I’ve always loved the original K-body 1976-79 Seville. It always reminded me of an American version of the Judge Smails-era Rolls Silver Shadow. Clean lines, tasteful application of chrome, vast interior and exterior color availability. I can go on, but I’ve waxed extensively on these cars before.
But yesterday I spied this Elegante on the electronic bay and was smitten. The 1978-79 Seville Elegante was even Broughamier than the standard Seville, despite it already being the priciest Cadillac, except for the Cadillac limousines. It was only available in two color combinations. The black over silver is nice and much more commonly seen, but my favorite is this car’s combo.
And a very ’70s color combo at that, Ruidoso Brown over Western Saddle Firemist. Key features over the standard Seville was the two tone paint with molding, genuine wire wheels (also available as a standalone option), perforated leather seating with ultrasuede accents and center console, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, among other refinements.
This one appears to be in very good condition. The listing has the expected lazy cut and paste from Wikipedia bull, plus it has the ‘rare’ AM/FM/8-track. Bwahaha.
But it does look good, and this color combo doesn’t come up near as often. 30,200 original miles is claimed, though your author wonders why a repaint was necessary with such allegedly low miles.
But I love it. I don’t need it, but scale model manufacturers, feel free to do one of these in 1/64 or 1/43 scale! I’d be a buyer. And this car’s trunk is more luxurious than many alleged ‘luxury’ 2021 models…