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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, 1979 Coupe DeVille question... in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Back in the 90's I owned a silver over black coupe deville with red pinstripes, it had a grey (silver) ...
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    1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    Back in the 90's I owned a silver over black coupe deville with red pinstripes, it had a grey (silver) and black interior with red piping on the seats. It was a 425 cu.in. car, loaded with all options I could imagine. I've only seen one other with that particular paint scheme and interior colors.

    My question is, was it some sort of special edition? Any Idea on production #'s? I have found online that its said there were only 100 made... anyone have more info ???

    I've always thought it was a special edition but have no proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankboy40
    Back in the 90's I owned a silver over black coupe deville with red pinstripes, it had a grey (silver) and black interior with red piping on the seats. I beliee it was a 425 cu.in. car, loaded with all options I could imagine. I've only seen one other with that particular paint scheme and interior colors.

    My question is, was it some sort of special edition? I've always thought it was but have no proof.

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    That is a chicago edition (it was also called something else in another area of the country....it was a regional thing.) It was essentially a dealer installed package that consisted of 2 tone paint and 2 tone interior (both silver/ black with red striping)

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    A de'Marchand - dealer optioned -1978 - 79.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deVille33
    A de'Marchand - dealer optioned -1978 - 79.
    Thats what it was called...I remembered it was available in the chicago area but couldn't recall what they called it

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    The 79s had some really great two-tone combos available. I remember a stunning black over gold FWB d'Elegance that was always parked at a filling station near my house. I had to walk by it every day on my way home and I always stopped to admire it.

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    In the upper midwest the black/silver Coupe deVille special edition was called the Northbriar.

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    That is a gorgeous car.....

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    Here is a link to the last one I saw on Ebay.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHICA...#ht_500wt_1184

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    Well, thanks for the info guys... nothing like rubbing salt in an open wound... LOL no really, I suspected I had something special, but being too young (in my 20's, No internet, and driving it everyday got the best of me) I killed mine, and the only other one I'd ever seen, I tried but couldnt buy off a guy in the Tower Grove north area of St Louis.

    Sad really.

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    They come up from time to time and at a lot lower prices than that one. One of us usually catch them and post them to the for sale thread above. Keep checking and you may find one at the right price to replace your old one!
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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    Quote Originally Posted by deVille33 View Post
    A de'Marchand - dealer optioned -1978 - 79.
    Directly translated from French to English (US)

    "marchand (marchande)
    Pronunciation: /maʀʃɑ̃; ɑ̃d/

    English translation of marchand
    A. adj [quality] marketable; [sector] trade; [value] market"

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    1980Coupe found one at one of the yards he goes to in Texas. I would have liked to have gotten it.Sadly they crushed it.

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    Re: 1979 Coupe DeVille question...

    Here's one listed in our DeVille ads!

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post3245315

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