Available now is this beautiful 1976 Cadillac Coupe Deville dressed in a Phoenician Ivory with matching Landau Vinyl Top. This particular Cadillac features the special edition Johnny Carson interior along with power steering, power brakes, and factory air conditioning. Powering this beauty is the original 8.2 Liter 500 CI Engine and 3 Speed Hydra-Matic Transmission.
The 1976 Cadillac Coupe Deville was the nostalgic end of an illustrious era in motoring. The 1976 model year rolled the last full-sized Coupe Deville off the assembly line. The Coupe Deville was a Cadillac with a youthful elegance. It was the ultimate in personal luxury. Two-door styling combined with spacious six passenger comfort made the Cadillac Coupe Deville one of America's two favorite luxury cars.... The other was the Sedan Deville. The Deville series was crafted out of a tradition of excellence. The 1976 Cadillacs impressively reaffirmed the tradition of leadership that long made the brand the ""Standard of the World."" This was another spectacular Deville standing ovation for the encore performance....in the continuing saga of ""As the Standard of the World Turns.""
There will NEVER be another Coupe deVille....it was a perennial favorite among luxury car buyers. The Cadillac Coupe Deville was a youthful and beautiful way to motor in Cadillac luxury and leadership. Its tasteful appointments and deep-seated luxury were matched by the quality of its performance and ease of operation. The Coupe Deville was enjoyed by more luxury car buyers than any other brand. Its distinctive lines marked it unmistakably Cadillac. Coupe Deville's distinctive individuality set it apart from other fine cars.
The Coupe Deville began as a fancy trim option package as a pillarless hardtop luxury coupe in 1949. Each subsequent year the Coupe Deville became more exclusive, always innovative, and uniquely individual, it had a personality all its own. The 1976 Coupe Deville was no exception to the luxurious rule. The smaller coach windows were a Coupe Deville styling tour-de-force exclusive to this model, added classic personal car appeal. The 1976 Coupe Deville still looks good today.
Its dramatic front-end design was augmented by rectangular headlamps and wrap-around cornering lamps built as a single unit. The hood and front fenders were beveled lowering the nose clip considerably from the 1971 bodyshell origin. The extra-long hood and rear deck contributed to its tastefully flowing contemporary silhouette. Only the 1976 Coupe Deville could combine such tasteful individuality and youthful spirit in one great luxury car. The glamorous Coupe Deville was popular with discriminating motorists all over the world. Freedom of spirit and a taste for luxury were combined magnificently in the 1976 Coupe Deville.
This long, low, masterful motorcar was powered by Cadillac's highly efficient 8.2-liter 500 CID 16-valve OHV V8 engine. This was a version of the Eldorado V8 engine introduced for the 1970 model year. The engine was equipped with a 4-bbl downdraft Quadrajet with an electric choke which improved fuel economy and operation. It came standard with a High Energy Ignition system. This was a solid-state unit that eliminated breaker points, rubbing block, and condenser which attributed to faster starting and overall fuel economy. With the combination of the HEI, catalytic converter, and the use of un-leaded fuel, the engine could go up to 22,500 miles between tune-ups.
The 8.2-liter V8 was equipped with EPA mandated emission controls that included: Positive Crankcase Ventilation, Air Injector Reactor, Exhaust Gas Recirculation with exhaust pressure transducer, and Early Fuel Evaporation, Evaporative Control. The AIR system and exhaust pressure transducer were used on cars for the California market and cars equipped with EFI systems. With the use of a catalytic converter, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide gases were filtered and exhausted as carbon dioxide and water.
Performance was rated as 0-60 mph in 11 seconds, 0-100 mph in 34 seconds with a top speed of 119 mph. It did the mile @ 79 mph in 18 seconds. The 8.2-liter V8 produced 215 hp @ 3,600 rpm with 542 Nm of peak torque @ 2,000 rpm. The engine was available with carburetion or EFI. The carbureted version used an in-line mechanical fuel pump. The EFI version used two electric fuel pumps, one in-line and the other in-tank. The EFI version operated smoother with increased fuel economy, faster starting, and quicker take-offs from the traffic lights. The engine had power in reserve for merging into highway lanes and accident avoidance.... chomp the accelerator pedal and the issues you just avoided are in your rearview mirror.... easily
The 8.2-liter V8 was mated to GM's Turbo Hydra-Matic THM-400 3-speed automatic transmission. It used a torque converter with fixed stator, which multiplied engine torque to increase driving thrust to drive wheels during acceleration in any forward gear. The torque converter was refined making it tighter resulting in more immediate response improving fuel economy. The axle ratio was lowered to also increase fuel economy.
The 1976 Coupe Deville was built as body on frame construction using Cadillac's rugged perimeter frame with heavy gauged boxed side rails. The front suspension used upper and lower control arms, integral steering knuckle, arm & caliper support, integral hubs and rotors on spindles, tapered roller bearings, spherical joints with wear indicators on the lower joints, coil springs, and hydraulic double action shock absorbers. The rear suspension used Cadillac's four-link drive, coil springs, and hydraulic double action shock absorbers. The 1976 Coupe Deville was a very large front engine rear drive vehicle. It rode on a long 130"" wheelbase, had the luxury length of 230.7"", and a 79.8"" wide stance.