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      1979 Demarchand ( Chicago ) Coupe Deville 42k orig
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      1 6733 Thu June 11, 2009
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      $9,900.00 None Excellent
      Description: PRICE LOWERED $3,000.00 !!!! MUST SELL !!! Call me - Chris - 516-395-6017 or email me at This is a rare one folks. 1979 Coupe Deville, with the one year only option package known variously as the " d'marchand " or " chicago ". It was the Cadillac take on the famous two-tone paint scheme Lincoln Town Car "Bill Blass" Edition that sold so well. It was a late year (spring) addition to the Caddy option list, most likely contained in one of the spring bulletins that were mailed to select dealers. Production numbers aren't known, General Motors and Cadillac record keeping on such limited editions wasn't the greatest. But we do know that WAY more Talisman cars and WAY more Phaeton cars were sold. Over 5000 Cadillac Fleetwood Talismans were sold between 1974 1975 and 1976, and estimates are that several thousand buyers opted for the Phaeton package. Best guess from the Cadillac collector community is a few hundred cars were sold with this $1825.00 option that many dealers marked up SEVERAL THOUSAND MORE DOLLARS !!!! Much of the info I've found on the car comes from one website: Here are some of the highlights: The d'Marchand Edition was a two-tone exterior painted car which was black with slate-grey on the hood, top, and trunk lid and a red stripe. It was equipped with an elk-grain vinyl roof in slate-grey. The interior had antique slate-grey leather seats with black leather inserts with red piping between the slate-grey and black. It also had two-tone door panels in grey with black inserts. The car also came with a grey leather-wrapped steering wheel. Tom Clark, who is a Cadillac LaSalle member, retired from Cadillac in 1986 after 36 years of service with Cadillac. He remembers the d'Marchand Limited Edition. It was a special order that dealers could order directly from the factory. He doesn't recall any specific information about this special edition, but feels that there was probably a bulletin given to the dealers about how to order the d'Marchand Edition. Because of this, there were probably only a few hundred of the d'Marchand Cadillacs made in 1979. Most people are more familiar with the high production run of the Bill Blass Edition that was done by Lincoln. This particular car is in very nice shape. Barely over 40,000 original miles, original engine, transmission, stereo (8 track player that works !!!). I'm the second owner, having bought it last year from the widow of the original owner. The dash plaque is in perfect condition and has his name engraved on it. This is a low mileage original condition car which should be a great investment. RUNS VERY WELL. ALWAYS STARTS RIGHT UP, DRIVES BEAUTIFULLY, LIKE A CLASSIC CADILLAC SHOULD ! NEW and CORRECT muffler, resonator and tailpipe installed last year. But keep in mind this is NOT a restored or a new car, and there are some minor things that aren't perfect. But, for a 30 year old car it shows that it has been garaged and very well take care of.
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