• Stock:

    1088-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    472 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    3 Speed Automatic

  • Body Color:

    Candy Magenta Red

  • Interior Color:

    White

  • Miles:

    42,672

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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CANDY MAGENTA RED PAINT, BIG 472CI V8, WHITE INTERIOR, MOTIVATED SELLER!

There's still something special about a long, sleek Cadillac convertible, and showing up in this gorgeous 1968 Cadillac DeVille convertible still draws a crowd. Legendary for their effortlessness, the 1968 Models are possibly the last of the truly opulent Cadillacs that were built up to a standard rather down to a price.

The first thing you need to know about this car is that it's not nearly as pink as it looks in photos. Some paints, particularly those with a lot of metallic and pearls in them, just don't photograph properly, but believe us when we tell you that this is NOT a pink Cadillac. It's actually a deep, luscious metallic red that was used on some Cadillacs of the early 2000s and it works equally well on this late-60s luxury cruiser. The long, angular lines scream Cadillac and this is one of those rare cars that needs no introduction, even to non-car people; EVERYONE knows this is a Cadillac when they see it. Finish quality is quite good, with straight bodywork (critical on something with quarter panels this big) and a shiny finish that is worthy of all the attention this car generates. Cadillac was reluctant to give up tailfins, and the long, pointed rear fenders evoke a luxurious look and the well-integrated bumpers and taillights speak of a master designer at work. The chrome, which is critical on a big car like this, is in excellent shape, too, and you'll note that a few emblems have been shaved to give the flanks an ultra-clean look.

The white leather interior was reupholstered not very long ago and looks appropriate in the big red ragtop. Button-tufted seats and matching door panels recall an era when luxury meant comfort, and the contrasting burgundy piping and buttons match the carpets and dashboard. And speaking of the dashboard, it's very nicely preserved with good woodgrained appliques on the dash and big, crisp gauges that are easy to read. Features include power windows and seat, a tilt/telescope steering column, automatic climate control, and a white power convertible top. There's also a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo system that was expertly installed so as to disturb the dashboard as little as possible. White floor mats are certainly flashy but they work well with the overall look of the interior, and white is the right choice in a convertible that's going to see a lot of sun. In back, there's a truly massive trunk which has also been custom upholstered in burgundy carpet and the spare tire has a custom cover that matches the interior.

Cadillac's 472 cubic inch V8 was plenty powerful to make this much sheetmetal feel quick around town and provides effortless cruising at any speed. Both the engine and the TH400 3-speed automatic transmission were rebuilt not too long ago and the engine bay was detailed when the car was painted. Note the custom-painted air cleaner, inner fenders, firewall, and other accessory pieces, suggesting a full disassembly and a major investment of time and money. It starts easily and has a muted, powerful sound from the single exhaust pipe, very appropriate to a Cadillac. Most critically, this one has lived someplace where winter weather was not an issue and the chassis has lots of new parts, including shocks, springs, starter, and the fuel sending unit, as well as the 235/75/15 whitewall radials wrapped around those flashy chrome wire wheels.

This car has won its share of awards, but the thing it does best is cruise. If you prefer first-class luxury, then this Cadillac will most certainly deliver. Call today!

Features

AM/FM Radio, CD Changer, CD Player, Defrost, Front Disc Brakes, Heat, Numbers Matching, Power Brakes, Power Convertible Top, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, Telescopic Wheel, Tilt Wheel, Vinyl Interior, Air Conditioning, Anti-Theft System

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
472 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Candy Magenta Red
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Cadillac
Model
DeVille
Miles
42,672

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
White
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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