In 1956 the Cadillac Coupe de Ville and the Sedan de Ville were the epitome of style and luxury. Today, over a half century later, the Coupe de Ville is the much more sought after model and it still has the ability to represent style and elegance in an automobile.
This is supposed to be one of the finest 1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in “sunshine and ice-cream color” cape ivory with alpine white top that you’ll ever find to buy. With attractive body lines, desirable colors and fully loaded she is a very good investment and ready to enjoy. Click on the photo below to see almost 200 more photos…
As an original California car (delivered to San Francisco with GM build sheet available) she was ordered with factory a/c and has the blue shade windscreen. Matching to the tasteful color choice, the original buyer ordered the rare gold-finish grille. This is one of the most sough after color selection and one that makes the gold sabre wheels – a 1956 one year only option – looking amazingly good on this Cadillac.
The interior was redone nicely in leather black/white in the same pattern as used in the Series 62 convertible and was available as special order for the Coupe de Ville.
When she was young and used as a status symbol and not yet seen as collectable art she was protected by the dry California climate so there was no rust or rot ever. When I bought her in 1991 she still had her original chrome and most of her original paint with only some touchups. She is numbers matching and and it can be assumed the engine was never rebuild or out of the car.
Factsheet for my 1956 Cadillac Coupe De Ville:
Series sixty two model: 6237DX.
Factory base price: US$ 4,569.
Color: Two tone color combination No. 4090 that is Cape Ivory No. 2 (duco*2306) with Alpine White No.2 (duco*2291) top.
Interieur: Black leather with white elascofab bolsters and trim as on the Series 62 convertible and available only as custom build option for the Coupe De Ville – standard for the CDV was a fine selection of brocade cloth.
Standard Equipment: 365 cu inch (5,9 l), 285 SAE-PS/179 KW@4600 PRM, 4 Speed Hydra-Matic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Operated Window lifts, Outside Mirror Remote Control.
- Equipped with following options (extra cost) – “fully loaded” except the autronic eye:
- Cadillac Air Conditioner
- Power Operated 6-Way Front Seat Adjustment
- Signal seeking Radio with Power Operated Antenna
- E-Z-Eye Tinted Glass and Blueshade Windscreen
- Fog Lamps
- Remote-Control Trunk Lid Lock and electric trunk pull down
- Whitewall Tires
- Gold-Finish Radiator Grille
- Gold-Sabre Wheels (set of 5)
Engine: V-8: Overhead valves, Cast iron block, 365 cubic inches (6l), Bore and stroke 4.00 x 3.63 inches, Compression Ratio: 9.75:1, Horsepower rating: 285 @ 4600 rpm, Five main bearings, Hydraulic valve lifters, Carter WCFB four-barrel, Model 2370S.
Chassis: Wheelbase: 129″, Overall length: 221.9″, Dual Exhaust.
I’m the first and only owner in Germany since 1991 and have documented history dating back to 1987. She has been babied and improved over the years with no expense spared. Always stored dry and driven regularly only on dry roads. Hibernating the winter break in a Permabag to keep humidity low. Recent professionally paint is perfect on a laser straight body.
Interior is very good with seats and door panels redone. The original dashboard is in very nice shape. The underside of the Cadillac is very clean. Some chrome has been redone in the recent years were it has become dull. Original headliner and original chrome on front bumper show little patina. A/C not used since years. Radio and clock work occasionally.
Technically sound and very reliable because she was well maintained since at least 1991. Driven regularly. She starts, drives and stops like in 1956. No vibrations. Perfect steering and new brakes, perfect rebuild hydramatic, new radiator core, new starter, new steering gear. News exhaust. New water pump. Rebuild generator and good battery and so on and so on… Tire treads still good – but I have planed to replace them because of age and to change them to correct wider white walls.
I also have a set of five gold sabre rims as a perfect match to the cape ivory color and the gold grille. Might include them in the deal. Something we can eventually negotiate about (AllCads has a set of 4 gold rims and is asking a fortune – I have a set of 5 and mine look even better but were not perfect either).
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I’m located in northern Germany. I speak German + English. I welcome you for a testride. But please understand that I do test rides only when roads are dry to keep the floor boards clean.
You can check out almost 200 photos at flickr. And even more detailed high resolution photos with descriptions and comments of the restoration were available upon request.
Thank you for your attention and getting in contact with me with your questions and your serious offer. I would prefer to find a private buyer in my local area who will enjoy this Cadillac – but I can assist with worldwide shipping, too.