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Offline D.Yaros

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The Gray Lady
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:42:20 PM »
Hemmings Daily advised me this morn that my beloved Gray Lady is going to cross the auction block with no reserve (Lot W15) at Mecum-Dallas tomorrow (3 Oct 2018).

==> https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA1018-331991/1955-cadillac-coupe-deville/

Judging from the listing pics, the last 3 years of museum life at Bill's Backyard Classics in Amarillo, TX have not been good to/for her.   :'(
Dave Yaros
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Offline 57shark82

Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 12:57:57 PM »

Nice 55.  If I had extra space I'd bid on her.
Tim
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1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville "Evelyn"
1957 Cadillac Series 62 "The Shark"

Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 01:56:55 PM »
That's a shame Dave, I think you need to buy her back at less than you sold her for😁. Phil

Offline walt c

Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 09:38:24 AM »
Dave,
  You "old" Cadillac is awesome! I have a full house right now but would love to own it! Can't remember if it had factory A/C or not....I don't generally comment on others cars (I find fault in most), but yours  was special!.....walt...tulsa,ok

Offline D.Yaros

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Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 02:53:59 PM »
Well, she cleaned up pretty good and crossed the block strutting her best.  Hammered at $17,500.  What a steal!  That is considerably less than what Pratt paid me for the car in 2015.

I have emailed Mecum with my contact info and asked them to pass it on to the winning bidder, so he may contact me if he so desires.

The commentators drooled over the car and did refer to her as The Gray Lady.

Here are a few pics.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2018, 04:36:47 PM by D.Yaros »
Dave Yaros
55 CDV/92 Allante
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62 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv
http://www.freewebs.com/jeandaveyaros

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Offline D.Yaros

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Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2018, 02:55:36 PM »
Dave,
  You "old" Cadillac is awesome! I have a full house right now but would love to own it! Can't remember if it had factory A/C or not....I don't generally comment on others cars (I find fault in most), but yours  was special!.....walt...tulsa,ok

Walt, no A/C.
Dave Yaros
55 CDV/92 Allante
http://GrayLady.atwebpages.com
62 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv
http://www.freewebs.com/jeandaveyaros

Car Collector Chronicles  http://www.scribd.com/D_Yaros/

Offline South_paw

Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2018, 04:54:34 PM »
Wow the guy took a beating on the price when you figure in the commission and shipping expenses. Nice of you to pass along the info.
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Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 01:09:19 AM »
I am amazed that it went at such a low price. The 50s coupes are getting harder to find and the Gray lady was lovely.

Offline D.Yaros

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Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 01:37:34 PM »
I am amazed that it went at such a low price. The 50s coupes are getting harder to find and the Gray lady was lovely.

I have to agree, even with the additional 10% Buyer's Premium taking it up to $19,250, it was still a steal!  I know what I paid in 2009, and what Pratt paid me in 2015, and this is less than both.
Dave Yaros
55 CDV/92 Allante
http://GrayLady.atwebpages.com
62 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv
http://www.freewebs.com/jeandaveyaros

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Offline 57shark82

Re: The Gray Lady
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 02:37:07 PM »

Damn that's a hell of a good price!
Tim
CLC Member #30850

1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville "Evelyn"
1957 Cadillac Series 62 "The Shark"