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While it doesn’t quite have the cultural cachet of the Eldorado, Cadillac’s “de Ville” series of cars has nearly as extensive of a history throughout the life of the carmaker. Originally introduced as a trim level option in 1949 for their Series 62 (which lasted a full decade), the first true Coupe de Ville rolled off the line in 1959 with the same outlandish fins and double-bullet taillights as the iconic Eldo. The slightly more restrained Sedan de Ville also emerged the same year, and the cars quickly became America’s preferred luxury vehicle for decades. The DeVille cruised through the ’60s and ’70s as some of the biggest vehicles GM ever produced, in terms of length, width and engine size: DeVilles boasted a standard 472-cid engine until 1975 when it was upped to 500 cid. After hitting those heights, sales peaked in 1977 and from there the DeVille line slowly shrank back down to a more manageable size, with 1980 DeVilles seeing the first V6 engine offered in a Cadillac since 1914. A new generation emerged in 1985 with an even smaller, boxier (but still luxurious) Coupe and Sedan DeVille along with Fleetwood Brougham and d’Elegance upgrades. The sedans remained popular but Cadillac put the the Coupe de Ville to pasture in 1993. Throughout the ’90s the Sedan DeVille carried on with a new Northstar V8 engine and the Seville’s K-Platform body, with 1997 seeing the car dropping “Sedan” and only going by “DeVille” moving forward. The DeVille’s final few years saw a full redesign in 2000 to a curvier, sleeker and more aerodynamic style; curious technological advancements included LED taillights and a “nightvision” infrared system before finally ending its run in 2005 — though the subsequent Cadillac DTS model (aka DeVille Touring Sedan) continued on through 2011.