Price: US $49,995.00 Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: DeVille
  • SubModel: Restomod
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 88575
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 454 V8
  • Power options: Power windows, Power seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Green
  • Options: Leather seats, CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Cadillac DeVille Restomod

If you're going to wear big wheels you need a big car to carry them and the combination on this super smooth 1965 Cadillac Deville convertible looks incredibly cool. You don't see many Cadillac resto-mods but this one keeps everything that's cool about the Caddy and adds performance and modern style to create a car that gets attention everywhere it goes.All eighteen feet of this super trick Cadillac have been expertly smoothed and beautifully finished to glow like a gem in the sunlight. In 1965 the all-new Cadillac shape was arguably the best of the '60s from GM's top-of-the-line and a few subtle mods enhance the sleek look without erasing the car's identity. The side moldings are gone and somehow the car looks even longer and part of that is the super tight panel gaps; even the fender skirts fit tight and flush. The icy green paint accentuates the sharp creases in the bodywork by changing hue as it moves over the bodywork and the chrome details just pop without being in-your-face. And speaking of chrome there's still plenty of it starting with the wide grille and pontoon-style front bumper with stacked headlights on top making for one heck of a good-looking face. Out back the taillights bumpers and fenders all come together to form one of the most attractive rear-end treatments of the era and yes those white taillight lenses are OEM a vintage trick that's very much in style today. Cool right?The tasteful custom interior capitalizes on the Cadillac's elegance and ties it together with the cool green exterior. The seats are original but they've been wrapped in two-tone leather and door panels were created to match. Bright chrome and stainless was the name of the game in the '60s not fake wood and the brightwork and gauges are all wonderfully executed here. All the Cadillac options remain including power windows and seat a tilt/telescope steering column and enough sound deadening materials to make it Cadillac quiet at speed. The original radio is in the dash sporting its unique knobs both on the left side but the entertainment is provided by an AM/FM/CD stereo system hidden in the glove box which is conveniently located in the center of the dash and in easy reach of the navigator. The trunk is custom finished with black carpets and fabricated side panels that make it look very polished and complete. A black canvas power convertible top is the finishing touch beautifully fitted and elegant with the top up.Mechanically this Cadillac brings the firepower thanks to a 454 cubic inch Chevy V8. The original 429 Cadillac engine was no slouch but this powerplant makes everything this car does feel effortless. The engine bay is neatly detailed and they kept the Chevy Orange block for a bit of contrast which is pretty cool. Lots of new components from the power brake booster to the radiator mean that it's reliable and ready to cruise. A TH400 3-speed automatic is really all you need with that much torque at your disposal and it retains the original rear end with highway-friendly gears inside so it's the car you need for your next road trip. The suspension is lowered three inches but it doesn't seem to hurt the ride quality very much (actually may help) and you can't argue with how cool it looks. Those unbelievable 22-inch chrome smoothies totally make this car's look and they're wrapped in giant 265/30/22 radials that totally stuff the fenders.This car is about sixty different kinds of awesome and you couldn't possibly duplicate it for the asking price. The king of cool is here and it's remarkably affordable. Call now!