I purchase this car when I went home to Indiana in the early part of June 2010. I had no idea that I would purchase this gem. I live in San Diego, CA.
I had been looking for just the car, but whenever I went online or to various dealers, all were over priced and not as pristine as they claimed. Also, the majority of the DeVilles had over 100K miles.
I visited a car lot back home as I stated, and lo and behold, there she was, a 1999 Caddie DeVille Concours 50th Anniversary Edition, Polo Green, half vinyl top with the band across it. The interior was immaculate leather for an eleven year old car. I couldn't believe my eyes to see that it had only 92,500 miles, and minor surface scratches to say the least.
The dealer was the same owner as when I purchased my first hot rod muscle car back in the early 70's. I asked if the asking price was a joke ($4,295). I thought this was a steal since all the California area was asking almost 40% more. I drove it, and the ride was what I had anticipated; smooth and quiet. I purchased the car and drove cross country back to San Diego. Had its smog test (California Emissions) <> (it passed), and registered.
This is a beautiful car, and I have had many good compliments, and what a mint condition car, and not one I have seen as of yet has the half vinyl top as I have.
Everything is original, and the chrome factory wheels don't have a blemish on them.
The only thing I have invested in was changing the dual mufflers to the quiet turbo performance mufflers.
I had to replace the electric antenna, because on the original, the nylon cable had broke inside the unit. I went to the salvage yard and picked one just like it for $20; installed it and you would never know that it came from the junk yard.
I will keep this car for a very long time, as I feel this is my dream car, and my investment will soon pay for itself, except for that long drive of over 2,200 miles cross country.