1977 Cadillac DeVille Sedan 7.0 liter gasoline from Norway
Best car I have ever had and have driven (and there have been a lot)!
There has been a lot to do with this car during the past years. However, it is necessary to keep a 40 year old car up to date as a daily driver!
Previous owners: Chassis was sand blown (2007) and treated with anti corrosion oil. Renovated gear box and steering, brakes, air-conditioning (2007). New front window.
Past two years by me: Exhaust, starter motor, battery, coil, spark plugs and plug cables, heater radiator, water pump, window washer (all), front lights, springs (front and rear), shock absorbers. Some corrosion work and paint work is soon to come.
I absolutely love my 1977 Cadillac Sedan Deville! It has become my daily driver (summer and winter!) since 2016 and I will definitely keep it as long as possible.
I remember seeing these cars for the first time while visiting New York back in 1981. Being only 14 at that time, I still remember standing beside several Coupe Devilles crying because of its beautifulness.
I did not think about them for decades, but when I was able to get one cheap a few years ago, the decision was not difficult to make.
The running costs have been high during the two first years, though not larger than having a new SUV or similar (which would have been the option in my case). They are, however decreasing as the car now is almost in a "new car" running condition. My guess is that, despite the high gas consumption (twice a modern, 2 ton SUV), they soon are going to be considerably lower than having a modern car, and more environmentally friendly too! (since it does not have to be rebuilt every 10 years or so...).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th February, 2017
24th Aug 2019, 04:13
Just to add; I still have this car in my possession, using it all year around (Norway is a winter country...) and never have problems with it. The handling on snowy winter roads is astonishing due to its high ground clearance and automatic differential lock. I give it an oil treatment every fall to keep the rust development at a low level (huge amounts of road salt are used here, to keep the roads ice-free). But, one day nature will take back this beauty too...