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gloidl — February 22, 2009 — My wife shot and edited this video of my 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville. Its an all original low mileage car. More info can be found on http://www.eldorado-seville.com

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Yep, very rare and beautiful

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Sadly my Wife says we would first need to buy a larger house with a 3+ car garage before she could support the procurement of a 'weekend' car.

On the other hand, my friend Rick suggests that he and I split a storage/rental space and both keep hobby cars there. Maybe I need to explore that some more.

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Sadly my Wife says we would first need to buy a larger house with a 3+ car garage before she could support the procurement of a 'weekend' car.

On the other hand, my friend Rick suggests that he and I split a storage/rental space and both keep hobby cars there. Maybe I need to explore that some more.

That don't sound like a bad idea at all.

Be worth checking into.

:yupi3ti:

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1953 - The Cadillac Eldorado grey_loader.gif, America's dream car for a record 23 years, was introduced with the industry's first wrap-around windshield, the first signal-seeking automotive grey_loader.gifradio, and the Autronic Eye - the first automatic headlight dimmer. Other innovations were leather upholstery and chrome wire wheels.

1954 - Cadillac becomes the first auto manufacturer to offer power steering as standard equipment on its entire line of automobiles.

1957 - The Eldorado Brougham introduced the first quad headlamps, six-way power seats with memory, automatic door locks, forged aluminum wheels and an air suspension.

1964 - Cadillac debuted with the industry's first automatic climate control system: Comfort Control; Cadillac debuted an industry-first "Twilight Sentinel" system which automatically turned the headlights off and/or on at dusk/sunrise.

1965 - Cadillac introduces automatic load leveling and tilt/telescopic steering wheels.

1967 - The Cadillac Eldorado perfects front-wheel drive with a smoother, quiter ride than other luxury cars of its day.

1969 - Cadillac introduces the industry's first closed cooling system, making overheated engines a thing of the past

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1954 Three safety innovations by Cadillac were an "autronic eye" which automatically dimmed the headlamps, a one-touch system for washing and wiping the windshield, and a padded instrument panel cover.

1956 CREST With the 1956 models, the Cadillac badge began a trend to a long, low and wide shape, probably to emphasize the pattern of advertising in this period, which lauded these attributes extensively. The Cadillac crest continued this trend through 1959 until the crown at the top almost vanished. The crest was at its broadest in 1960.

1957 Cadillac's ultra-luxurious Eldorado Brougham introduced the quad headlamp system, a brushed stainless-steel roof panel, a power seat with memory, automatic door locks, "wide oval" (low profile) tires, forged-aluminum wheels and air suspension. One feature common with mainstream Cadillac models was a foot-operated parking brake that automatically released when the transmission was shifted into gear.

1959 Low-pressure freon-filled shock absorbers improved Cadillac's ride quality.

1960 Self-adjusting brakes were adopted.

1963 CREST This next generation wreath and crest emblem graced Cadillac products - with minimal changes - from 1963-1999.

1964 Comfort control was introduced by Cadillac to provide customers with the auto industry's first thermostatically regulated heating, ventilating and air conditioning system. A Twilight Sentinel automatically turned headlamps on at dusk and off at sunrise. Front seat belts became standard Cadillac equipment.

1965 The introduction of Delco Superlift rear shock absorbers provided automatic load-leveling capability. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel adjustment was also added to Cadillac models.

1966 Variable-ratio power steering permitted quick parking maneuvers with a slower ratio for more stable highway control. Electric seat warmers and a stereo radio were added as optional equipment.

1969 With the U.S. industry's first closed cooling system, engine coolant lost as a result of momentary overheating was automatically captured and returned to the radiator

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Thanks for that Mike. That's awesome.

I love how power seats became standard (1957) before front seat belts did (1964)...blink.gif

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Yep in the old days us YUTES sat in the front seat untethered sitting behind 325 horsepower at 10.5:1 compression ratio.... yupi3ti.gif

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AND we DARED to drive HUNDREDS of miles WITHOUT a cell phone, GPS, ONSTAR, EZPASS and sometimes a without a SPARE, laugh.gif

One thing I did carry was a full set of tools, a flashlight, fix a flat, points, condenser, dwell meter and flares

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AND we DARED to drive HUNDREDS of miles WITHOUT a cell phone, GPS, ONSTAR, EZPASS and sometimes a without a SPARE, laugh.gif

One thing I did carry was a full set of tools, a flashlight, fix a flat, points, condenser, dwell meter and flares

Yep...agreed.

We didn't even realize how primitive we actually were, way back then.

:D...:D...:D

I always carried tools, points and condenser.

Sometimes I had a flashlight...sometimes I didn't...(I liked to live dangerously) :D

I never bothered with carrying a dwell meter.

A business card was almost perfect for setting the points. :D

At least till you got to somewhere to check the dwell angle.

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Very true, in the beginning, I used to set the points that way, we used to take our car to a mechanic who did the same thing, my dad was always impressed. I still have 2 sears engine monitors that are collecting dust

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Very true, in the beginning, I used to set the points that way, we used to take our car to a mechanic who did the same thing, my dad was always impressed. I still have 2 sears engine monitors that are collecting dust

About the hardest car I ever set the points on was a 1970 Plymouth Duster 340.

I put a Mallory Dual Point distributor in it.

Getting "BOTH SETS" of points gapped "JUST RIGHT" so that you had the correct overall dwell was tedious.

But it sure ran good when everything was "RIGHT"

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Chrysler made some great cars. A friend of mine picked me up one day in a Chrysler 440, it looked like a 4 door sedan, nothing special, hey my dad had a 65 Caddy... Well, he scared the heck out of me and pinned me to the seat, it had a 426 HEMI....

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