Friday, October 25, 2013

5k: Henry Hill's Cruiser: 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

The 4th generation Cadillac Coupe DeVille was designed by GM's legendary designer of the '38 Caddy Sixty Special, C2 Corvette Stingray, and '55-'57 Chevy - Bill Mitchell.  When new the DeVille was a huge hit amongst rich old dudes, attention seekers and gangsters - even the young coke obsessed Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta) in Goodfellas drives this exact a similar but later car in a putrid shade of pumpkin.  Find this 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille for sale in Burbank Hills, CA for $7,700. Tip from Jack B.

The Coupe DeVille measures an impressive 19.5 feet bow-to-stern and the doors feel like they are 8 feet long and filled with bricks. The vinyl top covering half the car's roof like a dentists' receding hairline is technically a landau top and was originally produced as a way to create a "fake" convertible appearance.

The 500 cubic inch (8.2 liter) V8 puts out a smog throttled 190 horsepower and 360 ft-lbs of torque.  This Coupe DeVille is offered as a 41k original mile, single owner classic with a recent tune up and running well. 

This interior will bring tears to your eyes...tears of joy or tears or horror...who knows...but it is something.

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  1. Now, dat's whad I'm talk'n bout. Loved these growing up in Jersey.

  2. These things are absolutely gargantuan, there's no other way to put it. That's a 500 cube V8 up front between those wheel wells, and it looks *tiny*.

    They are really a sight to see in modern times. Half a foot longer, an inch wider, identical in wheelbase and weighs within 400lbs (fully trimmed out) of a GMT900 Suburban.

  3. "The Coupe DeVille measures an impressive 19.5 feet bow-to-stern and the doors feel like they are 8 feet long and filled with bricks. "

    Funny you mention that. One of the more unique memories I have of these is seeing one at the local "u-break-it", filled with broken bricks.

  4. Update: BaT just posted this a week later. Different city name but same advert.

  5. This isn't the same as the Goodfellas car. That was a 1979 Phaeton in Western Saddle Firemist (a great color, I might add, that was available 1978-1980 even on Eldorados).


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