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NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

1969 Cadillac Sedan Deville

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For those who aren't aware, the 1970 model year Cadillacs were essentially identical to the 1969 models. I owned two different 1970 SDV's while I was between 17 and 19 years old and I loved them although the fender skirts tended to cause rust to start. I still loved those skirts anyways. I sold both of the SDV's and ended up buying a 1974 CDV next. That one rusted BAD!

I didn't go back to Cadillac until 1996 and I still have 3 of them. Go GM!

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Very cool. I wish the 1970 CDV on my front lawn ran without

causing an engine fire. :( Also the irony is that technically no

1969 SEDAN DeVilles were made. Not-a-one.

I love 4dr HARDTOPS. :wub:

Great post!

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This statement would presumably apply to 1970 models as well although they DID actually make 2 different SDV bodies, one sedan and one hardtop design.

Very cool. I wish the 1970 CDV on my front lawn ran without

causing an engine fire. :( Also the irony is that technically no

1969 SEDAN DeVilles were made. Not-a-one.

I love 4dr HARDTOPS. :wub:

Great post!

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*grins*

Cool vid.

Course, I prefer the coupe convertible version ... ala Boss Hogg's white Caddy...he he he

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*Whew*, I thought it was going to come barrelling around the curve and roll that Festiva into the weeds. Why is that kid being so abusive to the throttle? That thing would sound so cool with Flows, yeah.

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That crappy motorhead muffler isn't "The way it really was back then".

Used to have a 1972 CDV and it was whisper quiet even with the huge 472 engine.

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This statement would presumably apply to 1970 models as well although they DID actually make 2 different SDV bodies, one sedan and one hardtop design.

I might be wrong but I don't beleive they made pillared

Sedan/Coupe Devilles. I've never seen one. The

Fleetwood & Limo had posts but not the Devilles, right?

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*Whew*, I thought it was going to come barrelling around the curve and roll that Festiva into the weeds.

*chuckles*

Well, glad to know I wasn't the only one expecting that to happen ... and, of course, very glad it did NOT happen...!

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They made them with pillars. Not very popular but they were made. It must have been some kind of option when ordered. Strangely I owned 2 of them. Of course I was a kid then and did not order them new so have no idea what or how to order them. They look better without the pillars of course. :)

I might be wrong but I don't beleive they made pillared

Sedan/Coupe Devilles. I've never seen one. The

Fleetwood & Limo had posts but not the Devilles, right?

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Yup, the "pillared" Sedan Devilles show up in the sales literature. And of course the Fleetwood 60 Special & Brougham were both "pillared" sedans as well.

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Use to have one of those and it was GREAT!! 120MPH felt like 60MPH and it was built like a TANK! Takes me back. Sounds like he has that one HOPPED UP. :huh: Or does he just need a MUFFLER? :P

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ellives & NeonLX are correct: Cadillac offered both a style# 8369 deVille 4-dr sedan (pillared) and a 8349 deVille 4-dr hardtop. Hardtop outsold the sedan 10:1 (7890 sedans built).

Calais Series 8200 had only a hardtop 4-dr. Fleetwood Series Sixty Special and Brougham were 4-dr sedans only.

All '69-70 Cadillac 2-drs were hardtops (Calais, Coupe deVille, Eldorado).

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Holy cow, pardon my ignorance. Once agin I assumed wrong.

The point remains though... 10 out of eleven 1969/1970

Cadillac Sedan DeVilles were actually NOT sedans. :wink:

Edited by Sixty8panther

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