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Old 11-18-2014, 10:13 PM
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Default 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine Repainted

Haven't posted here for a while.

I decided to treat my 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine repainted. It was due for one... the original black paint was faded in areas and a lot of spider-webbing, especially on the hood.

I did not opt for a $10,000 paint job! Actual cost was about $2,200 and that include some minor bodywork and color sanding and buffing.

I am pleased with the results... it looks much better now. A few years ago, when I was considering a repaint, I was thinking of dark blue. But I am glad I picked black. Besides, I had already painted my '95 Lincoln Town Car dark blue... but that's another story.





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Old 11-18-2014, 10:31 PM
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Dammmm that car is longer than the basketball court ..

Nice paint job !
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Cleaned up will.
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Dammmm that car is longer than the basketball court ..

Nice paint job !
Yes, it is long, for sure!

Here are two more photos; another exterior and one recent interior pic:



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Your limo looks real fine, I really like it!
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looking good....nice shine to her !!
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Yes, it looks much better. Shinier, too, of course.

I forgot to post some "before" photos. It actually looked relatively good from about 20 or 30 feet away. But, once at close view, it was obvious a repaint was needed:



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Sure makes you WANT to drive it now !

Great choice to freshen it up ! Black for sure.

Enjoy the ride,
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Sure makes you WANT to drive it now !

Great choice to freshen it up ! Black for sure.

Enjoy the ride,
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I drive it about once a week, on average.

I know I would also like it in dark blue or burgundy, but yes, shiny black does look very formal.

Odometer mileage currently reads right around 99,000, but the speedo wasn't working for about 9 months when it was a daily driver. So figure about 102,000 actual miles.
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Oh yeah. The landau bars and the Cadillac wreath encircling the door locks is pure elegance.
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