1976 CADILLAC SEVILLE

23,772 ORIGINAL MILES!  

GARAGE KEPT, MINT CAR!


THIS IS A NEW, 31 YEAR OLD CAR!


This beautiful Seville was purchased brand new from a Cadillac dealer about 8 miles from my home.  The service technician that has maintained it for all of these years worked there when the car was sold new, and still maintains the car.  I have dealership receipts for state inspections for every year since 1976, as well as other repair receipts. I am the 2nd owner of this car.  Always owned and driven by a non-smoking adult.


THIS IS NOT A SUPER CLEAN 123,000 MILE CAR THAT I AM PASSING OFF AS A 23,000 MILE CAR, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL, AND THE CAR IS LIKE NEW IN EVERY RESPECT. 

I HAVE 31 YEARS OF SERVICE AND INSPECTION RECORDS AND RECEIPTS, DATED AND SORTED BY DATE AND MILEAGE TO VERIFY THE 23,772 ACTUAL MILES ON THE CAR.  IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS BIDDER ON THIS CAR, I CAN PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE CADILLAC TECHNICIAN WHO HAS MAINTAINED THIS CAR SINCE 1976.


                  LOOKS NEW!

                           RIDES NEW!

                                STILL SMELLS NEW!


If you are a Cadillac Collector, and you are looking for a fine example of a 1976 to 1979 Seville, you have found the one.  Possibly the lowest mileage example available.

From one collector to another, I can tell you that these cars are only new once.  Why repaint, re-chrome, reupholster, and do mechanical rebuilding if you don't have to.  For far less than the cost of restoring a fair or decent car, you can own this car, right now.  Scroll down, look at all the photos, and If you really want the car, hit the "Buy It Now" button, and come and get your car, or have it shipped to you.  Super low mileage cars that are fully documented and can be verified with the Cadillac Dealer that delivered it new do not come around too often. 

Don't wait, don't bid, don't try to snipe it, "BUY IT NOW".  You will not be disappointed!


YOU CAN FIND THE "BUY IT NOW" LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LISTING


EXTERIOR PHOTOS:

PAINT AND CHROME ARE EXCELLENT

ALL MOLDINGS AND BEZELS ARE EXCELLENT

CHROME PLATED PLASTIC PARTS, HEADLIGHT TRIMS ARE MINT

REAR BUMPER FILLERS ARE NEW

FRONT BUMPER FILLERS ARE ORIGINAL, NEED NOTHING

 


INTERIOR PHOTOS:

OPTIONS:

Climate Control

Cruise Control

Automatic Headlight Sentinel

Automatic Headlight High Beam Dimming

AM-FM Stereo Signal Seeking Radio

Tilt-Telescopic Wheel

Right Side Rear View Mirror

Elk Grain Full Vinyl Top

Power Trunk Release

Low Fuel Warning Light

Cornering Lights

Fully Carpeted trunk with Rubber Mat

Fully Carpeted Color Coordinated Floor Mats

Many of these items listed are "standard" options

Dash and Steering Wheel Are Perfect, No Cracks

Leather Is Clean, Supple, Soft, Crease and Crack-Free

Door Panels Have No Wear, Cracks, Splits, Or Brittle Vinyl

Carpets Are Not Worn, Stained or Dirty

Weather Stripping Is All There And Intact

Rubber Window Channels Are Perfect

Glass is Not Scratched

Windshield Has No Pits or Pock Marks From Highway Driving

No Sag or De-lamination Of Headliner Or Sunvisors

All Windlace In Excellent Condition, No Tears

All Sill Plates Intact, and VERY Nice, Some Minor Scuffing

All Lights and Switches As New, In Perfect Working Order

The Interior Of This Car Smells New, Like It Did In 1976!


 

 

THE BACK SEAT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS NEVER SAT IN


DOOR BOTTOMS ARE FREE OF ANY RUST.

THERE IS NOT A SPECK OF RUST ANYWHERE ON THE ENTIRE CAR.


NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS OR ISSUES

ALL FEATURES AND ACCESSORIES WORKING, A/C CRUISE, ETC.

FRONT AND REAR BRAKES JUST CHECKED, LIKE NEW

TIRES ARE GOOD, NOT NEW, BUT HAVE ABOUT 60% TREAD LEFT

THIS ENGINE COMPARTMENT HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED, JUST LIGHTLY RINSED WITH MILD SOAP AND WATER.  IT LOOKS SO GOOD BECAUSE THE CAR HAS ONLY BEEN DRIVEN SPARINGLY, NEVER IN THE WINTER MONTHS, AND HAS BEEN MAINTAINED IN A CLIMATE CONTROLLED GARAGE FOR 31 YEARS.

ORIGINAL PAINT ON THE SPECIAL FUEL INJECTION AIR CLEANER LID

NICE BLUE PAINT ON THE VALVE COVERS

CHECK OUT THE "OK" CHALK MARK ON THE A/C BLOWER BOX BELOW...

2 VERY MINOR THINGS, THE CLOCK DOES NOT WORK, AND THE RADIO ANTENNA DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY GO UP AND DOWN, BUT YOU CAN RAISE IT MANUALLY AND LEAVE IT UP.  TYPICALLY, REBUILT UNITS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR ABOUT $150.00 ALL THE TIME HERE ON EBAY.


PHOTOS OF THE TRUNK

The Original Owner Insisted On a Full Size Spare.  I Have The Space Saver Blue Cover Shown Below.

Space Saver Spares are available and GM used the same ones for many cars over the years.

Plastic Hinge Covers Perfect, Not Missing Or Broken

All Trunk Carpeting Is Dry, Never Soiled, Wet, Or Stained.  Factory Rubber Trunk Mat Is Perfect.


