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Pick of the Day: 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

A custom Cadillac with a lowered stance

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At 224 inches in length, a 1960s Cadillac Coupe DeVille is only about an inch shorter than a new eight-passenger 2022 Chevrolet Suburban. Cadillac was proud of its DeVille and went to great lengths to make it stand out as a big, bold car for the luxury-minded.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Perry, Georgia. (Click the link to view the listing)

1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

“This is a southern car spending most of its life in Tullahoma, Tennessee with the original owner until I acquired it almost ten years ago,” the listing states. The paint is a striking pearl white with hints of violet mixed in, and the car is described as air-tight. Setting off that eye-catching paint color is a gleam from the chrome 20-inch Boss 338 wheels all the way around. A lowered stance was achieved through the installation of Jamco springs and shock absorbers, and the seller says that the ride is still factory quality.

1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

The DeVille name has roots in French, as a phrase derived from “de la ville,” or “of the town.” In Cadillac history, the Deville was first introduced as a trim level of the Series 62 beginning in 1949 and it later became a standalone model in 1958. The later redesign in 1965 brought more squared body lines along with stacked headlights and a wider grille.

The cabin of this DeVille is furnished with navy blue vinyl bench seating and retains a largely original look and feel with the exception of aftermarket floor mats. The seller states that the automatic climate control is inoperative, although its functions can be controlled manually.

1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Powering this big-body coupe is a big-block 429cid V8 with 340 horsepower that has reportedly accrued just 81,941 miles since new. “Under the hood is very clean and original with no missing parts,” the seller states. “The engine runs quiet and has been serviced regularly over the years.” Recent maintenance included a new water pump, spark plugs and wires, a Pertronix ignition setup, new belts, and a replacement fuel pump.

 429cid big-block V8 engine
429cid big-block V8 engine

“This car really turns heads and gets lots of attention,” the seller concludes. The pricetag is $39,500 or best offer, but be sure to take a measuring tape into the garage first to make sure it’ll fit.

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

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Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

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