Cadillac in the 1960s was the premiere luxury car in the U.S. and for good reason. The Cadillac cars from this era defined “Mad Men”-style that was in great demand and offered 21 different paint color and 13 interior colors available in leather, perforated leather or (if the buyer wished) vinyl. In addition, there were more than 30 different options and you could even get heated front seats if you wanted. These cars were built to be the best in the world, and they were sold to the rich who bought them to make the statement that they had made it in the race for fame and fortune.
The car featured in our AutoHunter Spotlight is one of these amazing cars. The seller states that it has recently received about $10,000 in recent mechanical work including service to the suspension, gaskets, fluids, battery, and transmission. It is powered by a 429cid big-block V8 mated to a Turbo-Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission. Options include automatic climate control, power locks, power windows,power front disc brakes, power steering, and a RetroSound radio.
The exterior received a color change from Summit Gray Metallic (code 18) to burgundy. Features include stacked quad headlights, chrome brightwork, a driver-side mirror, rear fender skirts, and a glass rear window. The dealer states that there are some touched-up areas on the body; the front bumper has a crease in it as shown in the photos in the posting.
The car rides on stock steel 15-inch wheels with wire hubcaps and Cadillac crests are wrapped in new Coker Classic whitewall tires.
The interior has been reupholstered in tan vinyl and beige with cloth bench seats in the front and back, matched to the door panels, dash, steering wheel, and lap belts. Instrumentation includes a sweeping 120-mph speedometer, a fuel gauge, and a coolant temperature gauge. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 65,095 miles, but the true mileage on this vehicle is unknown.
The car is powered by its original 429cid big-block V8 rated at 340 horsepower when new and is fed by a four-barrel carburetor. The seller states that the car runs well and received extensive recent work including the replacement of the power steering pump, steering gearbox, valve cover gaskets, transmission cover gasket, transmission fluid, motor oil, belts, coolant, rear main seal, oil pan gasket, and battery. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a column-shifted Turbo-Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission.
The car includes service records totaling more that $10,000, and this looks like an excellent car to use on weekends, take to local shows, and enjoy with the top down in spring or fall sunny days. While not a show car, it would be an excellent classic driver that has enough room for the entire family to ride in 1960s Cadillac comfort.
The auction for this 1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible ends Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 12:40 p.m. (PDT)