: 69-70 Coupe Deville vs 67-68 coupe deville?



RoyalCaddy1
06-20-09, 10:11 PM
I have been having this debate with my dad for some time now about which coupe deville body style looks the best. I tend to think the 67-68 body style looks a little better because I like the really boxy look, however I do like the front end of the 69-70 coupe deville more. Then again I think the tail lights on the 67-68 stand out more. I also like the dashboard better on the 67-68 coupes, it seems as if they made the dash to plastic looking on the 69-70, while the 67-68 dash had more chrome detail. My dad's main reason for saying the 69-70's look better is the high back seats. I am curious to know which generation other people think is better.

Angry Matt
06-20-09, 10:53 PM
Although I owned a 1970 brougham and it was my favorite car I've ever had, I have to go with the '68. I love the stacked headlights, but it would have to be '68 only because of the 472. I know in '67 the key is in the dash, is that true for '68 also? I think that's cool too.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
06-21-09, 10:07 AM
I like the 1968 the most. Those stacked headlights make the car look so aggressive, especially because they're tilted forward. Between 1969 and '70, it's a hard decision for me. I like the '69's grille more, but '70 has the better tail lights IMO.

RoyalCaddy1
06-21-09, 04:02 PM
The one thing I don't like about the 1970 coupe is the fact that they removed the "V" symbol from the hood and trunk. I also think the 69 grill looks better. I also agree that the 70 tail lights look better, I have always been a big fan of Cadillac tail lights that appear sunken in or recessed.

77CDV
06-21-09, 11:16 PM
I prefer the 69-70 coupes because of the smaller C-pillar and more relaxed, creased backlight. The 67-68 backlight is too upright and formal, and the thick C-pillar detracts from the sporty nature of the coupe body style. Between 69 and 70, I choose 69 based on the better looking front end IMO, and the open taillights with integrated backup lights. I never liked the reflector/lens punched into the side of the 70 tailight housing. Looks cheap to me.

Hooligan63
06-22-09, 05:03 PM
'63/'64 owns them all when it comes to the box style,but in your argument you posted,I would say '67/'68.Those tilted headlight buckets and stacked headlights give for a distinct look,as '69/'70 style went up to '73 with the round headlight look

Hooligan63
06-24-09, 06:45 AM
Although I owned a 1970 brougham and it was my favorite car I've ever had, I have to go with the '68. I love the stacked headlights, but it would have to be '68 only because of the 472. I know in '67 the key is in the dash, is that true for '68 also? I think that's cool too.

Yup,the key is in the dash

RoyalCaddy1
06-28-09, 03:13 AM
I think I have made a definite decision as far as which generation is better. I have to go with the 69 Coupe Deville, there is is just something about that tall grill, large power dome hood and big hood ornament that says Brash, BOLD, in your face.

If you look at the successful current generation of Chrysler 300's they too use this large bold front end treatment. IMHO Cadillac needs to make a large newer luxo barge in the old style such as the chrysler 300. I guarantee the factory would not be able to keep up with the demand.

disturbio
11-18-13, 11:30 AM
Why do you guys prefer 70 back end to 69? I agree with the other post that the bumper integrated lights ruined the look.


Idealy id want a 69 with a 68 front clip.

orconn
11-18-13, 02:13 PM
During all those years the top of both the 2 door and four door cars was too small and out of proportion to the bottom of the body. They looked liked someone used a chassis from a smaller car and lengthened the front and back to make a Cadillac. The Fleetwood, however was much better and looked more in proportion.

AElayyat
11-18-13, 03:05 PM
My dad has a 68 & 70 coupe deville...I personally like the look of the 68 more

Garys
11-18-13, 07:05 PM
Owning both a '68 and a '70 my preference to styling is hands down the '68. I do agree that the C-pillars are a bit too thick, making the rear passengers feel like they are in a cave. '68 was the last year for the wing windows (like), the first year for the concealed wipers, marker lights, and of course the 472 inch motor.

ryannel2003
11-18-13, 07:29 PM
I much prefer the '68. Stacked headlights and more upright roof line looks amazing.

2manyhotrods
11-18-13, 11:02 PM
Two different looks between the two body styles. I personally love the 68 style but my absolute top dog favorite is the 1970.
My dream to own someday would be a 1970 DeVille convertible and it's got to have a white top and a white interior.