Cadillac DeVille Convertible

Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, and the 1960s in particular, Cadillac remained the undisputed leader of the American luxury car market. For 1965, Cadillac positioned itself for continued success with its completely restyled models. Most notably, the dated tailfins were finally eliminated in favor of a pair of smart, blade-type rear fenders, while bodylines assumed a much crisper overall design theme.

Greater interior space was possible with a new perimeter-frame, allowing the engine to be moved forward six inches and replacing the outdated X-member arrangement of the 1950s. In describing the new ’65 design, Cadillac general manager Harold Warner stated, “Our objective was a car that says Cadillac even if all divisional insignia is removed.”

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2010 at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan.

340 hp, 429 cu. in. V8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, Turbo Hydra-Matic three-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with four-link suspension and coil springs, and front disc, rear drum hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5"

Source: RM Auctions

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