We are now rapidly approaching the end of summer. You know what that means: car shows are dwindling. And soon, will be gone altogether-until next April. And so it was that I attended the cruise night yesterday evening with a friend of mine. Sadly, no Broughams were in evidence. In fact, the show itself was kind of small.
Part of it was the heat-it was about 88 degrees out-but as we heard from fellow attendees, there had been a big show at Green Chevrolet that morning. Apparently most of the usual suspects went to that show instead, leaving North Park Mall in Davenport with relatively slim pickings, car-wise
But lo and behold, after I dropped Allen off, went home, and got online, I saw a simply FANTASTIC 1967 Cadillac Coupe de Ville that my friend Jayson Coombes spotted at a car show at Texas Speedway that same day.
Well, I am a sucker for vintage Cadillacs and Lincolns. So I decided that this car would get its ten minutes of fame here. It looks good in the pictures, but according to Jayson, it was even better in person. Essentially showroom new.
You may remember Jayson from my 1977 Seville and 1958 Fleetwood Sixty Special posts, as he provided the photos for those two writeups. I have even more Cadillacs from him from that show (the San Marcos, TX Cadillac-LaSalle club meet) and will be writing more of those up at some point. Top on that list is a 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special in black with factory air conditioning. But I digress.
It’s Sunday, so this won’t be the typical in-depth Klockau post. For one, I think we’re going on a boat ride later this afternoon. For another, I have several other 1967 Cadillacs photographed, so there’s ample opportunity for a future full-fat, non-diet post at some future date!
But just look at this car! I’d have loved to check it out in person. In 1967 Cadillac could still be considered Standard of the World, at least when it came to huge luxury yachts with all the options.
Every model was beautiful, from Calais two-door to the new front wheel drive Fleetwood Eldorado coupe and the gigantic Fleetwood Seventy-Five limousine. But you couldn’t go wrong with a Coupe de Ville.
A Cadillac staple since 1949, the CDV was the sporty Cadillac, newly-arrived Eldorado notwithstanding.
The De Ville series in 1967 consisted of the Hardtop Sedan de Ville, the Sedan de Ville (with fixed B-pillar), convertible, and of course the Coupe.
The 1967 Cadillac was completely restyled, with somewhat more fulsome fenders and side sculpturing vis a vis the 1965-66 Cadillacs. All De Ville models were powered by a 340 horsepower 429 CID V8 and Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.
Base price for the Cadillac Coupe de Ville was $5,392. 52,905 were built in 1967 and all rode a 129.5 inch wheelbase. I found today’s subject car particularly fetching in Pinecrest Green. Well, green IS my favorite color.
Initially I thought it was Silverpine Green, but a friend pointed out that that was a 1968-only color. Well, I was only a year off, ha ha. Anyway, thanks to Jayson for messaging me these pics. It made for a fun and easy post to do this afternoon!