Lot 114 - 1967 Cadillac de Ville Convertible
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
The first Cadillac to bear the famous 'de Ville' moniker was a prestige variant of the 1949 Series 62 range. However, between 1958 and 2005, the de Ville was a model in its own right; the definitive version of which was arguably that from 1959. The ultimate expression of the legendary Harley Earl's jet plane-inspired design, it sported enormous, sharp tail-fins, bullet-shaped rear light clusters, jewel-patterned radiator grill and a distinctive roof supported by ultra slim-line pillars. Known as the Series 6300, the Coupe de Ville and its Sedan de Ville sibling were based around tubular X-frame chassis equipped with all-round coil-sprung suspension, power assisted steering and self-adjusting brakes. Powered by a 390ci, V8 engine allied to Hydra-Matic transmission, the de Ville cars were surprisingly quick although, with a quoted 325bhp, they certainly had need of their power brakes. Over 53,000 De Villes were sold in 1959 - some 37 percent of the manufacturer's entire production for that year. The 1963 variant had slightly more pronounced fenders while the tailfins were trimmed down somewhat to provide a lower profile.
Restored in recent years, this hugely imposing fully convertible Cadillac offers more bang for your buck than any other car presented here today. Able to carry a large family in sumptuous comfort, the leather seats and newly carpeted interior have been renewed for exactly this purpose. The electric mohair hood and windows all function correctly and the new custom paintwork is in good order. Sitting on original Cadillac wheels and supplied with a UK registration certificate and a full 12 month MoT test certificate, this magnificent example is ready for some leisurely summer cruising.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.