Stock # EV523
Mileage: 59,800
Saffron Metallic
Saffron Velour

1977 Cadillac DeVille Coupe D'Elegance
Epitome of 1970s Cadillac Opulence
Original Saffron Metallic Paint
Saffron Velour Interior
59,800 Mile SURVIVOR
VIN: 6D69S7Q138930
Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this '77 DeVille D'Elegance
Back when this car was new, the exclusive d'Elegance luxury option cost just shy of $700; adjusted for inflation, that's a nearly $2900 option! The d'Elegance package included contoured pillow-style seating upholstered in velour, power-assisted front seats, and deep-pile carpet. And that's just the interior; d'Elegance exterior features included opera lamps, pin-striping, color-keyed side moulding, and a smattering of d'Elegance badging. The d'Elegance package began as a special offering for the Fleetwood Series Sixty-Special Brougham for the 1973 model year, then became available for the DeVille series beginning in 1974. These d'Elegance package cars were lavishly equipped for their time and were widely viewed as the ultimate in American luxury motoring
This particular '77 DeVille d'Elegance coupe has covered just 59,771 miles over the course of its 40 year life. Considering the state of it's original Saffron Metallic paint and the absence of dents or dings, the car has been well taken care of throughout those 40 years
First off, paint. Saffron metallic is a lovely color. Paint has a great metallic sparkle to it under direct light. The paint shows very well, with minimal chips and no scratches or scuffs. White pinstripes are without cracking or wear, and contrast very well against the metallic brown paint. Chrome is very nice throughout, with no damage other than some surface rust at the bottom corners of the rear chrome bumper. Aside from those lower corners, chrome is free of any bubbling, and shines nice and bright. Vinyl top is in nice shape as well, with very few signs of age. The top has no scrapes or damage. Panel fitment is dead-on and the doors close without any fuss. From an exterior cosmetic standpoint, the only drawback of note is the mismatched rear plastic sills; these plastic pieces are not original and show a slightly darker shade of Saffron Metallic
Saffron, saffron, saffron. The eye-catching exterior color carries over into the exterior. Seats, carpet, dash, and accents are all matched to the same warm shade of orange. The phenomenally comfortable velour seats are in fantastic shape, with no fading or tears to be found. Dash has a couple light cracks, and the steering wheel shows some wear – the plastic is cracking on multiple spots on the wheel. Factory floormats are in nice shape, as is the carpet underneath. Front center carpeting shows some aging in the brightness of the saffron fading away, though free of stains or tears. Headliner is tight, backseat shows no wear. Air conditioning is not cold, though the remainder of the powered systems are intact and functional. This includes power locks, AM/FM radio, heat/defrosters, all gauges, powered windows, powered trunk close, wipers and sprayers, and interior lights. The car is also equipped with cruise control, though I have not yet had the opportunity to test its functionality (limited by city traffic
Under the Hood / Underbody
This DeVille d'Elegance coupe retains its original 425cid 7.0L V8, which was the largest of five available engine options. With just shy of 60,000 miles on the car, it still has plenty of life left in it. The car runs and drives very well, with no noises or tendencies of concern. Starts right up, idles cool and steady, and tracks nice and straight down the road. Brakes feel good and track straight. Underneath, the car is in decent shape, though the car is not 100% rust free. Floor pans and rockers are solid, but there is one through spot towards the rear of the drivers side frame rail. Close-up photo attached. Tires have 9/32” tread depth remaining at all four corners (75% tread remaining