Long, luxurious, and absolutely, iconic this 1972 Cadillac Calais is the value-priced big Caddy hardtop sedan you've been waiting for. So check out everything from the big numbers-matching V8 under the hood to the sharp-looking A/C interior to discover a terrific cruiser with a terrific vintage attitude.
This was the generation of Caddy that really owned the road. Longer and wider than its predecessor, this was the peak of size superiority... and these early examples especially .....
knew how to show it off. That's why the headlights are individual chrome pods with enough space to put the turn signal in the middle. And between the hint of tailfins on the rear is a trunk that's large and clean enough to almost land a helicopter. But this car makes a great first impression for more than just its big Caddy appeal. It has a well-maintained and premium appearance. The factory-correct Cotillion White has been given the right care and investments to continue to look bright and clean. This helps to highlight the well-creased sheet metal. You'll love all the details, including the large contoured chrome bumper up front, the classic fender skirts, and the unique brightwork that protects the tail lights while drawing even more attention to the extended rear. It all looks well respected and preserved, and we understand why. The Calais is an interesting car in Cadillac circles. It's far rarer than the similar but more expensive DeVille. But this was also never the bargain basement considering you could basically buy two new Chevy Biscaynes for the price of a Calais!
The black interior is a timelessly tasteful contrast against the white exterior, and just like the outside, you'll be impressed with the quality of the presentation/preservation. It's truly vintage, right down to the working dome light and factory AM/FM radio. The wide and comfortable seats are a nice combination of fabric and durable vinyl, and there's plenty of room to seat six. But anytime you're just out for a solo cruise, the armrest makes this driver-oriented luxury. This upholds the classic Caddy image for true upper class with features, like cold-blowing air conditioning. And power windows mean you never have to leave the driver's seat whenever you want to show off the cool pillarless hardtop profile of this long sedan.
The big 472 cubic-inch engine under the hood with a four-barrel carburetor on top is a great '60s Cadillac motor. With the high degrees of authenticity on this sedan so far, it's great to know this is the numbers-matching motor still under the hood. And the way this one fires up readily and idles smoothly reaffirms its well-kept life. It even has an investment in a newer exhaust to have the proper Caddy dignified quieter V8. Big torque moves all this sheet metal with ease, especially when paired with the TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. As expected from a Cadillac, the ride has an unparalleled smoothness that soaks up bumps like a hovercraft. As you're enjoying the road trip, the power steering, power brakes, and front discs are there to keep the experience effortless.
This distinct Calais even comes with terrific paperwork, like the original bill of sale, dealer invoice, warranty card, and owner's manual. This is an interesting classic Caddy hardtop offered at an unbeatable price. So don't let this deal slip away, call today!