This 56 is a 2-Owner with a substantial amount of documents regarding history, service and sales, along with lots of original new parts still in the boxes from the dealer.
As the mid 1950's rolled around, Americans were taking to the roads traveling cross country in numbers that had never been seen since vehicles were developed. Harley Earl at GM wanted to develop a car that would be classy in the metropolitan areas, yet handle like a dream on the open road and he achieved that feat with the 1956 Cadillac.
20 to 25 years ago the Coupe deVilles began rising considerably in value, but over the last 10 years the 4 doors and Sedans, especially the Sedan deVilles, have begun coming into form and are one of the most solid investments in the classic car world due to their rise.
If a car was ever an original survivor, but with some tender loving care, such as a new paint job over the years and lots of maintenance to maintain road worthiness, this beautiful, straight and solid black Cadillac is the one.
Like mentioned, there has been one documented paint job, which is still in excellent condition, the body is straight and solid with no rust. All light and light assemblies are in great shape and all lights work.
The undercarriage is original and shows some normal signs of surface rust, but with no materialization of any concern. If the new owner desires, all that would be needed is a scuff down and the frame is ready.
As far as the mechanical, the engine compartment is as original as they come. The reason for this is the proper servicing over the years. The car idles perfect, accelerates perfect, transmission shifts perfect and at highway speeds handles perfect with a tight frontend, steering and no vibrations.
All gauges, along with the clock, radio and electric antenna work.
Power Steering and Power Brakes all work properly. No leaks from the engine compartment, but there is some seepage from the rear differential housing.
By observing the interior images it is apparent at first glance that the interior is original. The seats are in good condition. The carpet is clean and neatly kept, the dash is great, no rips or cracks in the leather. Color has faded slightly. all windows work as designed, front and rear. Rear seat is good. Headliner is clean and free of tears and rips. Driver side interior door handle is worn, Passenger side door handle is worn as well. All of the electronic components function properly.
A 70 point inspection of this Cadillac was performed by Lemon-Squad. The inspection included everything from extensive reviews of leaks, hoses, performance of components or parts to driving tests. Below are the points given with a pass or fail report.
Road Test: 9 out of 9
Exterior Inspection: 20 out of 22. Failed: Wipers & Minor Surface Rust on Undercarriage
Interior Inspection: 15 out of 17. Failed: 2 inner door panels and some interior trim showed wear.
Mechanical Tests & Inspections: 20 out of 22. Failed: Air Filter Dirty, Rear Differential Housing has slight seepage.
This report is available upon request!
Being Sold "AS-IS WHERE-IS" .
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