Cadillac '53 hood crest

Started by july76, April 28, 2022, 01:09:20 PM

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july76

 I'm looking for and original hood crest for my '53 Fleetwood 60. I've just found this one but how could I be sure that's not a plastic replica?
They ask for $150. Seems too good shape you know. In case I buy another one, any company that could restore the crest? Thanks








Roger Zimmermann

McVey is selling those reproduced plastic parts for $ 205.00. You also need the bezel for that. It could be that the pictured part is a NOS, but I doubt. If they are reproduced, it means that a repair is almost impossible. Usually, the original plastic is in a bad condition due to the age, therefore a bad base for a repair. Cadillac jewels are expensive!
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
1957 Eldorado Brougham (sold)
1972 Coupe de Ville
2011 DTS
CLCMRC benefactor #101

july76



Yes I agree too perfect to be an original crest. What about this one they offer me?




Roger Zimmermann

Its condition would be in line with the car's own condition. If not too expensive, (I don't know what you can spend for that emblem) why not?
1956 Sedan de Ville (sold)
1956 Eldorado Biarritz
1957 Eldorado Brougham (sold)
1972 Coupe de Ville
2011 DTS
CLCMRC benefactor #101