LIMA — Jaren Law, of Lima, brought his 1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille convertible to the Lima Chevrolet Cadillac Charity Car Show recently.
“My dad built the car 15 to 16 years ago. He always said he would give it to me,” Law said.
His dad gave him the car last fall.
The name “DeVille” comes from the French de la ville or de ville, meaning “of the town.” Cadillac was emphasizing that its model was the perfect car for cruising the neighborhood. Others might think that the name has to do more with the size of the car, almost the size of a small town! The car is long and lean, which complied with Cadillac’s luxury brand.
1967 brought new firsts for Cadillac. For the first time ever, Cadillac built more than 200,000 cars that year. In October 1966, Cadillac set a record of 22,072 cars, the first time it ever exceeded sales of 20,000 cars in one month.
Law, who is 18, enjoys taking the car to car shows plus cleaning and shining the car up for the public to view.