1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
With all the talk about Hot Rods, Horsepower, Handling, and Speed,
there is almost no room left for just plain old cruising. There is
something to be said about hopping in a huge automobile, dropping
the top, and going for a drive. Remember the Sunday drive? Whatever
happened to that tradition? When gas was cheap, and big metal was
plentiful, what better way to spend an afternoon?
For consignment, a boulevard cruiser, long and lean, convertible
and cool, this '70 Caddy remains in nice condition, with a few
blemishes, a fine mix of cloth and leather to grab you when you sit
in, and a nice working convertible top. It has the big, big, V8
under the hood to get that mass up to speed in a hurry, and a
smooth TH400 automatic transmission to save a little gas, but then
who cares? You are showing up in total style, with a car from an
era where success was measured by the inch.
Corinthian Blue, a very befitting name for this luxury status
symbol. It covers straight steel panels that are minding their
gaps, a few blemishes in the paint that have been touched up, and
some rust bubbling on the lower panels toward the rear of the car,
but overall nice paint exists. A contrasting white convertible top
looks fab when it's up, and feels fab when it's down, and it works
perfectly. Chrome and brite-work is in good condition with just
slight areas of the beginnings of fading, and minor dimpling.
Chromed wire wheels with Cadillac logo covered hubs and thin wide
whites keep this large and in charge car planted to the ground, and
you are screaming classy all the way.
It just doesn't get any better than this with a sea of blue
buttoned cloth for the seating surfaces along with black leather
bolsters on the split front bench with a large armrest divider, and
full-on rear bench. Slightly worn, especially on the driver's
armrest, side door panels with a smattering of wood grained vinyl,
and chrome, and a mind-boggling array of buttons, toggles and knobs
to run all the conveniences like power locks, power windows, power
seats, climate control, and a toggle side view mirror. All this
floats in the black sea if you will. The carpet, which presents
nicely, and is very clean, is covered in rubber mats at each
station. A shout out to the trunk where everything is in original
and very clean order, well done!
The big 472ci V8 with a single 4-barrel carburetor to feed it, all
clean and in great condition sits in a very nicely preserved engine
bay. This healthy mill is backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic
transmission which sends power back to a 2.93 geared 12-bolt rear
Copious amounts of undercoating has been applied toward the rear of
the car and there are 2 areas of invasive rust that have developed
in the trunk floor. Otherwise, all is unremarkable down below with
a mix of undercoating and surface rust on the frame, floors,
exhaust and suspension components. Power disc brakes are on the
front along with an independent coil sprung suspension while power
drums are on the rear with a coil sprung 4 link setup.
She fired right up and after a nice warmup it gave me a nice slow
boil on the test track...meaning nice acceleration, good handling
for a large vehicle, and ultra-smooth ride. Braking is top notch
and save for the top switch being relocated, all else was in
Purchasing a classic can be fraught with pitfalls, because let's
face it, an older car will have maintenance to do. This Caddy,
though, is in really nice condition for its age, has a nice
respray, is mostly rust free, and mechanically sound as per our
tests. So, go ahead, pull the trigger and start your own parade
down main street, you head turner you.
324533-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 68369-1970 Deville Convertible
BDY FWD13560-Detroit Body #
TR 351-Black Leather
PNT 24B-Corinthian Blue, Black Top
06B-2nd Week June Build
E-Soft Ray Glass
L-Auto Level Control
K-Automatic Climate Control
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.