1970 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side"
For consignment, just like the mirror ball that adorns your front
yard, a piece of Americana in Lanai Green and ultimate symbol of
success, the 1970 Caddy Coupe DeVille. A bagged suspension for that
low and slow troll through the section of town that could yield
some interesting results, a 472ci power plant, cushy leather
interior with lots of conveniences, and some futuristic chrome
wheels and the rear fender skirts have this cruiser looking like it
is just barely floating off the ground.
Copious amounts of square footage of steel adorn the framing of
this long Caddy. Some areas of repairs and slight bubbling faults
can be noted under the 3 year old Lanai Green respray. Chrome
remains shiny, just a little faded, and shows up en masse for the
bumpers and trimmings. Early 1970's square and rectangle design
shows on the V fronted grille which has smoothed over dual
rectangular headlights and side marker lighting which bends around
the corner of the front quarters. Below is a large nice condition
bumper which has the egg crate grille just above it in the center.
A long steel hood, painted wheel well surrounds and rockers, and a
stainless steel central belt line trim spear highlight the green.
Above, the roofline has a wonderful squared off 2 door line, and
large panoramic rear glass. Fender skirts have been added to the
rear quarters, which streak rearward and form the iconic vertical
spear lighting on back. These flank a 2 bedroom square footage
trunk. 15-inch chrome steel wheels with some surface rust, are
wrapped in wide white rubber on all 4 corners. Looking very
sophisticated but also a cruiser, low and slow.
A swing of the massive doors and there is a world of plenty offered
up just on the door panels. Plenty of wood applique trim neatly
mixing with black molded vinyl, some shiny trimming as delineation,
and the panel for the power windows, locks and mirror joystick.
Floating in a deep black sea of carpeting showing some wear at the
thresholds, and slight staining in back, are cushy ultra wide black
leather bucket seats that have a nice feel of aging with some
leather folds showing, and adorned on the backs with buttons. There
is a fold down central armrest available or to offer up a 3rd seat
in front. In the back, buried under the big roof is a long couch
like rear bench also in padded leather and nicely worn. The
original dash is fronting all the leather menagerie, and shows the
GM square and rectangle design utilizing black molded vinyl, wood
applique and some chrome highlighting. Within its confines are the
climate control, delay wipers, and opening where the radio has been
removed and all that remains. The air bag controls are toggles
under the left side of the dash and have been labeled for ease of
Under the large hood are 472 cubes of V8 power awaiting your foot
to bring them to life. All in original unrestored condition, some
surface rust and dulling it is topped by FiTech EFI and has a
correct TH4003 speed transmission on back. 2.93 is the rear axle
ratio and it's a 12 bolt version just FYI...
Heavy surface rust, and invasive rust have taken over the
underbelly of this car. Some areas are eaten through but have nets
above for their repair. The floor pans appear to have been
repaired, and sprayed black with a rattle can. Independent
suspension that has been air bagged, and a 4 link with the airbags
is on the back. Power disc brakes are upfront, and power drums are
on back. An older Flowmaster exhaust is now on.
This green monster fired right up and on the test drive performed
nicely. Good acceleration, good braking and decent handling. I
encountered several electrical issues with this car with the AC,
wipers, heater blower and clock inoperable. Playing with the
toggles for the 4 corner adjustable air ride brought a smile to my
face and gave me visions of the So-Cal low and slow scene.
Some faults throughout, and non working electrics, undercarriage
damage and paint bubbles, render this car as a small project to
bring back to perfection. All of it is there, it just needs
refreshing and some TLC. When you are done you will have a nifty
Caddy to cruise around in and let the world know you've made it, (
or at least replied it!). Doo..da..do...da doo da dad doo..cue the
sax sugarplum fairy.
334839-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 68347-1970 Coupe DeVille
TR 051-Black Leather
PNT 42K-Lanai Green, Beige Top
06C-3rd Week June
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.