Tailfins were canted slightly downward, and sharp, distinct body lines replaced the rounded look. While all these two-door models wore the standard white-wall Michelin tires, this would be the last year for plain wheel covers on Coupe de Ville found on 2,788 cars this year , as next year would feature a standard styled aluminum wheel similar to the Fleetwood coupe. The roofline was squarer and the rear deck and bumper more sculptured. For 1986, few changes marked the new DeVille's second year in production. Wilson until 1957 when he presented it to his secretary. The parking lamps were moved from the bumper to between the square bezeled headlamps, which were now set wider apart.
The first car to bear the name was the 1949 Coupe de Ville, a pillarless two-door hardtop body style with a prestige trim level above that of the Series 62 luxury coupe. This was also the last year for vent windows. New standard features included a Light Group, a Mirror Group, a trip odometer and an ignition key warning buzzer. There was generally less chrome on all Cadillac models this year. Cadillac script also appeared on the lower left side of the radiator grille.
This was the first year for the DeVille convertible. V-shaped emblems made a return on hood and deck lid. Went here to look at their pre-owned 2017 Nissan Altimas. While Lincoln's Continental did not fare well against DeVille, a new sales threat—aimed directly at Cadillac—came from the 1990 debut of 's and the from Nissan. The changes in cylinder operation were seamless, and most drivers did not detect any difference in operation. New turbine veined and wire wheel covers were offered.
Of special note were the composite plastic front fenders that resisted parking-lot dings and dents, and weighed less than their steel counterparts. In 1972 a modest frontal revision placed more emphasis on horizontal grille blades. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Minor trim changes included black-out trim in the grille as seen on the 1992 Touring Sedan. On the inside enriched appointments included molded inner door panels with illuminated reflectors and a selection of 147 upholstery combinations, 76 in cloth, 67 in leather and four in vinyl. Outer grille extension panels again housed the parking and cornering lamps.
From 1975 to 1976 small numbers of Coupe de Villes were converted into car-based pick-ups, similar to a Chevrolet El Camino, but much more upscale. The declining popularity of full-size coupés led to the discontinuation of the Coupe de Ville at the end of the 1993 model year. A very minor change in the rear was the deletion of the chrome tips on both sides of the lower deck lid trim. I was helped by Katie. Production started in August 1999. Rectangular parking lamps were built into the outer edges of the grille. An unshortened limousine or in the United States town car has a division between the passenger and driver compartments and if the driver's seat is outside it may be called a sedanca de ville or town car.
New up front was a bi-angular grille that formed a V-shape along both its vertical and horizontal planes. Production ceased in July 1993. The most popular exterior color for 1991 was Cotillion White, with 2,967 models; while the least chosen color was Medium Dark Gray, of which only 58 were manufactured. The Coupe de Ville and Fleetwood coupe retained the previous year's interior, wheelbase, and doors—all cleverly hidden between the new front and rear styling. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Sedan de Villes now featured slim triangular quarter windows that mimicked the coach windows that appeared on Coupe de Villes the previous year.
In total, 4,168 had the standard Symphony Sound system, while 543 were ordered with the optional stereo 310 with cassette, 233 with compact disc. In its first year the Series 62 Coupe de Ville only sold 2,150 units. In 1974 a wide eggcrate grille was used. The optional Cabriolet roof standard on Fleetwood appeared on 3,988 Coupe de Villes, while the available Phaeton roof was found on an additional 4,453 cars. A 2-position automatic rear-view mirror utilized two electronic 'eyes' and a small motor to dim when headlights appeared from behind.
A slide-out fuse box and safety front seat back lock for two-door models were additional Cadillac advances for the 1967 model year. In French coach building parlance, a coupé de ville, from the French couper to cut i. DeVille sales reached 110,379 units, accounting for nearly two thirds of all Cadillacs sold. Shorter vertical grille guards appeared in about the same position as before. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.