1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
1970 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 '70 Caddy remains in nice condition, with a few blemishes, a fine mix of cloth and 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.
Corinthian Blue, a very befitting name for this luxury status symbol. It covers straight steel panels that are minding their gaps, a few blemishes in the paint that have been touched up, and some rust bubbling on the lower panels toward the rear of the car, but overall nice paint exists. A contrasting white convertible top looks fab when it's up, and feels fab when it's 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 and thin wide whites keep this large and in charge car planted to the ground, and you are screaming classy all the way.
It just doesn't get any better than this with a sea of blue buttoned cloth for the seating surfaces along with black leather bolsters on the split front bench with a large armrest divider, and full-on rear bench. Slightly worn, especially on the driver's armrest, 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 black 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 which sends power back to a 2.93 geared 12-bolt rear axle.
Copious amounts of undercoating has been applied toward the rear of the car and there are 2 areas of invasive rust that have developed in the trunk floor. Otherwise, all is unremarkable down below with a mix of undercoating and surface rust on the frame, floors, exhaust and suspension components. Power disc brakes are on the front along with an independent coil sprung suspension while power drums are on the rear with a coil sprung 4 link setup.
She fired right up and after a nice warmup it gave me a nice slow boil on the test track…meaning nice acceleration, good handling for a large vehicle, and ultra-smooth ride. Braking is top notch and save for the top switch being relocated, all else was in working order.
Purchasing a classic can be fraught 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 mostly 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.
324533-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 68369-1970 Deville Convertible
BDY FWD13560-Detroit Body #
TR 351-Black Leather
PNT 24B-Corinthian Blue, Black Top
06B-2nd Week June Build
E-Soft Ray Glass
L-Auto Level Control
K-Automatic Climate Control
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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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