Cadillac welcomed the 1970s with a mild restyle of its 1969 styling that included an attractive new grille, wheel covers, tail lights and rear bumper. New interior upholsteries complemented Cadillac's elegant exterior and provided passengers with the luxury expected in a Cadillac.
The 1970 Cadillac’s were popular, with 238,745 being built for the model year, a new divisional record and the first new record in two years. In keeping with Cadillac's policy of continuous improvement, a new rear axle design was introduced for 1970. The new axle was quieter, with improved durability and provided the most torque capacity of any car in the industry at the time. Maintenance was easier on the new axle, and interior spaciousness benefited from the lower drive line.
Optional radios for 1970 included both AM and FM bands for maximum station availability. A new antenna was embedded in the windshield, which eliminated the exterior fender mast but created reception problems.
Despite the New Year, decade, and production record, 1970 was also a year of lasts at Cadillac. At the end of the model year, three models would be quietly discontinued. The Sedan deVille model with B-pillar in 1970 sold 7,230 copies compared to the more popular Hardtop Sedan deVille at 83,274—making it the most popular model in the lineup. So it wasn't really a huge surprise to see it discontinued, especially given the public's fondness for hardtop styling at the time.
The second model to be discontinued was the Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan, which also sold poorly in comparison to its sister Fleetwood Brougham. This was the most historic nameplate of the three to be retired, and we have prepared a special article in honour of the model. Please read Farewell, Sixty Special Sedan for details.
The third and final model to retire after 1970 was the DeVille Convertible, which dated back to the 1940 Series 62 Convertible Coupe. Convertible sales had been declining for several years, and Cadillac decided to upgrade its convertible model for 1971 into the Fleetwood Eldorado line. The glamorous new convertible would continue to be made through 1976, when it became the last American convertible to be built for a few years.
The 1970 model year established Cadillac as the top selling luxury car in America (again), and led the way into a decade that would see gas shortages, tougher safety standards, a new era of electronics in automobiles, Cadillac's first smaller luxury car, and a continuation of the traditional luxury, elegance, and value the Cadillac brand was known for.
It comes with a 7, 7 litre engine v8 engine. She is in a great condition and presents spectacular with the roof up or down.