1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible 472 c.i. from North America
This car is like a good friend
I've rebuilt the GM turbo 400 transmission twice since I've owned the car. about every 120 thousand miles.
The convertible top and the leather seats only last about 75K between replacement.
The motor is a real trooper, it went 220,000 before I finally rebuilt it, but it was still running strong, it just made lots of smoke.
Exhaust systems last 100,000 on average.
This is a great car. One of GM's not so stellar visual designs, but mechanically it has a heart if iron. It will NEVER leave you stranded if you treat it right. Change your oil and drive around the world as many times as you want.
I've replaced the body due to rust and accidents.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2005
14th May 2007, 16:06
"Not so stellar visual designs"
A matter of preference. I like the 70 more than any other cadillac than perhaps the 57's and the 64's.
4th Aug 2007, 19:57
This is one of the best cars I've owned. The car literally floats down the road!
Yes, it's big & boxy, but it's a classic Cadillac. They certainly don't make them like this anymore. This is when a Caddy looked like a Caddy -- it had the tail fins. Now they all look alike.
5th Aug 2007, 16:25
No doubt, now Cadillacs look like just another Chevy sedan.
19th Mar 2015, 15:17
I have a '70 coup Deville. Loaded in its day. I like the looks of it too.
20th Mar 2015, 13:07
Don't know any current Chevrolet sedan with the distinct front or rear view design of the current Cadillac sedans.