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1961 Cadillac 4-Window Sedan DeVille - Amazing Survivor - 36k Org Miles - Rare!!

Highlights:

1961 Cadillac 4-Window Sedan DeVille
Mostly All Original Survivor
390ci V8 with Automatic Transmission
Only 36k Original Miles
Beautiful Unrestored Example
1 of Only 4,847 Produced
Mostly All Original Paint
Mostly All Original Interior
All Original Chrome
Extremely Well Preserved
Solid Rust-Free Body
Very Nicely Equipped
Extremely Clean Throughout
Coker Wide White Wall Radial Tires
Etc

Our Quick Condition Guide - (Condition Rating Scale: #1 Perfect, #2 Near Perfect driver, #3 Excellent driver, #4 Nice driver, #5 Needs Work, #6 Parts. Each section is rated based on the type of vehicle it represents being part of.)

Overview Of Entire Vehicle: *Condition #3 (Excellent Survivor Example)

Here is an absolutely beautiful 1961 Cadillac 4-Window Sedan DeVille in unbelievably amazing condition for being mostly all original. Yes, this is a true survivor with mostly all original paint, all original chrome, all original interior and showing only 36k actual miles. This beautiful Cadillac has been extremely well maintained, preserved and taken care of its entire life and it shows. The fit and finish is excellent as it has never been taken apart. It's a very pretty color combination of Dresden Blue Metallic with matching Cromwell blue cloth and leather interior which is in amazing original condition as well. This car has spent most its life indoors as the body is completely rock solid and totally rust-free. It even has the original dealers tag on the trunk which is still in excellent condition. This car is originally from St. Paul, MN but obviously did not spend much time there and has been kept mostly inside. We recently took this car in trade on a low mileage 2004 Corvette we had from a collector in Iowa. It is a very nicely equipped car with power seat, power windows, AM Radio, power steering, power brakes etc. The car shows very well and presents amazing for a survivor. You do not find survivors like this as they are hard to find and do not come around very often. This car is a true pleasure to own and drive and overall is very wonderful Cadillac.

Options/Equipment:

390ci V8 Engine
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Dresden Blue Metallic Exterior
Blue Cromwell Cloth w/ Blue Leather Interior
Power Steering
Power Brakes
Power Windows
Power Seat
Power Antenna
Autronic Eye
AM Radio
Heater/Defroster
Wide White Wall Radial Tires

Exterior: *Condition #3

The exterior of this car shows beautifully as it is a true survivor and has mild patina here and there. It has mostly original paint finished in gorgeous Dresden Blue Metallic. The body is extremely solid and completely rust-free. It has had a few minor touchups on the cowl and under the trim line on the rockers and fenders where there were a few scratches that we did touch up. The rest of the paint appears to be original and for the year and age is in really amazing condition. There are a few little chips and dings over the years and a little spottiness in the metallic from being buffed and cleaned for almost 60 years but still shows excellent for an original car. We would leave the car exactly as it is as it tells the story of just how well the car was taken care of. If you want it 100% you could paint it if you choose and so desire but we don't think it needs it at all and would leave it the way it sits. The car has all original chrome and trim that is in wonderful condition overall and we would give the chrome a 3+ rating as there is absolutely no pitting anywhere. It has all its original glass and all original rubber which are all in excellent condition. It still has all 4 of its original T3 headlights which are crystal clear as well as crystal clear original taillight lenses. The windshield does have a little de-lamination in the bottom right corner but is overall in excellent condition for original and we would leave it as well. It is sitting on its original wheels and hubcaps wrapped in Coker American Classic wide white wall radial tires for a smooth and dreamy ride.

Interior: *Condition #3

The interior of this car is an amazing all original Cromwell blue cloth and light blue leather that shows very well. The seat cloth shows a little age but is still soft and pliable with no tears or rips. One spot on the drivers cloth was replaced with OEM material from SMS, who provides all the fabric for restorations. The car still has its original carpeting and original blue matching Cadillac floor mats all in excellent condition. The dash and gauge cluster is in amazing condition, the steering wheel is absolutely gorgeous and all the brightwork inside the car is beautiful and shines spectacularly. It has all its original weatherstripping throughout the car which is still in excellent condition too. The interior really shows to the preservation and how well taken care of the car has been over the years. Everything works in the car including the power windows, the power seat, heater/defroster, power antenna, and the horn except for the radio and the courtesy lights which could just be some bulbs. Inside the trunk is beautiful and completely all original with its original trunk liner, paint, weatherstripping, spare, jack, jack instructions etc. It looks like the trunk has hardly ever been used in the car and shows wonderfully. Overall the interior is in amazing condition and is what an excellent survivor should look like.

Mechanically: *Condition #3+

Mechanically this car is in excellent condition. We completely checked out the car from front to back mechanically and it runs and drives amazing like a true low mileage Cadillac should. You cannot beat an original low mileage car as they always run and drive way better than any restored car. It has its original 390ci V8 engine with automatic transmission that runs very strong and smooth. Under the hood has been beautifully detailed, as even wonderful survivors tend to show some age over 50+ years. Everything is 100% stock but truly looks like a show car that will really impress people when you open the hood. We went through the brakes, replaced the battery, etc and it is ready to drive and enjoy.

Under Carriage: *Condition #3

Underneath the car is nice and solid with no signs of any rust at all. The car has been factory undercoated and looks dry for the most part. The floors and rockers are all original sheet metal and in excellent condition. The front suspension is nice and clean just like a low mileage car should be. It has been maintained well as it has new shocks and drives like a dream. The only thing that could be replaced is the drivers side resonator. You don't really notice or hear it while driving but it does have a couple cracks and holes in it due to moisture over time but is nothing major. Overall it is rock solid and looks factory correct and really clean.

Contact Us:

If you have any additional questions please call us at 480-281-2059. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements. I also welcome all International buyers. The car is located in beautiful sunny Scottsdale, AZ.

*About Our Collector Car Rating Guide:

We at Classic Car Investments have given each of our vehicles an over all condition rating and a separate condition rating for each major part of the vehicle. These ratings are given to each vehicle, by us, based on our educated professional opinion from decades of experience. Condition ratings can be looked at differently based on each individual buyer. Please use this rating as a purely a guide to help you gauge the condition of the vehicle with out physically looking at in person. Which we always suggest is the best way to buy a collector car but today can be tough with our hectic, busy schedules. We are being honest as possible in our ads and want to show you everything about each vehicle, with every media possible including pictures, video, sounds, text and ratings system similar to most consumer product rating systems out there. But of course tailored to collector cars. We want our customer to feel confident buying our cars from any location in the world and know what they are getting. With showing you, the buyer all the negatives as well as the positives on every vehicle and educating the buyer in the process. Buy our vehicles with confidence!

The rating is based on a 1 to 6 rating scale. #1 flawless car that is almost perfect, #2 near perfect car but can be driven, #3 excellent driver, that is most likely show quality with minor flaws (Most Classic Cars), #4 nice driver that has some flaws, #5 project car or great restoration project and #6 being a complete parts car. Plus and minus signs behind the number, indicate it is on the higher or lower side on the described condition in our opinion.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
390ci V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Dresden Blue Metallic
Body Style
Sedan
Doors
4
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1961
Make
Cadillac
Model
Sedan DeVille
Miles
36,082

Interior

Interior Color
Cromwell
Secondary Interior Color
Light Blue
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Leather & Cloth
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No
Engine Size
390ci V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Body Style
Sedan
Miles
36,082
Vin
61B097139
Stock
345345568

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