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Old 02-05-2019, 10:02 AM
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Default 1966 Cadillac Superior Sovereign Tiara

Well, I finally got a hold of a coach I've been after for almost 20 years.

In 1966 the new owners of the Goodwin Funeral Home in Cherokee, OK splurged and bought a brand new combination coach from Gordon K Allen in Dallas, TX. They traded in the fh's "10 or so" year old silver Cadillac coach on the new Gold with Cream colored roof Superior. This was the firms ONLY coach used from 1966 until the funeral home was sold in 2013. The new owners did not want the car because "it would just be in the way." Mrs Goodwin took it home, where it has been in the car port next to her Buick ever since. As of now she has 79,000 original miles. Mrs Goodwin passed away in November and I was able to obtain it from the family. She is a great car, though layered in Oklahoma red dirt that has covered it from blowing in the NW Oklahoma wind. Im retreiving her Sat and the clean up will begin. The 1st photo is from the Steve Loftin archives circa 1990.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:40 AM
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Jim, I am amazed it stayed into front line use until 2013... thanks for the story.
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well, i finally got a hold of a coach i've been after for almost 20 years.

In 1966 the new owners of the goodwin funeral home in cherokee, ok splurged and bought a brand new combination coach from gordon k allen in dallas, tx. They traded in the fh's "10 or so" year old silver cadillac coach on the new gold with cream colored roof superior. This was the firms only coach used from 1966 until the funeral home was sold in 2013. The new owners did not want the car because "it would just be in the way." mrs goodwin took it home, where it has been in the car port next to her buick ever since. As of now she has 79,000 original miles. Mrs goodwin passed away in november and i was able to obtain it from the family. She is a great car, though layered in oklahoma red dirt that has covered it from blowing in the nw oklahoma wind. Im retreiving her sat and the clean up will begin. The 1st photo is from the steve loftin archives circa 1990.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:49 AM
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Can't wait to see it after a bath!
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Love that interier. Noting like a crown for wow.
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John Ed I wish it was a Crown
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Congratulations. 1966 was an excellent year for GM styling and gold is the perfect color. I hope that you enjoy. The car's one family history is a gem in itself.
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Amazing save! So glad YOU were the one to save her and not someone else
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Congratulations. 1966 was an excellent year for GM styling and gold is the perfect color. I hope that you enjoy. The car's one family history is a gem in itself.
Gorgeous Body Style - Congratulations
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Great score, Jim!

Did you also get the removal basket inside??
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