The second generation of Cadillac (1961-1964) included restyling, refinement and re-engineering. The 1961 Coupe de Ville sported dramatic styling coupled with a thin-pillar roofline and fins reminiscent of rockets. For even more dramatic flair, the grille slanted back from a point toward both the bumper and the hood with dual headlamps at each side, and, for the first time, the de Ville model featured series designation scripts as standard equipment.
This 2-door hardtop coupe has an 8-cylinder 390 cu in, 325 horsepower engine with a 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission. in this California burgundy beauty includes power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, dual backup lights, dual speed wipers with windshield wash, wheel discs, plain fender skirts, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and power windows.
The California showstopper boasts beautiful custom metallic paint and a body-on restoration. Also included are an electronic ignition, new carburetor, new bumper chrome, a Corvette grille, remote door latches, shaved handles and side trim. For an even sportier look, the chassis was lowered by 2 inches. In March of 2015, this burgundy beauty graced the cover of Black Top magazine, and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser wherever it travels.