1955 Cadillac DeVille
Sale price: $8,400.00 make an offer
Car location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
SUPER COOL CAR, GREAT START TO AN ICONIC ELVIS STYLE PINK CADILLAC BUILD !!
BOUGHT THIS CAR WITH A PACKAGE OF OTHER CARS NOT GOING TO GET TO IT & CURRENTLY DOWNSIZING OUR CADDY COLLECTION THIS IS THE WAY WE FOUND IT WITH A BIT LESS BARN DUST ON HER IT HAD SAT IN A BARN FOR 15+ YEARS. LAST STICKER ON THE PLATE SAYS 1988
DATA PLATE IS MISSING BUT ON REGISTRATION SAYS CADILLAC DEVILLE AND HAS COUPE DEVILLE BADGING
HAVE NOT TRIED TO START THE CAR ALLTHOUGH ENGINE TURNS AND PREVIOUS OWNER TOLD US HE DROVE IT INTO HIS DRY BARN
331 CID V8 ENGINE
HYDROMATIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
99% OF THE CAR SEEMS TO BE COMPLETE WE HAVE CHECKED THE CAR OVER AND TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE THERE EXCEPT THE CADILLAC V AND EMBLEM ON THE HOOD
PLEASE INQUIRE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I WILL BE POSTING A VIDEO TO YOUTUBE OF THE CAR .
SUPER COOL OLD PINK CADILLAC,
WISH WE COULD GET TO ALL OF THEM !!
HOPE THIS OLD CADDY FINDS A GREAT NEW CARETAKER !
HAPPY BIDDING EVERYONE !! (= (= (=
PAYMENT VIA DIRECT BANK TO BANK WIRE TRANSFER OR CASH UPON PICK UP PREFERRED
CAR IS LOCATED IN CANADA (BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKUP/SHIPPING)
"I CAN PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH SHIPPING WORLDWIDE AS WELL AS INDOOR STORAGE FOR $150/MONTH UNTIL VEHICLE IS PICKED UP/SHIPPED OUT"
Although every effort is made to present accurate and reliable vehicle information, use of this information is voluntary, and should only be deemed reliable after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify the existence of options, accessories and the vehicle condition before time of sale. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to time of sale. No expressed or implied warranties, including the availability or condition of the equipment listed is made. EPA mileage estimates are for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle maintenance.
1955 CADILLAC - GENERAL: While no major appearance changes were seen on Cadillacs this year, a number of refinements were made. Most notable was the grille, which was redesigned with wider spaces between the blades, and the parking lamps were repositioned directly below the headlights. Tubeless tires were a new feature throughout the line. Standard equipment included directional signals, backup lights, oil bath air cleaner, automatic choke, full-pressure lubrication, 12-volt electrical system, knee-action front suspension, hypoid semi-floating rear axle, wheel discs, and pushbutton automatic windshield washers.
1955 SERIES 62 V-8: On the sides of the body the rub-rail moldings formed a right angle with the vertical trim on the rear doors or fenders of Series 62 and 60S models. This accentuated a character line in the sheetmetal. The Florentine-curve rear window treatment was adopted for sedans. Three chrome moldings bordered the rear license plate on either side, and deck lid decorations consisted of a V-shaped ornament and a Cadillac crest. The Coupe DeVille had a golden script nameplate at the upper body belt just forward of the rear window pillar.
The Series 62 four-door sedan was now seven inches shorter than other models in this range.
1955 SERIES 62 ELDORADO V8: The Eldorado sport convertible featured extras such as wide chrome body belt moldings, a distinctive rear fender design with twin round taillights halfway up the fenders, and flatter, pointed tailfins. Standard equipment on the Eldorado special sport convertible included customized interior and rear body styling; 270 horsepower dual four-barrel inducted V-8; radio and antenna; heater; power brakes; power seat; power windows; whitewall tires; metal tonneau cover; custom trim and ornamentation; individual circular tail and rear directional lights and saber-spoke wheels.
1955 SERIES 60S FLEETWOOD V-8: This model had 12 vertical louvers at the rear lower side of the back fenders and "Fleetwood" in script on the rear deck. The special "glamour" upholstery used in this Series was similar to the metallic thread fabric with genuine leather trim combination used in the Series 62 Coupe DeVille.
Standard equipment included directional signals, backup lights, oil bath air cleaner, automatic choke, full-pressure lubrication, 12-volt electrical system, knee-action front suspension, hypoid semi-floating rear axle, wheel discs, and pushbutton automatic windshield washers.
