Junkyard Find: 1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin

Special editions! Who doesn't love big Detroit sleds with exclusive badging, say a numbers-matching Phoenix Open Cutlass Supreme or a genuine Frank Sinatra Imperial? Those special editions are even more exclusive when created by a dealership, and that's what we've got for today's Colorado Junkyard Find.

A quick search online for St. Tropez Edition Cadillacs shows that most originated with dealers in Florida. Florida is the proud home of the aftermarket faux convertible top, so this makes sense.

This car has a non-factory-applied padded landau roof, naturally. Cadillac would sell you a seventh-generation (1994-1999) DeVille with a full vinyl roof for $925 extra (about $1,888 in 2024 dollars), but this one is Full Floridian.

St. Tropez is a beautiful French city on the Mediterranean that rich people like to visit, so it's a good name to put on a Detroit luxury barge. The Tallahassee Edition DeVille didn't sell quite as well.

Yes, these badges now live on my garage wall.

The landau roof and the special badges seem to be about all that set the St. Tropez Edition apart from ordinary Sedan DeVilles.

The MSRP for a 1995 Sedan DeVille (the Coupe DeVille got the axe in 1993) was $34,900, or about $71,227 after inflation.

The engine is a 4.9-liter High Technology pushrod V8, rated at 200 horsepower and 275 pound-feet.

Starting with the 1996 model year, the Northstar took over DeVille power duties.

This car has the base AM/FM/cassette radio.

Judging by the acorn stash under the hood, this car sat outdoors for many years.

What kind of loser would buy a Lincoln Town Car instead of a Sedan DeVille?

If you're looking for faster response and more security, the Deville is your car.

Low, low monthly payments!

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

1995 Cadillac Sedan DeVille St. Tropez Edition in Colorado wrecking yard.

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Murilee Martin
Murilee Martin

Murilee Martin is the pen name of Phil Greden, a writer who has lived in Minnesota, California, Georgia and (now) Colorado. He has toiled at copywriting, technical writing, junkmail writing, fiction writing and now automotive writing. He has owned many terrible vehicles and some good ones. He spends a great deal of time in self-service junkyards. These days, he writes for publications including Autoweek, Autoblog, Hagerty, The Truth About Cars and Capital One.

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  • RHD RHD on Feb 05, 2024

    For decades, cigarettes have been promoted as bringing about health and beauty, and beer was/is associated with hot girls in bikinis who just love a guy with Budweiser on his breath. Bubbly sugar water is just the thing to keep you young and active and hip. Kids have been taught that lousy hamburgers and really cheap Chinese toys are just what they need to have fun and be happy.

    And Cadillac has been advertised as something to aspire to, that if you bought one you would be a person with class.

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Feb 07, 2024

    I had a neighbor with a 1965 Cadillac DeVille. It was still on the road 35 years later. The neighbor drove it whenever he saved up enough to fill the tank.

  • Ras815 Their naming scheme is almost as idiotic as having a totally separate Polestar brand for EVs that look exactly like...de-badged Volvos. But you can tell it came from the same idiocy.
  • Dukeisduke "The EX naming convention is used for the automaker’s new and upcoming EVs, the EX30 and EX90."Only upcoming when they can figure out the software.
  • SCE to AUX I've always said that consumer/business pressures will reign in government decrees, as they have in the past in places like California. That state has moved the goalposts many times for "ZEV" mandates.But the problem is the depth of politicization of the EPA. Mfrs need continuity and long-term commitment to requirements, not living on a 4-year political cycle of who's in the White House and Congress. Your President - whomever that is - isn't going to be around forever.Ironically, backing off the gas means handing a greater lead to Tesla, Rivian, and Lucid, (and possibly H/K/G). The whiners have begun heavy investments whose ROI will be extended by years, and their EV sales will reduce even further.It's like the coach granting his players less practice time because they're tired, while the other team stays fit - that's how you lose the game.
  • Dukeisduke The administration is slowly dribbling out details of the change - it's like they don't want to piss off environmentalists, the auto manufacturers, or the UAW. John McElroy covered this very well in today's installment of Autoline Daily: AD #3751 - 2024 U.S. EV Sales Could Grow 43%; China Price War Spreads To ICE; U.S Vehicles Biggest Ever, Also Lowest CO2 - AutolineAlso, even though vehicles in the US have gotten larger, heavier, and more powerful (thanks to the shift away from sedans to trucks and SUVs), according to a year-end report by the EPA, in 2023, average fuel economy was at its highest ever, and CO2 emissions of new vehicles were at their lowest ever ( The 2023 EPA Automotive Trends Report: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fuel Economy, and Technology since 1975, Executive Summary (EPA-420-S-23-002, December 2023 ).
  • Golden2husky How about real names instead of alphabet/numeric soup?
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