• Stock:

    1427-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    472 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    3 Speed Automatic

  • Body Color:

    Grecian White

  • Interior Color:

    Saddle

  • Miles:

    86,065 (Actual)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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ALMOST ALL ORIGINAL, GREAT CONDITION, ONLY 86K MILES, NEW TOP, CLEAN CADDY!

I've never met a person who didn't grin whenever a classic Cadillac convertible glides past. Maybe it's because these luxurious drop tops have been glamorized for half a century by the likes of a Rock Hudson and Frank Sinatra. If you want to look ultra-cool, this 1968 Cadillac DeVille ragtop is the only way to travel, and with just one fussy owner until 2014, you know this one is something special.

The first thing you see of course is the paint and so this DeVille's opening statement is a good one. With 21 factory colors to choose from, not all the colors improve upon this classic design, but certain choices will never go out of style. Grecian White is a laudable choice, as it emphasizes the traditional Cadillac design cues: long, sweeping profile, pointed vestigial tailfins, and crisp detailing. We believe this is the car's original paint, perhaps with a clear coat finish on top, and it remains in good overall condition today. The black convertible top is a refreshing change from the originally-specified brown and helps to place our '68 a bit apart from the crowd. Of course these cars were bathed in chrome trim and it's all still here and in extremely well-preserved condition, including the pontoon-style front bumper ends, whose condition verifies this car's dry southern heritage. Make no mistake, this is a fantastic survivor that really stands out.

Open the door and have a look inside. Along with the white paint, it's likely that the interior is original as well, once again speaking to the preservation and care that this car has enjoyed over the years. The tan seats were called "Saddle" by GM, and aside from some minor wrinkles in the leather, it's shockingly well-preserved. The quality materials will be easy to care for and wear well, and there's just nothing like top-of-the-line '60s style. And enjoying a Cadillac includes creature comforts: A/C, power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt wheel, AM/FM radio, and the power top are at your fingertips. A wide instrument panel puts all the controls at the driver's fingertips as well as an auxiliary temperature gauge hanging under the dash. The black convertible top is just two years old and drops down in seconds, just like 1968, and stows beneath a matching tan boot. Being a Cadillac, there's also a giant trunk which includes a full-sized space tire with jack assembly.

The engine is the original, numbers-matching 472 cubic inch V8 that was a nice upgrade over the 429 used in 1967. Rated at 375 HP and producing a towering 525 pounds of torque, this engine was famous for both performance and reliability. Meticulously maintained since new, it handles the Deville's weight and mass without complaint, gracefully motivating this classic down the parkway. It's also nicely detailed, with a satisfying OEM look, including the gold air cleaner and Cadillac blue engine. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission runs through the gears correctly and without complaint, and the exhaust system gives it a nice muted hum that sounds suitably powerful without ever getting annoying. The chassis is solid, although unrestored and not detailed for show, and wears 235/75/15 white walls tires that frame those handsome hubcaps nicely.

This car was made when America was landing on the moon and the phrase "Standard of the World" really meant something. Call us today!

Features

Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, Power Convertible Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Heated Seats, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts

Documentation

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
472 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
TH400

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Grecian White
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Cadillac
Model
DeVille
Miles
86,065 (Actual)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Saddle
Seating Type
Bench
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

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