I saw this next car in the tips inbox and instantly seethed with indignant rage; How dare someone send in this offense against taste and decency? What do you think this site is? Do you think this is the kind of site will post any sort of El Camino’d Cadillac with an LT1 V8 under the hood? Well, let me tell you…you’ve got the…well…you’ve got the right place. This is a go for posting. Find this 1984 Cadillac DeVille El Camino offered for $15,000 in Oakland, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Jim who writes; This is the real deal and from bayside no less. Better check the trunk for a body. Yes, these big DeVille coupe/verts have a colossal trunk that can fit an entire load of your stuff or friends or whatever. But the best part of classic Cadillac cruising is the feeling of total disconnection from the typical driving experience. The hood is so far in front of you that the headlights might as well be in another zip code (it doesn’t really matter because they put out as much light as a zippo on a windy night) and the steering wheel is totally unconcerned with whatever the road (or an opossum) might be doing. So you don’t worry about your Nürburgring lap times or how fast it’ll go in the 1/4 mile — you just enjoy the soothing rocking motions of this road going pleasure craft. Find this 1966 Cadillac DeVille Convertible offered for $13,500 in Bayside, NY via craigslist.
It’s been a bit of a front-wheel-drive Cadillac party over here in the DT offices and…well…if you’ve got to collect the whole set, then you’ll need to get a 6th generation DeVille which was the first time the full sized DeVille sedan transitioned from rear to front drive. This transition did make some difference in performance, but not the way you might have expected — the front drive version lost 500 lbs of weight (give or take), 10 inches of wheelbase, and picked up rack-n-pinion steering. To say that it is a more driver centric car is the same as saying that skunk smells better than burning hair…it’s all in the nose of the beholder. Find this 1992 Cadillac DeVille offered for $3,500 in Tucson, AZ via craigslist.
Nothing really drives quite like a late 1980s Cadillac… there is an amount of float to the handling that defies the laws of physics… it is like somehow the shock tuners at Cadillac invented an inverse damper, a forward feedback loop that adds harmonics to the driving experience. Take your dramamine. Find this 1988 Cadillac Sedan […]
Redundancy is a funny thing in the car industry. As a carmaker you may have one product doing well, so you decide hey, why don’t we make all of them look and feel like this one? The D-Body Fleetwood was Cadillac’s last big RWD traditional body-on-frame sedan, made from the bones of the aerotastic 1991 […]
There was a time when Cadillac built these awesome cruisers that would float over rough pavement like professionally trained ballerina and leave miles of road behind you like you’d been sleeping in a luxury cabin on the Orient Express. Unfortunately, the guys at Cadillac spent too many years hanging out at the water cooler with […]
Lets just say that it’s 1988, the Allanté and its annoying accent mark just came out some months back, and you just bought a Coupe DeVille about three weeks ago, like a sucker. Furthermore, you’re about $20k short and cowl shake is kinda your jam. You could’ve taken your vindictive nature and 600lb. penny jar straight […]
In 1985, Cadillac switched the DeVille from the classic rear-drive C-platform to the new front-drive C-platform. This change was probably not noticed by many new Cadillac buyers in 1986 as the octogenarian buyer was too busy watching their retirement earnings soar or fighting the inevitable & icy embrace of death. Find this 1986 Cadillac Deville […]
This next tip comes from Dave Z who writes: Is it just me or does the front end look like its been photoshopped or run through CGI to look stretched to a point? Hate to get hit by that in a crosswalk! Find this 1934 Brewster Cabriolet DeVille here on eBay bidding for $16,850 reserve-not-met […]
As a previous owner of Cadillac 3rd generation De Ville (a ’67 Coupe to be precise) one small frustration of ownership was the lack of aftermarket parts support for Cadillac 429 (and later 427) cubic inch V8. You can certainly find stock rebuild parts, but forget building your big block Cadillac into some kind of […]