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The first-year 1976 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 loaded and highly original example should make it irresistible.
This was the first year for a new car that brought a whole new dimension to Cadillac. The Seville has the unmistakable crisp style and vinyl roof 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 - making it look athletic, not anemic. Flared fenders, chrome bumpers, and well integrated lines make it a true contender. Plus, this one is a true survivor-style machine with less than 25k miles on it in total! It has been well-maintained, and so all these distinct lines on the straight sheetmetal continue to look terrific. Pueblo Beige Metallic is the factory-correct color, and it shows the right signs of being the original application. It's not perfect, but the level of shine it continues to give off reminds you that this one is special. Plus, the name and color remind you of a desert sunset, and the pinstriping even identifies this one as a special Arizona Edition. So this is history and style in one great package.
Inside, there is more of the European influence, and it starts with the front bucket seats. But Cadillac did it to their standards by offering plenty of wide bolstering, nice leather, and individual fold down armrests. 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 power windows, power side mirror, power locks, cruise control, tilt steering column, an AM/FM stereo, plenty of wood-like trim, and provisions for factory air conditioning (will need servicing to blow cold again.) 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 is the numbers-matching unit, and it has the right look of originality, right down to the blue block and golden air topper. But originality doesn't mean missing out on service. This one includes proper new investments in places like the alternator, battery, and even tires. But the best feature of them all may just be what this had from day one. Cadillac gave the Seville electronic fuel injection - a true rarity for 1970s machines. It makes for a smoother and steadfast V8 machine. The Seville utilized its own platform that offered better luxury ride than other midsize cars within GM. That's combined with a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes w/front discs, and sway bars front & rear to deliver proper luxury in a confident driving package.
Complete with 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 survivor first-year Seville is just the ticket. Call today!!!