By on September 29, 2014

18 - 1978 Cadillac Seville Down On the Junkyard - Picture By Murilee MartinAs Aaron Severson explains in great detail in his excellent Ate Up With Motor piece, the 1976-1979 Cadillac Seville (which was essentially a Chevy Nova under the skin), accelerated the long decline of the Cadillac Division that continued with the Cavalier-based Cimarron and didn’t really turn around until Cadillac started building trucks for rappers and warlords in the 1990s. Having driven a $50 1976 Nova many thousands of miles, I can assume that ’78 Seville ownership was very similar, though with a plusher interior and (slightly) more engine power. Here’s a brown-on-gold-on-brown-on-yellow-on-ochre-on-umber-on-brown-on-beige-on-copper example that I spotted a few weeks ago in a San Francisco Bay Area wrecking yard. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Lou_BC: @SoCalMikester – Yup. My dad would use a rag soaked in diesel.
  • Lou_BC: (where is Ruggles when we need him) Does Satan ever let people out on bad behavior?
  • Lou_BC: You must eat a ton of potato chips to aid in water retention.
  • Lou_BC: Ford E-Series vans peaked in 2005 at 148,738 units. In 2021 they sold 37,122. 2022 YTD 9,006. In comparison...
  • ttacgreg: I recently got a stack of microfiber cloths to replace old cut up bath towels for washing and waxing. I...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber