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Offline STS05lg

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1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:28:09 PM »
On E-Bay, NOT MY CAR, (I don't have any more garage space).... Some one checked all the option boxes on this one, even the Astro Roof and it only has 1,072 miles.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-Cadillac-DeVille-/182837234816?hash=item2a91f2cc80:g:fBcAAOSwW9dZyBtd&vxp=mtr
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Offline TMoore - NTCLC

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 10:26:57 AM »
but, why would you paint a Firethorn Red car black after only 1K miles???  Nice car, but really strange to have a color change on a car that would be worth far more as original.  Notice that the passenger side front bumper seems to have an alignment issue with the fender.  I wonder if there is much more to the story (like maybe a very major accident that required a major re-spray and thus the color change)?

Offline "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 12:18:41 PM »
Something does not seem right. From the pictures it doesn't appear as "sharp" as a brand new car would.  In addition to the color change, the Black top would definitely look strange with the Firethorn Red although it is listed as an option.
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Offline 35-709

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 01:16:24 PM »
Yes, I would want to see some pretty solid proof of that mileage figure.
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Offline Duncan Fox

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 03:40:36 PM »
Agree with the comments re the "sharpness" has any one ever seen a red car with black roof . I think it has been painted also.

At first glance I was very keen but the more I look at it the more I wonder........
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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 04:27:44 PM »
A check of the data plate would reveal the original color of the roof. Otherwise I've seen any number of '76 Cadillacs in Firethorn and other red colors with black vinyl top which I believe may even have been a recommended color combination at the time.

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Offline Duncan Fox

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 07:14:05 PM »
The car was triple Red originally, the  owner had a love for 76 coupes all of them were Black eventually. The trunk rubber is worrying were they glued at the factory . I would have thought that it would have been renewed had it been damaged removing it to paint the gutter. How many of you think this car is worth over 10 k if you take into consideration the color change. I could live with the Black top but that paint doesn't look good.
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Offline D.Smith

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2017, 09:07:16 AM »
The top looks painted/dyed to me as well.   

This is why I don't like color changes.   Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Triple Firethorn is stunning.   

Offline "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 10:36:05 AM »
How about with a white top?
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Offline kevinanderson

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 02:47:28 PM »
When  I was in college, there was a CDV exactly like this. Two gorgeous blondes with long hair would cruise around campus with the roof open. Long hair blowing around and perfect smiles on their face. It always reminded me of a photo shoot for a rock album.  I remember that car like it was yesterday.  Never thought I'd see a similar one.
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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 12:03:47 PM »
Ayres Pontiac/Cadillac dealership building is still there on Route 130 South, just before the town of Burlington. They closed during the last great corporate "restructuring". It's being used now as some sort of warehouse from what I can see. Really neat architecture. "L" shaped building with the short side facing the highway. Huge, three story semi circular all glass showroom that holds maybe four cars. Very late '50's/early 60's "Googie" architecture. I drive bye there about every three months. Now and then, a classic Pontiac or Cadillac pops up in the showroom. Don't know what that's all about.
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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 12:10:13 PM »
A Dr. Philip Brick is listed on the paperwork posted as the original owner. A quick internet search reveals that he is still in practice in southern New Jersey. Probably wouldn't hurt if anyone interested in the car gave him a call.
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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2017, 12:30:47 PM »
Dr Brick passed away in 2011.

If he was the original owner, there's an excellent chance the mileage is actual.
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Offline wrefakis

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 01:50:27 PM »
Dr Brick, rip many years ago he had a 70 coupe that alan wolf ran ads all over on 9k original one owner miles best on earth.
went to the doctors leaky roof chicken coupe to see crusty car on 4 flats under piles of rotting newspapers
he also left a 4k mile original 58 new Yorker convert out side for 15 years

if he owned or touched it run for your life

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 02:31:33 PM »
Back in '92 I bought an original SO '64 CdV from Dr Brick with ~ 22K on the clock which was a really nice car. He bought a lot of new Cadillacs in the '70s that he put away never drove. So I guess some were stored better than others. I remember him telling me about this 3x Firethorn at the time I was picking up the '64. The second owner must have color changed it - Dr Brick was not into black cars.
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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2017, 08:23:55 AM »
Appears to have sold for $13,655.
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Offline Duncan Fox

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2017, 03:02:53 PM »
I mulled over  and over on this one and finally decided that it was the Mona Lisa that had had the ink pot knocked over on it. once I had that thought in my mind I happily walked away. I also felt that all that effort changing back to Red was not going to be worth it in the end. It was NEVER going to be a untouched 1000 mile car.
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Offline James Landi

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Re: 1976 Coupe 1,072 miles
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2017, 05:26:18 PM »
Good Call Duncan  -- you know you won't be entirely happy...the romance one has with a car is, to my mind, very personal.  If it's "almost, but not quite," then you'll never get to that "bliss point."  My best experiences with my Cadillacs occur when I simply can't "look at the often enough."  Living in Maine, I have to store my recently purchased XLR in a heated facility, and likely won't see it for 6 months.  I am already suffering from separation anxiety... she goes into storage tomorrow.