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The 1976 model year was truly a pivotal one for General Motors. With all of its automotive divisions’ full-size models due for downsizing the following year, 1976 marked the end of an era in more ways than one. It was the last time for many years that GM would produce a convertible on its assembly lines, the revered Sixty Special nameplate would be quietly retired after a 39-year run, the entry-level Calais line was discontinued, and all full-size cars in the GM lineup would become at once shorter, smaller and lighter for 1977. Engines, too, would become smaller, with Cadillac’s biggest becoming a 425-cubic inch unit, down from the high-torque 500 cubic-inch unit, Cadillac’s largest ever, which had been in use since 1970.
The deVille Series, in Coupe deVille and Sedan deVille body styles, was Cadillac’s biggest seller for 1976, a particularly successful model year in which new all-time sales and production records were reached. Measuring 230.7 inches overall and riding atop a 130-inch wheelbase length, the final standard full-size deVilles were priced from $9,067 for the Coupe and $9,265 for the Sedan. Both were differentiated from the Calais with chrome underscores, richer interior upholstery, slim triangular rear quarter-windows, power front seats, and luxury-level options including the d’Elegance and Cabriolet. In addition, all full-size Cadillacs were equipped with limited-slip differentials, automatic climate control, Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmissions, power steering and brakes, Soft-Ray tinted glass, and steel-belted radial tires.
Striking in gold with white trim, this 1976 Cadillac Sedan deVille is further equipped with power windows and door locks. It is powered by a new factory-direct crate engine with fewer than 500 miles of use, the transmission’s seals and filters have been replaced, the air conditioner has been updated to R134 compliance and recharged, and the alternator is new. Always garaged, the Sedan deVille runs well and has travelled approximately 89,510 original miles. Four decades have now passed since the last Cadillacs of this size were built, and this historic generation of cars is now developing a devoted following. Accordingly, this No Reserve example from 1976 offers a luxurious and commanding way to enjoy the classic-car hobby.