The lifted, diesel-powered ’64 Cadillac that Detroit shoulda built
We know what you’re thinking: Why didn’t Cadillac build a lifted, four-wheel-drive, apparently Baja-ready, diesel-powered Sedan DeVille in 1964?
The popularity of the Sedan DeVille is well-documented. It started production in 1958, and Cadillac built various iterations through 2005, spanning eight generations altogether. And while we’ve seen custom DeVilles aplenty, this one rings our bell.
To wit (and we’ve helped out with spelling and punctuation): “Full show 1964 Cadillac Sedan DeVille full custom, nut-and-bolt restoration. Frame started from a brand-new dealer-delivered GMC 2500 that was heavily modified to fit the Cadillac’s body perfect [sic].
“This vehicle is a show car, it is not a backyard build. Vehicle has every option a GMC truck would have, a diesel Allison engine, all electronics, custom sound system, functional airbags, shift on the fly, EFI live, on and on. This was a no-budget build. Drivetrain has 27,000 miles on it, the build has 1200 miles on it, all documented.”
So would you like to drive this DeVille? Better bring cash. It’s a classic “I know what I’ve got” ad: “Please don’t ask any stupid questions. Yes, it was built right; yes, it has it; yes, it does it.”
So! Will the buyer take a cashier’s check? Uh, possibly not. “No, I will not take your fake cashier’s check. You buy it now, price is $70,000 cash money.”