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Throughout the 20th century and the 1960s and 1970s in particular, Cadillac remained America’s luxury-car leader. Building on the foundation of comprehensively revised models for 1965, Cadillac positioned itself for continued success with its new 472 cid V-8 engine – in 375 hp and 400 hp versions – by 1968. Substantial restyling for 1969 clearly bore cues from the 1967 Eldorado, followed by detail refinements for 1970 and 1971. The sophisticated DeVille hardtop sedan was arguably Cadillac’s most important model of the era, with 69,345 built of a total Cadillac production of 188,537 for model year 1971, including this very impressive example.
Produced at Cadillac’s Detroit assembly plant and resplendent in factory specified Cypress Green Metallic paint over Dark Jade upholstery, this Cadillac Sedan DeVille is offered from a major private collection, where it has benefited from limited use. As expected from Cadillac, standard features and options include climate-control air-conditioning, auto-dimming headlamps, cruise control, power-assisted brakes and steering, power-operated door locks and windows, three-speed windshield wipers, and a dash-mounted clock. A modern stereo head unit is currently fitted, but an original General Motors AM/FM radio is included, along with an extra set of keys, owner’s manual, and miscellaneous items. In fine original condition and highly attractive throughout, this 1971 Cadillac Sedan DeVille is quite rare today and will provide an enjoyable experience while easily attracting admirers wherever it appears.