Custom Cruise Friday
The Custom Cruise Friday series is no stranger to some prolific car collectors. Among the up-and-comers in this category is Don Wheaton Sales Representative Alex Gull. This is Gull’s third time appearing in the series. This week’s featured vehicle is a 1995 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, which Gull purchased from the original owner just more than a month ago. The 1995 De Ville marks the third Cadillac the 26-year-old collector has owned. Previously, Gull used to drive a 2002 Cadillac De Ville and a 1998 STS. Despite the fact that this car is among the newer models to be profiled, doesn’t mean there aren’t some surprises to be had.
Other cars owned by Alex Gull
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“Four-door, front-wheel drive is a classic (combination),” Gull said. “You don’t see many people driving them around.”
A rare bird
Gull was very fortunate in picking up his 1995 Cadillac Sedan De Ville. Not only had the original owner taken very good care of the car, but very few miles have been placed upon it. Over the 20 years it has existed, the 1995 De Ville only has a little more than 100,000 kilometers on it. What makes this particular car special among other Cadillac sedans of this era is its power plant. Under the hood of Gull’s Sedan De Ville is a 4.9-liter, V-8 engine.
General Motors and Cadillac only used this particular motor in a few models for a brief time. It was most notable for its all-aluminum construction. This is common on today’s cars, but would have been quite the innovation in the mid-1990s.
A work in progress
As was stated earlier, the original owner of the 1995 Cadillac Sedan was pretty meticulous with the upkeep of the car. In the month that Gull has had the car, he’s mostly detailed it, had paint protection applied by Rocket Restorkoat and replaced the rims. The car now sits on 20-inch VooDoo rims, which have coincidentally appeared on a few other cars which have come and gone over the years, including his 1998 STS and 1998 Grand Prix GTP. In the future he plans to upgrade the stereo. As much as he appreciates the history of cassette tapes, it does lack a certain functionality in today’s digital world.
“Lots of people like the look of the car,” Gull said. “I’ve been stopped in traffic for people to tell me they like it.”
In the future
Gull is certainly enamored with large sedans like this. By no means will this be the last future-classic large sedan that he will own.
“Down the road there will be more in my future,” Gull said.
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