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Culture, Movies & Television  /   /  By Neil J. Helfgot

eBay Listing: 1968 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

The 1966-1968 Cadillac DeVille convertible is an epic car. We realize most people like the 1959 models, or subsequent years, but we know what we like – long low lines, luscious deep red paint, wide white walls, and an open top.

Cadillacs were the king of the hill in the late 1950’s and into the 1960’s. This 1968 DeVille convertible model reminds us that even a factory restoration of a vintage Cadillac can easily be a classic without being lowered, painted with outlandish flames, or sitting on 20-inch rims.

1968 cadillac coupe deville

But for us, sometimes factory fresh with a classic Caddy is all we could ask for. We love the look of the paint, the chrome and those white walls on factory appearing wheels. We’ve seen cars just like this customized, and while they can look great in either form, once in awhile it’s nice to see a time warp of a car that looks like some executive drove straight out of the 1960’s and into today’s world without skipping a beat.

We can easily imagine Elvis Presley cruising Graceland in a car just like this. Similarly we can picture modern day rapper Macklemore driving a matte black version of this Cadillac. The thing about Cadillacs, especially the convertible models with tail fins, is that if the condition is right someday they will be back in vogue. This car, while it might be a bargain now, it won’t be for long. And if kept in mint condition, it is definitely an appreciating classic. White walls, mile deep paint, and a drop top – what more could you ask for? Bid now while you still can.

1968 cadillac coupe deville

View the listing now before someone scoops up this beauty and closes the auction early: 1968 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

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  1. Dan Kreutzer March 7, 2014 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Ditto. I am an enthusiast for the old guard Detroit Luxo Sleds and agree that this kind of car would be a sales success again if the conditions were right some of those being the elimination of CAFE standards and increased oil production among others. These splendid Detroit cars spoke to the kind of country we were and largely still are. Large and expansive. Brash and glitzy with an air of confidence and the bigger is better swagger that came to full flower in the late 50’s and through the late 70’s. The personality of these cars expressed an exuberance that was exhibited in all the old Big Threes products that is nearly gone today. Back then you didn’t have to be a celebrity in order to feel like one when you were driving or just riding in one of these.

  2. Steve Birakis March 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm Reply

    I always loved the big cars we had Pontiacs @ Oldsmobiles even as a kid my fav were the cadillacs I bought my red 1966 Cadillac Eldorado conv when I was 21 in 1975 off a used car lot iam 59 and its still in my family .it truly is a time machine for me it takes me back to my youth ever time I drive it!

  3. Cynthia Houston March 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm Reply

    Now this is a car….WOW….. I love it so.

  4. Garrett Baker March 11, 2014 at 7:09 pm Reply

    Cadillacs always look better factory restored. This is definitely the best looking ’68 convertible I’ve ever seen. Perfect color combo for a convertible and fantastic condition. Those Tru Spoke wheels are very expensive, so are wide whitewalls. I completely agree with Dan. These cars have CLASS! I have a ’67 Fleetwood 75 limo

  5. robert March 14, 2014 at 3:55 am Reply

    what is your price for the red caddy I am a retired old fool and i need a rocking chair like the red caddy. I seen it on the E-Bay site a week ago it made it to 20,000 reserve not met what is the bottom dollar? Regards RL. ps- nice machine.

    • Derek Mau March 14, 2014 at 10:01 am Reply

      Robert, I suggest clicking on the link in the article that will take you to the eBay listing. On the listing page are links to contact the seller, which is your best method to get your questions answered concerning the Cadillac.



  6. Dale March 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm Reply

    I don’t understand why owners of 1962, and newer classic cars have wide whitewalls installed on them. They look out of place to me. The last wide whitewalls seen in new car showrooms was 1961.

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