Hey all...New to the forum. Found you guys while doing some google sleuthing for my new ride and thought I'd join up and introduce myself.
I grew up on GM cars; over the years I've had several Chevy's (Blazer, Avalanche, and Silverado), an Oldsmobile Aurora, a Pontiac Grand Prix, and a Saab 9-3.
Currently, though, my daily driver and backup drivers are both Chryslers (stock 2007 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track edition, and modified 2007 Jeep JK Rubicon), so I must have subliminally felt the need to have a GM back in my driveway when I bid on a 1963 Cadillac 62 Series coupe on eBay.
Much to my surprise (and my wife's dismay), I won the auction and had it shipped out to me from Wyoming...
The exterior is in decent shape with a fairly recent paint job (not the best quality, and a few missing chips, but still looks good from a few feet away), though I need to replace/locate a couple of the chrome pieces. Interior is in fair to poor condition, but serviceable, and all of the appropriate dials, buttons, and gauges work save for the factory-installed clock (and those never work after awhile anyway).
Mechanically, she's in good shape. I just sank $800 into some transmission work and new rear brakes, but aside from the annoying tendency these old cars have of vapor locking on hot days, all of the major parts work great.
I'm having a blast driving it around. It gets lots of looks and everyone seems to want to chat.
This site seems like a great resource. Looking forward to meeting y'all...