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Introductions / Re: Welcome Bronze to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by JAG56Cad on Today at 08:59:36 AM »
Martin,

Not all of the included accessories/options were stamped at the ID tag e.g. white wall tires, antifreeze, radio, etc., which is why the built sheet is essential to get all the details that came with the car from the manufacture and to validate if others were included and/or added as optional.

In my case my 62-sedan has E-H-K2-V-S-X stamped which includes the basic group “C” and the optional. The built sheet shows the basic group “C” includes K2-W-H-R-E and the optional S-V-X-U-F-D.

So you can see some are stamped on the ID tag while others are not.

If the option for Autronic-Eye was available but not install at the factory it would be logical the inner fender would have the holes ready if the option was added later at the dealer.  ???  However not sure anyone can go 62 years back to validate this logic.   ;)

Also to add to Lou's comment the "8" would the month and "10" would be the day of the month, not the year as it is shown on the sheet.   ???
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Well maybe my 61 Fleetwood will be worth 30 when I am done.
Right now I have worked on the assumption it would be right around 20.
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45k for a 55 CDV?  Holy sheet...
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Introductions / Re: Welcome Bronze to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on Today at 05:55:21 AM »
All of the 1956 buit sheets have this wrong column on it. The year is obvious in the serial # so it isn't needed. As far as the late build for me its about the built sheet more than your car. Things like NY & LA have ordered more than 10,000 cars each by August. San fran for another 7k cars. I'll bet Chicago, Boston and Detriot are right there too. Those six distributors made up 40% + of all Cadillacs built. In regard to your car being a late build. It is a good thing. You have the revised engine and transmission. Lets just say by the time they got to your car, most of the bugs were worked out. 
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Well, maybe I should store my original Brougham owner's manual in a safe place!
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Introductions / Re: Welcome Bronze to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by Bronze on Today at 01:35:45 AM »
José, I have not yet read a post where you were wrong,, so that is why i feel a bit silly for debating this topic with you ..
But ok, Basic group A:  And plate says EHY:
E-Z glass, correlates; Heater, Correlates ;
Whitewalls in the A group but not on the plate. Reasonable as they are not permanent.
Radio in A group but not on plate, Was it so common that it would not be on the plate?

Moving to Equipment group 3 of which none were added at factory in your understanding:
No fog lamps, no dor-guards (would be lost anyway), But i have holes for the Autronic eye Control box in the inner fender!
And in your logic that autronic eye was then added at dealer right?

This makes sense if my guess about the radio is correct.
What is your verdict? :)

Lou, actually don't understand Month 8 and year 10, is 8 august? but year 10???
And why is it cool to have a late build, this is something i have seen many times but never understood
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Introductions / Re: Welcome Bronze to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 06:44:21 PM »
Thanks for sharing your built sheet. It's a real deal two tone convertible.  Man what a late build , 8/10. Thats cool. Interesting to see that all of the cars going to LA were ordered with the optional gear ratio. I wonder why that is? They must have known something. 
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Introductions / Welcome ELDOWNUNDA to Mid Century Cadillacs
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 06:33:03 PM »
Welcome ELDOWNUNDA

Glad to have you on board the Cadillac of forums  8)  Your account is now activated.

Go ahead and kick the tires. Say hi.


 
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Introductions / Welcome Goodloe to the forum
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 06:33:03 PM »
Welcome Goodloe

Your account is now activated  8)  Pull up a chair and tell us about your Cadillac, share a picture or two.

Enjoy,
Lou
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