This 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille is was purchased new by the seller’s late father from Allens Cadillac in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was inherited by the seller in 2020. The car is finished in red over red leather upholstery and is powered by a 500ci V8 paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a partial vinyl roof, 15″ steel wheels with polished hubcaps, chrome trim, cruise control, power accessories, air conditioning, woodgrain interior trim, and an AM/FM radio. This Coupe DeVille is offered with a car cover, manufacturer’s literature, and a clean Iowa title in the seller’s name.
The 1976 model represents the final year of the fourth-generation DeVille production and this example is finished in red with a white vinyl partial roof. The car features white pinstripes around the trunk lid, rear fender skirts, and chrome trim on the front and rear bumpers, wheel arches, windshield surround, grille, and taillight surrounds. The plastic trim surrounding the rear bumper is cracking and can be referenced in the image gallery.
Factory 15″ steel wheels wear polished hubcaps with Cadillac center emblems and whitewall tires. A full size spare is located beneath the rubber mat in the trunk, and stopping is provided by power-assisted disc brakes up front with drums in the rear.
The front and rear bench seating is trimmed in red leather with a matching dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Woodgrain trim adorns the door panels and dashboard, and additional equipment includes cruise control, a power-adjustable front seat with a center arm-rest, air conditioning, power accessories, and an AM/FM radio. The seller notes that the air conditioning does not work.
The three-spoke steering wheel with woodgrain accents frames a 100-mph speedometer and five-digit odometer reading 7k miles. Approximately 50 miles have been added by the seller.
The 500ci V8 is equipped with a single carburetor and was factory-rated at 190-horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The seller notes the heater core leaks and was bypassed and recommends that the radiator hoses be replaced.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.