1971 Cadillac Sedan de Ville 472 CU. IN., Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, rear-w

Price: - Item location: Portland, Maine, United States
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: DeVille
  • SubModel: Sedan de Ville
  • Trim: base 4-door
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 164,193
  • VIN: 683491Q111219
  • Color: Gold with brown top
  • Engine size: 472 CU. IN.
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: 3-speed TH-400 automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Cadillac DeVille Sedan de Ville

1971 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, VIN 683491Q111219, 472 CU. IN., Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, rear-wheel drive 3-speed TH-400 automatic transmission. Sitting in garage for last 12 years. Operated in Virginia from 1971-1992. Only used in five Maine winter seasons (2000-2004).

Complete Vehicle History:

January 6, 1971: Vehicle mileage: 12 miles. Sold to Mrs. Virginia M. Creasy of Vinton, VA.

October 18, 1973: Vehicle mileage: 27,830 miles. Sold to Mr. Carl James Vaught of Roanoke, VA.

March 23, 1992: Vehicle mileage: 63,385 miles. Sold to mechanic of Gorham, NH who did following work: Brakes, exhaust, supplemental transmission cooler.

May 18, 1993: Vehicle mileage: 64,193 miles. Sold to me!

September 22, 2016: Vehicle mileage: 164,193 miles.Amazingly enough, the odometer (photo) indicates I have driven it exactly 100,000 miles.

Points of interest:

  • Owner’s Manual and original warranty included (photos).
  • Certificate of Title of a Motor Vehicle issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia included (photos).
  • Radio bypassed. New speakers and amps installed. Stereo input connecter allowing input to harmon/kardon CA240 high fidelity car amplifier (manual included) with Rockford Fosgate crossover network & front speakers. Yamaha YCS-6929 rear speakers.
  • Last registered for road use in August 2005. Registration stickers never installed (photo)!
  • Mechanically well maintained.
  • Maintenance highlights:

  • Water pump in 1996.
  • Front brake rotors in 1998
  • Paint job at 105,000 mi. in 1999.
  • Cables for second battery added.
  • Front wheel bearings (inner & outer) at 109,400 mi. in 2000.
  • Power steering pump at 109,500 mi. in 2000.
  • Drive shaft at 110,000 mi. in 2000. Original drive shaft still on hand and is included.
  • Starter replaced at 112,000 mi. in 2000.
  • Master cylinder at 117,362 mi. in 2000.
  • Climate control programmer in 2001.
  • Air conditioner repair at 124,200 mi. in 2001.
  • Timing chain, cam shaft & hydraulic lifters, fuel pump, oil pump, water pump at 124,400 mi. in 2001.
  • Heavy duty front springs at 131,000 mi. in 2002.
  • Rear main bearing seal at 131,500 mi. in 2002.
  • Air shocks at 133,600 mi. in 2002.
  • Alternator at 141,000 mi. in 2002.
  • All brake pads/shoes at 142,000 mi. in 2002.
  • Breakerless SE electronic ignition conversion kit at 143,000 mi. in 2002 (easily returned to points & condenser—in box in trunk).
  • Fan belts at 154,100 mi. in 2003.
  • Center link at 157,000 mi. in 2003.
  • Gas tank replace and State inspection in June, 2005.
  • Overall Observations:

    This car's interior is cosmetically very poor and the body has rust. NOTE: Although the fender skirts are not on the car for the photos, they are both in the trunk. Body rust was an issue in the skirt areas. The frame, on the other hand, is very solid and the car runs extremely well. It flies!

    Back to the interior: It has been suffering from severe dryness and cracking since I bought it in 1993. The seats ripped and shredded under normal use. The dashboard has splits and cracked speaker grills (photo).

    This vehicle has been parked in garage with very little use for the last 12 years. Last driven on street in June of 2005. This has contributed to:

  • Engine compartment surface rust (photo).
  • Leaky transmission seals (usually add a quart of transmission fluid when engine is started a time or two each year).
  • Other issues:

    Brake line to rear leaks on passenger side.

    Side mirror adjust cable out of order, various body rust (photos), trunk latch adjustment (not tight when closed), trunk lock covering emblem fell off but still on hand (photo).

    Driver’s window scratched along track path.

    Back window leaks into trunk shelf above wheel wells.

    AC/Climate Control/blower, etc. not turning on. Heat and blower worked when parked 12 years ago. The AC generally worked too, but it needed servicing shortly before parked.