28th Feb 2010, 16:22

'Is it a real classic?' Goodness yes. If this isn't one, I don't know what is.

20th Mar 2015, 12:44

Check your addition. That's a total of NINE people -- the driver + eight "closest friends".

And if nine people crammed into a 1970 Cadillac on a trip long enough to require luggage weren't "close" before the trip, they certainly would be after.

21st Mar 2015, 16:39

I remember taking a trip to Las Vegas with zero luggage. Just brought a credit card, fueled up the new Cadillac, and bought what I needed when I got there. One of my best vacations ever. Simple and fun.

22nd Mar 2015, 15:46

Sure... because you didn't have to bring eight "close friends" (and their luggage) with you, either.

22nd Mar 2015, 23:40

I remember when I used to own a 72 Cadillac sedan DeVille years ago, I drove it to Vegas and back to San Diego without any trouble, plus the Cad was my daily driver for 2 years. Same engine and trans as the 70, and I felt confident that it would make it since it ran so well for its age. These are awesome cars that were over built IMO, and if well taken care of, meaning just keeping up on the maintenance, and not trashing it or letting it fall in disrepair, I can't see why they couldn't go 200,000 miles or more without trouble.

The 69-70 models had one of the best grilles and styling when you compare them to the later years. The 71-74 Cads had shoddy interiors, and the bodies just didn't feel as tight as the older models. The downsized 77s were big improvements from an interior standpoint over the previous years.

23rd Mar 2015, 07:44

The only way I would do that is with 8 hot women in mine. I would even put on a hitch and tow my 5 x 8 Wells Cargo enclosed trailer for their designer bags. I have a 1970 Cadillac Limo review on here. Even with that, my seating limitation would be 2 in front, 3 on the rear seat and 2 in the rear facing jump seats. Someone would have to stay home. The front limo bolt upright seat is not designed for room or comfort for the chauffeur. And one front passenger. I don't see seating 8 or more. Maybe a stretch Escalade.