SOME HISTORY ON THE CADILLAC SEVILLE...

The Cadillac Seville was a mid sized luxury sedan manufactured by the Cadillac division of General Motors from 1975 to 2004. The vehicle was traditionally second in the Cadillac lineup after the Deville and was more focused on performance than the larger Deville.

The Seville, introduced in 1975, was Cadillac's answer to the rising popularity of luxury imports in the US from Europe such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Historically, these imported luxury cars had been cheaper, less luxurious and significantly smaller than Cadillacs, but over time they had evolved, and had become quite luxurious and even more expensive than competing Cadillacs, and yet the market share of these imports continued to climb. It became obvious that the traditional American automotive paradigm of "bigger equals better" was no longer in full effect in the marketplace. So, the Seville was to be simultaneously the smallest and the most expensive Cadillac in the lineup, turning Cadillac's traditional marketing and pricing strategy on its head.

The first use of the Seville name was on a hardtop version of the 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. Four Eldorado Seville 4-door hardtops were built in 1957, but it is the outlandish Tail Fins found on the 1959 model that are most remembered. 1960 was the last year for the Eldorado Seville.

Various names were considered for the proposed next generation Seville (1976). Resurrection of the LaSalle  nameplate was seriously considered, but it was decided that given that LaSalle had been used for entry-level sub-Cadillacs in the past; it would create confusion in the marketplace among those who recollected the context of the names previous use.

Initially based on the Rear Wheel Drive X body platform that underpinned the Chevrolet Nova (a unibody with a bolt-on subframe this layout was common with both GM X and F bodies), the Seville's unibody and chassis were extensively re-engineered and upgraded from that humble origin and it was awarded the unique designation of "K-Body. Cadillac stylists added a crisp, angular body that set the tone for GM styling for the next decade, along with a wide-track stance that gave the car a substantial, premium appearance.

Seville engineers chose the X-body platform instead of the German Opel Diplomat in response to GM's budget restrictions GM executives felt that rebadging a German Opel would be more costly than the corporate X-car. Another proposal during the development of the Seville was a front-wheel drive layout similar to the Cadillac Eldorado. This proposal also met with budget concerns since the transaxle used for the Eldorado was produced on a limited basis solely for E body (Eldorado-Toronado) production.

This was the first time Cadillac began engineering one of its vehicles based on components previously used in a Chevrolet model.

Introduced in mid-1975 and billed as the new "internationally-sized" Cadillac, the Seville was almost 1,000 lb (450 kg) lighter than the hulking Deville; nimble, easy to park, attractive and loaded with the full complement of Cadillac gadgets. More expensive than every other Cadillac model at US $12,479, the Seville was a smash hit, and spawned several imitators, such as the less-than-successful Lincoln Versailles, and later the Chrysler LeBaron /5th Avenue.

The first Sevilles produced between April 1975 (a total of 16,355) to the close of the 1976 model year were the first Cadillacs to use the Chevrolet passenger car wheel bolt pattern (5 lugs with a 4.75 in bolt circle; the 2003-present Cadillac XLR also uses the Chevrolet pattern). The first Sevilles shared only a strict minority of components with the engineering starting point, the GM X-Body. The rear drums measured 11 in and were similar to the ones used with the Chevrolet Nova 9C1 (police option) and A-Body, Cutlas-Regal-Chevelle-Lemans intermediate Station Wagons. Starting with the 1977 model year, production Sevilles used the larger 5 lug 5 inch bolt circle common to full-size Cadillacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs, and 1/2 ton Chevrolet/GMC light trucks and vans. It also received rear disc brakes, a design which would surface a year later as an option on the F-body Pontiac Trans Am.

Under the hood went an Oldsmobile-sourced 350 cubic inch, 5.7 litre fitted with Bendix/Bosch electronically controlled fuel injection. This system gave the Seville smooth drivability and performance that was usually lacking in other domestic cars of this early emissions control era. Power output was 180 hp,and performance was restrained with the 60 mph sprint taking 11.5 seconds. A diesel 350 cubic inch (5.7L) V8 was added in 1978, but that engine was known to be poor in both performance and reliability.

Today, the first generation Seville, 1976 through 1979 model years have been climbing in value, and are considered to be very collectible due to their driveability and handling, and parts availability.


One Last Thing...

   

The car comes with 2 sets of wheelcovers.  Accessory wire caps, and the standard caps.

I do not have locks for the wire caps, so I have installed the original wheel covers on the car, and the wire caps are in the trunk.

You are invited to take a look at the car in person, or to have it inspected prior to your purchase or bid.  The car can be stored here for up to 30 days after the close of the auction, and we will provide assistance in coordinating the shipment of the car if you are going to have it delivered to you.

Should you want to drive it home, I have every confidence that your journey will be pleasant and uneventful, no matter how many miles it will take you to get home.  Once you drive this car, you will always want to take the long way home anyway.


The car is located in Huntingdon Valley, Pa, just outside of Northeast Philadelphia.  I am located close to I-95, The PA Turnpike, and Route 1.  Only 35 Minutes from Phila International Airport.

The "Sheffield Garage" is not a commercial establishment.  I am not a car dealer, just a hobbyist and car enthusiast. I am fortunate enough to have a 6 bay garage behind my home, and I collect Cadillacs and Packards as well as other interesting cars.  Occasionally, I sell some of my cars, and I also assist other friends and hobbyists in selling their special cars too.


TERMS:

  $1000.00 Deposit within 72 Hours of close of the auction, balance due at time of pickup of car.

Please contact me with any questions through the Ebay message system.

Thank you for looking!