1961 cadillac DeVille Rare 6 Window
Price: - Item location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: DeVille
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: 4dr
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 75,000
- VIN: 61L083519
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 390 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Cadillac DeVilleThe 1961 Cadillac engine was basically the 331-cid ohv V-8 of 1949 bored and stroked to 390 cubes.
The only available 1961 engine delivered 325 bhp at 4,800 rpm with a 10.5:1 compression ratio; the sole available transmission was General Motors' four-speed Hydra-Matic. A 2.94:1 axle ratio came standard, but equipping a Cadillac with optional air conditioning mandated a 3.21 differential.
Cadillac's pillowy ride was a function of ball-jointed front A-arms, helical coil springs, rubber-mounted strut rods and rubber bushings to absorb impacts and isolate road noise. The rear suspension likewise used coil springs.
Vacuum-boosted drum brakes gave 221.8 square inches of lining area (233.7 in the limo), and power steering had an 18.2:1 ratio. Additional standard equipment in all series included turn signals, windshield washers, two-speed wipers, a vanity mirror, an oil filter, and backup lights.
Standard equipment in most upmarket series included power seats, power windows, a remote trunk lock, and five whitewall tires. However, amenities like tinted glass, power windows, power door locks, power seats, cruise control, an automatic headlight dimmer, and fog lamps all cost extra in the Series 62.
A 1961 Cadillac DeVille 4 door sedan body by Fisher. This vehicle was originally purchased in Pennsylvania and garage kept as the previous owner refused to drive it in the rain or snow. I had the vehicle shipped down to Florida where for the most part has been garaged at my mechanics shop. I drove it for a few months until I started work on it. The odometer reads 75,000 which in both my opinion and my mechanics opinion based on its current condition seems to be right. This isn't your average 1961 Cadillac rust bucket as I've seen for sale in other places. This car is 90% RUST FREE VEHICLE! Just needs your tender love and care! This is not a barn find! It hasn't been sitting outside in someone's yard for years. Hands down the most solid 61 I've seen for the price!
For a 51 year old car the body is in excellent condition. The body has no rust or rust holes or structurally weak panels. This vehicle doesn't have a single dent, dings or scratches. The silver paint and clear coat still shines bright. This vehicle may have been previously painted and I had someone professional look at it and they couldn't tell (It was done right!!) As far as our underbody I had it up on a lift and all was good no rust, everything was there and in place. Wheel wells are solid with no rust and no holes. Windows are all intact with no cracks, or chips. This vehicle has a lot of chrome and from a distance it looks great, up close you can still see yourself but has very minor bubbling (the size of a match head or smaller). The vehicle has all body trim and pieces. Finding these parts is expensive and this vehicle isn't missing a piece! The emblems are all there and solidly mounted on the body. You will need a new seal around the windshield as it has a very minor dripping leak. (Noticed it when I washed the car) All headlights, tail lights, and fog lights work.
Again for a 51 year old car it's not bad at all just needs a small makeover. The car is rodent free!! The seats were at some point reupholstered with black cloth. I had put seat covers on when I drove it. Seat springs are still good. The vinyl dash has very minor cracks nothing to be an eye sore and still intact. Chrome on dash is still good and shines. Some interior lights and dash lights don't work could just be bulbs or maybe wires. Headliner is solid with no holes no sagging. The car is going to need carpeting in both the inside and the trunk area. It has carpet now but the carpet is not in the best of condition. The only place this car has rust is in the trunk. (Its surface rust only) No holes or weak spots in the metal. Most of the weather stripping is good, yet some pieces need to be replaced, like the trunk area. The door panels need to be reupholstered as some of the stitching has come undone. This car has all knobs and buttons except for cruise control switch is missing. I noticed minor rust in the door area behind interior door panel nothing major. Back seat is good and features an arm rest. The back rear window area behind the seat has warped and can easily be replaced. (As shown in pictures) All interior trim and molding pieces are mounted in place (Nothing is missing). This car features the original factory stereo but has no speakers. All floor panels are solid with no holes or weak spots.
This 1961 Cadillac was truly ahead of its time and featured power seats, power window, power door locks, electric trunk release, cruise control, automatic lights, and automatic windshield wipers. The engine is an original 390 V8. The engine is the main issue as (It has a blown piston) BUT IT RUNS, STILL TURNS OVER & STARTS. The 4 speed transmission shifts fine when I drove it (No leaks). The drive train is solid as well powering its RWD. All belts, hoses and pulleys are good and solid. Some window switches short out from time to time (Not all) which is from loose connection. Breaks and tires are good. This vehicle has Air conditioning and I have the original unit, but will need some parts to get it working.
New Parts I've Invested & Installed
New spark plugs & wires (valued at 150.00)New windshield wipers (valued at $ 20.00)New alternator (valued at 225.00)New filters & oil filters (valued at $ 110.00)
New gas tank and lines (valued at $1200.00 includes tank straps)
This car doesn't come with a warranty! (IT IS SOLD AS IS)All sales are final.You will be responsible for shipping costs and arranging and scheduling a pickup.I have described everything about this vehicle to the best of my knowledge.
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Available for local pickup ft Lauderdale FL
I had the vehicle professionally inspected and two different mechanics told me I had a fairly solid car other that the minor things needed to be done. (Again its 51 years old). I bought the car with plans to restore it but realized I didn't have the time to deal with it, and don't have a place to park it anymore.If your looking for a solid Caddy to put minor work into this is the best for the price!
Yes there are other Cadillac's from $3000.00 to $7,000 but most of them are all rusted out. Replacing and fixing rusted fenders and panels is costly, both in material and in labor. Then you have to sand prime and paint. . ... Don't put yourself through the aggravation. Buy a solid fixer upper (THIS CAR IS NOT MISSING A SINGLE PART) so you can be out on the road quick! This car is as solid as it gets for the price!
Note: I did loose the keys unfortunately but do have title in hand.