Definitively proving that less is more, the 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville featured more restrained styling than its 1959 predecessor. The tailfins were lower with a full-width grille, the pointed front bumper guards were eliminated, and there was less, more- tasteful chrome trim and added front fender-mounted directional indicator lamps.
Standard equipment (that would have been options on less expensive marques) included:
This lovely classic is a mild custom that has spent much of its life in Tennessee and has no body rust. The interior cloth and leather combination is well-preserved and matches the exterior. The chassis was lowered 2 inches and has newer control arms, an aluminum radiator and the original trunk mat. All electrics work well.
The top-of-the-line Caddy would have included as standard equipment a 390 cu in engine. However, during its restoration, a rebuilt 472 cu in engine was installed. Now it delivers 375 hp at 444 rpm and a massive 525 lb ft torque at just 3,000 rpm. And don’t forget the dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers also added during the restoration.
It’s a beauty -- both in a show and on the road.