1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
-390ci V8 - Dual Range Hydramatic Transmission - Power Steering and Power Brakes - Power Windows and Seat
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At the time that this stunning car rolled off the production line, Cadillac was an auto manufacturer that built cars to the highest standard - world class automobiles that were luxury vehicles with all the best options offered. Many standard options on this car were options on other vehicles at the time, and on top of the standard options, Cadillac offered even more great options to make the driving experience incredible. This beautiful Coupe DeVille is a jaw dropping automobile, and it's well worth taking the time to look at all the design details. The styling details on the exterior culminate as a beautiful car that looks to be fit for a king. Bright chrome trim, flowing lines, styling cues taken from rockets and jets, and a large glass area around the car are just a few examples of the futuristic Cadillac design of the day.
One design aspect of the exterior that we found interesting are the round details found in the grille of the car. In reading the Cadillac vehicle kit provided by GM to dealers, those round details are described as, “tapered concave tipped projectiles.” An interesting way to describe a design detail on a luxury car, but it does go right along with the aeronautic inspired details like tail fins, and the round afterburner-like tail light treatment. This car is in very good and solid condition. The body was fully repainted in 2014 in the original color of Olympic White (code 12). Prior to the body being repainted rust repair was done on the fenders both front and rear. Using new metal, the fenders were carefully fixed to maintain a factory look.
The interior design of the car was a big highlight in the eyes of Cadillac. Many new standard features and design aspects like a lower transmission tunnel, armrests, cigarette lighters, lighted ashtrays, courtesy lights, power windows, push button radio, electric clock door panel reflectors, and windshield washer controls were standard items in this luxurious car. The interior of this particular Caddy was originally finished in Silver-Black Cambray Pattern Metallic Nylon with White Florentine grain leather bolsters and trim. (Code 40) Quite a fancy sounding interior trim package. The car is currently finished in black and white trim that follows the same pattern as the original trim and was installed in 2012. Matching door panels carry the color scheme throughout the car's interior. Brushed metal handles/cranks and accents throughout the interior break up the yards of black and white upholstery. The trunk is described by Cadillac as having “a large capacity.” When opened and looked at compared to today's standards, it looks as if it's the size of a small apartment. However, the trunk is tidy, lined with carpeting, and includes a spare tire.
Maintenance has been high on the priority list for this Cadillac. We have documentation for many maintenance items that have been done over the years. Brake system maintenance, spark plugs, distributor, rebuild carburetor, wheel bearings, alternator, new tires, are among the many repair items that were completed. The underside of the car is tidy and even shows a bit of overspray of the factory red oxide primer. The “X-frame” is in good solid condition and the rest of the underside is solid. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
Trim Tag Decode:
Style 60-6337: 1960 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Body FW: Fleetwood Assembly Plant (Detroit)
Trim 40: Silver/Black Cloth/Leather
Paint 12: Olympic White
ACC EH: E= “EZ” Eye Glass, H=Heater