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Parked For 30 Years: 1967 Cadillac De Ville Convertible

Sunny days and relaxed touring in a classic convertible seem to go hand in hand. If you’re going to partake in such a joyous activity, I can’t see why you couldn’t do so in a vehicle that offers style and luxury. That appears to be what is offered in this 1967 Cadillac De Ville Convertible. It recently emerged from thirty years in climate-controlled storage, and it needs a new owner willing to take the final steps required to return it to active duty. If you find yourself sorely tempted by the prospect of wind-in-the-hair motoring, you will find the Cadillac located in Woodbridge, Virginia, and listed for sale here on eBay. It has received a single bid of $20,000 in a No Reserve auction.

The seller indicates that this Cadillac’s history includes a single repaint in its original shade of Persian Ivory. It isn’t clear when the work occurred, but its presentation remains impressive. There are no visible significant flaws in the paint, which holds a deep shine. The panels are as straight as you are likely to find on a vehicle of this age, while the gaps are as tight as we have the right to expect on a prestige offering like a Cadillac. Three decades of climate-controlled storage means that the Caddy is also rust-free. The seller describes the floors and frame as rock-solid, with this theme continuing to the trunk pan. The Black power top is excellent, and with spotless chrome and glass, this Convertible has no glaring cosmetic needs.

A classic soft-top sports car offers its owner an engaging driving experience, but with the world such a chaotic place, sometimes we need to sink back into a relaxed environment. You’ll find this De Ville’s interior pretty tempting if you feel that way. The seats wear flawless Black leather covers that look supple and inviting. The remaining upholstered surfaces are equally impressive, and the carpet exhibits little more than some slight wear and fading. A perfectionist may elect to splash some cash on a new carpet set, but its overall serviceable nature means that it is not a pressing need. The dash and pad look excellent, and there is no appreciable wear on the wheel. The seller indicates that the heater core leaks and the passenger-side power window doesn’t operate, but replacement components for both issues are on order. This is a Cadillac, so potential buyers have the right to expect luxury and comfort. Therefore, this car’s air conditioning, power windows, power front seat, AM/FM stereo radio, power antenna, and remote driver’s mirror would seem par for the course.

When a company like Cadillac produces a Convertible, its focus is on luxury rather than outright performance. Cars of this caliber are almost invariably heavy beasts, and at 4,500lbs, the De Ville is no exception. That means that the lump of iron hiding under the hood needs to be special if the driver expects an effortless driving experience. This Convertible’s engine bay houses a 429ci V8 that sends its 308hp to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission. Given the car’s luxury credentials, the inclusion of power steering and power brakes is no surprise. For a car of this weight, its ability to cover the ¼ mile in 16.4 seconds looks pretty good. Modern luxury cars can easily eclipse that figure, but there’s no shame in that number. After three decades of inactivity, the seller has performed some of the tasks required to return the Convertible to active duty. They replaced the master cylinder, battery, rubber fuel lines, and wipers. The motor starts and runs perfectly, the transmission operates as it should, and the brakes have good pressure. The seller emphasizes that the car shouldn’t be considered roadworthy, and after such an extended slumber, a thorough mechanical inspection would seem warranted. However, the news looks pretty positive so far. Its cause is aided by an odometer reading of 49,000 genuine miles, with the seller holding evidence verifying this claim.

For potential buyers, the finish line would seem to be in sight with this 1967 Cadillac De Ville Convertible. Given its overall condition and the work required to return it to active duty, the opening bid is probably getting close to what you might expect to pay. However, the low odometer reading could push that figure slightly higher. The seller has not found themselves with frantic bidding activity, meaning that someone might score this classic at an affordable price. If you fancy owning a convertible, would this Cadillac tick the boxes for you?

Comments

  1. Cadmanls Member

    This a a classic, got the looks the ride and the top drops. What else could you want besides a lot of garage space, big car.

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    • John S Dressler

      Had one of these in a 68. Have been looking for another one. This one would fill the bill except for my garage. I’ve already got my 70 SuperSport Monte parked in one side of it and I’ve already tried to fit a 68 in the other side which is the same size as this 67. It’s too long. So before I buy one of these, I’m going to have to fix my garage situation first.

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  2. 70SuperSport

    Love it

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  3. Craiger Hyatt

    What a CLASSIC, and… IT’S A CADILLAC! Having owned a 1976 Eldorado convertible, unless one has driven and experienced the power (that’s right, POWER, I have yet to drive any underpowered Cadillac, or similar GM “Boat” from that era) it is difficult to express the sheer comfort and style these cooler-than-cool rides so effortlessly give. I must say, it could certainly be argued that the lines of the ’67 and ’68 Cadillacs are perhaps the most elegant EVER! At $20K + -, AND with a convertible top, ***HELP POLICE*** this is a STEAL!

