Dating ford emblems
The first car to bear the name was the 1949 Coupe de Ville, a pillarless two-door hardtop body style with a prestige trim level above that of the Series 62 luxury coupe.
The last model to be formally known as a De Ville was the 2005 Cadillac De Ville, a full-size sedan, the largest car in the Cadillac model range at the time.
Ribbed chrome trim panel, seen ahead of the front wheel housings in 1961, were now replaced with cornering lamps and front fender model and series identification badges were eliminated.
Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble prone air suspension system.
Engine output was an even 325 hp (242 k W) from the 390 cu in (6.4 L) engine.