Buy a Dead Ringer for Don Draper’s 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
Ever wanted to drive like Don Draper? (And no, in this scenario, “driving like Don Draper” does not mean driving while drunk and/or so sleep-deprived that you start hallucinating the voice of your dead business partner on a Cleveland radio station).
Well, now is your chance!
A man on eBay is auctioning off a vintage 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille that looks just like the one that Don Draper drove through the Midwest in the final episodes of Mad Men. We’d rather have that supped-up Chevelle that Draper hit 130 mph in, but with the bidding currently hovering a little over $10,000, this car could still be a pretty good deal in its own right.
This DeVille is almost identical to the one that Don drove (and later gave away) in the series, with the same hardbody top and silver metallic paint job. Sure, the seats aren’t the right color (they’re grey-and-black, Don’s was red), but it’s still the kind of plush interior that ensures the next decade-long contemplation of your own existential crisis will be as (physically) comfortable as possible.
Featuring a 340 horsepower 7.0-liter V8, this car has been returned to factory specifications, which should satisfy all of the period detail fetishists who love Mad Men. The owner doesn’t specify whether the Caddy comes complete with authentic Lucky Strike-filled ashtrays or flasks of Canadian Club whisky hidden in the glove compartment, but those seem like simple enough modifications for the buyer to make, if needed.
The car has 83,000 miles on it, and, according to the seller, looks and drives like new. Although the current bid is $10,100 with two days of bidding left, the price is set at $22,000. If that seems a bit steep for you, take comfort in old Bert’s words of wisdom:
Via: Car and Driver