1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
With all the talk about Hot Rods, Horsepower, Handling, and Speed, there is almost no room left for just plain old cruising. There is something to be said about hopping in a huge automobile, dropping the top, and going for a drive. Remember the Sunday drive? Whatever happened to that tradition? When gas was cheap, and big metal was plentiful, what better way to spend an afternoon?
For consignment a boulevard cruiser, long and lean, convertible and cool, this '68 Caddy remains in nice condition, with a few blemishes, plenty of leather to grab you when you sit in, and a nice working convertible top. It has the big, big, V8 under the hood to get that mass up to speed in a hurry, and a smooth TH400 automatic transmission to save a little gas, but then who cares? You are showing up in total style, with a car from an era where success was measured by the inch.
Regal Silver, a very befitting name for this luxury status symbol. It covers straight steel panels, that are minding their gaps, (mostly) except for a few small pieces are out of line on the front grille and rear taillight section, and shows a few blemishes here and there, but overall nice paint exists. A contrasting Black convertible top looks fab when it's up, and feels fab when its down, and it works perfectly. Chrome and brite-work is in good condition with just slight areas of the beginnings of fading, and minor dimpling. Chromed wire wheels with Cadillac logo covered hubs, medium wide whites, and you are screaming classy all the way.
It just doesn't get any better than this with a sea of Red buttoned leather on the split front bench with a large armrest divider, and full on rear bench. Add a matching tonneau cover, side door panels with a smattering of wood grained vinyl, and chrome, and a mind-boggling array of buttons, toggles and knobs to run all the conveniences like power locks, power windows, power seats, climate control, and a toggle side view mirror. All this floats in the red sea if you will. The carpet, which presents nicely, and is very clean, is covered in rubber mats at each station. A shout out to the trunk where everything is in original and very clean order, well done!
The big 472ci V8 with a single 4-barrel carburetor to feed it, all clean and in great condition sits in a very nicely preserved engine bay. This healthy mill is backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission.
Underneath we can give a thumbs up to very little surface rust, and a covering of rustproofing. Frame, floorpans, suspension parts, and rockers are all in great shape under here. Even under the inside door panels are squeaky clean. Noted are power drum brakes all around, and a 2.94 rear, and a nice clean exhaust system.
Purchasing a classic can be frought with pitfalls, because let's face it, an older car will have maintenance to do. This Caddy though, is in really nice condition for its age, has a nice respray, is rust free, and mechanically sound as per our tests. So, go ahead, pull the trigger and start your own parade down main street, you head turner you.
128424-Sequential Unit Number
ST 68 68367-1968 Deville Convertible
BDY FWD2293-Fleetwood Body #
PNT 16 2-Regal Silver Black Top
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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