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Pick of the Day: Longhorn option easily removed from this Caddy

1962 DeVille has unusual hood ornament attachment feature

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We’re informed that confession is good for the soul. So as I present the Pick of the Day, I include this confession: It was the longhorn hood ornament that caught my attention, but what made me select this 1962 Cadillac DeVille for sharing with you was the fact that the horns are not a permanent fixture but have a novel attachment feature.

“I’m a Texan at heart and love having the longhorns, but I understand for most it’s silly,” says the private owner advertising the car on ClassicCars.com

“I will tell you, though, the honks and smiles, waves, and groups that surround us are because of those horns!”

But wait, there’s more: 

Longhorn, Pick of the Day: Longhorn option easily removed from this Caddy, ClassicCars.com Journal

“The horn is not a permanent fixture of the car and is placed on by strong magnets,” the seller continues. “It can be taken off at any time.”

Indeed, there are photos in the advertisement that show horns on and horns off, and when they are off, there appears to be no indication on the car’s hood that the horns were ever there.

Except for the tale (we so wanted to type tail) of the horns, there isn’t a lot of information about the car in the advertisement, other than the fact that it has a Cadillac-embroidered umbrella that came with it back in the day. 

“I am going to miss this car but I need to part with it.”

The seller is willing to do that parting for $26,900.

Longhorn, Pick of the Day: Longhorn option easily removed from this Caddy, ClassicCars.com Journal

The car is in Jerome, Idaho, has a charcoal gray and white interior, V8 engine, automatic transmission and the odometer shows 65,000 miles, we’re informed. Seats are cloth covered.

In 1962, Cadillac’s 60th anniversary year, the Series 62 DeVille was offered as a separate or sub-series based on the Town Sedan. The engine was a 390cid V8 rated at 325 horsepower. Cars had power steering and brakes, rear fender skirts, and a 2-way power front seat. 

The Pick of the Day is offered for $26,900. To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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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.

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