Im considering trading straight up my 1998 Mustang GT 5 speed for a 1950 Cadillac Deville. As you could imagine, the Cadillac is somewhat rough and needs work. Its a project car. It DOES run and the owner (a dealer) pulled it out of the parking spot so I could take a closer look. Took them a few minutes to get it running as it had old gas. It will need floor plans, weather stripping, tires, and God knows what else. Interior smells like mildew/mold. As I said its purely a project. But what a beautiful car. It had a presence when I got to look at it and sit in it. Just something else. Wonderful potential.
My mustang I’ve owned 10 years and modified, and maintained it as I went along. I have a lot of time and money invested in it. Its also far from perfect, but mechanically sound. I have an emotional attachment to it, as its my first car. I got it in highschool and I’m 28 now. However, I’ve kind of hit a point where I think I’m ready to move on to something different.
I have an f150 that I daily drive so having access to a reliable vehicle is not a concern.
I think the Caddy would need brakes and rubber throughout to be road worthy. Atleast thats what the owner claims. Engine fired on all 8 cylinders and sounded ok.
It would be a long term project that I’d rebuild as I go. Hopefully I could get it road worthy atleast so I could enjoy it some around town as I fixed her up.
What do you guys think I should do? Keep the mustang and cosmetically fix that up and keep it going (runs great), or should I take on this project Cadillac that I’m all excited over? Im relatively mechanically savvy, although this car of this vintage and condition is a different beast. I’m willing to learn and make mistakes as well. My father in law was a mechanic for 20 years so he would be helping me should I need. Yay or nay?