Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1975 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, "Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side"
Said, "Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side"
For consignment just like the flamingoes that adorn your front yard, a piece of pink Americana and ultimate symbol of success, the 1975 Caddy Coupe DeVille. A bagged suspension for that low and slow troll through the section of town that could yield some interesting results, a 500ci power plant, cushy leather interior with lots of conveniences, and some futuristic wheels and the rear fender skirts have this cruiser looking like it is barely floating off the ground.
Copious amounts of square footage of steel adorn the framing of this long Caddy. Some areas of repairs and slight bubbling can be seen under the flaked pink paint, particularly around areas of attached trimmings, and window surrounds. Chrome remains shiny, and abounds, peppering several surfaces at their transitions to other panels. Mid 1970's square and rectangle design shows on the V fronted grille which has smoothed over dual rectangular headlights and side marker lighting which bends around the corner of the front quarters. Below is a large, nice condition bumper which has the egg crate grille just above it in the center. A long steel hood and stainless trimmed wheel well surrounds, rocker covers, and a central belt line trim spear highlight the pink. Above, the roofline has a sunroof, a large stainless trimmed front glass and an opera window which is tinted on the wide B pillars. Fender skirts have been added to the rear quarters, which streak rearward and form the iconic vertical spear lighting on back. These flank a 2 bedroom square footage trunk. 15-inch retro style 4 pointed star with a central bullet shiny wheel covers adorn thin white radials which are like new.
A swing of the massive doors and there is a world of plenty offered up just on the door panels. Plenty of wood appliqu trim neatly mixing with brown molded vinyl, some shiny trimming as delineation, and the panel for the power windows, locks and mirror joystick. Floating in a deep gold sea of carpeting showing some wear at the thresholds, and slight staining in back, are cushy ultra wide antique brown leather bucket seats that have a nice feel of aging with some leather folds showing. There is a fold down central armrest available or to offer up a 3rd seat in front. In the back, buried under the big roof is a long couch like rear bench also in padded leather and nicely worn. The original dash is fronting all the leather menagerie and shows the GM square and rectangle design utilizing tan molded vinyl, wood appliqu and some chrome highlighting. Within its confines are cruise control, climate control dimmable lights, delay wipers, power sunroof, rear defog, and power antenna. An aftermarket radio from the Sony Corporation is now mounted within this dash center and has AM/FM/CD capabilities.
Under the large hood are 500 cubes of V8 power awaiting your foot to bring them to life. All in original unrestored condition, some surface rust and dulling it is topped by a 4-barrel carburetor and has a TH400 numbers matching 3-speed transmission on back. 2.93 is the rear axle ratio just FYI...
Surface rust, and plenty of faded black rustproofed surfaces are seen on all the underside metal. It's all solid and structurally sound with independent air bagged front and 4 link with airbag rear suspension for the ride height. Power disc brakes are on front, and power drums on back.
This pink lady fired right up and on the test drive performed beautifully. Good acceleration, good braking and the airbag suspension was a fun addition giving this car the ability to go low. The sunroof opens with power but needs some manual assistance to be closed properly. Also noticed the power antenna was in op.
Only a select few can pull it off (see Elvis) driving around in a pink Caddy but it offers up access to all at a fair price for this princely car. Loaded with conveniences and steel slabs aplenty, bathed in flaked pink paint, she's long and strong, and low and slow if you want. Let's take a walk on the wild side. Doo do doo, do doo do do doo...que the sax sugarplum fairy.
47-2 Door Hardtop Coupe
S-500ci V8 4bbl
Q-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
131167-Sequential Unit Number
ST 75 6CD47-1975 Deville Hardtop Coupe
BDY FWD016299-Fleetwood Body #
TR 693-Antique Brown Leather
PNT 52-Bombay Yellow
10C-3rd Week October Build
A65-Split Bench Seat
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