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    It is with deep regret, that I annnouce that I have bought a very non French car.
    It does not have hydraulic suspension, diravi steering, but it does have comfortable seats, a ride that rivals the CX.
    It is a 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Biaritz, ( with moon roof), with a 7.0 Litre engine, and catridge player!!!.

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    Regret? Why? That is one nice croozer!
    Cheers Renomad

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    I notice you can't fit the whole car inside one little pictures ??

    My brother inlaw would love that... He'd chop the suspension out, sand the paint to remove any shine ..... then soon after that paint it matt black and remove a lot of the chrome..... Then you could add some "fake" lakes pipes, remove the bonnet and put 6carbies on it .............. however have 5 of them blocked off and only one working.

    oh yeah, don't forget cutting the @rse end out of the car so air bags will allow it to drag it's @rse up the road like a dog with worms.

    I bet you think I'm joking right ?? He's done it to a few really tidy, original old american cars now.... completely destroys the poor things.

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    shane, is that because he is uber bogan or uber chic?

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    I'll be buggered if I know .... But I'm not joking. This was once a really tidy original old buick:



    THere's nothing that can't be improved with a tin of matt black etch primer and some silver frost (at least silver frost isn't porous ).

    They have one of those huge hidious chevs ... a budget model impala. He sanded the yellow paint so it had no shine .... Then decided he didn't like the roof so sanded it back to bare metal as he thought it looked good in metal.......... The amazing bit ?? The car was a lump of sh!t, but they sold it site unseen for $13,000 ...... Are we into the wrong cars or what!

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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    a couple of ramps and you could park the cx in the boot.

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    At least the Caddy is FWD.
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    It is such a dream to drive, steering like stirring porridge, it is like riding on a cloud, and parts are so cheap, compared to the CX, new master cylinder $83, new disc rotors $20, radiator hoses $24, I paid $265 for an engine mount for the CX, and have you priced CX radiator hoses lately. But I still love the CX, and I am in the market for another Citroen, but not sure what?
    DS, CX, GS, not sure, maybe something cheap to run and easy to park!!!!!!

    I had a roadworthy done on the Caddy the other day, it failed of course, mainly suspension bushes, the rear air shocks, the reverse lights (which actually work, but the mech is a drongo), the hand brake ( which is foot operated, and releases when the engine is started, the drongo didn't realise), and the horn.

    I can get parts for the Caddy locally from a bloke in Buninyong, which I think is near Ballarat, and the prices are not too bad, I can get them cheaper from the States, but I think as with French Stuff, we should support the guys who go to the trouble to import the stuff, we might pay a little extra, but being able to get the stuff quickly is a bonus.

    Do you think the Caddy would be welcome at the next French Car Day, it should be, as it is a BIARITZ!!!

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    ...but it has strong French roots. Named after a French explorer and founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. Look him up on the link below.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine...Mothe_Cadillac


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    For the road worthy certificate will you have to change to amber indicators on the rear rather than the American flashing brake light system?

    Has it got the 500cid engine?

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    Bunningyong is a 5minute drive from where I live. I think however you'll be talking about the place between ballarat and bunningyong (3minutes drive from me) that has the showroom out the front and has been on the market for ages (you'd never buy it given it's under high voltage power lines).

    They usually have a variety of cars parked there.

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    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemi Metal View Post
    For the road worthy certificate will you have to change to amber indicators on the rear rather than the American flashing brake light system?

    Has it got the 500cid engine?
    If he does, the changeover is actually pretty easy and inexpensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    (you'd never buy it given it's under high voltage power lines).

    Shane L.
    shane, youre so........ shane......

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