 1958)

    Hennie
     
  15. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
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    from arkansas

    very nice find --congratulations ...
     
  16. GregCon
    Joined: Jun 18, 2012
    Posts: 689

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    from Houston

    It wasn't a find. You knew about for over 10 years. That's not finding. Plus, the other guy also knew it was there and that what he had was valuable.

    A 'barn find' (a term that is already as worn-out as an 80 year old hooker) implies a discovery of a previously unknown or forgotten treasure. If the guy who owned it died, and you died, and no one even remembered or knew it was there for another 25 years - then it would be a 'barn find' for whomever dug it out. It also, but not always, suggests that the found item was under-appreciated and therefore bought at some sort of good price. I gather you did not run into either of those circumstances.

    I mean....it's like the other day when I drove by the Chevy dealership and there was a new Corvette sitting there in the middle of the showroom. I talked to the sales guy there and he let me buy it for only $5,000 over sticker! Talk about a barn find!
     
  17. I found it didn't I? End of story.
     
  18. And as you point out no one knew about it but the owner.It has been in storage for over 25 years. And,you know nothing about the deal. So go get your Corvette...
     
  19. diamonddrew
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
    Posts: 133

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    Congrats on the Caddy! It's beautiful. I don't care what the title says, that's a great find!


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  20. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    from Yelm, Wa
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    Beautiful..and highly desireable.
     
  21. Thank you! Well put.
     
  22. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793

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    As elegant as elegant can get. Try saying that three times fast.
     
  23. Something about an elephant?:p
     
  24. finkd
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    VERY nice score, I to have a week spot for these.......lets chop it !!!
     
  25. ml_engr
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 121

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    WOW...Such a nice car...That car on a sunny day, top down...you know where I am going with this.
     
  26. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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    WOW great find .
     
  27. Yes....YES!!!!!
     
  28. Wreckingball
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 265

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    You Sir found it! No matter what anyone says. It's is beautiful, it is desirable and it ticks all the boxes. Congratulations.
     
  29. Thank you. there is always someone who wants to piss on the parade.Much appreciated Mate!
     
  30. soooooo.....you have two now...?.....damn horders.....and nice catch....!
     

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