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Title: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 on October 26, 2016, 10:37:07 AM
Appears virtually as perfect original as any I've seen. Chrome is stunning.

Auctioned off for $3,150 (CAN?) on June 18th this year.

Someone got a steal here. I'd happily have paid double.   :'(

68,000 km which is 42.253 miles.

http://www.theelectricgarage.com/auctions/vehicle_details.php?auction_id=57&id=4572

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Title: Re: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: Dan LeBlanc on October 26, 2016, 11:32:30 AM
I can't say that I've ever seen one two-toned like that before.  Stunning car though.

For $2230USD based on today's exchange rate from Bank of America, even double would still be cheap.
Title: Re: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 on October 26, 2016, 12:06:38 PM
You're right Dan. At 3x I would not walk away from this gem.

I can't count the years since I've seen that combo either but it was genuine factory issue.

I am amazed at how well blue paint held up on the metric bolts under the hood.  Even the fillers are still original! 
Title: Re: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: Dan LeBlanc on October 26, 2016, 12:09:51 PM
Two things:

1 - they don't use salt during the winter in Alberta
2 - if it spends 8 months of the year frozen, it's dry and not rusting  ;D
Title: Re: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 on October 26, 2016, 05:24:09 PM
It is counter intuitive how some of the best preserved cars can come from some of the coldest climates. One thing for sure is that the cold is what saved the fillers so well. Vast majority have crumbled apart years ago on the vast majority of these cars.

Even fillers on this example still show the special pinstriping  used only on two-tone cars which is unduplicatable. 

1980 RWD Cadillacs are seldom seen today. It'll be a long time before another original 1980 in this condition surfaces again.
Title: Re: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: g27g28 on October 27, 2016, 05:24:29 PM
Stunning car and with my favorite interior as well.  Thanks for sharing Eric.  One thing on the pinstripes for the two tone cars, refresh my memory, I thought it was a tape they used about .5" wide over the split.  Was it actually painted?
Title: Re: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 on October 27, 2016, 06:06:28 PM
Not painted, no, but half-inch sounds about right.  Tape pinstripe was specific to two-tone cars. It contained 3 alternating bands the 2 exterior colors.





Title: Re: Buy of the Year: 1980 CdV d'E in Calgary, AB
Post by: Squashman on October 27, 2016, 09:22:06 PM
I've got an 80' with 39k on the clock. It's almost as sharp as this one. Mine is cleaner/sharper underhood. It just has the GM gray paint that is bad on the deck lid. Have not a single inquiry. 

1980 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/5780357812.html