Curbside Classic Clue
March 9th, 2010 10:15 PM Share
Kudos to John Margherita for nailing the BMW 1800, and pdq. Today, we have a two-fer, for a special CC occasion. Tomorrow’s CC is in the front, but the car behind it was a previous CC. You get triple bonus points if you remember the general theme of that CC. And quadruple points if you know why that CC has historical significance (at TTAC). Rack those memory banks!
Published March 9th, 2010 10:15 PM
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it's a '77 to '92 C-body Fleetwood. My friends and I took one apart for a parts car for a 500 swap into his '78 Impala. Not exactly a drop-in but not too difficult either.
It's the 1971 Coupe de Ville from last year. And, after looking at the angle this pic was shot, it makes sense because as the 70's progressed, the fronts of the standard Caddies (de Ville and Fleetwoods) became even more squared off, and this one rounds off ever so slightly. And I'm thinking that the car in the front is a late 70's Corolla Liftback.
1976 model year Cadillac Seville. It was the first year of this game changer for Cadillac. All of the first ones came with a full vinyl roof as there was an initial concern with the roof panel and it had to be hidden until it was worked out. The car itself was based on the X body Nova, and the platform was modified to the point where it was given its own designation as a K body. The 1976 Seville was significant in that it was the first time that Cadillac tried to compete with it's competition, not by building a larger car but, by building a smaller car. It had a electronic fuel injected version of the Oldsmobile 350 and while it was the smallest vehicle in the Cadillac line, it was the most expensive. Notwithstanding what people will say here, it was an unparalleled sales success. The 1976 Seville debuted the "sheer style" and was the first car downsized by GM. The next model year the downsized B and C bodies appeared, followed in 1978 by the downsized A bodies.
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