They didn’t get much lower, wider, or longer than the 1975 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. But with a big V8 and great 70s-style paint, it almost doesn’t need its celebrity connection to grab attention.
This is a two-owner car that has been cherished all its life, and you can really see that in the details. Bombay Yellow is one of those colors that look great on an angular 70s design. This one looks particularly nice because the factory color was re-sprayed about four years ago by Steve Hale (as in Steve’s Restorations on the TV show American Restoration.) So you know the previous owner paid for quality. Beyond just a good story, a Caddy like this is really starting to come into its own. People are beginning to really love the sharp edge design that is accented everywhere by chrome. The best examples of this is the front bumper that boldly comes to a central point, and the upright rear reflectors that gave these Cadillacs a hint of the iconic tailfin. But this one even gets the little details right with pieces like the new matching “halo” half vinyl roof, the intact plastic fender endcaps, and even the correct original hubcaps.
Cadillac is synonymous with luxury, and the interior is where you always get the best reminders of this. It’s a time capsule of a DeVille that comes loaded with the kind of options that you would even want on a brand new car, such as power windows, power seats, cruise control, and tilt/telescoping steering wheel. All of these controls have a cool classic look and feel, but best of all, these features still functions perfectly. In fact, the air conditioning recently been updated to make sure everything stays cool inside. The stereo is an AM/FM/CD unit, but it is mounded in the glovebox so you can get modern tunes without spoiling the vintage atmosphere. But the best indicator that this is a cherished original classic are the brown leather seats. They have a bit of wear from use over the years, but noting lasts 40+ years in this kind of condition without someone keeping a constant eye on preservation.
A Cadillac is a cool cruiser, and there’s a lot going on beneath the metal. Under the hood is the monstrous 500 cubic-inch V8 motor that looks as honest as the day it left the Detroit factory. Because this coupe has been about authenticity so much already, it should be no surprise that this is a numbers-matching car. In fact, this motor has less than 60,000 miles, which averages to less than 1,500 miles per year over its life. And this cared-for Caddy’s V8 has been about proactive maintenance, including new gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, water pump, power steering belt, intake gasket, head gasket, and a new thermostat. It has the reliability and power to keep up with the modern cars, and the cruising attitude is heightened by a smooth-shifting three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes with discs up front.
We have plenty of paperwork, including the original warranty card, owner’s manual, and restoration receipts to prove to you that this is your cherished classic with daily driver potential. The budget price and interesting story are just the cherries on top. Call today!!