1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
Price: - Item location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: DeVille
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 104,900
- VIN: 00000000000000000 Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Cadillac DeVilleHi all. I am selling our 1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible in Normandy Blue. VIN# F8294486 I think in terms of sections so I will describe each section here and let you know what has been done. In General This is one heck ofa Caddy and I have spent a great deal of time and money to make it a car that I could drive across the country if need be. We have taken it on many 500+ mile trips with 0 issues. I have owned it for a few years. It presents very well and I would classify it as very nice driver. Not a show car but then again I am not asking 25k for it either. I didn’t want a show car. I wanted something that turned heads and runs very well. Engine 104k+ miles. I still drive it. When I got it, he carb was shot completely and not worth a rebuild. I bought a new (new not rebuilt) Quadrajet for it. It is 100% dialed in. Starts every time. Tuned right. No issues. When I replaced the carb, also replaced the intake manifold. When I got it, had some slight valve noise so I replaced all lifters, ushrods and had the entire top end assembly rebuilt. Engine purrs like new. Left side manifold had 2 hairline cracks so that was replaced with a NOS one. Exhaust is in fine shape. Quiet with a nice rumble AC was removed prior to me. But the heating controls are fine/work well. I replaced the thermostat when I was working on the top end. Electrical When I got it, he generator was shot. As was the battery. Both are new and I kept the old gen in case you want to rebuild the original. I replaced the Voltage Reg and coil for good measure. Points and are new. Charging is spot on. 0 issues Inside, here are some small things that don’t work. Clock is inoperable as is the Temp gauge. A new replacement line and temp gauge were run and is mounted tastefully on the bottom of the dash. It is accurate. There are a few small door/detail lights that don’t work in the car interior. I will let you chase those. I never cared. The original radio didn’t work. I kept it and replaced it with a vendor who builds ones that look original, it in the original location by are digital. It looks nice and has an iPod hook up in the dash. You can run an amp as well. The electric/OEM antenna was long gone when I got the Caddy and was replaced with a static one. I relocated it under the engine compartment. I don’t listen to the radio anyway. But there is a hole left from the original location on the front right quarter. I replaced the front and rear speaker with some Polk Audios. They are overkill for the radio but that’s OK. Signals work. All other lights work/the ones that matter. Interior Prior owner had all seats redone. It looks nice. Some buttons have popped off. No cracks in dash. Carpet is nice and presentable. I don’t think you would mind being seen it. Top Is new. As in 2 months ago. Not much else to say. It is a very nice top. Glass not plastic window. Boot is nice. I think a few snaps need replacing. Body/Paint The 68 has an older repaint in a 68 GMC factory color of Normandy Blue. It looks very nice from 10ft away as you can see in the pics but there are some chips. Not many mind you but I don’t want you thinking this is a show car. I drive it. And well, hings happen on the road with chips. But it looks nice to me. I do see some paint bubbles coming up on the rear quarter. I don’t think they look too bad. Driveline When I got the car, he TH400 was in need of some work. I had it completely rebuilt. Not a kit mind you. I mean rebuilt as in completely stripped and every wear item replaced. New Stall converter. It shifts like new now. It could probably use an alignment. It is off by a little. I never minded. I replaced the power steering hose. No leaks. Turns easy. No odd noises. No bearing issues. The prior owner completely redid the brakes and ran new lines. No issues with breaks. I replaced all 4 shocks when I bought it. It rides well. No bouncing. Misc I have a book full of receipts that go back 20 years. I have most receipts for the work I have done like the tranny rebuild etc. Car has the original owner’s manual, riginal 1968 factory service manual and factory vacuum line manual. This is a great Caddy for someone who wants a nice classic that looks great and runs well. Like I said, would not hesitate to drive this to CA or FL tomorrow. I am sure I am leaving out some things. I will add them as I recall. Clear title.
I don’t BS and my eBay record can speak to that. I expect the same. 100% positive since 1998. I would be happy to help in shipping if you like and after funds have cleared. A deposit will be required. Someone is going to get a nice classic.