1955 SERIES 75 Fleetwood V-8: The trim on Fleetwood long-wheelbase models was distinctive from other lines. A horizontal rub molding ran from the front parking light housings to the trailing edge of the front door and stopped. A full-length, vertical, air-slot style fenderbreak molding was placed directly behind the rear gap of the back doors. These two moldings did not meet at right angles.
Otherwise the car was styled as the 60 and 62 Series. "Fleetwood" in script was placed on the deck lid. The high headroom roofline continued as it had in previous years. All models still featured auxiliary seats for extra passenger carrying capacity. The Imperial limousine had a hydraulically operated glass driver's partition.
MODEL/ENGINE I.D. DATA: Serial numbers and engine numbers were one and the same. They appeared on the right-hand of the crankcase above the water pump and on the right frame side bar behind the engine support. The first two symbols were '55' to designate 1955 model production. The next two symbols indicated the series as follows: '62', '60' or '75'. The remaining digits represented the consecutive unit number and began at 00000 for each series. All series had the same last (ending) number, which should not be misinterpreted if listed as part of the numbering sequence.
BODY PAINT CODE/COLORS:
10 Black12 Alabaster Gray14 Ascot Gray16 Atlantic Gray20 Ruskin Blue22 Azure Blue24 Dresden Blue26 Cobalt Blue30 Mist Green32 Celadon Green34 Arlington Green40 Cape Ivory42 Pecos Beige44 Tangier Tan46 Cocabar50 Pacific Coral52 Mandan Red80 Wedgewood Green82 Dark Wedgewood Green84 Goddess Gold90 Alpine White92 Silver94 Bahama Blue96 Copper
Series 60-62-75 V-8. Overhead valves. Cast Iron Block. Displacement: 331 CID. Bore and stroke: 3.8125" x 3.625". Compression ratio: 9.0:1. Horsepower: 250 @ 4600 RPM. Torque: 345 @ 2800 RPM. Five main bearings. Hydraulic valve lifters. Carburetors: Carter WCFB four-barrel. Models 2355S, 2354S, 2185S, 2186S, 2266S, 2267S, and 2255. On some models: Rochester 4GC four-barrel, Without air conditioning Model 7007970, With air conditioning Model 700797. Eldorado V-8. Overhead valves. Cast Iron Block. Displacement: 331 CID. Bore and stroke: 3.8125" x 3.625". Compression ratio: 9.0:1. Horsepower: 270 @ 4800 RPM. Torque: 345 @ 3200 RPM. Five main bearings. Hydraulic valve lifters. Carburetors: Two (2) Rochester 4GC four-barrels; front Model 7007240; rear, without air conditioning Model 7007240; rear, with air conditioning Model 7007241.
Wheelbase: Series 62 129.0", Series 60S 133.0", Series 75 149.8"
The commercial Series 75 chassis utilized a 158" wheelbase. This was provided for construction of funeral cars, ambulances, etc.Overall length: Series 62 Sedan 216.3", All other Series 62 223.2", Series 60S 227.3", Series 75 237.1"Front tread: All - 60.0". Rear tread: All - 63.1". Standard tires: Series 75 8.20 x 15 6-ply, Eldorado 8.20 x 15 whitewalls, All Others 8.00 x 15.Optional tires: Series 60 and 62, except 6267S 8.20 x 15 whitewall.
Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was standard except on Series 75.Dual exhaust system standard.Rear axle ratios: Standard 3.36:1, Optional 3.07:1
Air-conditioning ($620).Autronic Eye automatic headlamp dimmer.Chrome wire wheels ($325).E-Z-Eye tinted glass.Heating and Ventilating ($129).Horizontal front seat adjuster (standard on Coupe DeVille, convertible, Eldorado, Series 60S and Series 75).Hydra-Matic drive on Series 75 ($186).Power brakes ($48).Power seat, 4-way Adjustable ($70)Power seat, Vertical Adjustable ($54)Power windows ($108).Radio & antenna ($132).White sidewall tires ($49 exchange).
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: The Park Avenue sedan, a futuristic show car which became the predecessor to the Eldorado Brougham, appeared at the New York Motorama on January 19, 1955. It was built in less than 74 days! Another show car was the "Celebrity" hardtop coupe.
Motor Trend magazine reported fuel consumption figures of 12.9 miles per gallon (stop-and-go) for a Series 62 sedan with the standard 250 horsepower V-8. At the time, that was excellent mileage.
Total 1955 model year output reached 140,777 units, a record high for Cadillac Division. See enclosed Production Figures chart to detailed information.
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