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  4. Barry

    These are great cars but the heater core is not an easy job. I learned this the hard way many years ago!

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    • Rob B

      I have two friends with 1967 Cadillac convertibles. They have loved their cars for many years and still drive them to car events. They both had their engines rebuilt many years ago and find them still plenty powerful. This example is certainly in far better shape than theirs. One is all black and the other is a baby blue color.

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  5. David

    This year and model is one of my favorite- just a great design.

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  6. CVPanther Member

    Gorgeous! Someone’s gonna get a very special land yacht, wish it were me.

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  7. Keith D.

    Julie Newmar’s 67 “Catillac” she drove on the 1966 Batman television show. She (Catwoman) and Burt Ward (Robin) are the only cast members still alive today.

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  8. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel_Cadillac_Diva Member

    The ’67 & ’68 Cadillacs were pretty cars. My aunt next door had a ’68 Sedan de Ville, and many years later, I had my own ’68 Coupe de Ville. But, my favorites are the ’69 Cadillacs. They look massive next to a ’67/’68. And of course, everyone like the refined ’70, but I’m a bit of an oddball, so I’m sticking with my ’69.

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    • Scott L.

      I agree. I had a ’69 de Ville. I hardy ever see them, although I do see a lot of ’70s.

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    • Keith D.

      69-70 same model same design except the grille. Things changed in 71

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  9. William R Hall

    Last summer I found a 67 Cadillac convertible sitting in a field about 20 miles east of me. ALL in one in piece , onlly visible rust was the normal fenders. It would require a full restoration. I had to look at it from a long distance being a locked gate. I would love to have it but two itty bitty issues a lack of Green and where do I put it. I do have a pic. It’s been a while but I would be surprised if it was still there

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  10. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel_Cadillac_Diva Member

    @ William

    If it’s only 20 miles east of you, go back on it. Maybe it’s there. Find who owns the property and make them an offer

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  11. John Oliveri

    For 20,000 it’s a steal, with real low verified miles, I’m really not into pre 69 GM cars, I like the locking steering column up cars, but this car has eyes, if I had the room, it would be a consideration, there’s no ifs about this car, it’s got A/C and everything else, even the stereo radio, wonder if factory 8 track was an option on 67s, it would be floor mounted

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  12. TR Jones

    Yes! I had a ’67 Sedan Deville back in 1984. If you’re passionate enough, go back, and make an offer; what have you got to lose!!

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  13. Pete

    I had one few years ago, Mine was Red and Black. I had a few pieces of trim broken and of course no other year besides a 67 would work as far as replacements. No report of the parts were being made. It had a poorly repaired dent in the passenger door and to the rear of that. I bet there was a 100 lbs of bond in that side. The only parts I managed to find for it, was emblems and two door handles. Which I still have somewhere. It ran though and it was drivable. Finally sold it and made 150 bucks. I think the buyer was going to turn it into a Donk. SMDH

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  14. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac Diva Member

    Keith D., that’s rather simplistic overview, especially when more than the grill was changed between the ’69 & ’70.
    Shall I proceed?…… different texture grill, different texture cornering lights, different hubcaps, different taillights, different rear bumper, ’69 had the V under the Cadillac crest, the ’70 only had the crest. There are some very minor improvements to the engine as well as the instrument panel.
    1965 thru 1968 were all basically the same with few changes between the years. 1969 was a totally different car which the 1970 followed with few changes. 1971 completely new car basically thru 1976.
    After that, GM shrunk them, made them narrower and basically ruined them.
    All this is IMO. But, I am the Cadillac Diva so I thought I would help you out a little. LOL
    Stay safe.

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    • John S Dressler

      Diva, don’t forget the pretty substantial change in the 67-68 under the hood! The 67 had the 429 engine and the 68 had the 472 as well as the change in grills and rear trim plate below the trunk.

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  15. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac Diva Member

    Thank you, John, that is a significant detail I forgot. Hey, I’m just as old as you guys, so my memory isn’t perfect.
    I bet there is a detail between the ’67 & ’68 Cadillacs that ya’ll don’t see or you forget about it.
    The ’67 had exposed windshield wipers, the ’68 they were hidden.

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    • John S Dressler

      You are absolutely right Diva. Those of us who have owned a few Caddies remember little details like that. My favorite Cadillac was the 1964 Eldorado. After that, I would say the 67 comes next.

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