The first Cadillac I ever had the pleasure to drive, and purchase. This is the car that started Northstar Performance. And here it is sitting under a layer of dust in the shop!
It's here because the suspension is worn out; the windshield is cracked, the speakers are blown, the transmission leaks, the traction control light came on and 1st gear is locked out. Everything typical of a Cadillac with over 200,000 miles on it. Yet; at the same time, nothing that can't be fixed with a little hard work, some tools and shop space; and a few dollars. Should I set a budget? Or just tally it all up when it's finished?
But, I love this car. I wanted it so bad when I first saw it on "Kijiji", a classified ad website in Windsor, Ontario. It needed a little bit of work and was quite affordable at $3,100.
August 6, 2014: I have decided to get it back on the road; only for once I'm fixing it all the way. It's restoration time! I want everything working as good or better than the day it left the factory; only with some minor "modifications"! I'm getting married next year; and the future wife loves
Cadillacs too. We both thought this would be a great car to leave the wedding scene with!
I have a very busy work life; between fixing Northstars; running the CNC making stud kits. Time is hard to come by. So this project will be a slow one; but I will try to update this page at least once per week and show you how the project is coming along. This right here, is my dream. This will also show my customers and the public what Northstar Performance is capable of doing with older Cads. If I have it done in time for next spring I want to take it
to Steve Plunkett's car show in London (he owns the third largest Cadillac collection in the whole world)!
I gave up my muscle car- the blue 1985 Parisienne with the 403 Olds to aquire this Caddy. I'm partial to the colour blue. So I think it's only fair to give this Caddy the colour of my old Pontiac Parisienne - Midnight Blue Metallic. I don't like front wheel drive. I never have. But I think that's just going to be too much conversion
work to even attempt. Yeah; it would work; but the FWD set up works too.