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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Offline Bobby B

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 09:21:54 AM »
Barry,
 Hi. That car looks like it was underwater at some point in its life. But then if it was, I guess it wouldn't run so well. Man, that is A LOT of surface rust and in weird spots  ???
                                Bobby
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Online Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 09:27:12 AM »
"This car's possibilities are to the moon" proclaims the seller.  :o

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Offline Bobby B

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 09:28:30 AM »
"This car's possibilities are to the moon" proclaims the seller.  :o

Yeah, I lost him on that also  :o.......
                                             Bobby
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Offline wrefakis

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 10:18:45 AM »
nice car, and its pre-rusted

Offline BJM

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 01:06:37 PM »
This is a tweener.  Frankly, I have not seen that much rust on the engine in a long time. Being from Florida does not mean much. 

Nobody  is restoring 73 Fleetwoods.  But it is not nice enough to be a driver, that's why I say tweener.

Still triple black 73 Cadillacs are very cool. 
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Offline 35-709

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 01:32:08 PM »
My guess is it lived near the beach.
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Offline David Greenburg

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 01:45:41 PM »
Or perhaps originated in Florida and has done the last 30 or so in Detroit.   
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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 03:08:54 PM »
Really glad to have made you guy's day...  I had a friend who bought one of these new. It had some transmission troubles and before he was through, Harold was threatening to drive it through the showroom window. I think he traded it in for a Lincoln.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189

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Offline V63

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 03:22:49 PM »
73 GM models had an issue with ‘mixers’ where transcooler leaks and water and trans fluid mixes. We had 2 new 73’s and both cars had that  issue. The dealer saw so many of them they coined the term ‘mixer’.

Offline Maynard Krebs

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 05:14:20 PM »
This is a tweener. 

Still triple black 73 Cadillacs are very cool.

It surely is NOT cool.. for all of six months a year in DesMoines!

Offline BJM

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Re: 1973 Fleetwood $2400
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 09:15:21 AM »
It surely is NOT cool.. for all of six months a year in DesMoines!

In late June through (now) September 20ish, you are correct. But triple black is one of those awesome opportunities in collector cardom. 
Bryan J Moran
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