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Old 02-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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The other toy.

This is my 69 Cadillac Eldorado.

The white vinyl roof needed repair so it was decided to give it a makeover. One of my friends has a graphic design shop and he printed up our new roof. Its designed on the South Pacific shellfish delicacy the "Pau." (pronounced PA-WA )Its closest cousin would be your abalone. Anyway the polished shell is highly prized and is much used in jewelry. My idea took it a step further. it gives the illusion of being 3 dimensonal and people are for ever running their hands over it to see if their eyes are deceiving them.

We also removed the cadillac emblem off the hood and replaced it with a "Kiwi".

We totally rebuilt the 472 engine 8000 miles ago giving it a 30thou oversize bore. Other than that its stock standard at 375 hp and 530 lbs of torgue which is more than enough for this slow coach. We retained the original wheel caps as they looked good with the car.

On the front windscreen we have to show the annual registration sticker which records the make of car and its number plate (why its called Peyote is a long story for another time) Because its classed as a classic car (older than 40 yrs) the annual fee is only $112, compared to $350 for other petrol vehicles.

The other sticker is whats called its Warrant of Fitness. This identifies the vehicle has undergone its 6monthly mechanical check and is road worthy. (brakes, tyres, seatbelts, front steering and suspension etc)To be caught without either this or the rego sticker is an automatic $250 fine.

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Buggered up the pics HeHeHe!!!

I forgot to do the obvious.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:44 PM   #3
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And a two door at that! Very rare car my friend and totally cool...
Well done!
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Love the roof paint! That's awesome. So what kind of mileage does it get? Have you sent your pictures to Petrohead? I bet Alistair would make you famous.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #9
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Very nice car
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