Lot 262 - 1978 Cadillac Coupé de Ville
|Odometer reading||29,956 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
From its earliest years, Cadillac aimed for precision engineering and stylish luxury finishes, causing its cars to be ranked amongst the finest in the United States. Cadillac was the first volume manufacturer of a fully enclosed car in 1906 and participated in the 1908 interchangeability test in the United Kingdom and was awarded the Dewar Trophy for the most important advancement of the year in the automobile industry. Consistently leading the way in automotive developments, it is little surprise that the Cadillac quickly became the aspirational car of choice in the USA.
This delightful Cadillac was registered in the UK on 1st January 1978. The bill of sale from the US vendor certifies the mileage at 20,439 on 18th June 2013. With a current odometer reading of 29,956, it is thought the mileage is correct although not warranted. The current vendor has replaced the shock absorbers, fitted a new battery and has had the carburettor rebuilt. The condition of this Coupé de Ville can only be described as outstanding. The white coachwork is unblemished as is the matching white interior. The front and rear bumpers together with additional brightwork is in great order. We are advised by the vendor that VOX 108S drives very well and cruises along comfortably, aided of course by a seven litre, V8 engine. Supplied with a V5C registration document and the original build sheet, this Cadillac Coupé de Ville is an impressive, imposing vehicle and one that also presents in superb condition.
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