Posts Tagged ‘cadillac’

Stripper Model – 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood 75

September 10, 2014

Sometimes, the perfect car is for sale in the perfect venue. And you all know the old real estate chestnut (location, location, location) – maybe it applies to cars too. That would have you buying your Alfa in North Beach or the North End (Italian quarters of San Francisco and Boston, respectively), your BMW in Leavenworth, WA (pseudo-Alpine town), and your Cadillac limousine from the side lot adjacent to a strip club. Wait, what? Check out this 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 for sale for $4000 at the Reflections Bar in beautiful Fairbanks, AK.

1958 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 left front



Not Spanish At All – 1976 Cadillac Seville

May 6, 2014

The Cadillac Seville was the first round of GM’s attempts to compete with the European luxury brands. Given a smart, angular suit in a more compact format, it was designed to head off the inroads being made by Mercedes, Jaguar, and BMW. Built on a significantly modified version of the X-body platform (dubbed the K-body), it was powered by a 180hp Bendix/Bosch-fuel-injected version of the Oldsmobile 350 V8 engine. Interestingly enough, this car was also built under license in Iran by the company currently known as Pars Khodro, which now builds Renault and Nissan products. And while it was intended to appeal to a younger market interested in European luxury cars, it ended up predominantly selling to older women who felt more comfortable in a smaller, more maneuverable Cadillac. You can find this 1976 Cadillac Seville for sale for $3500 in Canoga Park, CA.

1976 Cadillac Seville left side


American Hustle, Part 1 – 1978 Cadillac Eldorado (plus bonus ’71 convertible!)

January 10, 2014

Today, we’re going to look at a couple of cars inspired by the film, American Hustle. One of the great things about older cars is they not only represent the period in which they were built, but also their country of origin. It’s nothing that hasn’t been said before, but with globalization of the automotive industry, cars have lost their national characters, such that you could hide the badges on Lexus, Mercedes, and Cadillacs and couldn’t definitively tell each sport-luxury sedan’s nationality, even if they have distinctive brand styling attributes. You can find an exemplary expression of 1970s America in this 1978 Cadillac Eldorado for sale in Everett, WA for $4000.

1978 Cadillac Eldorado for sale left front