Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Best. Horn. Ever.
When it was time to replace my 68 Camaro horns many years ago I went to the junkyard to find a cheap, fun replacement. A buddy told me Cadillac horns have a melodic, distinctive sound.
So I searched the junkyard for the biggest Caddy I could find, the Cadillac Fleetwood was the Cadillac of Cadillacs. So of course thats what I looked for. I found a perfect car, a huge old Fleetwood, and took all three horns, thats right it has a TRIPLE note horn! Sounded very cool until a few months ago when one of the triple note horns died.
So this weekend I was back in the junkyard and thought I'd get a new horn to replace the old Caddy horn. Again I was looking for the biggest Caddy I could find to pull to horn from. But I was disappointed to find that the newer caddy's have quadruple note horns!! And they were difficult to get at. I really didnt want to spend all day taking off the horns and I didnt want to have to find room for 4 horns in the front of the camaro.
So after giving up on Caddy's I walked over to the Euro section of the junkyard just for kicks and I saw a 1989 BMW 750iL, which is of course the Cadillac of BMW's. Someone had already taken the grille off the car...and there were the two BMW horns sitting right there in plain site, smaller, lighter, one bolt each, and super easy to get at. And they are only $5 at the junkyard. So I grabbed em.
I gotta say they sound awesome!! SUPER loud, piercing...and very Euro of course. You really can tell they are made for the autobahn, GET OUT OF MY WAY IM DOING 150MPH!! Anyway, just a suggestion for anyone wanting something different.
Of course the Caddy horns are still awesome if you want to go that route.
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S
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