1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Well now you may think I'm foolish
For the foolish things I do
You may wonder how come I love you
When you get on my nerves like you do
Well baby you know you bug me
There ain't no secret 'bout that
Well come on over here and hug me
Baby I'll spill the facts
Well honey it ain't your money
'Cause baby I got plenty of that
I love you for your pink Cadillac.
For consignment the ultimate status symbol of the dawn of the 60's in the form of a Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Literally meaning “of the town” this long and luxurious land yacht complete with massive fins, big steel slab sides, is a real cruiser, and way over what you think is status quo.
An older respray in Pelham Blue metallic covers the massive steel panels that are minding their gaps. In full disclosure, some water staining, possibly from wet contact with the car cover for an extended period of time, show mostly on the flat surfaces (hood, roof, fenders, trunk). One has to look just in the right light to see it, but it is there. Being a survivor car, it retains much of its originality. A shout to the rear of this car with its rocket ship design in the form of dual vertical taillights inserted into the bumper resembling thrusters, and those nifty brake lights inserted into the V shaped fins. Did you know those fins actually make the car go faster? Paint is still shiny, and the chrome is good. The grille is complete with tiny bullets within the egg crate ultra-wide whites peek out from the fender skirts on the rear, and up front lead the way around any corner.
With all power options working excepting the original radio, you are in wealthy man's territory in the interior of this car. The spacious benches covered in broadcloth in the centers and surrounded by leather bolsters all electric, all working. The door panels are an exercise in 60's design with various textures including an aluminum strip with concentric circles etched in aluminum, cloth in two tone square, gray leather uppers, and lower carpet banding. Nice shiny handles and knobs here too. The wrap around dash also is an exercise in early 60's design with a cluster of power switches for windows and mirrors housed in the curve, instrument cluster in the center, and a long band of horizontal chromed bands to add accent. Round bezel clock, and A/C vents are located throughout. Gray carpet in good condition covers the floors, and a tight original headliner hangs above.
The standard Cadillac 390ci V8 rebuilt 10 years ago sits in an unrestored but very clean engine bay. On top is a Rochester single 4-barrel carburetor, and a 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission is on the back of the 390. 3.21 gears which is the standard ratio on Caddy's with A/C, which this one has.
For a survivor the undercarriage has a nice patina and no surface rust. 4-wheel power drum brakes, and cushy independent coil spring and coil spring suspension make for a cloud like ride.
Behind this wheel you as the driver are large and in charge, in this comfy well-designed interior. A turn of the key and she fires right up and has a smooth idle. Shifting is solid with no lag, and acceleration is smooth. A/C blows cold, and as mentioned the radio does not work, and we found the wipers to be in-op as well. Overall a very smooth ride as with most pieces of Detroit iron this large.
All original, mostly working, comfortable clean example of a 3-owner car, 2 of them from the same family (grandfather / grandson). A rebuilt engine at the time of the restoration/respray 10cyears ago, and otherwise all original. Truly driveway jewelry to be sure to turn heads and attract attention in your neighborhood. And the fins do make it go faster!
040914-Sequential Unit Number
STYLE 60 6337-1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
BODY FW5984-Fleetwood Body #
TRIM 41- Gray Chadwick Cloth & Gray Leather
PAINT 24-Pelham Blue Metallic
E-EZ Eye Glass
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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