1954 Coupe de Ville
Chip Lord writes......
This Coupe de Ville hardtop was sky blue with a white roof and was purchased in Amarillo from a private party. We must have responded to an ad in the Amarillo Globe-Times and paid about 250.00$ for it. It was running but not very well. The car sat in the driveway of a modest house on the north side of town and it was a warm Saturday. We didn't tell any of the sellers why we were buying Cadillacs, and it was easy to look like car enthusiasts with a hankering for a Caddy.
Model year 1954 was a year of restyling at G.M. It brough longer, lower, wider, and more powerful Cadillacs. The 331 cubic inch engine got a boost in horsepower to 230. This year the gas filler cap was hidden under the tail lights - you would push in on the reflector and the tail light would pop up.
We had a little trouble lining this car up, and in fact had to take it
back out of the ground after putting it in, which didn't work well at all - the frame was
bent and we had to find another 1954 to take it's place.
Last edited on November 11th 1998 by Rik Gruwez
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