DlandCaddy
DlandCaddy
Location: Fullerton, CA, USA
Joined: 09/05/2007
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"63 Cadillac"     1963 Cadillac DeVille

Introduction / Overview: This six-window Sedan DeVille is my first car, which my dad bought for me off a street corner in 1987.  We worked on it together for three years (until I was old enough to drive) and then I took over the expenses (more or less...)  It sat for a few years after high school waiting for an engine rebuild, then hit the road again with my little sister at the wheel for two years.  We sold it to a man in California in 1999, where it remained in limited use (mostly storage) until 2007 when I bought it back.  The exterior looks about the same, but the interior took a pretty good hit due to sun exposure. 
Drivetrain: 390 V8 (one-year engine--last year for 390 displacement, first year for combo aluminum front cover).  Jetaway dual-coupling four-speed hydramatic.
Chassis: GM-corporate "X-type" chassis, used on many platforms during the 1960's.  However this car has a front upper a-arm, lower control arm and strut rod, vs. the double-a-arm arrangement on other GM cars at the time.
Wheels and Tires: 15" steels (what else?) and Cadillac brushed stainless hubcaps.
Body & Paint: questionable bodywork done piecemeal over 30-year span, though the color remains original.  Chrome, fender skirts, and glass are all original.
Interioir:

Back in those days, Cadillac had so many build combinations that it is rare to see two cars with the same interior trim and color.  Mine is the DeVille 62-series baby-blue leather/brocade combination

Lifestyles: Restorer