1970 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 'em drive away over the hill
Not against her will
I've got time to kill
Down in Brokenheartsville
Here I sit broken hearted, trying to write and only started, BUT
let's rock and roll! For consignment, a 1974 Coupe Deville, (much
like Cruella!). Actually this example of a true land yacht, sets
sea on the road to success, paved in avocado green, ( in reality
Persian Lime Firemist). Some faults in the paint and white vinyl
roof, (mostly on the roof), as it does reside in our South mallway
but lots of good money spent on all mechanicals which are now
buttoned up and runs like a big American watch. Long panels,
luxurious interior, plenty of conveniences, and lots of room to
spare for this rad Caddy when they were still cool. Now they are
just more sporty but personally I prefer cool. Hold on to your
Dual headlights find either side and flank a wide square pattern
egg crate grille and have a big bumper below in a match the hood
outward V. Signal lighting wraps around the front quarters from the
dual duals and a fine trim spear runs the gamut to the back of the
car. Large doors provide access to the passenger compartment and
this is topped by a white vinyl top. This shows some invasive
rusting on its edges, a hole in the vinyl in the center and rust in
the white trimming surrounding the top. This rust has migrated to
the body and a few other areas where the roof meets the body. The
remainder of the Persian Lime Firemist paint is still good and
holding the shine. In the back of this big beauty are vertical tail
lights and large vertical Caddy iconic bezels just off the backside
of the rear quarters. Horizontal tail lights also run across the
rear just below the trunk lid. A shiny bumper below, and some Caddy
Badging around the entirety of this car, and we have an exterior
ladies and gentlemen.
The BIG doors swing easily open and reveal lots of white leather
and molded vinyl for the door panels. There is also some wood
applique, a stainless toggle panel for the power windows and
mirrors, and a molded white armrest. The lowers are exterior
matching green carpeting. Inside we can breathe in white leather
which may have taken out an entire herd of cattle to cover these
overstuffed wide chairs. Split backs with a wide fold down armrest
in front, and a wide bench for at least 3 in back. The front seats
are power adjustable and show some soiling mostly on the fold down
armrest. The door panels have it as well in a lot less obvious
form. The green monster curved vinyl molded dash in green stretches
across the front of the car. Here we see wood applique accenting
and true GM dash design right out of 1974. Green carpeting covers
the floors and a tight whitey headliner hangs tightly above. A very
mid 70's color combo now retro cool!
Under the hood sits a 472ci V8 which is original to the car, and
provides enough power to spare to thrust this large piece of
Detroit iron down the highway. It has a factory 4-bbl carb atop,
and a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission on back. The rear axle
weighs in at a 12 bolt with 2.93 gear ratio. All in an unrestored
patina and some dirt engine bay.
Patina, some surface rust, and invasive rust on the rockers mostly
near all the wheel wells is noted. The stamped floor pans in these
areas have it too, and also the framing shows some surface rust.
Independent coil sprung front suspension provides the ride, and in
back a 4 link with coil spring suspension is on and up to snuff.
Power disc braking is upfront, and power drums for the rear.
A quick starter, and smooooooth runner, this car is mechanically
sound. Cosmetically it needs some TLC but I would not change that
classic mid 70's color. Bias free panic stopping, smooth automatic
shifting and no problems on the mechanical front or back.
A classic with the "IT" color scheme, white leather, and all the
conveniences one could shake a 1974 stick at, she's a true green
meanie with personality and that charm that came with the 70's. Now
it's looked at as retro which is a good thing, as opposed to myself
which I'm just referred to as old, but in a good experienced way!
Take me or leave me just like you can this consignment, but if you
are into mid 70s stuff, get in here quick.
47-2 Door Hardtop
R-472ci V8 4bbl 205hp
Q-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
176801-Sequential Unit Number
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.