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For sale on Facebook: 1973 Cadillac Coupe deVille in Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY  -  $18,000  -  Must be a member of Facebook to access Seller's contact information.

 

Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/783437966015752/1973-Cadillac-Coupe-deVille

 

Seller's Description:

1973 Cadillac Coupe deVille

  • 2 owners
  • Driven 45,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Exterior color: Yellow · Interior color: Gold
  • Clean title
  • This vehicle has no significant damage or problems

Original paint and interior. New vinyl top installed in 2017. Owned since 2006. Rust free car, immaculate condition. Air conditioning does not work. Air Conditioning does not work, needs nothing else.

 

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Looks exceptionally clean,

and really nice,

except for the Air Conditioning not working, not working

This is a year when there was a very notable LACK of power, and exceptionally poor fuel mileage-

especially if compared to our (former) 1970 deVille convertible.

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41 minutes ago, Marty Roth said:

This is a year when there was a very notable LACK of power, and exceptionally poor fuel mileage-

especially if compared to our (former) 1970 deVille convertible.

Marty, what gas mileage did you achieve in your 1970 Cadillac?

 

I had a 1973 Eldorado which achieved a consistent combined

8 m.p.g.  (6 m.p.g. around town, 10 on the highway).

I later found an old Consumer Guide auto-test book for 1973,

and they achieved the same average of 8.  They found the

1973 DeVille's average was 7.5, the regular Lincoln's was 7.0,

and the Imperial's was 9.0.

 

Those are all low, but the Imperial's was 20% above the Cadillac's.

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Big cars of this era got really poor mileage, I had a 70, a 57, Cad and 71 Riviera as daily drivers back in the 70's and 80's. I had a '66 that was my daily for about four years until gas prices hit almost  3.00 gallon. in the '90's. If I buy another big car it won't be  used as transportation but it will be quite an expense for fuel. Nice yellow Cadillac. I was checking the rear window and vinyl top moulding area. I couldn't see any rust bumps under the vinyl. I don't know if I'll ever get anything big like this again. But I do love them.

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I have a 1971 Coupe DeVille and yes it loves to swig the juice. With the nasty hike in prices here in Ontario Canada for gas I need a full fresh tune on the 472. Got the parts, just need to find some time. This engine is still a higher compression 472. They are such a nice running engine and sound great.

But hardly  even 10 MPG Imperial which is 4.5 Litres @ $1.80 Can. makes it $8.10cents  or $6.84 a US gallon (3.8 litres) It was up to $2.09 per litre

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The 1973 has the bigger federal mandated front bumper, but that doesn't detract from this yellow beauty! It's seriously minty and looks like a Real Cadillac even though it's Malaise Era.

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Knew a guy with a '73 Fleetwood in the same colors.  It was also a very pretty car, like this one.  I think those cars were sooooo big to begin with that the change to 5 mph bumpers was hardly noticed...  Be sure to measure your garage before buying this one!  ;)

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Being in the business of housing and construction,

I know that a typical garage is at least 20 feet deep.

The longest production cars (Chryslers) were 235" long,

and GM's and Lincolns got up to 233".  This one's a bit less.

Such a garage will fit any production car, though Cadillac's

production limousines may need 21 feet.

 

You may have to move the bicycle and the bale of

peat moss, but feel free to buy a 1973 Cadillac to enjoy!

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5 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

You may have to move the bicycle and the bale of

peat moss, but feel free to buy a 1973 Cadillac to enjoy!

Yes, that's the question - where does the lawn tractor go...?

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On 8/3/2022 at 6:20 PM, John_S_in_Penna said:

Marty, what gas mileage did you achieve in your 1970 Cadillac?

 

I had a 1973 Eldorado which achieved a consistent combined

8 m.p.g.  (6 m.p.g. around town, 10 on the highway).

I later found an old Consumer Guide auto-test book for 1973,

and they achieved the same average of 8.  They found the

1973 DeVille's average was 7.5, the regular Lincoln's was 7.0,

and the Imperial's was 9.0.

 

Those are all low, but the Imperial's was 20% above the Cadillac's.

Hi John, and sorry for the delay,

 

1970 was before they decreased the compression and added the pollution controls, choking power and killing fuel mileage.

When (and if) I drove our 1970 deVille convertible sensibly, I averaged 

18.5 - 19 mpg @ 55 mph

15.5 - 16 mpg @ 70 mph

12 - 14 mpg with strictly in-town driving

 

But when temptation to use the available brute power overcame the "sensibility" factor, it felt as though I could actually watch the fuel gauge move.

 

The difference in performance just may be the reason I passed on buying a late friend's exceptional and magnificent 2,800 mile unrestored yellow 1976 El Dorado convertible when I had the opportunity. The performance of the '76, relative to my '70, felt anemic!

 

 

"It was quality control and the strive for perfection that earned Cadillac the formidable reputation of “Standard of the World.” The powerful 7.7 litre 472 CID 16-valve OHV V8 powered the 1970 Cadillacs with aplomb. The 10.5:1 compression ratio massive 472 packed a prolific punch with 375 hp @ 4,400 rpm and (525 Foot-Pounds) 712 Nm of peak torque @ 3,000 rpm.

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29 minutes ago, Marty Roth said:

When (and if) I drove our 1970 deVille convertible sensibly, I averaged 

18.5 - 19 mpg @ 55 mph

15.5 - 16 mpg @ 70 mph

12 - 14 mpg with strictly in-town driving

Wow, I'm impressed, Marty!

I've read old reviews in Consumer Reports, and in the

1950's, Cadillac was economical for its size.  And in those

years, it was very reliable, and retained the highest percentage

of its original value, of any car, at trade-in time.

 

I don't have any reviews or statistics from around 1970.  Thank

you for those insights.  They should be put down somewhere for

posterity.

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1 minute ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Wow, I'm impressed, Marty!

I've read old reviews in Consumer Reports, and in the

1950's, Cadillac was economical for its size.  And in those

years, it was very reliable, and retained the highest percentage

of its original value, of any car, at trade-in time.

 

I don't have any reviews or statistics from around 1970.  Thank

you for those insights.  They should be put down somewhere for

posterity.

Thanks, John, for your note-

 

Actually, I get almost the same mileage these days on my 1954 Cadillac,

and just a bit lower on our 1941.

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1973 Cadillac Coupe deVille - "Original paint and interior, Own since 2006" - Rockville Centre, NY - Not Mine - 8/7 Pending
  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1973 Cadillac Coupe deVille - "Original paint and interior, Own since 2006" - Rockville Centre, NY - Not Mine - 8/7 Pending - 8/8 Deleted
20 hours ago, 6T-FinSeeker said:

On 8/8, Seller deleted the Facebook ad.

 

Nice car for the money. These are a great highway car and I'd rather drive my 1971 Coupe DeVille  than any late model high end pickup. But without overdrive it's short trips only for now. It's been parked for quite a few years in it's decades of being built. Impractical, maybe, but still more fun than most cars or pickups of late. The 472 torque and rumble are pretty cool too.

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