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June 27, 2012, 11:55 am

Nick F
 

Question: 1970 Cadillac DeVille Distributor

Hello All,
I've come across a 1970 cadillac deville convertible online that seems like a good deal.
Aside from some minor cosmetic fixes, then gentleman selling says that it will not start because it needs a new distributor cap.

My question is how much would it cost to replace this on this type of car and is there anything else i should ask.

As you can tell, im a newbie but i have a love for old cars.

fyi- the car was listed for $3k.


July 4, 2012, 11:20 am

Ron W
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That's pretty cheap for a convertible Cadillac.

Replacing a distributor cap Is a very simple job and is very inexpensive. Your best bet is to have a mechanic look at it before you buy, as it may have other issues that he's not telling.

I couldn't imagine not just changing the cap, and trying to sell the car for more money


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