Author Topic: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car  (Read 2595 times)

Offline narnone

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1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« on: September 04, 2009, 07:08:21 AM »
I just purchased a 1973 Eldorado w/ 50K miles. It is White with a red Interior. The paper work shows it was used at the race as a director's car. They put about 40 miles on it. It was then registered back to GM and sold at a local dealer in PA after the race.  I purchased it from the original owners after the raceway used it.  The paper work from GM said PACE CAR, but it does not have the PACE CAR items. I have the original build sheet. It does not say PACE CAR. The car is loaded, 60/40 seats.  Lighted mirror, Temp gauge. I don't think they missed anything. Does anyone know about these cars?
Nick Arnone
Shavertown, PA 18651
570-760-7956
Email: narnone@hlsm.com
1959 21' Century Coronado
1956 26' Chris Craft Continental
1967 Cadillac Eldorado - Normandy Blue
1977 Cadillac Seville San Remo - White
1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Pace Car (Mark Donahue's VIP car)
1978 Lincoln Town Coupe Convertible (Custom) - Blue

Offline Rick Payton

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  • Name: Rick Payton
Re: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 12:44:01 PM »
Hello, I owned the festival directors car # 37 . I have a lot of info give me a call 812-630-1514...

I also have a complete set of decals and strips,

 What is you vin number?

Rick Payton- President
Central Texas Region CLC
rpayton@insightbb.com
Rick Payton - President- US Distribution
WWW.FLATJACK.COM

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Tim Pawl CLC #4383

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Re: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 08:24:33 PM »
The complete list of all cars used at the track is published in the CLC AUthenticity manual for these cars. If you will send me your VIN I will check it against that list. It also lists all the VIN numbers for the replicas  not used at the track and sold through dealers.  I am the owner of car #22.   I also have door decals available, but only if your VIN number checks out.   Tim Pawl , Curator, Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center, Motor City Region CLC.

Tim Pawl CLC #4383

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Re: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 08:34:04 PM »
Attached is photo of my car #22   You can contact me  at 248-709-9471 or pawl@earthlink.net

Offline narnone

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Re: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 08:09:02 AM »
Sorry about how long it took to reply.  I have been out of town.
The serial number is 6L67S3Q430092.
I have the original sticker.  I will be scanning the documentation and posting it.
The options include an option: SR X20PACE CAR DESCOR INCL SPC STL BLTD RADIAL TIRES for $285.00
There is a Pre-Delivery Inspection Procedure that has PACE CAR in the owners name. It was completed on 3/20/73.
The car was registered to Cadillac Motor Division on March 21, 1973. It has a Michigan Reg that States: Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.
It was then registered to Roger Penske Chevrolet on 4/14/73
The mileage has a problem. On the warranty card to Cadillac, it said it was delivered with 37 miles.  When it was delivered to Penske, the warranty card said 15 miles.
Nick Arnone
Shavertown, PA 18651
570-760-7956
Email: narnone@hlsm.com
1959 21' Century Coronado
1956 26' Chris Craft Continental
1967 Cadillac Eldorado - Normandy Blue
1977 Cadillac Seville San Remo - White
1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Pace Car (Mark Donahue's VIP car)
1978 Lincoln Town Coupe Convertible (Custom) - Blue

Tim Pawl CLC #4383

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Re: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 10:26:04 AM »
Nick,
 Your car is car #52 from the Track Assignment sheets. It is listed as a VIP car, not a Festival Directors Car, and was assigned to Mark Donahue, the 1972 Indy 500 Winner.  The fact that it was at Roger Penske Chevrolet in Southfield ,Michigan has some connection since Penske was Donahues Race Car owner.  It could have been there for some type of photo session as the difference in mileage is about equal to a round trip from Cadillac Headquarters at Clark Ave. and the dealership in Southfield, Michigan. Our records indicate that the cars were assigned the State of Indiana  numbered license plates on May 1, 1973, so your cars paperwork showing April 14,1973  is a bit of a mystery as this was before the cars received their Indiana plates.  Perhaps it was done so that the car could be legally driven out to Penske Chevrolet.   Our records indicate the delivering dealer was Tutwiler Cadillac in Indianapolis, Indiana.   I look forward to viewing any additional paperwork and information you have.

Tim Pawl, Curator,   Cadillac & Lasalle Club Museum & Research Center Inc.

Tim Pawl CLC #4383

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Re: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 10:43:06 AM »
Nick,
 Some further information... on your window sticker it should read " Dealer to whom delivered; Cadillac Motor Car Division Detroit Michigan  Outlet 03005  Delivered to Dealer at: Indianapolis Indiana  Order number E0016   Final Assembly Point   Detroit, Michigan"   The E0016 may be slightly diffferent as I was reading the information from the window sticker for Car #10.

Tim Pawl, CLCMRC


Offline narnone

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Re: 1973 Eldorado Directors Car
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 06:30:04 PM »
Here are some images of the paper work I received with the Eldorado:
The original option sheet: http://www.hlsm.com/cadillac/73eldorado/images/DeliverySlip_700.gif
The Pre Delivery sheet: http://www.hlsm.com/cadillac/73eldorado/images/Pre-DeliveryInspection_800.gif
The original warranty card: http://www.hlsm.com/cadillac/73eldorado/images/RegCard_400.gif
The warranty card when registered to Penske Chevrolet: http://www.hlsm.com/cadillac/73eldorado/images/WarrantyCard_400.gif


Nick Arnone
Shavertown, PA 18651
570-760-7956
Email: narnone@hlsm.com
1959 21' Century Coronado
1956 26' Chris Craft Continental
1967 Cadillac Eldorado - Normandy Blue
1977 Cadillac Seville San Remo - White
1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Pace Car (Mark Donahue's VIP car)
1978 Lincoln Town Coupe Convertible (Custom) - Blue

 

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