The Pick of the Day presents an interesting challenge for the right buyer. The car is a 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, “all numbers matching,” notes the private seller in Montrose, Colorado, advertising the long and elegant two-door on ClassicCars.com.
“I am the four owner of ‘Lucille’ my beloved ’60 coupe,” the seller reports. “This was and still is my dream car, but it is time for someone else to love on her.
“An extensive restoration process was undertaken by the previous owner to bring her back to her original glory,” the seller continues. “We have receipts accounting for $48,000 worth of work on this beauty.”
But the work isn’t quite finished, although to date it includes:
- Full engine and transmission rebuilds.
- Complete body restoration (sandblasting and paint restoration to original specs) of hood, doors, core support, and wheel wells, fender support, interior floor, trunk (over 50 total shop hours of prep work and painting).
- Complete chrome refinishing (sandblasting, chrome, and polish) of all trim, grille, and fenders. The chrome on this coupe is truly amazing.
- Reupholstered interior to original specs.
- 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor, upgraded radiator (keeps it running cool even on hot summer days — I can include original radiator if desired).
- Starter rebuild, new fuel tank, and lines, electronic fuel pump, replace all gaskets and hoses.
- Coker classic wide, whitewall bias-ply tires.
- Fresh windshield, back glass and quarter panel windows.
- Custom dual exhaust including headers and glass-pack mufflers.
“Due to health issues, a full restore was not possible by the previous owner and I have lacked the time to complete it myself,” the seller says.
So what’s left for the next owner to do?
“There remain these items that need to be finished: minor paint touchups, lower hood extension grill molding needs to be reinstalled, several small trim pieces were not reinstalled after being chromed, windshield wiper motor and horn need to be reinstalled, glove box and speaker covers need to be reinstalled, 2 small holes in the headliner. I’d be happy to FaceTime and show in detail any imperfections or work remaining.”
The seller notes that the car has always been garaged, and also reports on each of the previous owners and that date he or she purchased the car, one of 21,585 produced for the 1960 model year.
The car has been driven 96,720 miles, presumably its lifetime total.
Although not specified in the advertisement, Coupe de Villes in 1960 were equipped with Cadillac’s 390cid V8 rated at 325 horsepower with a 2-barrel carburetor (note that this car’s engine has been rebuilt and upgraded with a 4-barrel Edelbrock unit).
The asking price is $39,000 for a car that still needs some work, though the heavy lifting appears to have been completed.