1962 Cadillac DeVille
This is a striking, show quality example of a classic 1962 Cadillac Coupe DeVille that has been fully customized, re-finished and enhanced with artistically selected, and skillfully executed details. The modifications only emphasize and enhance the car's classic appearance, while also significantly upgrading its performance, luxury and convenience. The car was built over a 4-year period starting with a local, stock original car with only 10,000 actual miles. No expense has been spared on this very drivable, heavily customized street rod. It has been valued by Blair Car Appraisers & Consultants at $150,000.00, and a copy of the appraisal goes with the car.
The car is powered by the original, number-matching 390ci V-8, that has been totally rebuilt putting out 325-horsepower and the block painted a custom black. The power flows smoothly through the easy shifting, original transmission and rear-end. The engine has been modified to include a tri-power set-up with Rochester carburetors with Offenhauser finned chrome individual air cleaners, pan and valve covers. All of the wiring harnesses and pulleys have been replaced, rebuilt/painted, while being nicely routed and secured and a Super Stock chrome finished coil has been included. It is also upgraded and outfitted with a Pro Cool aluminum radiator, All Cool Flex upper and lower radiator hoses and a B&M Transmission cooler that is mounted in front of the radiator. It has been finished with performance coated intake manifolds, custom exhaust headers (that flow through a rebuilt dual exhaust) and water pump housings. Yellow dual top Optima batteries have been installed to match the high capacity, chrome finished, 160-AMP alternator and newly wired electrical system. The body color has been put in as an accent on all the rib valleys of the components mentioned above, as well as the entire engine compartment that also sports a special 50th Anniversary Edition emblem that says, "Standard of the World".
Outside, the exterior of the car has an absolutely incredible, show quality, PPG Black base and "Kustom Shop" Purple and Blue Holographic Pearl flake top-coat finish. The chrome on the car has all been redone, stainless trim re-polished and both precisely aligned. It has Tri-Bar headlights with HID bulbs and PIAA Deno 6 LED daytime running lights with the bezels color-matched to the body and the grilles non-chrome components finished the same. All of the glass on the car is original and in perfect condition along with the seals. Underneath, the chassis has been completely rotisserie restored, and then completed with powder coating that includes the front suspension, all steering components and sway bars. The brake system has been completely rebuilt, including all lines and the master/power boosters. The stock front-end has been converted to disc brakes with 13" cross-drilled and slotted zinc washed rotors mounted to a 2024 T6 Billet aluminum CNC machined hub, with PBR calipers. The oversize brake pad surface was made possible by the room made from the 22" Forgiano, three-piece polished and chromed alloy wheels that sit atop Pirelli P245/30/ZR P Zero tires. The wheels have also been painted and accented with the inner barrels and bolts painted the body color.
The interior of this '62 Caddy is a masterpiece in and of itself. It is fully customized enhancing the original Cadillac luxury with modern conveniences. The seats/door panels are finished with Black NAPA Bentley leather while the headliner, dash and rear package tray are fully upholstered in Ultra leather to match. The dash has been fully customized with a full set of Dakota digital gauges that have been nicely fitted into the original make-up, and finished in the body color as well. It has a custom steering wheel, and like the outside, all of the chrome and stainless inside have been completely redone. Custom blue lighting has been installed under the dash and rear seat cushions to softly illuminate the floor when on. Do you like tunes while you cruise? This car has a competition show quality JL Audio System with Kenwood head unit controller in an exceptionally and artistically, acoustically-tuned manner that favors the interiors appearance, rather than taking from it. This audio system cost in excess of $27,000.00 alone to build and install! The trunk of the car has been insulated, and skillfully modified, to house and conceal all of the major components of the audio system, along with the air ride system. The latter is an Air Ride Tech Stage 2 Suspension System that includes dual compressors and a 10-gallon aluminum tank, which are also all hidden in the same matching black Ultra leather as the interior.
From the amazing paint, mind-blowing interior and exceptionally modified power plant with a perfect mellow but throaty exhaust sound...this is just an unbelievable streetrod built on a platform that you rarely see.
It is being offered at over half of what it would cost for you to build at $69,900.00!
This car is being represented for a collector in the Seattle, Washington area.
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