1970 Cadillac Coupe De Ville – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville today s tempter 1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville today s tempter

Two owners and 70,000 original miles – excellent condition, with plenty of refreshing already done

The De Ville enjoyed a long tenure as Cadillac’s mainstream model, and at its peak, accounted for 76% of Cadillac sales in a year.

The third-generation first arrived in 1965, and remained with the same preceding 3290mm wheelbase. Visually however, the body gained a far boxier aesthetic, with sharp creases and a distinct low and square stance.

Throughout the third-generations life cycle from 1965 to 1970, various redesigns befell the De Ville but eventually settled in 1969 on an Eldorado-esque front end: with horizontal headlights either side of a wise set grille. Tail fins and rear quarters were extended emulating a longer silhouette, and the bonnet gained 2.5 inches.

The facelift for 1970 further evolved these design cues with a bolder cross-hatch front grille, more sculpted rear "Vee" tail lights, and various body-coloured accents and trims highlighting the chromework around the car.

The car was available as a four-door hardtop and sedan, as well as a two-door convertible, and the gorgeous pillarless coupe as displayed here.

This 1970 Coupe De Ville has only two previous owners and its history is documented back to the original dealership where the car was purchased in June 1970.

The car is fitted with the larger 472ci big block (third-gen De Villes were also offered with a 429), and has purportedly only travelled just over 70,000 miles (112654kms).

The car has had a respray, new carpet and vinyl roof fitted prior to its second and Australian current owner.

The seller states the three-speed automatic transmission and motor will be service prior to delivery.

The car is reportedly in excellent condition with the seller stating only minor cosmetic work separates this car from show-level presentation.

The seller reports minor surface rust in the back quarter panels, but overall the car looks like a great buy for anyone looking for a casual cruiser or project base for a showstopper.

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