Author Topic: Back with the new Eldorado  (Read 942 times)

Offline Cooke

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  • 1968 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Name: Martin Cooke
Back with the new Eldorado
« on: April 19, 2014, 01:19:30 PM »
I picked up the 68 from Jim Beard last weekend and drove it 972 miles back to Connecticut. Its a great driving car needs a new master cylinder but that is on its way. I guess I like covered headlights, the other car is my 79 Town Coupe with 38,000 miles. Really like both of them but the Eldorado is more fun to drive.

INTMD8

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Re: Back with the new Eldorado
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 02:25:40 PM »
Nice pair!

The Eldorado looked like a really clean car, good buy.

Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: Back with the new Eldorado
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 05:48:50 PM »
Martin,
 Congrats on your purchase. Re the master cylinder... do a search of all the posts on 68 Eldo master cylinders. Be careful what you buy. Most vendors sell the wrong one.
 HTH, Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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  • CLC Number: 28373
  • Name: Jeff Rose
Re: Back with the new Eldorado
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 09:34:31 PM »
I guess driving wasn't the problem.... Just stopping!!
Jeff Rosansky
CLC #28373
1970 Coupe DeVille (Big Red)
1955 Series 62 (Baby Blue)
Dad's new 1979 Coupe DeVille

Offline Rich S

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Re: Back with the new Eldorado
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 09:51:47 PM »
You acquired a real treasure! Even though an example of "the other luxury car," the Town Coupe is gorgeous, too! Good luck with those real American luxury coupes!
Rich Sullivan CLC #11473

1971 Eldo Conv., 2013 CTS Cpe

Offline C.R. Patton II

  • 1939 LaSalle C4D
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Re: Back with the new Eldorado
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 10:55:00 PM »


Hello Martin

Very nice Eldorado from Jim Beard, a great CLC member.  I look forward to viewing the car this summer in Lake George.
All good men own a Cadillac but great gentlemen drive a LaSalle. That is the consequence of success.

Offline Cooke

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  • 1968 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Name: Martin Cooke
Re: Back with the new Eldorado
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2014, 06:50:18 AM »
The Master only started leaking about half way through the trip, I kept an eye on all fluids at every fuel stop (about every 4 hours) since I was new to the car. I had to add brake fluid every other stop so it was really too bad and I was obviously cautious about braking although the pedal never went near the floor. The oil level never moved at all or any others.

I am planing to be at Lake George, the car looks better in pictures and I think a repaint is in the future but probably not before Lake George.

Davidinhartford

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Re: Back with the new Eldorado
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 03:18:54 PM »
Looking good Martin!          Park next to me at Lake George.  My car is far from perfect too, so don't worry about it.

« Last Edit: April 20, 2014, 03:23:16 PM by David Smith »

 

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