CADILLAC 429CI V8, COOL DROP TOP CADDY, VERY CLEAN RED INTERIOR, READY FOR FUN!
If you acquired this Deville convertible new in 1964, you clearly had it made. This was decades before there were low monthly lease payment programs and long term 6-year financing with 0% interest and nothing down simply didn't exist. If this Cadillac was in your garage, you had truly arrived.
The exterior was refinished in the original Aspen White some years ago and the workmanship was done to a good standard. It benefits from the classic shade, which accentuates the curves and the new lower profile, without looking massive. The paint was laid down on a straight body with factory tight panel gaps that still look great today. The massive front grill, with quad headlights used as bookends, first appeared in the '61 model year, while chrome trim strips run parallel along the hood and along the body. Tail fin height was in steady decline after the '59 model year and by '64, proportions were tasteful and sleek, not ostentatious. Altogether, this is a ton of sheetmetal for not a lot of cash and you can get a lot of car for your money with a mid-60s Cadillac like this.
Inside, the red leather interior appears to be in excellent shape and has been carefully looked after by previous owners. Stylish diamond-tufted seat covers have an upscale look, especially with perforated leather seating surfaces, a look that would become popular with the Europeans in the coming years. C color-matched steering wheel with bright chrome accents feels like a proper helm for a land yacht like this and the ornate instrument panel puts everything within easy reach of the driver. The car is loaded with standard and optional features, including power windows, power seats, tilt wheel and the original AM/FM radio with both its knobs on the left side. Also note the device on the dashboard, popping up like some "War of the Worlds" ray gun which was the sensor for the Guide-Matic automatic headlight dimming system, also known as the Autronic Eye. Cool, right? Overhead there's a black power convertible top and it comes with a matching red boot perfect for parades. The trunk is mostly original, including the spare tire, which certainly looks like it dates from the Eisenhower era.
Raise the hood and examine what appears to be the original engine bay, from the blue paint on the motor forward. The Cadillac has been maintained carefully over the years. This 4,700 lb. example of rolling art is motivated by Cadillac's 429 cubic inch V8 generating 340 horsepower, is easily up to the challenge to take the big ragtop wherever you point the wheels. It fires up on demand and the recent exhaust system has that throaty rumble that confidently confirms that Cadillac is the Standard of the World. Cadillac's addition of extra insulation along the firewall helped to keep the passengers cocooned in quiet conversation, and even for a Cadillac, this one is hushed at speed. The automatic transmission shifts through the gears effortlessly and is perfectly mated to the big V8. Power brakes and power steering are pretty much mandatory on a car as large and powerful as this one and they both help in making the Cadillac's handling comfortable and predictable. Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the problematic air suspensions of the prior years and helped to further refine Cadillac's pillow soft ride. The 235/75/15 whitewall tires frame those massive chrome hubcaps perfectly.
Thanks to a lifetime of careful maintenance, this '64 Cadillac ragtop is a wonderful time capsule. The 80,434 recorded miles could be accurate, as our handsome convertible DeVille reflects well its careful maintenance and preservation. Call today!
- AM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Air Conditioning
- Power Brakes
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
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