CC Outtake: Arrgh! The Red Whale, Avast!

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Here’s a sleeping land yacht I captured close to a year ago: A 1975 Sedan de Ville. Seeing driver-condition mid-’70s Cadillacs are quite rare here, so this one was a cool find. Doesn’t look too rusty either…

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…until you look at the other side. Yes, that oh-so-1975 padded white vinyl roof trapped water inside–said water finding the sheetmetal beneath quite tasty. Still, this one is a survivor–in fact this one was sold new just a couple blocks from where it sat in downtown Davenport–Warren Langwith Pontiac-Oldsmobile-Cadillac (long since razed).

My only question is, was this car someone’s garaged baby until recently? Look, even the filler panels are in good shape! Perhaps someone got this car cheap out of an estate and is now running it into the ground? Here’s hoping that is not the case, and that the primer on the C-pillar is the beginning of a refurbishment!

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