Real Wheels: Bonding over a love for older cars


By Merri Hanjora - [email protected]



Carter Dailey, of Bluffton, owns this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado. He purchased the car from Jack Tripplehorn, also known as “The Bear.” Tripplehorn and Dailey’s grandfather, Rick Davis, are good friends.

Carter Dailey, of Bluffton, owns this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado. He purchased the car from Jack Tripplehorn, also known as “The Bear.” Tripplehorn and Dailey’s grandfather, Rick Davis, are good friends.


“My best memory I have of the car so far is working on it at the shop, day after day with my Grandpa and the guys. I couldn’t have done it without them and I am so grateful for their help,” said Dailey.

“My best memory I have of the car so far is working on it at the shop, day after day with my Grandpa and the guys. I couldn’t have done it without them and I am so grateful for their help,” said Dailey.


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BLUFFTON — Carter Dailey, of Bluffton, owns this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado. He has owned the car for almost one year. He purchased the car from Jack Tripplehorn, also known as “The Bear.” Tripplehorn and Dailey’s grandfather, Rick Davis, are good friends.

The Cadillac Eldorado is a luxury car that was produced by Cadillac from 1952 to 2002. The car was at or near the top of the Cadillac line for its entire production run.

Dailey is the fourth owner of this car. The first owner kept the car in a heated garage for the first 20 years or so.

“And I plan to do the same,” said Dailey. “I want to give it a pair of fuzzy dice in the near future.”

Dailey worked on the car this past summer with his grandpa, Rick Davis, at his body shop, 696 Customs.

“I have sanded, repainted, buffed and cleaned it. I plan on keeping it stock as far as looks are concerned, but under the hood is a different story,” said Dailey.

Dailey did swap out the original engine for a first-generation Northstar from a 1991 Cadillac Alliante.

“My best memory I have of the car so far is working on it at the shop, day after day with my Grandpa and the guys. I couldn’t have done it without them and I am so grateful for their help,” said Dailey.

What better thing to bond over than the love of an older car.

Carter Dailey, of Bluffton, owns this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado. He purchased the car from Jack Tripplehorn, also known as “The Bear.” Tripplehorn and Dailey’s grandfather, Rick Davis, are good friends.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_IMG_0226.jpegCarter Dailey, of Bluffton, owns this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado. He purchased the car from Jack Tripplehorn, also known as “The Bear.” Tripplehorn and Dailey’s grandfather, Rick Davis, are good friends.
“My best memory I have of the car so far is working on it at the shop, day after day with my Grandpa and the guys. I couldn’t have done it without them and I am so grateful for their help,” said Dailey.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_IMG_0313.jpeg“My best memory I have of the car so far is working on it at the shop, day after day with my Grandpa and the guys. I couldn’t have done it without them and I am so grateful for their help,” said Dailey.

By Merri Hanjora

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