REPAINTED IN 2013, NEW SEAT COVERS OTHERWISE ORIGINAL INTERIOR, RUNS EXCELLENT!
Old Cadillac ragtops are so cool, they even age with class. This 1968 Cadillac DeVille convertible is in just the right condition for dramatic entrances, long road trips, and high-end summertime fun. White over red is stunning, and while it isn't a show piece, it is most definitely a show stopper.
The important thing to note is that this car has led an easy life and even the chassis is cleaner than you'd expect from a 45-year-old piece. Applied in 2013, the white paint looks dramatic, which makes the body seem about a mile long thanks to pointed quarter panels that leave no question about what kind of car this is. It looks good even up close, with a great gloss, good body fit, and plenty of chrome trim to dress it up. The crisp lines and forward-canted headlights accentuate the long, low look and all of it is quite nicely presented, including the flush-fitting fender skirts. Sure, there are a few signs of use here and there, but for a Cadillac, that means character, and this is a car you can drive cross-country without worrying about dust or road rash. In the movies, you'd see a car like this driven by the hero, a guy with his own set of rules who loved the Caddy for what it represented, not for what it is today. That's a kind of cool you can't restore into a car, it has to be EARNED.
If you're looking to make grand entrances, the red interior is your best bet. Like a red bow tie with your tuxedo, it gives the Caddy a playful attitude that still exudes luxury. It has been restored as needed, with new seat covers and foam in 2013 and the carpets are undoubtedly recent as well, since they're just too nice to be original in an open car. Other details like the dash and door panels are original, and everything has a quality, all-of-a-piece look and feel. Accommodations are first class all the way, with cold A/C, a power front bench, power windows, tilt wheel, and an AM/FM stereo radio in the center of the dash. Overhead, there's a recent black convertible top that powers down in seconds and a red boot gives it a finished look. The trunk is surely original, with a factory mat showing its age and a full-sized spare, but again, this is only proof that the car has been well-maintained, not neglected.
Cadillac's big 472 cubic inch V8 is luxury car smooth, and pulls with enough torque to get all that sheetmetal moving with an effortless ease. One of the most reliable powerplants to ever come out of Cadillac factories, it has a smooth, powerful hum thanks to a proper single exhaust system, and fires up quickly. The block still wears original Cadillac Blue paint, that's a factory air cleaner up top, and experts will note options like power steering, power brakes, and A/C, which are always nice to have in your luxury cruiser. The transmission is a rugged TH400 3-speed automatic that shifts properly, letting the big V8 use its torque to get the car moving instead of constantly swapping gears. As I mentioned, the chassis is clean, and rolls on a set of 235/75/15 whitewall radials wrapped around a set of original hubcaps.
A big Cadillac convertible isn't just transportation, it's a lifestyle, and the imperfections aren't demerits, they're a bonus. Get your daily dose of cool and call today!
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- AM/FM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Air Conditioning
- Telescopic Wheel
- Tilt Wheel
- Power Brakes
- Power Seats
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
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