Author Topic: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado <Brought Her Home Today>  (Read 1172 times)

Offline z3skybolt

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 05:02:18 PM »
Now that is a Cadillac!!   Enjoy your treasure.

Bob
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Offline Caddyjack

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 06:47:12 PM »
Excellent score, Brian! Congratulations.  Now you have to add it to your list of cars in your sig.  ;)

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Offline Series75

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 07:26:32 PM »
Well done, looking forward to seeing in person.  Ever used Liquid Ebony on black paint? 
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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2017, 10:53:35 PM »
 Amazing Brian, if there was a green with envy emoji I would be posting that too ! ;D
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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2017, 08:21:50 AM »
Stats are from WARD'S Automotive Yearbook. 

Only 1.9% of 1970 Eldorados were made with bucket seats.    (About 453 cars if I did my math right.)

The book lists Stats for all makes so not all options are listed. 
« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 08:28:07 AM by D.Smith »

Offline 76eldo

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2017, 04:05:34 AM »
Thank you for that info.

The car is still in the original owners garage. I'm hoping to pick the car up in about a week.
Need to clear a space in my garage.
Brian Rachlin
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1970 Eldorado
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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2017, 07:18:56 AM »
This car is fantastic!!! It does not get any better. You found the holy grail. Congratulations on this car! AWESOME!
Gerald Loidl
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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2017, 08:17:35 PM »
Nice ride! I love cruising in the 70 Eldo...mine is a driver. So I bomb around town all the time in it.

It is actually a fun car to drive.

Good luck, enjoy driving it.

Don't let the low miles inhibit your fun.

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Offline Matt CLC#18621

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2017, 11:58:48 AM »
Absolutely beautiful!

Tremendous Fleetwood Eldorado!

How hard have you pushed the 400 HP engine, top speed reached?

Good Luck.

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Offline 76eldo

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2017, 05:21:03 PM »
Matt,

I haven't driven it home from the original owners garage yet.
But I hope to do so his week.
I bet the secondaries have never been opened up.
I'll report back on how it runs as soon as I get to drive it more than around the block in a gated community at 15 mph.
Brian Rachlin
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1960 Eldorado Seville
1970 DeVille Convertible
1970 Eldorado
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1981 Eldorado Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible
1985 Eldorado ASC Biarritz Convertible
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Offline cadillacmike68

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2017, 10:03:21 PM »
Very, very nice Brian.

Now, You should consider at least jumbling up your email address in your sig, unless you want a lot of spambots bombarding your email.

Dave Smith, where did you get the Wards book? There's a lot of potentially great info there. I do think that bucket seats were at least available in Coupe deVilles and DeVille Convertibles, but it has N/A .
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Offline jdemerson

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2017, 08:58:09 PM »
Very, very nice Brian.

Now, You should consider at least jumbling up your email address in your sig, unless you want a lot of spambots bombarding your email.

Dave Smith, where did you get the Wards book? There's a lot of potentially great info there. I do think that bucket seats were at least available in Coupe deVilles and DeVille Convertibles, but it has N/A .

Mike,
   In 1970 bucket seats were only available on the Eldorado. Here's a quote from the 1970 Data Book:

"BUCKET  SEATS"
"Strato type Bucket Seats in Black leather are offered for the Eldorado only."
"Bucket Seats are not available on any other body style, even on special order."
"A  center  console,  to match  the trim, is placed between the two front seats."


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Offline D.Smith

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2017, 06:28:02 AM »


Dave Smith, where did you get the Wards book? There's a lot of potentially great info there. I do think that bucket seats were at least available in Coupe deVilles and DeVille Convertibles, but it has N/A .

The WARDs books come up on Ebay from time to time.   They can be pricey though.

Buckets were available in deVilles up thru 1968.   But don't forget the interiors were totally redesigned in 69 in the deVilles including seats so I guess they didn't see the need to rework the bucket seat design for such a low demand option.  Plus the all new "Dual Comfort" split seats were now offered instead.

The 69 & 70 Eldorados were the last to offer buckets.  But even in those the number of people ordering them was shrinking.

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2017, 12:47:40 PM »
Matt,

I haven't driven it home from the original owners garage yet.
But I hope to do so his week.
I bet the secondaries have never been opened up.
I'll report back on how it runs as soon as I get to drive it more than around the block in a gated community at 15 mph.

We're ready for you to get our car!

 ;)
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Offline 76eldo

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2017, 11:14:38 PM »
Picked up the car today!!
It's about 25 miles from the former owner's house to my house and I made it home fine but the driver's seat was adjusted all the way up and it's not currently working so it was not a very comfortable ride but the car runs and drives very well.

It was sputtering a bit when I leaned into the throttle on one stretch of road but I think it needs some carb cleaner at a minimum and something like the old GM Top Engine Cleaner treatment which you cannot get anymore.

I am certain that the car has never been tuned up.  It would not surprise me if the points and plugs are original.  The wires are date coded for late 69 so they are original as the car was a December 69 build.

As if it couldn't get any better, I was greeted with an envelope full of documents when I went to get the car with my wife.
The envelope held the original bill of sale, the actual GM invoice, the owner's manual, original temp tags and registration, AND a Protect O Plate.  I have never seen a Cadillac Protect O Plate before.

It was a cloudy Fall day but no threat of rain so now the car resides in my garage and I can't stop looking at it!

Brian
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1960 Eldorado Seville
1970 DeVille Convertible
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado <Brought Her Home Today>
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2017, 06:16:15 AM »
Congratulations on getting it home!

What options does it have?

Does everything work (including the ALC)?

So with the car being original and in need of a tune up, do you test each plug wire or buy a date coded (if available) set and replace all?

How is the drivers seat foam?  Has it deteriorated?

 8)
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Offline D.Smith

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado <Brought Her Home Today>
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2017, 06:59:48 AM »
So with the car being original and in need of a tune up, do you test each plug wire or buy a date coded (if available) set and replace all?

You can get repro date coded spark plug wires here: https://www.lectriclimited.com/spark-plug-wire-sets
They have them for your car and even dated coded Dated 3-Q-69 available.

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado <Brought Her Home Today>
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2017, 07:06:24 AM »
The car looks great Brian and you look like a kid on Christmas morning.  The grin tells it all.

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Offline 76eldo

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado <Brought Her Home Today>
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2017, 07:06:39 AM »
Seat foam is still like new.
The ALC does not appear to be working. The car is sitting low in the back.
AC needs a shot of freon. Probably has a slight leak. I put a little freon in the system on this car about 2 years ago and it lasted the most of the summer.

Radio plays AM but not FM. Plays from back speaker only.

There will be a few little jobs to do on this car but on the whole it's really great.


Brian
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1960 62 Series Convertible with factory Tri Power
1960 Eldorado Seville
1970 DeVille Convertible
1970 Eldorado
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1980 Eldorado Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible
1981 Eldorado Hess & Eisenhardt Convertible
1985 Eldorado ASC Biarritz Convertible
2007 DTS
2012 CTS Coupe
2017 CT5

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Re: My "NEW" 1970 Eldorado <Brought Her Home Today>
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2017, 08:47:06 AM »
It is a beautiful thing.

Congratulations Brian.

(Now if I could only find a '59 like that.  ;D)
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