1969 Hearse - Cadillac Miller Meteor Combination Ambulance

1969 Cadillac Other

Condition: Used
Make: Cadillac
Model: Other
Type: Hearse
Trim: Miller Meteor
Year: 1969
Mileage: 111,000
Color: Black
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Richmond Hill, New York, United States
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Description for Cadillac Other 1969

1969 Cadillac Miller-Meteor endloader hearse with jump seats in the rear and other ambulance provisions (so it's a duplex or combination).

This is a good driver - drive it anywhere, ncluding highway and long distance. Has many new parts and has been reasonably well maintained. It's a 20-footer, ut looks good enough to have been used for two days in a NYC movie shoot in November 2014 (Public Morals on TNT - See PHOTO).

Starts instantly every time and runs and drives well for its age. It's not flawless - there's no carpet in front, eadliner has dry rot, aint is flat "rat rod" black not a real glossy paint job, aint has areas of fade especially on the roof. Overall it's in good vintage condition for a 46 year old car. Body is very solid and looks great from 20 feet away, ut if you look for rust you'll find it. Ideally the Buyer will inspect the car before buying so they can judge the car for themself. Most of the exterior photos are recent, ut flat black tends to look better in photos than in person! The car finish resembles a black barbecue that has been sitting out in the weather for a few years, f this helps.

The windows roll up and down, as a CD player, eater works, urn signals and all lights work. Front floor is rock solid but could use paint. Windshield has small, table chip otherwise no damage (see PHOTO). Wipers work. The frame has two local areas of rust through which have been professionally reinforced - these are below the left and right doors where 5 foot angles have been added. (Two PHOTOS show the before condition on the left side frame; YouTube videos shows repairs at left and right frame). Rear floor has one area of rust through. Other areas where Cadillacs usually rust are surprisingly solid, uch as the fender dog ears. Rear bumper has rust through but is very serviceable with a piece of aluminum tape covering the hole, therwise bumpers and grill are nice.

I drive the car on the highway and through NYC streets as-is, ut if I were restoring the car I would eventually want to get the frame side pieces spliced and clean up a few of the rusty parts, ike the gas tank straps and some of the front end components. In my opinion the frame and undercarriage are still very good for the cars age - I would not consider this advanced rust. The frame is not soft or flaking apart, o this car is still very restorable or at least worth owning. If you're familiar with old cars, he photos and videos show the condition as best as possible without seeing the car in person.

The 1969 Cadillac 472 cubic inch engine is arguably the best version built, ecause it has the higher compression ratio which was decreased in later years. Plenty of power and smooth engine at highway speeds. At idle car runs good but can be a little rough on a hot day. ALWAYS starts right up even after sitting. Transmission shifts smooth, ides super nice on the highway, lenty of power and handles well. This car rides better than my 1974 hearse and has more of an old muscle car response and road handling feel. On rough roads at slower speeds there's some front end noise, specially when turning and hitting pot holes. Engine rear seal has a slow leak, o the bottom of the engine gets wet from oil but the car doesn't leave a puddle of oil when parked. Exhaust runs clear but engine tends to have an oily/exhaust smell when idling and driving, ut it's to be expected from a 46 year old 6,000lb car with a big block 472. There is also a general musty smell to the car, robably can use some new weatherstripping and airing out.The dashboard brake light is on and the parking brake has a cable segment needing replacement, owever, he brakes work excellent - drums in the back, iscs in the front with new calipers and discs. Tires have about 6,000 miles on them with good tread.

In my opinion this car has the best available Miller-Meteor interior styling - black vinyl throughout with a white mosaic patterned linoleum floor.

There are 4 short YouTube VIDEOS showing the undercarriage and engine after a tune up last summer. Two of my PHOTOS show the search words to locate these VIDEOS.

The rear leaf springs and some front end parts have rust, ut they're still serviceable. Steering wheel has the usual dried out 1969 horn ring that has been removed so horn doesn't work. Clock is there but tipped over. Some photos are from last week while others are from August 2014 when I had the car up on a lift, ince then the aftermarket air conditioning unit was removed from under the dash but the rest of the AC system is still present but not functional. Heat works fine. Hate to sell it, ut I own three classic cars and for the past year I haven't driven it enough to justify keeping it. My 1974 hearse has a new engine and has the removable landau panels and roof beacon, o it's the one I'm keeping even though this 1969 hearse is a prettier car. I did my best with this description and the car is listed at a reasonable price. Car will be listed locally and I reserve the right to end the auction early. For Buyers with good feedback and more than 50 transactions of history, offer the following guarantee: if you buy the car and discover anything is significantly different from this description, ncluding rust or frame issues worse than I described, will refund your money without a hassle. If you DON'T have good feedback or at least 50 feedbacks I will not offer this guarantee. Does not include a jack or any tools but there is a spare tire. I believe I have all of the curtains, ut one or two may be missing. This car comes with a transferrable New York State registration and bill of sale; NYS does not issue titles for cars older than 1974.