The first place winner of the Your Ultimate Finish Axalta competition is a beautiful Fontana Rose 1961 Cadillac Coupe Deville, proudly owned by Don Santarone from South Australia. The car oozes class and with its long flanks and little fins on the rear, the car has a shape that people can’t get enough of.
The name DeVille came from the French language meaning “of the town”. The 1961 models were a new body, after the famous 1959 big fins that the designer, Harley Earl, wanted to see on the top end of a General Motors vehicle. This car has a different approach and was fully restyled and re-engineered. Many think it is even more beautiful than the late 50s cars that are so valued amongst collectors and enthusiasts.
This 325hp car has a 390 cubic inch GM four speed automatic V8 engine. It rides on a coil suspension at each corner, with a four-link set-up on the rear. The wheelbase is a whopping 3.28 metres – all coming together to make it a great car with a smooth ride.