Today’s Autotrader find looks like a run-of-the-mill limousine at first glance, but upon closer inspection, it’s something much, much weirder. What we have here is a 2001 Cadillac De Ville… three-row. Let’s unpack.
I stumbled across this thing when I was poking around at limousine listings on Autotrader – this is the kind of thing someone like me does in their free time. I initially passed over it, only to do a double-take when I noticed a middle door handle, which told me that unlike on your normal limousine, which would have a fixed panel in this location, this De Ville limo comes with an extra door, making for three on each side, or six in total. Look through the photos in the listing and things get even weirder; this is a three-row sedan.
What I think is going on here is that whoever builds these is taking advantage of parts that already exist for the De Ville. If you look at a De Ville hearse – something else I look at on Autotrader – you’ll notice that the rear door is longer and more rectangular than the rear door on a normal De Ville sedan. I’m pretty sure that hearse door is being used as the middle door on these three-row De Villes. And the reason I use the plural form there is because when I Google “2001 Cadillac De Ville Limo”, many of the results show six-door designs. In fact, there are several listed for sale on Autotrader as I type this.
So, if you need a large vehicle with room for eight people, but also happen to be a fan of big, floaty American luxury sedans from the late 1990s and early 2000s, look no further than the three-row De Ville, which is apparently a thing. Who knew! This one in particular comes with just under 27,000 miles on the odometer – pretty low for being 20 years old – and an asking price of $10,900. It’s located at a dealer in Pompano Beach, FL. Find a Cadillac De Ville for sale