1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
Sold For $9,900Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 9 - 10 OCTOBER 2014 - Offered on Friday
- The single best-selling luxury car in the world in 1969
- All-new styling influenced by the Eldorado Coupe
- A fully optioned, low-mileage original
375 hp, 472 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers, live rear axle with coil springs and shock absorbers, and front disc and rear finned drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5 in.
Cadillac styling was all new in 1969, and it reflected the lines of the beautiful Eldorado Coupe that was introduced two years earlier. The airy four-door Cadillac Sedan DeVille that had no center pillar or vent windows was the most popular of Cadillac’s 11 models in 1969. It would attract more buyers than any other single luxury car in the world.
This very original and well-maintained example is finished in Cotillion White with a Dark Blue vinyl top and leather interior. The paint and chrome remain in very good condition, and the car displays an exceptionally clean engine bay. The odometer shows only 47,000 miles, which are believed to be original. The luxurious interior seats six in comfort on optional Ostrich Grain genuine leather, which is surrounded by power assists and other industry-leading features, such as power windows and door locks, variable-ratio power steering, automatic climate control, cruise control, dual-comfort power seat adjustment, “Twilight Sentinal” headlights and corner lamps, and a remotely controlled trunk release. The “Rim Blow” steering wheel sounds the dual horns simply by squeezing the rim.
The 472-cubic inch V-8 engine was the largest in the industry, as it provided 375 horsepower and a staggering 525 foot-pounds of torque on demand. Zero to sixty took just 8.1 seconds in this 4,660-pound car. Yet, with a low final drive ratio and a 26-gallon fuel tank, the Cadillac’s range was as impressive as its ride.