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... on display at the Stax Museum, Memphis, TN. Can You dig it?
132957 / 1971 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/75goolt With only 17,396 original miles, it mixes one of the biggest and smoothest V8s GM ever produced with a vibrant coat of 100% original paint and a spacious, well-preserved interior. Not devoid of all character like so many fresh frame-off restorations, this Cadillac's finish carries just the right amount of wear under a lovely patina and soft shine that simply cannot be duplicated with today's perfected paint processes. Hitting the color sheet somewhere between teal and true blue, the bright hue looks completely appropriate and has a good amount of shine which literally glows in the sun without displaying that familiar 'behind glass' shell of most modern urethanes. Under that single stage paint, the car certainly appears to wear all original OEM sheetmetal, with no signs of botched repairs or accident damage in the past. And I can't say for certain, but those massive rear quarters with their razor-sharp edges have to be some of the biggest single stampings ever installed on an automobile. Since you're looking at those rear quarters, you've probably noticed the car's slightly weathered trunk. No worries, if you're one of those discerning owners who prefers a clean look to an original look, the experts at our RK Motors Charlotte service center will be happy to refinish it in basecoat/clearcoat. But bear in mind a car is only original once, and that's why we recommend keeping its original, surviving paint intact. Cadillac didn't skimp on horsepower in the 1970s, either. This car's 472 cubic inch monster, which was the largest V8 produced by GM to date, generates a smooth and highly respectable 375 horsepower. While there were engines in the GM Powertrain stable that may have generated more power, this one was designed to idle almost silently, pull the heavy car along with the thrust of an electric motor and create merely a whisper from the tailpipe. Judging by the appearance of this big engine bay, the car has been on a regular maintenance schedule and benefitted from periodic full-scale detailing as well. And many of its original ancillary items are still present and accounted for from the satin black air cleaner and 4-barrel carburetor to the leak-free power steering pump and giant cast iron Exhaust manifolds. Behind the engine, GM's stalwart turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission shifts gears almost imperceptibly all the while spinning a set of highway friendly gears which provide the smooth ride Cadillac customers had come to expect. Steering is one finger effortless, and the car's brakes are both powerful and reliable thanks to standard issue power front discs and power rear drums. The long wheelbase glides over imperfections without jostling the passengers, there's barely a burble from the factory replacement Exhaust system; and I'm more than a little impressed that someone invested in correct 15-inch Hercules MRX Plus IV whitewall tires for this cruiser which look and ride just like the originals. Until you've driven a true body-on-frame rear-wheel-drive luxury car, you can't imagine the floating, almost serene sensation of gliding along on a cushion of air. If you're a fan of big time comfort you'll be absolutely thrilled by this DeVille's well-maintained Medium Blue interior! The six way power front and manual rear patterned bench seats are firm and supple, with no signs of age or even so much as a frayed edge. In 1971, not quite everything was standard on a Cadillac, but things like power windows, power door locks, an AM/FM radio, air conditioning with automatic climate control and a remote satin and chrome finished passenger's side mirror were definitely part of the package; and they all look good, function properly and add a nice level of convenience to an already satisfying driving experience. In front of the driver, a tilt and telescoping steering column holds a beautifully preserved steering wheel which displays no delamination or cracking along its wood veneer insert. And the dash shows no signs of UV damage or age, leading me to believe that this car has been stored in a fully enclosed garage its entire life. This 1971 Cadillac drives the way only a low-mileage original can drive, and there's an intangible smoothness in the machinery that even the best restorations struggle to duplicate. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
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BOUGHT IN 1970 BY ACTOR MICHAEL MOORE, DEATH VALLEY DAYS, WAGON TRAIN, etc. ,UNTIL HE PASSED AWAY SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, PURCHASED FROM THE FAMOUS " LOU ELHERS CADILLAC " IN L.A.,(GOOGLE THEM BOTH. SERVICE RECORDS TO 2010. THIS MAN TOOK CARE OF HIS RIDE. ENGINE BRIGHT FRESH, NO SMOKE FROM TAIL PIPE, TAN LEATHER INTERIOR , NO FUNKY CLOTH. SEE THIS LISTED ON autotraderclassics.com FOR FULL DETAILS AND PIXS. LISTED AT 10500 obo. WE INHERITED IT AND ARE OPEN TO TRADES CASH, ANY COOL DEAL. THIS RIDES AWESOME , RARE TO FIND ONE IN UN-RESTORED SHAPE LIKE THIS and a history. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 921-9446. tell us about CADS. this is new and were exited.
1974 Cadillac coupe deville .. Chapter 1 of transformation !!
1974 Cadillac coupe deville .. Chapter 1 of transformation !! This will be an entire video transformation process over the course of the month of July 2014. We will be doing an entire engine and transmission swap in this 74 coupe deville. The legendary 1970 Cadillac 375 hp 472 cubic inch V-8 will be making its permanent home inside the engine bay of this emission smogged 74 coupe deville and we will be making video chapters one after the other showing the entire process so stay tuned to watch what others have only dreamed of doing!!! If you subscribe to this channel you will get email notifications when the next chapter is posted. Michael Stanton 315-853-1967. www.supersportmotors.com