I’ve always been into Cadillacs, and that means I’ve always been into Cadillac toys and scale models. Recently my friend in Texas, Jayson Coombes, bought this brand-new release by BoS (short for Best of Show) after I told him about it, ha ha. He was nice enough to take some pictures of it and text them to me.
As you can see, it’s a finely detailed model. I have a few BoS Models myself, including a 1972 Coupe de Ville and 1968 Thunderbird four-door Landau, and the quality is high.
Drawbacks? Well, they aren’t cheap, at about $130 on the model car groups such as American Excellence or Diecast Direct. And go even higher on ebay and other secondary markets when a particular model or color combo is discontinued.
Due to limited production (typical runs are 500; this Seville, in this color, is limited to 204 units), if you see one you like, you’d do well to order it while it’s still readily available. Prices on online auctions make 120-130 look cheap.
But since Jayson has a similar full-size Seville Elegante (covered here) he had to part with some of his disposable income for one. As I told him, who else would likely make a 1:18 scale bustle back Seville!
Probably the most impressive aspect to these models, and this one in particular, is the paintwork; it is second to none.
As can be seen on this mini example of Bill Mitchell’s final design for GM before retirement. The color choices in particular, Western Saddle Firemist over Desert Sand Firemist, pop.
The light tan interior complements it well, and I’m happy to see the alloy wheels on this example instead of the frequently installed wire wheel covers.
I personally will always have a soft spot for them, due to the metallic tan Pocket Cars and silver-over-burgundy Hot Wheels toy Sevilles I had back when I was a kid. Love it or hate it, you can’t mistake it for anything else on the road!