StylishOne

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About StylishOne

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  • Birthday 05/14/1953

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    My Dad loved cars and gave me that interest. Sadly he died very young but my love of cars continued.. I've owned hundreds over the last 45 yrs!

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  1. Looking at a car in this area. Of course I'll give it my once over but would love a good mechanic n body shop guy or collectors help looking it over. So any guys who know knowledgeable shops or buds to help, Lmk..
  2. Rare 1968 Eldorado Find - Paint Code 00

    I've often bought cars just for an original odd or interesting colors or interiors. Those mauves and pale purples are cool and yes not everyones cup of tea . I remember fondly 62 Eldos in similar shades in monochromatic schemes very much the look in 61/62, In 63 Cads Briar Rose metallic a neat soft shade.. Great color schemes Of paint and interior have gone away, most cars today are really boring color wise, I guess in order to sell them..Ive studied auto colors for years and always looking to find, or save, representative imagines of their time period before that color sense is lost in history. Who can forget 56-58 Lincolns colors, 54-59 Buicks, 57 Mercury or 56/60 Imperials..among others? Very personalized and allowing buyers to create a special car, like the freedom to select 3 colors on 56 Buicks in tropical bird colors.. Though I loved the flesh or yellow lower with red and black , very striking! I happen to love the overall style concept of 67 Eldo with no vinyl roof ,usually in a metallic to show off the style lines.. a futuristic and stylish car.. I like it more all the time. Been looking for one a while to buy. '70 would be my next fav year of that group for style, here with a sunroof.
  3. Guess just not these two.. Always could be show cars for GM ,or executive, or custom ordered perhaps.
  4. One I know of ,a two owner car, has a “T “in steering wheel center .. As to the 2 tone interiors.. seems like it was not recently done, if you look at the folds in the leather... but thats a ton of work to do on a car not old enough to need it and with just 45000 miles on it. To my taste just the seats, not the headrests should be piped.. The other white insert car, is also a lot of work. To get an interior looking authentic with stitching, leather grain and weight, matching existing door panels, etc. is not an easy thing to achieve . Few upholsters are that good Ive discovered. Could these be special order? Caddy did contrasting piping special order..is it possible? Trying to see the build sheets on them to learn more..
  5. Okay what would you call these.. Look real to me..
  6. Been looking for a good Convert and there are like 8 for sale right now: a few beaters, one very nice but high priced, and a few decent ones. Is there a most preferred sought after year? Any desire able options? Reading the brochures I see only a red or later dark red interiors on later models . But rtecently discovered 2 odd interiors. One 83 has white contrasting piping on the normal red interior? Looks nice and original..then I found an 84 with the pleated inserts in all white with red bolsters, it too looks original ..and has a maroon convert top! The brochures dont mention anything but solid red trim. so can anyone tell me more about these two? Or maybe a dealer ordering book tells more about this if someone has one? Curious to learn more.. I also saw a photo of a white with black interior and top.. but that might be a preproduction mock up..
  7. Been looking for a good Convert and there are like 8 for sale right now: a few beaters, one very nice but high priced, and a few decent ones. Is there a most preferred sought after year? Any desire able options? Reading the brochures I see only a red or later dark red interiors on later models . But rtecently discovered 2 odd interiors. One 83 has white contrasting piping on the normal red interior? Looks nice and original..then I found an 84 with the pleated inserts in all white with red bolsters, it too looks original ..and has a maroon convert top! The brochures dont mention anything but solid red trim. so can anyone tell me more about these two? Or maybe a dealer ordering book tells more about this if someone has one? Curious to learn more.. I also saw a photo of a white with black interior and top.. but that might be a preproduction mock up..
  8. Could it be a daily driver? I don't travel far and like the style a lot..found one I like.. A few for sale now, tho several are a bit hairy.. 1 decent ,one really nice but High priced. I noticed what appears to be an original red interior with white piping! Yet dont see that choice in brochures?? Any feedback helps..
  9. Wanted to buy. 1985 Riviera Convert

    Yup I knew all that and agree
  10. Looking to buy a strong original car.. Condition more important than color.. Send pics n details , garaged , low mileage original nice paint, interior, straiight rust free body preferred..
  11. For those who have owned them n know, is there a best /most sought after year? 1982-85? What do I need to watch out for that they are prone to mechanical, body, or electrical..?? Is red or white more sought after..? Do they need lots of mechanical care? Options that make it nicer? Rust prone? Where? Thanks guys...
  12. Towing wanted for Imperial

    Irvington and I have a place in Montross..
  13. For a decent driver 4-5 proper wires or repros.. Decent chrome with caps??, horn ring, horn button or clock center, right side mirror, rockers, rear apron under deck lid behind bumper..trunk liner, wiper arms, coral n white interior items..complete A/C , or??
  14. Brea Calif to Nj or Va

    Might be two cars, But Imperial(s) anyway.. Can be open trailer these are not show cars, and Im flexible on when they get here. One runs other a roller.
  15. Towing wanted for Imperial

    Looking to transport 2 56 Imperials from Brea Calif to either Nj or Northern Neck Va . Unrestored so open transport fine. They roll not running tho