So here’s another photo set gratefully stolen from my friend Jayson Coombes. He’s been eyeballing old Cadillacs for around a year now, looking for something that isn’t perfect perhaps, but a good solid driver.
This was such a car. It was at the Pate Swap Meet held at Texas Motor Speedway back in April. He shares my love of aqua-colored Cadillacs with matching interiors, and this one looked pretty good.
Technically this is a Hardtop Sedan de Ville, one of 83,274 built. Base price was $6,118. same as the pillared Sedan de Ville. But the SDV absent the fixed B-pillar was far more popular, the pillared version sold only 7,230 units.
It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but this is either Adriatic Turquoise or Lucerne Aqua Firemist, same as Laurie Kraynick’s gorgeous 1970 Fleetwood Brougham.
The seller was asking $9,950, and per Jayson, the car looked pretty nice. But it had nonfunctional A/C, and in Texas during car show season, that’s a big old nope! So he passed. But what a sharp Caddy. An actual sedan, with an actual V8. The way Cadillacs used to be.
The way I wish they still were.