1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Here's to the past they can kiss my glass I hope she's happy with
him Here's to the girl who wrecked my world That angel who did me
in I think the devil drives a Coupe de Ville I watched them drive
away over the hill Not against her will, I've got time to kill Down
in Brokenheartsville...Joe Nichols
Hold on tight ladies and gents, there's one cool cad in house right
now and it has shown up as a 1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville. Large
would be the buzzword on this 1950's big coupe. Bathed in Goddess
Gold, and two toned on the top with Alpine White, she sports plenty
of chrome, some nifty fins and wide whites that keep this huge
skate firmly attached to the road. Richly appointed with options,
and a cloud like ride, we are off like a prom dress to the country
club to bat some little white balls around.
Double "D" Dagmars lead the way and have an egg crate styled
chromed grille behind them and a surrounding chrome trimming above
and a bumper below. All this wraps around the front quarters and
continues with a very tasteful below the belt line trim with
Cadillac badging written in your grandmother's handwriting just
above. Through the door it streaks and on the rear quarter makes a
sharp turn upward and forms a faux vent on the rear quarter bump
out. A beautiful rocker trim runs from stem to stern, and moves
gracefully around the fender skirts, eventually to the rear bumper
which has crowning fins with taillights atop. Flow through the
bumper exhaust and smaller bumper-ettes protect the spacious trunk
lid. For the roof, which is bathed in Alpine White, there are
plenty of chrome trimmings surrounding the windows, and mind you
not a straight line of it to be seen! Body is all bathed in Goddess
Gold, and how apropos for this luxury liner. Wide whites are on all
4 corners, and Caddy caps in shiny polish form are covering the
wheels. Plenty of WOW factor here folks.
A swing of the large doors is much like opening a safe door. Here
we can see the attention to detail the designers of the time took
to make sure all is really looking great with no expenses spared.
Utilizing several surface treatments from white vinyl to gold vinyl
and even some tufted and buttoned square stitched broadcloth then
we stitch all this and add a horizontal metal panel with some power
toggles for the windows, and pepper it with a Caddy crown, and
elongated Chevron and some shiny handles, and we have only
described the doors! For the seating we note more tufted and
buttoned square paneled broadcloth in gold for the inserts, and
white leather bolsters, all bordered with cream piping. The seats
are cracked in the leather areas and are trimmed with large chrome
surrounding tub accenting. The rear seat is as impressive with a
central white leather split panel including a fold down armrest.
The original dash is a mixture of the gold leather, cream paint,
and plenty of horizontal ribbing and shiny trimming surrounds and
knobs. The two-tone steering wheel fronts this dash and is in
excellent condition. Gold carpet floods the floors, and a wonderful
cream headliner is separated with arched chromed trim pieces at
each seam. A Wonderbar radio is noted, as is a headlight sentinel
on the dash top to drivers left.
Under the large hood, sits an impressive 331ci V8 which is original
to this car. It's all in black and appears well detailed, with some
slight paint chipping and minor patina. A single 4-barrel Carter
carb is atop, and on back a 4-speed Hydramatic which pushes power
back to a 3.36 rear axle.
A combination of nice patina and some surface rust is noted
throughout the undercarriage. A solid structurally sound X frame is
present and rust free floorpans rockers and toe kicks are seen.
Power drum brakes are all around and coil springs for the front,
and leaf springs for the back, provide the ride.
She fired right up and on the test track performed well. There are
some misfires though, in the form of the power antenna does not
work, the seat motors are in op, and the passenger's rear window
does not have any power to it. The clock does work but is
disconnected due to a constant battery drain. Also noticed a pull
to the left under braking, hard or light...it pulled. We do note
that the original Cadillac Identification Card is still tucked in
place on the radiator support, great history!!!!
Big, buxom, bodacious and beautiful with some slight TLC needed on
the electric convenience areas. Car runs great and looks all the
part with no rust, and lots of chrome. The bigger the better and
this one is just nearly the best!
23389-Sequential Unit Number
STYLE 55 62370X-1955 Coupe Deville, Power Windows
BODY FW5053-Fleetwood Body #
TRIM 65P-Gold V Pattern Metallic Nylon, White Leather
PAINT 84 90-Goddess Gold, Alpine White
EHY E-EZ Eye Glass
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.