1979 Cadillac Seville
The first-generation Cadillac Seville is an interesting treat. Built to compete with the Europeans while still not losing its Cadillac style, it represents a hint of a sporty attitude added to its traditional luxury personality. So if this sounds appealing to you, the affordable price on this restored example should have you hooked. The Seville has the unmistakable crisp style we expect from a classic Caddy sedan. But this also doesn't qualify for the same kind of "land barge" image that some of the other American luxury cars had in the'70s. Instead, the designers took their time slimming it down correctly Ã¢â‚¬" making it look athletic, not anemic. Flared fenders, chrome bumpers, and well integrated lines make it a true contender. Plus, this one was upgraded with a grille and gold badge package for an extra dose of flair. But what we love the most is the sophistication of the gray paint with a slightly darker gray vinyl roof. It's a timeless color combo that still looks great today thanks in part to careful ownership and a partial restoration during its lifetime. Inside, there is more of the European influence with bucket seats. But Cadillac did it to their standards by offering plenty of bolstering, comfy gray velour, wood trim, and a fold down armrest. So now you power adjust your seat to the best comfortable driving position. These cars came loaded right from the factory. After all, the Seville started out more expensive than the larger and heavier DeVille line. So you got the best features of the time like cruise control, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, and power locks. Plus, this one has provisions for both power windows and air conditioning. And while many imports would have small back seats, Cadillac remembered that luxury motoring often means leaving plenty of room for family and friends. The Seville was one of the last cars to utilize Oldsmobile's excellent 350 cubic-inch V8. This one appears to be original, right down to the blue paint on the block and the big black air topper. But if you look closely, you'll notice a four-barrel carburetor has been added to make this easier for everyday servicing. The Seville utilized its own platform that offered better isolation than other midsize cars within GM. That's combined with a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and sway bars front & rear, to deliver proper luxury in a nimble package. Complete with maintenance records and the owner's manual, this is an interesting classic. It's not for everyone, but if the BMW of classic Caddys sounds interesting to you, this value-priced Seville is just the ticket. Call today!!!