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Old 03-27-2008, 06:07 AM   #1
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A friend of mine, Jake, got a free 1969 convertible Cadillac. It'* awesome! It has a 472ci engine with a Turbo 400 transmission, and it runs really smoothly, though there is valve clatter, and the transmission doesn't "function" when cold. It'* a work in progress, and with this car we went cell phone-less on a ~150 mile trip. Here are some pics with descriptions. Instead of taking I-70 West, we took US 40, the original National Road. With a speed limit max of 55 the entire way, it was just too hard not to drive with the top down.

Here'* Jake standing next to the Cadillac and the Aerostar I drove over there.
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Entering downtown Indianapolis from the East side
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Another shot
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I was acting like a tourist in this fine convertible.
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This is a bridge between some downtown mall areas.
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Exiting the city.
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And now you will notice the windshield crack on the passenger side. Here are some more pictures.
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This is Terre Haute. Not much to see here...
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Gas is filled behind the license plate. Check out that exhaust pipe! There are two true dual exhaust pipes!
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And now, 10 car pictures!
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The trip was fun. We got to see the the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and LOTS of fields.
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a lot of people would do so many things for that car
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Yeah, he'* gotten a ton of high offers! However, he'* one of those people that would do a lot of things for a car like that, too. Good thing it'* his.
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