1965 Cadillac DeVille Convertible, Ca “Black Plate”, 3 Owners, 87k Miles!

This is a solid original “black plate” California  three owner DeVille convertible (Style number 68367-F) said to have 87,000 original miles.  This car has evidence of one poorer quality repaint in the original color.   In 1985 it had less than 77,000 and today it has just under 87,000 miles.  It has been shown repeatedly at car shows throughout Northern California.  Although it is not a concours car, it is a fabulous original car that can be enjoyed as-is or improved over time. 

This car was purchased new in the Sacramento area.  The second owner, Jerry Rose, bought this car from the original owner in the 1980’s and kept it until 2008, when Bob Shaw bought it near Redding, CA.  This was ordered new in Saddle Firemist (Paint Code 97-1) which was a special ElDorado color. 

We have ordered a new correct white convertible top with the correct rear window glass to replace the worn but serviceable original top.  The new convertible top will be installed before the end of February.  The car has recently installed radial tires and mechanically is strong.  There is a very small section of surface rot appearing on the drivers side and we have included a close up photograph for details.  It is very close to rust free and very solid as you would expect from a “black plate” California motorcar. 

There were 19,200 DeVille Convertibles made in 1965.  Each had the powerful 429 cu in V8 with 340 hp.  The 129.5 in wheelbase makes for a very smooth and luxurious ride with an overall length of 224 inches.  Of course this DeVille is loaded with options including air conditioning, full power and cruise control. These 1960’s Cadillacs are fabulous motorcars.

The NADA value shows High Retail at $28,700 and Average Retail at $19,850.  See details of the value at: http://www.nadaguides.com/Classic-Cars/1965/Cadillac/Deville/2-Door-Convertible/Values.

This, being a documented “black plate” car with documented history is a terrific value.  To research financing alternatives and to learn more about buying collector cars, please visit our website at www.classicpromenade.com.

 Contact Harry at 951.901.5088 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

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