West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and super striking rust free and only restored as required example of this rare and virtually fully factory optioned original southern California 1966 Cadillac DeVille Convertible with only 90K original miles with its original factory specifications intact and loaded with rare and expensive factory options including;
Automatic Climate Control (Cost $495) 6-Way Power Seat (Cost $85) AM-FM Radio with rear speaker (Cost $191) Twilight Sentinel Auto Dimmers (Cost $57) Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel (Cost $91) Leather Upholstery (Cost $141) Power Door Locks ($70) Remote Trunk Release ($53) Tinted Glass ($52) Cruise Control ($97) Autronic Eye Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission Rear Fender Skirts Power Top Power Antenna Front center armrests Left side remote mirror Electric clock (working!!) Three Speed Windshield wipers & washers Interior Courtesy lights Power windows Front cornering lights Variable Ratio Power steering Power front disc brakes Soft Ray Glass Door Guards Gear Ratio Option Trumpet Horns
The 1966 DeVille was a large luxurious Cadillac with no primary competition that could easily carry six people and featured a large 429/340HP V8 engine. These were the final years of the rear wheel drive Cadillac and amongst the best of the breed. The 1965 redesign brought handsome new curved sided styling amd a stronger new full perimeter frame replacing the old X-member affair, with better engine mounts, a new four link rear suspension and the improved Turbo Hydramatic drive transmission with the result being two of Cadillac's best sales years ever! With these rare mid-sixties models becoming increasingly thinned out now, these particular 1965-66 year models are now being appreciated by Cadillac enthusiasts more than ever before as an increasingly desirable and collectible and very rare Cadillac from two of its best years ever!
This particular example is very rare and unique with its original 'Crystal Firemist' (color code 22) color which has been professionally repainted only once and beautifully in it's original factory color paint, it's original 'Dark Green leather' (Trim Code 371) seats replaced with brand new 'Dark Green' 'Hi-Grade' leather seats and still retaining its original Green color new leather dashboard, new Green carpets and trim and original 'Dark Green' color (Code 4) new power soft top.
The car has all new paint, interior and a Dark Green power soft top with a glass rear window and it's original matching Dark Green parade tonneau cover. Its original spare wheel, jack and original trunk compartment interior is all still all intact as in 1966! The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has had no signs of any accidents - obviously an always garaged and cherished southern California car since new which still boasts its original black license plates, owner's manual, Protecto-plate & Cadillac accessories brochure! It was sold to its original southern California owner at 'Marvin K. Brown Cadillac' of San Diego, California on 11/3/1965 and has been garage kept in southern California its whole life.
The car has it's original matching # 429/340HP V8 engine with only 90K undocumented but original miles, as stated from the long time previous California owner, which are very believable once the car is seen! The engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent and the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears.
This particular car drives absolutely magnificently - it must really be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!
This is a rare opportunity to own a rare fully loaded and great daily driving and a completely rust free example of a truly beautifully restored 1966Cadillac DeVille Convertible! A super striking example in this classic 'Crystal Firemist' original factory color witha beautifully contrasting 'Dark Green' leather and top with original Dark Green color combination!