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OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 02, 2019 10:48PM

UGH!
And to think that this monstrosity falls under the classification of "Coach Built"!
It is no wonder that this '79 Caddy only has 5577 miles on it!
I would be embarrassed to drive it also!

> > > CL ad - 1979 Cadilac Opera Coupe < < <
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Phil Dally, you were looking for a "Unique Car" ? ? ?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver



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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: 2manyvairs2fix ()
Date: January 03, 2019 03:26AM

Hard to believe that was a thing for a couple of minutes in the early 1980's.
I always suspected those types of cars were built by limousine builders in their off time using left over parts.
At least the "Coach built" Clenet was interesting to look at.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:32AM

Superfly called... He wants his car back.

John Carver
Simpsonville, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible


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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: CorvairGeek ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:54AM

I remember seeing those around. Does make you wonder how well they sliced and diced the unibody of a car back in that era. Modifying a Seville was not anything like stretching a full perimeter frame Fleetwood / DeVille.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: January 03, 2019 05:37AM

I don't think the thing is stretched at all. Just had the front seat moved back, along with the dash and windshield.

SOMEbody thought is was a good idea at the time.tongue sticking out smiley

-Mark

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 03, 2019 05:39AM

Look up the word ugly and there is a picture of this car.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Date: January 03, 2019 06:14AM

Price is right....

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress
I live my life 19.5 seconds at a time.


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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: January 03, 2019 08:46AM

Hmmm - Not pretty, but they did move the engine back with the body on the frame. Weight distribution might be good. Would be interesting to drive - AT NIGHT!

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: John Luscinski ()
Date: January 03, 2019 09:28AM

Beauty is in the the eye of the beholder..

"Been there and done that! Well Not everything.smiling smiley
65 500 2dr Coupe
63 Greenbrier

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 03, 2019 10:20AM

About as good looking as any 79 Caddy.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 03, 2019 10:40AM

79 Seville was not unibody.

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Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: January 03, 2019 11:23AM

I don't think the car is so terrible, but I think the price point is a bit high to move that car. Most people wouldn't desire that styling
statement these days, so a limited appeal. I saw a custom Corvette that seemed way more ugly and quirky than this Caddy.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Date: January 03, 2019 11:25AM

yes $20.00 is too much.

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered a bit - Rust in Progress
I live my life 19.5 seconds at a time.


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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: January 03, 2019 11:45AM

Better buy it now. That styling could inexplicably return some day, just like the thick, black plastic eyeglass frames that I thought were gone for good 50 years ago. grinning smiley


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed




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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 03, 2019 12:05PM

"In the eye of the beholder"? I just saw that episode while watching the Twilight Zone marathon over the NY holiday.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 03, 2019 12:09PM

And I don't blame you Phil for wanting to sell it either.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 03, 2019 12:32PM

It would be interesting to look at and see how they did it. The hood looks like it is the normal length and they added a panel in front of it. Those cars were EFI (unless diesel) but the MAP sensor is a diaphragm type and is built into the computer. Prone to failure but Rock Auto does show them.
CorvairGeek - you are correct, they are unibody. I guess I never noticed the frame ended half way back.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:02PM

OK all, just so when someone looks at this thread when the link no longer works, I am adding photo's for reference.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:08PM

Mel,
IF you ever find yourself at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Indiana [www.rvmhhalloffame.org], you need to look at their Cadillac motor home on display. It is the send of two built.
I saw it back on July 20, 2016.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: OT, another- Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. hot smiley
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: January 03, 2019 04:40PM

At least the Seville is probably worth the $20 asking price. It would scrap for more as long as you took it to the scrap yard at night or with a tarp over it.

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