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cadillaclloyd
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Received this a week ago, and it is outstanding...

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I only have one nit to pick, the "Biarritz" nameplate needs to be closer to the leading edge of the fender...but it is not noticeable to a non-cadillac collector

2022 05 17 14 50 28 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz  For The Fortunate Few   Riverside Green — Mozil

my other comment is that with the top down, this model would have really "popped" if the bucket seat option were installed...especially with the chrome edging...

2022 05 17 14 52 28 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz  For The Fortunate Few   Riverside Green — Mozil

But, over-all this is 9.5 out of 10!


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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A magnificent Cadillac. Very nice !


   
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Brian Cox
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Looks great, love the color.

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan


   
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John Quilter
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Posted by: @lloyd-mecca

Received this a week ago, and it is outstanding...

20220517 142243

I only have one nit to pick, the "Biarritz" nameplate needs to be closer to the leading edge of the fender...but it is not noticeable to a non-cadillac collector

2022 05 17 14 50 28 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz  For The Fortunate Few   Riverside Green — Mozil

my other comment is that with the top down, this model would have really "popped" if the bucket seat option were installed...especially with the chrome edging...

2022 05 17 14 52 28 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz  For The Fortunate Few   Riverside Green — Mozil

But, over-all this is 9.5 out of 10!

Always good to mention the brand of the model for those that might not know.

 

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA


   
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cadillaclloyd
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@john-quilter

Thx, John...

I posted everything I intended to post. 😀 

I believe that anyone interested in Cadillac...and this color...already is aware of the brand.

If not, a quick search on eBay or a vendors site will certainly indicate the brand. 


   
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Christopher Moroni
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Bucket seats are EXTREEMLY rare on 1959-1962 Cadillacs so despite the "pop value" of chrome trim, to my eye, the full bench looks much nicer. I also believe the whitewall tires (despite not being 1961 2" wide-whites) are also correct. "Modern looking" slim-band whitewall tires could be ordered (although few did) on Cadillac Eldorados as far back as 1959.  On 1957 & '58 Eldorado Broughams (4 doors) slim-bands were standard.

This is a great looking 1/43 1961 Cadillac! (..one year ONLY horizontal taillights). 😀 😀 

 


   
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Harv Goranson
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I just received my model in this color too and overall I like it. I had not noticed the Biarritz location snafu but I have another minor gripe. With all the effort GLM/Stamp put into getting the car's shape right, interior details, etc., why did they use pad-printed silver for the side chrome strips instead of pad-applied chrome? This would have really 'popped' if they had.

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Christopher Moroni
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Harv, there's always BMF (Bare Metal Foil).


   
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cadillaclloyd
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@chris

In fact, only 15 made with factory buckets in 1961! 😎 


   
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Domi7777
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Hello eveyone!

Here is the closed model already presented...

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The car hood is placed a little too high as we see by comparing it with the real model:

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We see also that the front quarter windows are much more tilted back than on the miniature.

So i got to work...!

Here is the car with lowering of the roof, i added rear side windows and a finish with BMF.

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Karl Schnelle
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Domi @domi7777 - WoW!   Tres bein fait! 😎 


   
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John Merritt
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@domi7777 

What was involved in moving the windshield?

John Merritt
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Nickies
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@mg-harv At this price, I agree with you. Goldvarg does it and they are less expensive. 

The older GLM models as the 41 Buick Roadmaster and all 41 Cadillacs,  56 Eldorado and 51 Convertible have chrome foil. So, I don't know why the supplier in China doesn't do it on newer models. I just received the 61 Imperial  and it also lacks some shine. 


   
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Harv Goranson
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Just got 4 Goldvargs - they do the chrome right!


   
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Domi7777
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@jcarnutz 

I will try to answer your question by showing you my way of operating. 🙂 

I removed the top of the car and i will temporarily take off the rear window to avoid any unfortunate skkiding of the cutter.

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The 2 rear bases of the top are planed to lower it by 1 mm; for the front, it's trickier but doable because the crossbar at the top of the windshield still retains some flexibility to be tilted backwards without damage.

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To still be able to accommodate the amount of the windshield under the top and avoid a "cap" effect, i then had to cut almost 2 mm wide on the inside front of the top.

To ensure a solid bond,i used super glue that i spread sparingly on ONLY the 2 bases of the roof; for the final assembly, light pressure on the front part resting on the top of the winshield will keep the horizontality of the roof.

 


   
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