Here's your opportunity to get your hands on a true survivor from
the new class of classics. This 1987 Cadillac Coupe DeVille is a
cool cruiser with the kind of originality that most of us find
This shows all signs of being the original Light Driftwood paint. Not only is it the perfect color to represent the era, but also it provides a great canvas to showcase the brown vinyl roof and matching pinstripe. These coupes are an exceptionally infrequent sight in the classics scene, so to find one that has been this well cared for feels like discovering a unicorn. The panels are straight; the trim is complete; and the bumpers have a mirror-like shine - it's a true rare find right down to the factory wire wheels.
Inside, plush is the operative word. This is a full-sized coupe so you can choose to seat six or fold down the armrests in both rows to give four people individual pillow-tufted comfort. The leather is in excellent condition with no cracking or splits, and even with the light color, it's clean and beautifully preserved. This coupe is built to keep the driver comfortably in control, and so all the essential components are within your fingertips - everything from the climate control to the digital trip computer. As a true Cadillac this is loaded with features like power seats, ABS, power locks, provisions for power windows, and the original AM/FM/cassette premium stereo.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching original 4.1-liter V8 motor. It has a great growl from the exhaust when you feel like digging into the accelerator, but it's not too loud during everyday driving, because that would be unseemly. The four-speed automatic overdrive transmission gives it great off-the-line response and pleasant highway manners. That means this Caddy remains a great long-distance tourer. Add in a fully independent suspension that's supple yet athletic, as well as front disc brakes, and you get a competent car that loves the grand touring experience.
Complete with owner's manual this is the perfect driver for anyone who appreciates a good Cadillac coupe or wants to get into highly original car at a value price. It's a rare car in rare survivor form, so you know this opportunity is quite rare.
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