If you need a car to get you through some thick brush while you’re up in Alaska, a 1970s Cadillac Sedan Deville probably won’t be on your list of ideal vehicles for the job. Cadillac Devilles are best suited for cruising the boulevard, sauntering lazily down the highway or taking Muriel to church, so when you decide to hoon one on a dirt trail, you’re probably be expecting it to break.
Surprisingly, when the two guys in the video below took the vintage Cadillac off road, it didn’t break. Well it did, but not right away. While ripping through the thick forest, the most damage done to the Cadillac is a broken windshield. The carbureted V8 sounds like its seen better days, but happily powers the heavy sedan down the dirt trail. That is until they hit a small creek, which stops the Cadillac right in its tracks and sends a plume of smoke out from under the hood.
Is there a better use for this old Caddy? Probably, but you’d have a hard time convincing these guys, who sound like they are having a blast in the luxobarge. In the beginning of the video the Deville looks to be in rather nice shape and the description says they bought it for only $100, so if they hadn’t totaled the thing, it might worth a good bit more today. We’re sure it’s hard to put a price on the joy of off-roading a 70s Cadillac, though.