Shot Dead: 1962 Cadillac Coupe Deville

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1960 Cadillacs are becoming really popular, especially the 2 door hardtops. This DeVille was found in a field near Marysville, California and is listed here on craigslist with an asking price of $3,500. The windows were shot out, but the interior doesn’t look too weather beaten. There’s trim missing, but it looks mostly complete.


There don’t appear to be many bullet holes in the car, just in the glass. This was a well optioned car with power seats, windows and more. Creatures have chewed up the wires, so there’s no news on the state of the engine. In one picture of the interior, it looks much nicer than you would expect. It doesn’t look like this Cadillac has been in the field very long. If it is rust free, is it worth saving or is this a parts car?

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  1. Jason Houston

    By west coast standards, that’s not much of a $3000 car. It looks like a drive-by victim. And what would this goofy seller want with a motor/trans that’s unknown?

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  2. randy

    I cannot believe the greed of some folks. They let the car get shot up, or worse shoot it up themselves, find out it’s worth something, and now try to hit a homerun.

    Yes, I am assuming a lot. There is no way I could sell a car I abused like this. You want it, come and get it, and apologies for shooting it up.

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  3. Slim Chance

    Those are not holes for trim in the left front fender. 😉 Makes you wonder what they hit.

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    • Mark S

      There’s a bullet hole in the backrest portion of the front seat too

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  4. Rex Kahrs Rex KahrsMember

    See? Elvis is alive.

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    • randy

      Good one Rex, this would be a great candidate for a “Write an ad for this car” win a prize.

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    • hhaleblian

      Maybe this was Robert Goulet’s car Elvis used as target practice. Anyone born after 1960 won’t get this post.

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  5. Allante

    She’s a 1962 – Cool Patina!

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  6. MountainMan

    What a shame. This thing is pretty far gone but if it was a porsche of the same vintage it would be saved so it is possible to be brought back to good condition again. When I was about 10 years old my sister had one just like this (1983) that she sold to a guy who was going to use it in a demolition derby. Just think of all the cars lost to the crash-em-ups. I’m not seeing much to work with here

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    • randy

      We lost a lot of station wagons to demolition derbies. I wonder if the auto manufacturers promoted demolition derbies.

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      • HoA Howard AMember

        Hi randy, like MM sez, these cars were a hit (pun intended) at demo derbies. Fact is, the #1 car of choice was the mid-60’s Imperial.( with these Caddy’s a close 2nd, I’m sure) Organizers of demo derbies banned these cars, (for obvious reasons) and many did turn to station wagons. As far as this Caddy, IDK, they aren’t exactly rare and this would cost a fortune to restore. Sorry, parts car bin.

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  7. 64 bonneville

    parts car, for about $1000.00, maybe. way to much hammer and dolly work on the panels, unknown electrical system (about 1.5 miles of wiring) unknown engine/trans condition. way more work than I would want.

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  8. piper62j

    $50.. and I’m not paying extra for the spider webs…

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  9. Jim Marshall

    This is bait for that new cruncher that chews up anything including cars.

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