The Cadillac DeVille nameplate is a true icon, with a total of eight generations coming and going over the years. The styling, the luxury, and the sheer size of the classic Cadillac DeVille models, including those produced for the nameplate’s third generation, continues to delight enthusiasts even today. Now, we’re checking out this particular example from 1966, which is riding low thanks to modern airbag suspension.
This particular 1966 Cadillac DeVille comes to us from the folks at the Frank Kent Motor Company, who report that the car belongs to a customer. If the name Frank Kent rings a bell, it may be because we covered the group’s recent acquisition of the “Snoop DeVille,” a 1966 Cadillac DeVille customized by rap legend Snoop Dogg.
Now, the folks at Frank Kent are giving us a look at another custom ’66. As the story goes, the current owner is now the car’s fourth, returning the two-door to the Dallas-Fort Worth area nearly six decades after the vehicle’s original sale at a Dallas dealership. The car was originally painted green, and was optioned with air conditioning, an AM-FM radio, and power locks.
The new owner, however, wanted to add his own personal flair, and repainted the body in maroon. The interior was updated with matching maroon and red, while a set of Truespoke wire wheels and whitewall tires ride in the corners. To achieve that custom drop, the new owner turned to Murray Kustom Rods of Fort Worth, which installed their in-house airbag suspension.
With production lasting between the 1965 and 1970 model years, the third-generation 1966 Cadillac DeVille is notable for its impressive size, stretching 224.2 inches from tip to tail, with a wheelbase measuring in at 129.5 inches. For the sake of comparison, the more modern Cadillac CT6 full-size sedan is 205.8 inches long, with a 122.4-inch wheelbase. Under the hood, this 1966 Cadillac DeVille draws motivation from the standard 7.0L V8 engine.
Funny enough, the new owner purchased this ride to fit two car seats in back, and now hopes to share his passion with his family for years to come. Here’s to passing the torch to the next generation.