It’s common knowledge I love Cadillacs and Lincolns…well, at least until they started killing sedans left and right, but never mind that. Let’s ignore the current state of American luxury and go back to when a Cadillac was a Cadillac. Big, chromey, V8 powered, with bench seats and torque torque torque! Like this ’69 Coupe de Ville.
My friend down in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, Jayson Coombes, sent me the link to this car a few weeks back, I clicked and was immediately smitten.
While there was a red available in ’69, it was a dark metallic hue, San Mateo Red. So this is a Resale Red special (d’oh!) but I still like it, with that white vinyl top and white leather.
As the auction site related, “This is a very well preserved 1969 Cadillac Coupe DeVille which has been owned by our client for the past 13 years. He and his wife have been longtime members of the Classic Car Club of America and the Cadillac LaSalle Club and have enjoyed a beautiful collection of important cars. With the exception of paint color change, this Cadillac is completely original and a survivor.”
“This Coupe DeVille spent much of its early life in and around Grand Rapids, MI. In 2007, its current owner purchased the car with just 26,000 miles, and shortly thereafter brought the vehicle to Tucson, Arizona, where it has live since. Originally painted Colonial Yellow (5036L), this Cadillac was repainted a vibrant fire engine red by the previous owner. Despite the age of the paint job, it shows quite well.”
“Since arriving in Arizona, this Coupe DeVille has been very well cared for and driven a mere 13,000 miles in the last 13 years. Interestingly, a dealer sticker was found in the glovebox from Harvey Cadillac Company of Grand Rapids, MI. The sticker shows the car sold in 2002 with 21,955 miles, suggesting the previous owner only drove it about 4,000 miles over 5 years.”
At the time Jayson sent me the link, it had ten days to go. While I’d have appreciated it a little more in its original Colonial Yellow, the red with white interior and matching top is undeniably striking. If you want to stand out cruising around, this would be a good candidate amongst the sea of silver silvermist Camrys, Rogues and Fusions.