Cadillac de Villes were produced from 1959 until 2005, spanning eight design generations.
The 1971 Coupe de Ville shown here is a fourth generation car, and these were buitl from 1971 to 1976.
The standard powerplant was a 472ci V8, producing 375hp.
In November 1971 a showroom-stock Coupe de Ville placed third in the annual coast-to-coast Cannonball Run with an average speed of 84.6 mph, consuming fuel at a rate of 26 l/100mk (8.9 mpg) !!