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Cadillac welcomed the 1970s with a mild restyle of its 1969 styling
that included an attractive new grille, wheel covers, tail lights
and rear bumper. New interior upholsteries complemented Cadillac's
elegant exterior and provided passengers with the luxury expected
in a Cadillac.
The 1970 Cadillacs were popular, with 238,745 being built for the
model year, a new divisional record and the first new record in two
years. In keeping with Cadillac's policy of continuous improvement,
a new rear axle design was introduced for 1970. The new axle was
quieter, with improved durability and provided the most torque
capacity of any car in the industry at the time. Maintenance was
easier on the new axle, and interior spaciousness benefited from
the lower drive line. Optional radios for 1970 included both AM and
FM bands for maximum station availability. A new antenna was
embedded in the windshield, which eliminated the exterior fender
mast but created reception problems.
Despite the new year, decade, and production record, 1970 was also
a year of lasts at Cadillac. At the end of the model year, three
models would be quietly discontinued. The Sedan deVille model with
B-pillar in 1970 sold 7,230 copies compared to the more popular
Hardtop Sedan deVille at 83,274�making it the most popular model in
the lineup. So it wasn't really a huge surprise to see it
discontinued, especially given the public's fondness for hardtop
styling at the time.
One of which to retire after 1970 was the DeVille Convertible,
which dated back to the 1940 Series 62 Convertible Coupe.
Convertible sales had been declining for several years, and
Cadillac decided to upgrade its convertible model for 1971 into the
Fleetwood Eldorado line. The glamorous new convertible would
continue to be made through 1976, when it became the last American
convertible to be built for a few years.
The 1970 model year established Cadillac as the top selling luxury
car in America (again), and led the way into a decade that would
see gas shortages, tougher safety standards, a new era of
electronics in automobiles, Cadillac's first smaller luxury car,
and a continuation of the traditional luxury, elegance, and value
the Cadillac brand was known for.
This particular example will take you back to 1970 with its perfect
lines and well kept appearance. The White paint has the perfect
amount of metallic flake with no flaws along with the roof and
interior which are also flawless. The original drivetrain starts
easy and stays running so you can drive it around like a new car
with no worries.
Classic car financing is available and trades are always welcome,
so let us help you get this 18.75 foot long beauty in your
Location:Hope Mills, North Carolina
- Interior Color:Black
- Stock Number:C0166