1978 Cadillac Coupe DeVille 7.0L 425 cid V8 for sale by original owner’s son

1978 Cadillac DeVille Coupe

Make: Cadillac
Model: DeVille
Type: Coupe
Trim: Coupe
Year: 1978
Mileage: 91500
Color: Basil Green Firemist
Engine: 425 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed Automatic w/ Overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Hunter Green
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Seat Belts
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Harrison, New York, United States
Brakes, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
White Cabriolet Roof, Leather Seats

Description for Cadillac DeVille 1978

1978 Cadillac Coupe deVille for sale by original owner’s son

Insured by Haggerty, guaranteed $20,000.00 replacement value 91,500 miles

Current NY historical registration expires10/2020 & Inspection expires 11/2020

Continuously garaged at the same address for 40 years

Includes amazing historical documentation:
See all 63 photos at: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-8rdDQX/

Original Large 1978 Cadillac dealer’s brochure 12½ X 11½

2 Original Small 1978 Cadillac dealer’s brochures 9¼ X 8½

Original paint and interior color selection card

Original window sticker

Car/puter price quotation

Original order invoice

Original bill of sale

Original P2 copy of the certified check payable to the order of the dealer

Original odometer statement

Original pickup receipt

Original warranty certificate

Original owners manual

Original space-saver tire flier

Original 1978 Cadillac maintenance schedule II card

Original 1978 Cadillac consumer information notice

Salesman’s business card


Probably more than 90% of the repair documents and service records:

Engine rebuild at 85,324, 05/2004, R-134a refrigerant conversion, rear brakes.

Transmission rebuild at 89,999, 07/2010 (came with 2 year 24,000 mile warranty)

New rear bumper fillers, front disk brakes & rotors, alternator at 90,407, 12/2010

New mufflers & pipes at 91,150, 7/2014

New heater core & control at 91,240, 11/2017, New Battery 1/2018

Includes 1 mounted full size spare tire and one extra full size steel wheel,

Original space-saver spare tire with compressed air canister (never used)

Original front and rear carpeted floor mats

Original black rubber trunk mat, looks brand new

1” X 1¼” Solid Brass Crest &Leather Key Ring (steel ring)

Also includes about $2000 in spare parts: (photos available)

Front and rear bumper parts, bumper impact strips, taillight bezels,

tail light lenses, assemblies and trim, L & R head light buckets, lamps, bezels & trim,

complete L &R marker/corner assemblies, header panel w/ trim, grille & molding,

Right rocker panel molding plus other misc. chromes, light bulbs, fuses, trim fasteners and

touch-up paint, extra dash board quartz digital clock

The Cadillac deVille has been an American favorite luxury car since its debut in1949. It boasted an elegant, refined, spacious interior that made it distinct from other luxury brands.

This beautiful 1978 Cadillac Coupe deVille has only 91,500 well cared for miles and only one owner. This car was purchased by my mother in April, 1978. It is powered by the last of Cadillac's best of the era 7.0L/425cid, V8 motor putting out180hp (rebuilt at 85,324 in 05/2004), paired with a 3 speed automatic transmission with overdrive (rebuilt at 89,999 in 07/2010).This car has only been driven 1500 miles in the last 9 years.

The Premium Basil Green Firemist metallic paint shines brilliantly. The Hunter Green leather interior is in excellent condition as are the carpet and the carpet mats. The trunk is spotless and the original black rubber trunk mat looks brand new. Underneath, the car looks incredibly clean.

This Cadillac has the following standard luxury items: Auto Climate Control, AM/FM stereo radio with seek and scan, Power antenna, Original space-saver spare tire with compressed air canister (never used), Power door locks, Mirror – Driver side remote control, 6 Way driver power seat adjuster, Digital clock, Fiber optic front lamp monitors, Stop & turn rear signal monitor, Cornering lights, 3 Speed Auto transmission with overdrive, Power Steering, Power Windows, Dual Power Brakes, Front disc brakes, Front and rear seat belts.

This Cadillac has the following optional luxury add-on items: Premium Basil Green Firemist exterior color, White Elk Grain deVille cabriolet roof, White accent stripes, Leather seating, Dual comfort front seats 50/50, 6 Way power passenger seat adjuster, Chrome door edge guards, Tilt & telescope steering wheel, Front and rear carpeted floor mats, Trunk mat, Rear window defogger, Mirror – Right side remote control, Mirror- Ilum. Vanity – passenger, Cruise control, Controlled cycle wiper system, Opera lamps, Chrome license frames, Wire wheel disks, Limited slip differential (posi-traction).

This 1978Coupe deVille is the 5th generation variant of the model. This car was built for the person who loves to drive. It was designed for comfort, driveability and performance. Its construction was engineered for structural integrity to ensure a smooth quiet ride. To accomplish this Cadillac used especially hardened friction plates to guarantee the strut to body joints provided tight and rattle free operation. THIS CAR DRIVES AS QUIETLY AS IT DID THE DAY IT WAS DELIVERED!!! The Paint and Chrome on the car are in excellent condition along with the bumper guards and impact strips. The Styling of the Coupe deVille gave good fuel economy for its time with what Cadillac called “wind cheating design”. The 5th Generation deVille achieved the best fuel economy in the history of the company at its time. This is a great representation of American luxury with classic design. Come check out this excellent cruising machine.


If you wish to inspect the car, there is a local Mechanic available for an $80.00 fee.
A non-refundable $500 deposit via Paypal is due within 48hours of your commitment to purchase. Full payment is required within 7 days. If deposit and/or full payment are not provided within said timeframes, the vehicle will be relisted, the transaction will be considered void and any deposit will be forfeited. For payment balance I will accept a bank ACH transfer.