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    1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Here's an interesting car, it's a 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon. Back in the 1970s for a few years you could go to a Cadillac dealer and order a new Cadillac station wagon which was converted at a coach builder (like limosines and other speciality cars) into a station wagon (by putting a back end of a full-size Oldsmobile station wagon roof/windows section:

    http://www.stevesclassiccars.com/197...tion_wagon.htm



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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon



    Wow, that's a truly horrible conversion. The Olds section doesn't even begin to fit.

    And then there's this:



    Straight out of "Superfly".

    I don't miss the 1970s.

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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    It's so ugly, it's Baaaad!

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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    It's so ugly, it's Baaaad!

    Chip H.
    I just hope that nobody was seriously hurt when the Olds hit the back of the Caddy.

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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Here's an interesting car, it's a 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon. Back in the 1970s for a few years you could go to a Cadillac dealer and order a new Cadillac station wagon which was converted at a coach builder (like limosines and other speciality cars) into a station wagon (by putting a back end of a full-size Oldsmobile station wagon roof/windows section:

    http://www.stevesclassiccars.com/197...tion_wagon.htm


    It's definitely a conversation starter!

    If he'd take $4k for it, it'd be a fun thing to have.....

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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Eric,

    This car has been sold. Back in the day this conversion was well over $10,000 some say as much as $20,000. So this was not a cheap car when it was new. ASC which did a lot of aftermarket convertible conversions on different cars in the 1980s and 1990s also made a Cadillac Station Wagon which had a flat roof (no hump like the Cadillac shown above). Elvis apparently owned an ASC 1972 Cadillac station wagon which he bought new and kept until his death (here's a pictures of Elvis's ASC Cadillac station wagon - notice it has the flat roof showing it was a ASC conversion):



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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    This second one is a cleaner conversion, although the C pillar is still nasty.

    Seems odd to have the rear fender hanging lower than the rocker panel.

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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    This second one is a cleaner conversion, although the C pillar is still nasty.

    Seems odd to have the rear fender hanging lower than the rocker panel.
    Very good eye, I did not catch the rear fender being lower than the rocker panel. Here's a 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood sedan which was almost identical to the 1972 Fleetwood sedan did not have the lower rear fender.

    Excellent point the problem with the C pillar is the angle of the rear glass does not match up with rear passenger window glass giving it a slapped together look.

    1971 Fleetwood sedan:



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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Here's a real one.........
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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Mase,

    Thanks for posting, I forgot about the Cadillac Viewmaster Wagon.

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    Re: 1972 Cadillac Station Wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Mase
    Here's a real one.........
    Crica 1955



    Now that is slick!

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    Somewhere in storage I have a picture of a Cadillac Flower Car that I managed to drive by in Victoria, B.C, Canada. It basically looks like an El Camino. I haven't seen one before or since, so I assume it was extremely rare. I'll post pics when I find it.

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    ReasonOne,

    Thanks, I would really like to see the pictures of that Cadillac.


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