1977 Cadillac Seville 5.7 Litre 350 cubic inches from UK and Ireland
Last of the true great Cadillacs; an Icon
Headlight discolouration on EU spec non sealed unit.
Two headlight adjusters fell apart.
Horn relay failed.
Air suspension compressor weak in operation.
All of the above faults occurred soon after purchase, due to car being infrequently used by previous owner, who had car for 24 years! Other than these minor issues, EVERYTHING works!
This Seville is a Dealer Approved Right Hand Drive conversion. Carried out by Lendrum and Hartman (no longer trading) of Kings Street, Hammersmith, London, UK, when first imported new into UK in 1977.
Triple-Black spec was a special order. Bodywork, chrome/bright-work, and leather interior are in near immaculate condition. This Seville is totally original, no rebuilds, repaints, or restoration! All due to the fact that the previous owner of 24 years, kept her in a heated garage. Being used only during summer months. NO RUST WHATSOEVER!
Only minor issues with some controls being sited in awkward places due to the RHD conversion. Foot-brake poorly positioned. Throttle very fierce in operation, cannot be adjusted due to conversion.
Engine is smooth as silk. Gearbox changes superbly. No oil, transmission or coolant leaks. Engine bay has all original service decals. Could handle better, but she is 30 years old!
Leather seats are like armchairs, so comfortable and supportive it makes driving this old girl a real pleasure. It took me a few weeks to get used to driving this car, and I'm grinning all the way!
If GM built a car like this today, they could not make enough of them!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th December, 2007
1st Feb 2017, 05:05
Why doesn't GM build a car like this now, if it's such a guaranteed success?
3rd Feb 2017, 13:23
They do. They are called Cadillacs.
4th Feb 2017, 04:51
It's the original poster's contention that today's Cadillacs are different, somehow.
16th Dec 2020, 08:41
The seats in modern Cadillacs are a joke compared to the old standards. If you want good seats in modern cars, you need to look at some big Ford or Lincoln vehicles.