Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Hard to go wrong with almost 19 feet of classic Cadillac, wrapped in a dapper black tuxedo no less! If you want to get noticed, be the center of attention at car shows, and pretty much look like you have the world at your beck and call, nothing delivers the message better than a vintage Cadillac like this all-original, survivor 1970 Sedan DeVille.
Looking at the price, you probably already know that this isn't just some worn-out driver found on Craigslist with a ton of miles and no pedigree, and you'd be correct in your assumption. The sinister Code 19 Sable Black paint is the original finish - and it certainly looks impressive for a 50-year old survivor - so if you're looking to make a grand entrance in Vegas, this is your ride. The finish is deep and still shiny enough to turn heads out on Main Street, and all-black isn't a bad choice on a vintage Cadillac if you want to stand out from the norm, because they were, at heart, flamboyant cars mostly in these years. Calming that reputation down a bit by covering those huge panels in black finish was a great decision in our opinion, as this 4-door sedan looks serious and sophisticated. Finish quality is very good, but obviously there are a few signs of age and use and a little orange peel here and there, but nobody will notice any of that as you cruise by as a one-car parade. In fact, we think a nice buff-and-wax would really restore some old glory on this luxurious land yacht by taking out some of that very fine scratching and adding some depth and clarity to the slick black livery. Cadillacs are known for fins and chrome, and this one has both, from the pontoon-shaped front bumpers that are still in great shape to the pointed taillights out back that leave no question as to what kind of car this is. Whether you're a mob boss or a family-man (yes, in this context those are mutually exclusive), this beautiful, all-original Caddy is going to deliver you in style, and we bet you'll absolutely love the drive that got you there.
As you might imagine, there's enough space inside the cabin for this Caddy to qualify as an addition on your home. The blue cloth-and-vinyl upholstery is all original, as you might expect on a survivor, and it shows very little wear despite its many years of service, providing an elegant yet durable backdrop to this talk, dark, and handsome Caddy. Legroom is expansive in back, with matching upholstery throughout, and the entire cabin is pure 1970s chic and remains in great condition. Matching blue carpets are protected with correct vinyl mats, the original door panels retain those cool upholstered inserts, and the dark blue dash with wood applique accents throughout is in fantastic condition, giving this car a very grown-up and high-end feel. Of course, almost everything was standard in your 1970 Cadillac, from power windows and locks to A/C to a six-way front bench seat. The 1970 Cadillacs also had a very cool wrap-around instrument panel that pretty much gave the driver exclusive use of all the controls, and the original steering wheel has matching wood grain on the rim. The stock AM/FM radio is still in the dash and amazingly still works, further proof of this vehicle's low-mileage, low-ownership status. Out back, the cavernous trunk is super clean and houses an original full-size spare and factory jack set.
Cadillac's 472 cubic inch V8 make locomotive-like torque, easily propelling the big DeVille with authority. They're also indestructible low-RPM engines that never feel like they're working very hard, and thanks to good maintenance throughout its life, this one runs quite well indeed. With a 4-barrel carburetor on top, this numbers-matching big block gets off the line easily, but where it's really at home is interstate cruising, where there's no better way to travel. The engine bay is well-kept and nicely detailed, and service access is surprisingly good compared to the Eldorado convertible that would follow. A TH400 3-speed automatic spins a heavy-duty rear end that looks like it belongs under a giant truck rather than a luxury car, and the suspension is in good order so that incomparable '70s Cadillac ride is part of the package. Stock wheels with proper Cadillac hubcaps give it the right look and carry 235/75/15 whitewall radials that finish off the look perfectly.
Big and flashy, this Cadillac delivers an A-list celebrity experience at a competitive price. With tons of originality, an attractive color combination, and that luxurious ride, this is a huge bang for the buck luxury driver. Call today!
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