The 1960 model year was an impressive beginning to a new decade. During the Sixties, Cadillac styling became more graceful and restrained as Bill Mitchell gradually unified the design. Few new engineering advances were introduced, but orderly design development and a conservative styling approach set Cadillac apart from other luxury makes and maintained its reputation as “The Standard of the World.” To the American public, Cadillac remained a symbol of prestige, success, and good taste.
The 1968 spotlight was on motive power: an all-new 472-cid V-8 with 375 bhp. Designed to meet the new government emission standards that took effect that year, it was extensively tested in the laboratory, being run the equivalent of 500,000 miles. Though not as fuel-efficient as its predecessor, the 472 could boast of being the largest production engine offered in the industry.
1968 Cadillac DeVille Specifications:
V-8 Overhead valves
Cast iron block
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Bore and stroke: 4.30 x 4.06 inches
Displacement: 472 cubic inches
Horsepower: 375 at 4400 rpm
Carburetor: Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel
- Very original car, repainted once
- 472ci V8 with automatic transmission
- Recent reworked brakes and new exhaust
- Power roof, windows, seats, steering, and brakes.