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1961 Cadillac DeVille


1961 Cadillac was creatively photographed for its sale
1961 Cadillac was creatively photographed for its sale

Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve started playing golf again after nearly 20 years away from the links, or maybe it’s the creative photography done by this car’s owner, but this 1961 Cadillac DeVille is just the sort of vehicle that would turn heads as you rolled up to the entrance of the local country club to deposit your clubs with a caddy.

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Today’s Pick of the Day is a two-owner, 75,000-mile, aircraft-carrier-sized beauty, which the private owner offering it on ClassicCars.com for $27,500 and says is a California car that has spent only the past 14 months in Syracuse, New York.

Photographs – there are 31 included in the advertisement – show the coveted California black plates stored in the car’s massive trunk. Hmmm, wonder how many sets of clubs could fit back there?

The seller notes that the car has working factory air conditioning, power seats and windows, power brakes and steering and a “detailed” engine bay. The seller also points out that the brakes and windshield are new, the V8 engine has been rebuilt, it and transmission have been “fully serviced,” and that there is new window felt throughout the car. Also new is the CustomAutoSound classic radio with iPod and MP3 functionality (and the factory-installed radio also comes with the car).

“Car is driven to car shows and is not a project car,” the seller promises.

“Turn the key and head to shows or for ice cream.” Or the golf course.

So why is the car for sale?

“Only reason for selling is baby on the way.”

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.



Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
  1. I don’t believe this is a Deville as it would have leather seats and interior. It also would have exterior lettering “CPE DEVILLE”. It is classified as a coupe. It appears to be a fine car. Price?

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