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"Chateau" emblem on 1966 Sedan DeVille?
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:31:49 PM »
I saw a 1966 sedan devile on eBay. A beautiful car but it has a goddess hood emblem bolted onto the hood and wreaths and crests with a piece of script that says "Chateau" on the c-pillars. To make the car correct the hood ornament would have to be removed but were the "Chateau" emblems some kind of dealer package item?

Thank you,

Lucas Feininger
1965 Sedan de Ville
1965 Eldorado
2014 SRX
CLC #15674

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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: "Chateau" emblem on 1966 Sedan DeVille?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 06:06:32 PM »
If you're worried about authenticity, the only accessories you will not lose points on in CLC judging are Cadillac-approved dealer installed accessories. Dealer installed aftermarket accessories will result in a points deduction.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Re: "Chateau" emblem on 1966 Sedan DeVille?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 08:41:51 AM »
Hi Dan

Thanks for your input. I suspect that the Chateau emblem is incorrect, especially with the wreath and crest (which I understand was only used on Fleetwood models). The other concern naturally is the goddess hood ornament. To make this car correct the hood ornament would have to be removed and the hood would have to be fixed and repainted, and the Chateau emblems would have to be removed. Depending on how they were attached I may have to have a new vinyl roof installed.

Neither of these repairs are deal-breakers but I estimate they would run $1500 - $2000, which is a consideration. What is tempting about the car is that it is a 19,000 mile car in otherwise excellent condition.
Lucas Feininger
1965 Sedan de Ville
1965 Eldorado
2014 SRX
CLC #15674

"The only way to travel is Cadillac style"

R Schroeder

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Re: "Chateau" emblem on 1966 Sedan DeVille?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 08:50:57 AM »
Very nice looking car. Hood has the other blemish on it, so it would have to be repainted anyway.

Offline okccadman

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Re: "Chateau" emblem on 1966 Sedan DeVille?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 06:45:39 PM »
There were many 71-73 Coupe de Ville Chateaus around here.  It was a dealer package with a 1/2 vinyl top usually installed on a low option Coupe de Ville or Calais coupe.
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
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