1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

1955 Cadillac Coupe

Hi, from down under, I live in Perth Western Australia, and here is a photo of my 1955 Cadillac Coupe De Ville that I imported all the way from Morrow Bay, West Coast California USA on a recent trip. This Caddy had only travelled 69,000 miles and was in great condition.

The only work necessary to get this car looking good again was to re-cover the facings of leather seats, tidy up engine bay, and replace exhaust system. Then a good buff and polish of the original paintwork brought back a shine and had it looking pretty terrific for its age.

Rodney Osborne
Perth, Australia

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10 Responses to “1955 Cadillac Coupe DeVille”
  1. Brad Coombs
    Brad Coombs

    Beautiful, I have been looking for a 1947 Buick Convertable. I had when I was in high school.

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    • rodney OSBORNE
      rodney OSBORNE

      Hi Brad, Thanks for your reply, glad you liked the car and good luck in finding your Buick, I searched for 5 x years before I found my 1955 Cadillac, P.S. what part of the World do you live in ? Cheers, Rod.

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  2. Gordon Hampton
    Gordon Hampton

    I had a very similar car. It was a 1954 Cadillac Coupe Deville. It was the family car but the engine had sucked a valve, so I bought a brand new 390 Cu In Cadillac engine. Since it was getting old I decided to see how fast I could make it go. I put dual 4 barrel carbs and full Loaded cam. Modified the automatic transmission to control all shifts manually. Since Caddys are geared high and I wanted to run it at the quarter mile drag strip, I found a 41 Cadillac Hearse rear end that gave it really low gears. I took it to the drag strip and raced against loaded Camaros and tri-carbed Chevelles and really surprized them by taking first place trophy 3 out of the 6 times I raced it. Just a very fun car and the other racers could not believe I beat them with a Cadillac. Anyway, have a great time with yours. It’s a great car.

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    • rodney OSBORNE
      rodney OSBORNE

      Hi Gordon, Thanks for your reply, Glad you liked the car, certainly not a drag car but still a head turner when I get to take it on runs and shows, P.S. what part in the World do you live ? Cheers, Rod.

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    • rodney OSBORNE
      rodney OSBORNE

      Hi Ralph, Glad you liked my car, I’m also a big fan of any 50s American Cars, leaves those Tupperware cars for good any day, P.S. , what part of the World do you live ?, Cheers, Rod.

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  3. Butch Alvarez
    Butch Alvarez

    Cool looking car. I love all the chrome, the bumper bullets and hooded headlights.

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    • rodney OSBORNE
      rodney OSBORNE

      Hi Butch, Glad you liked my car, I’ve always been a big fan of 1950s American Cars and this one took 5 x years of searching the internet, P.S., what part of the World do you live ? Cheers, Rod.

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  4. Hugh Duncan
    Hugh Duncan

    Hello, I am trying to find instructions on how to install a rear quarter window in a 1955 Series 62. Any ideas where I can find instructions or a video?

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