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Our Cars: Les Steinberg’s 1968 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, Part One

by Roger on Feb.28, 2012, under 60's Cars, 70's Cars, Cadillac, Our Cars, luxury cars

The man, the myth, the legend: Les Steinberg.

Les Steinberg has what I’d consider to be a dream job, restoring and maintaining a private collection of extraordinary automobiles. In true “Busman’s Holiday” fashion, his off-the-clock activities mirror his work, but I for one can’t blame him especially given the primo metal he tends to get involved with.

Seems Les just happened past a prime example of late sixties luxury, a 1968 Cadillac Sedan DeVille just sitting on a roadside with a “For Sale” sign in its window while he was on a trip out to The Hamptons. With extremely low mileage on the clock and apparently only driven during the summer, the lack of corrosion and extraordinary originality evident in this old Cadillac made it impossible for him to resist. This is the second “Our Cars” feature that Les has contributed, his first being his 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. I for one never fail to learn a thing or ten watching the progress of Les’ work so without further delay, let the “Lesteration” begin!

Words and pictures by Les Steinberg
(who happens to be single at the time of this writing) ;-)

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I passed this on my way to a friend's house. The second I saw it my mouth dried out ...

We went right back to take a good LQQK at the car. This is what automotive dreams are made of ...

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Our Cars: Tim Gorman’s 1975 Pontiac Grand Ville Convertible

by Roger on Mar.05, 2011, under 70's Cars, Convertible, Our Cars, Pontiac, luxury cars


On a Sunday night in June I could not sleep and I was fooling around on E-Bay.  I made a very low bid on 1975 Pontiac Grand Ville Convertible  and I was shocked on Monday when it was accepted!  She is an original 77,000 mile two owner car, except for one re-paint, from Iowa.  She looks as good as her pictures and is an excellent driver, not a trailer queen.  We are very happy with her, but we did have put about $2000 into the suspension and engine.  The dealer ( Duffy’s Collectible Cars in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) had  done some of this work and totally screwed it up.  She has a 400 CID V-8, PW, PL, A/C, P/S cruise, rally II wheels, and a non- working 8-track!

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