The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 28
1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible

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1970 Cadillac  DeVille Convertible

CHASSIS NO: F0169282

• Chiseled bodylines and eye-catching paint
• Nicely presented and collector-owned
• Very well-equipped with power amenities
• Ready to enjoy

472 cid V-8 engine, single Rochester Quadra-Jet four-barrel carburetor, 375 HP, Turbo-Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with four-link suspension and coil springs, hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes; wheelbase: 129.5"

Throughout the 20th Century, and the turbulent 1960s in particular, Cadillac remained the undisputed leader of the American luxury-car market. For 1965, Cadillac positioned itself for continued success with its completely restyled models, with the dated tailfins finally eliminated in favor of smart, blade-type rear fenders. Greater interior space was made possible by a new perimeter frame design, allowing the engine to be moved forward by six inches, replacing the outdated X-member arrangement of the 1950s. The overall result was both an unqualified success and a design statement of pure, understated elegance “…laid out with an architect’s precision”, according to Motor Trend.

As the 1960s advanced, a multitude of new emissions and safety features ensured compliance with tightening government standards, while an all-new 472-cid V-8 engine appeared in 1968 and maintained Cadillac’s tradition of strong performance with its muscular 375-horsepower output. A comprehensive restyling for 1969 bore the influence of the groundbreaking 1967 Eldorado, followed by detail refinements for 1970 including a revised grille with 13 vertical blades, and narrow V-shaped taillights. Production totals approached 239,000 vehicles for the 1970 model year, an all-time divisional record for Cadillac. Those numbers were of course paced by the very popular DeVille series, which was available along four body styles and included a handsome convertible.

The 1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible offered here is attractively finished in Candy Apple Red paint and very nicely presented with under 82,000 miles indicated on the odometer. As expected, this DeVille is highly equipped with a comfort and convenience items including an AM/FM radio, Climate Control air-conditioning, tilt/telescopic steering, power brakes and power steering, plus power-operated door locks and window lifts. A roadside jack and covered spare reside in the trunk, which is fully carpeted and paneled. The powerful Cadillac 472-cid V-8 engine resides in a tidy and nicely detailed underhood compartment and the DeVille’s convertible top is a quality, newer-appearing item. A fun and very attractive American luxury convertible, this 1970 Cadillac DeVille is ready to enjoy!

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