Gorgeous '67 Cadillac DeVille Fails To Sell at Auction, Would You Have Bought It?

1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible 10 photos
Photo: Mecum
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Regardless of whether they are into modern rides and their tech-infused interiors or not, most petrolheads have at least one classic that gets their hearts racing. However, not everyone is willing to invest a lot of time (and money) into an old-timer, hence why some old-timers fail to sell (for the asking price, anyway).
This Cadillac DeVille couldn't meet the vendor's expectations, so it is still looking for a new home. But more on that in a few moments, as first we have to tell you about it and highlight some of its strong traits.

It is a 1967 model, which places it in the third generation of the series. Assembly took place at the Detroit factory, and the last one rolled off the line during the 1970 model year. The DeVille was offered in multiple body styles, featuring a front engine and rear-wheel drive layout and sharing its nuts and bolts with the era's Eldorado, Calais, Oldsmobile 88, and Buick Electra.

A true land yacht, it had a 129.5 inches (3,289 mm) long wheelbase, measuring 224 inches (5,690 mm) from bumper to bumper between the 1965 and 1967 model years, and becoming a bit longer towards the end of its life. It was also a heavyweight, tipping the scales at around 4,600 to 4,900 pounds, which equals between 2.1 and 2.2 tons.

1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
Photo: Mecum
Are you curious about what lies under the hood of this gorgeous example? According to the vendor, that would be a 429 ci V8. The 7.0-liter motor is hooked up to an automatic transmission, likely with three forward gears, and the car in question has 21,595 miles (34,754 km) under its belt, likely after the restoration ended, as it was definitely brought back to its initial shine. After all, just look at it!

Not many cars can wear red and still look good, yet this 1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible does it like a champ. Multiple chrome appointments provide contrast to the Apple Red paint finish, and it has a black soft top that lowers to reveal a black interior that does not seem to sport any modern amenities – bar that USB cable that likely allows the driver to play their favorite tunes via their smartphone.

To sum it up, this old-timer looks ready to cruise the streets again, and it is one exquisite proposal that deserves a caring owner. Unfortunately, it failed to sell at Mecum's Houston auction hosted between April 4 and 6, 2024, so if you plan on making it yours, then you should reach out to the auction house to discuss the details. So, how much do you think it costs? And, more importantly, how much would you be willing to cough out for it?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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