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  • Year: 1924
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: V63
  • Price: 50,000 OBO
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  • Exceptionally Rare 1924 Cadillac V-63 Coupe with 314.5ci V8 that produces 80hp. Originally stored and found in Japanese classic car museum. 
    Minor parts replacement during restoration. Mostly (95%) original parts. Replaced original parts are also available. The car was stored in a garage and in great condition. Check the link for photos and videos of the car. 
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/107023669@N03/rmjWT4
    Contact me for financing options.
  • Location: Torrance, CA
  • Contact Information: Email me at fomap2102v2000@yahoo.co.jp (Ken)
    • DO NOT contact me with unsolicited offers
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11 hours ago, Restorer32 said:

Landaus are mounted upside down. Center hump goes up.

 

 

It's also on the wrong side - should be on passenger side, so assume the one on passenger side should be on driver side.  A common mistake - Model A Ford Sport Coupe is the same and it drives me nuts when they're wrong!  :wacko:

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A far as I know all landau bars are mounted hump side up except hearses where the faux landaus are usually hump side down. If it were a real folding landau on the Cad and it was mounted as shown the landaus would protrude out the back of the car when folded since the bars fold together toward the side without the hump. Trust me on this, we have made more than a few sets of landaus for various convertible top restoration projects over the years.

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My bad. The arms always fold TOWARD the side with the hump. Nevertheless the hump is always up  except on hearses for some unknown reason.

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 What a great rare model Cadillac you have there. Here is mine. A 26 model 314 Opera Coupe with golf door. Looks close but the 26 introduced small opera windows behind the doors. This is believed to be the only 26 Cadillac Opera coupe known to still exist. I took this photo not long ago, after I pulled it out of the barn where it sat since 1946.

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Wow you always amaze we. Would love to have it,now let's hear from the folks that say it's junk,not worth a restoration.sorry about the hijack.I would love to see your car's the ops Cadillac is awesome.

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As usual premium conditions to store it in now.  (shaking head)  Come on sell the thing if there is still a taker that wants a big project out there before it composts itself.  

 

As for the original Caddy in this thread beautiful looking car and money well spent above a big project like the one just mentioned. 

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3 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

As usual premium conditions to store it in now.  (shaking head)  Come on sell the thing if there is still a taker that wants a big project out there before it composts itself.  

 

As for the original Caddy in this thread beautiful looking car and money well spent above a big project like the one just mentioned. 

   If it didn't "Compost itself" in 72 year barn storage, it's never going to. The car survived very intact as you can all see and was kept dry.  Oh, it did sell, which is why I dug it out of storage. In fact, several people were fighting over this car. It went to a museum in Poland who offered more than I was asking to get the car first. It's now undergoing a full restoration. Another "Unwanted" junker saved. 

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So out of all the ones you have saved how many have composted to death and how many were actually saved?  

Good thing labor rates are dirt cheap in other countries because restoration costs anywhere in the US that use legal labor would prevent most of the cars you have from ever being reborn. 

If that storage was so dry how did all the paint fall off that car and it rust so much?  I know the dry garages I  have had cars with no paint in for 10 years never even flash rusted.  It's the damp ones that tend to turn them to Iron oxide. 

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1 hour ago, auburnseeker said:

So out of all the ones you have saved how many have composted to death and how many were actually saved?  

Good thing labor rates are dirt cheap in other countries because restoration costs anywhere in the US that use legal labor would prevent most of the cars you have from ever being reborn. 

If that storage was so dry how did all the paint fall off that car and it rust so much?  I know the dry garages I  have had cars with no paint in for 10 years never even flash rusted.  It's the damp ones that tend to turn them to Iron oxide. 

  Are you serious when you just asked me why the paint fell off the car and it rusted so much? Then you said you had cars with no paint on them in your garage for "10 years" and never even flash rusted? My friend, maybe you should read what I wrote again.... This car was not sitting for only 10 years. It's been sitting in the exact same spot since 1946! A big difference here and look how solid this old car still is. Take a closer look at the photos. By the way, a car sitting only 10 years is like sitting a week around my garage. Some of my cars are still parked in the same spot as when they came here. At least a dozen very early cars are still lined up exactly where my great uncle unloaded them in the 1920s! That's well over 90 years. See how good you look after not moving for 90 years. As of now, about 40 cars have left here over the last 5 years and have been now fully restored and saved. Not a bad number. Unless you are actually involved in this undertaking, it's almost impossible to comprehend how difficult cleaning this place up really is. I don't understand why you are against what my family did many generations ago but why you also seem annoyed at me personally?  Why? :huh: I'm trying to save as many as possible. If I wasn't a true car fan, I could have just run them over with the tractor and load them on the trailer for scrap. 

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5 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

So out of all the ones you have saved how many have composted to death and how many were actually saved?  

Good thing labor rates are dirt cheap in other countries because restoration costs anywhere in the US that use legal labor would prevent most of the cars you have from ever being reborn. 

If that storage was so dry how did all the paint fall off that car and it rust so much?  I know the dry garages I  have had cars with no paint in for 10 years never even flash rusted.  It's the damp ones that tend to turn them to Iron oxide. 

Me and many other people are happy that your family saved all these cars so long .of course rust and humidity are a big problem .The main thing is where are these cars stored .in what climate .When i see a building in an area with lots of green and trees then i know rust will be a problem no matter how good the building is .Humidity is to high in such areas .The best thing is a wooden building as the wood alsoo absorbs some humidity .In a stone building sometimes the water drips of the cars in wintertime .Cars with no paint sitting for 10 years in in a moderate climate and staying  rustfree without air controle  is day dreaming .

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No heat wood framed garage with some air flow but sealed up fairly tight in the winter to prevent condensation on those ridiculous warmups on a concrete slab with a poly barrier.  It's not dreaming,  it's reality.  It's all in where and how you build your storage building. Air flow inside is also key if it's concrete to keeps parts dry.  Did it with my old cement shop and parts I blasted.  2 commercial ceiling fans that ran 24/7 - 10 years no paint and no flash.  That's in the Northeast.  Same climate as the above caddy was stored in. 

Only keep what you can store properly,  sell the rest reasonably to someone that can care for the overflow. 

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Speaking as an outsider (without irony) I would say Americans’ finest traits are their courtesy and civility. And now I am going to wrestle the topic back to the original post: if anybody goes to the link of additional pictures, they will see that the car has some interesting, rare, original bits on it. Mufflers for instance. Gabriel snubbers still hooked up. And leather gators over the springs that look like they have not been unstitched ever. The brake and clutch pedals have a hard rubber layer I have never seen. Why am I interested? Because, like Cadillac Carl, I own an underappreciated 1924 V63 touring. Don’t know if I will undertake a comprehensive restoration on a working car. I know I would not get my money out — even doing a lot of the work myself. But I’d have a car I could be proud to drive around in (slowly). Richelieu, by the way, means place of riches. True!

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If it said landaus BARS i would have known what they are. I think I saw it spelled differently before.

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I say let him post get off his ass,he is posting great car's,price,who cares,negotiate that,tell me one person who made money of a restoration,LOVE of the find and hobby,if you do not,he will post elsewhere.besides that it's messing up the ops post

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