1979 Cadillac Seville San Remo Convertible - Royalty owned! 16k mi - Documented!
Price: US $24,000.00 Item location: Fountain Valley, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Seville
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 16,000
- Color: Black
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Cadillac SevilleThis is absolutely the best deal on a San Remo convertible anywhere in the world in the last 15 years! I have another investment that I need to tend to, o I am offering this car as a Christmas gift to someone out there who knows these cars and what they are worth. There are 2 others for sale right now in the U.S., nd both are in the mid $35K range and neither are as original and well documented as this one! Best deal on all of Ebay!
Up for sale is an absolute one of a kind, istorical custom Cadillac Seville San Remo convertible originally purchased new by the last reigning princess of Hawaii, rincess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa of the House of Kawananakoa. This vehicle has the utmost in historical significance in every respect. It was purchased new from Ogner Motors in Los Angeles, a right at the beginning of 1980. It was used as her personal estate car to transport celebrities and dignitaries alike. This car has a fully documented 16k Original miles from new.
The unique part of this car is not only it's royalty history, ut it's documentation. I have never owned a car documented so well as this one. It comes with everything from the original purchase contract from Ogner, ersonally signed original checks for the purchase and every repair, opies of all bank statements, nsurance paperwork, ransport paperwork, eceipts for repair and service, nd the best of all... personal letters from Ms. Kawananakoa to her personal secretary, elpers, hauffeur, awyers when she was suing Ogner and the Dealer in Hawaii over unacceptable repairs, he documentation is like a very complete biography of this car from the day it was new. The personal letters are priceless.. mostly unhappiness over issues with the car, epair shop (Shuman Carriage), taff, tc.. including the return letters from the staff, etters from staff to other staff, Letters to and from her attorneys, rom Ogner motors directly, rom the repair shop, tc... It is unbelievable.. There is more and more... Simply the best documentation anyone could ask for... and lots of royal stationary.
The car itself is very original. Most of the original lacquer is in place, owever there have been a couple of small repairs over the years.. done well, f course. The original finish does have some checking on the top surfaces, ut still presents well. Very straight original body with maybe a small ding or 2. Nice filler panels. Original trim is very nice with some slight aging/pitting on the a couple of pieces of trim. Still very presentable and shiny. After all, t is from Hawaii.. The top was replaced about 20 years ago to the tune of $5K and is standing up well with only a couple of slight rub spots in the fabric right behind the windshield. Could use some selected weatherstripping replaced around the top and doors, ut not bad. Very nice chrome bumpers and lights with a couple of small repaired cracks in the RH headlight bezel and possibly the LF bumper corner pushed toward the filler panel a little? maybe??. Very nice glass all around and nice plastic rear window that is still very usable. Power top car. Top working fine last opened, ut have not tried since stored. Comes with the ORIGINAL leather parade boot/cover.
Mechanically, he runs well. The fuel injection seems to work proper. The car drives well and has great power. Ice cold A/C and good heat. A very well maintained car and smooth driver. No major leaks or mechanical issues. The car was sold to a collector in Hawaii before our ownership. He had dual exhaust installed with custom mufflers and resonators. It has a very nice, eep sound to it. I believe it might need an alignment, ut could be wrong on that. The complete brake system has been replaced/rebuilt in the last year with new master cyl., new calipers, ew pads, rake hoses, tc. the service has been brought up to date recently and the chassis lubed and inspected. The original and very rare factory small hub wire wheels are beautiful and retain their original matching GM center caps. There are 4 brand new tires and tubes and were balanced with weights on the inside. The engine wa replaced by Shuman Carriage in Hawaii... twice.... the paperwork is a bit interesting as to why and what happened to the first replacement. Needless to say, nhappiness ensued and another replacement engine was shipped overnight! at the cost of the shop to satisfy the Ms. K. What a mess for the shop... So, he engine was black when installed, ot 1979 blue. The valve cover gaskets were replaced recently and a inspection revealed a "as-new" engine on the inside.. It looks as if it has no miles on it. The car came factory with air leveling suspension and it seems to function properly. New rear fuel lines and fuel filter were also recent. A very, ery clean chassis showing a pampered 16K original miles..
This car was optioned with the Ultima interior. It is absolutely original and in very,very nice shape for it's age with only minor wear on the driver's seat. Some fading but that is to be expected. Very nice dash and trim. Carpet is nice and black but at some point they put a small patch on the floor of the driver's side. It is in the paperwork and is covered by the floor mat.. But looks good.. if you notice it under the mat. Upgraded Alpine stereo installed by previous owner sounds very nice. Some slight drying of the leather on the top of the rear seat but all in all, ery supple and luxurious for a beautiful Italian interior.
All in all, his has to be one of the rarest, est documented custom coach built Cadillac's in existence. This car is all original. One of 24 reported built, nly a few in existence and in very private collector hands. Most in existence have had major restoration done. This one is ORIGINAL! As built. And you know they are only original once. This car is absolutely a top quality investment and a fabulous addition to the most astute of collections... I believe it is the only ROYALTY owned San Remo in existence. If you are looking for a blue chip collector investment, his is it. Ms. K paid $59,000.00 for this new in 1979! A museum piece for sure. Coach built-hand built- the last of the true custom one off bodied Cadillac's with a heritage back to the beginning.. This is truly a one of one for all it's history. A six figure car at auction now or soon?? You bet. It is truly a rolling work of art.
Please ask any and all questions before bidding. This is part of my extended and very private collection of very fine and rare automobiles.. It is being sold to facilitate the purchase of a home. Otherwise, ever for sale. Has been out of public view for years... If you want to know about the original owner.. GOOGLE HER.. She has her own WIKIPEDIA page!
Can assist with logistics for shipping for discrete buyers.Clean Hawaiian title in hand.Displayed sample paperwork has been slightly altered to protect privacy.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. DON'T MISS IT. YOU WILL REGRET IT, UARANTEED. If not sold here, ill go to high end auction in the early spring for more money by far. Or you can take it there and make the profit. Send a request to Pebble Beach. I am sure you will get an invitation. There are also special categories for Royalty owned cars and this car qualifies.. Sip champagne, how off your Cadillac, ingle with the best.