10k: Battleship: 1964 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

The Bill Mitchell designed 2nd generation Cadillac DeVille was sold in coupe, sedan or convertible version from 1961 through 1964.  The big beast was packed with all sorts of advanced features like power electric seats and auto dimming headlights at a time when Cadillac ruled the large luxury segment.  Find this 1964 Cadillac Sedan DeVille (4-window hardtop) for sale in St George, UT for $10,000 via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

That seems like a lot of car for the
money and everyone agrees that big pillar-less sedans are awesome.  The chrome
and bright work looks in great shape and that goes a long way in a big beast like this. The engine in this one needs detailing and the interior is ugly, but
outward appearances are everything in a big cruiser and this one’s
got it in spades!

This DeVille is powered by Cadillac’s 429 cubic inch (7 liter) V8 that puts out 340 SAE gross horsepower and about a bazillion foot lbs of torque.  This author used to own/drive a ’67 Coupe DeVille and can tell you from personal experience that the big Caddy really scoots well from 20-60mph, but feels fairly sedate at other speeds. Unfortunately aftermarket support for this engine is non-existent and while you can find stock rebuild parts, don’t expect to find off-the-shelf cams, intake or heads if  you desire a few more ponies.

Interior has some stains on the passenger’s door and a
missing passenger’s side kickpanel. We can’t tell for sure, but it looks like it may have the
autronic eye for auto dimming the lights on the dash.

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