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1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

I wanted to be different, I like 55 Chevrolets, but you see a lot of them. That is why I bought this car two years ago. I've made some progress and now have all the parts to complete the restoration. I have not met my goal of back on the road in one year or even 2 years, and I lost storage space.

This car needs complete restoration.

This car has rust in the typical areas for 55 - trunk, above the fender skirts, and in the rocker. Driver floor is great. Passenger floor has two bad spots - you can stand on them, but they need to be cut out and replaced.

Engine - Studebaker In line 6. 1958 Canadian model in it starts. Seems to have a vacuum leak since it runs better at high RPM. Included in the sale is a 1955 Engine that turns over by hand.

Glass - driver and passenger side cracked. Driver vent cracked. 3 of 4 windows go up and down.

Door panels in trunk. Interior needs redone. Correct 1955 power seat is there. Rear bumper great, solid and shine up well. Chrome needs to be replated, front bumper solid too.

Brakes work. Shoes in great shape and master cylinder rebuild. E brake works.

Lost storage. Bought from father-son in Detroit MI. Titled in Michigan.