1972 Cadillac Coupe Deville
The Cadillac Deville was always a popular model and 1972 was no
exception. A modest frontal revision placed more emphasis on
horizontal grille blades. The parking lamps were moved from the
bumper to between the square bezel headlamps, which were now set
wider apart. V-shaped emblems made a return on hood and deck lid.
New standard features included a bumper impact system, automatic
parking brake release, passenger assist straps and flow through
ventilation system. New DeVille signature script was affixed to the
sides of the rear roof panels. Sales reached a record 194,811.
Our mantra here is "you never know what's going to come through the
door next". This holds true on so many levels, from flawless
antiques to modern day muscle. Today we squeezed in all 227.4" of
Cadillac length to offer up for you. Not only is it a looker but it
has had tons of maintenance done. All parts under the hood have
either been rebuilt or replaced, including the A/C and all power
accessories are functioning as designed. For consignment, a record
setter in not only sales but size, all steel, all white, large, in
charge, and coming your way via our hallowed halls here at the
Classic Auto Mall.
Clean white paint covers the miles of square footage that is this
car. The paint is nice, and all chrome trimmings are shiny and not
pitted or rusted. The V shaped front grille with the hood atop of
it emulating that V takes your eye forever until you reach the
windshield. The rear trunk lid is much the same and can accept the
contents of a small New York apartment with ease. A tight and clean
black vinyl covered hardtop shows no rust underneath and all glass
is clear and clean. Rear fender skirts and those large vertical
taillights melting into the bumper on the back are iconic Cadillac
design cues. Turbine outer style Cadillac wheel covers have thin
blackwall rubber all around them and the tires are like new.
White and black are the interior color, and all surfaces show
cleanly. The driver's door panel houses all the controls for the
windows and drivers mirror, as well as a handy door mounted
wiper/washer box within ergonomic reach. Turning our attention to
the interior seating arrangements, we note dual large overstuffed
leather covered and buttoned buckets with a fold down central
armrest. The seats are powered to get it just right baby bear. The
leather looks almost new when compared to the rear bench seat,
quite obviously having been recovered. A large couch-like rear
bench in matching white leather, which shows cracking and soiling,
also sports a central arm rest, and this bench also has arms on
either side which harbor the essential ashtrays and window toggles.
Upfront the long wide dash is in padded black vinyl and has some
wood applique running through the center of it. All gauges are
clean and clear plastic coverings are looking good. An
AM/FM/Cassette radio sits within the driver's reach. Beautiful like
new carpet floods the large floor plan, and a white, slightly
stained and wrinkled headliner above.
The big mill, which is a 472ci V8, is original to this car and sits
in this well cared for engine bay. Our consignor states that all
parts in the engine bay have either been rebuilt or replaced plus
the engine was repainted along the way. A single 4-barrel
carburetor liberally feeds this engine, and it puts power rearward
to a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission, and a 10-bolt axle
weighing in with a 2.93 ratio.
All is structurally sound with the frame, suspension and floors
showing a mixture of surface rust and black paint/undercoating.
Power disc brakes are up front and power drums for the rear. Plenty
of aged patina surfaces under here but all is strong and solid.
There's nothing in the world that compares to being behind the
wheel of an early 70's American luxury car, it's akin to driving
your couch around town. With a twist of the key I was off in the
living room like bliss that is Cadillac. The car handled our test
track with ease. Good cornering, excellent braking and torque laden
acceleration. It was a smooth ride with a ton of power accessories
to enjoy and fondle. All of the functions worked swimmingly
including the AC which has been R134a converted, and the only thing
missing from my couch on wheels was my TV remote and my favorite
Nicely preserved and well cared for sums up this record setting
piece of Detroit luxury. With all the nuances tended to by our
consignor this car is ready and your pals to load up and explore
the forgotten paths of our nation. All the while the only gauge
you'll need to monitor is the fuel, but who cares about fuel
economy when you're in a Cadillac?
47-2 Door Hardtop Coupe
R-472ci V8 4bbl 220hp
E-Linden, NJ Assy Plant
357386-Sequential Unit Number
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.