Lot 257 - 1981 Cadillac Seville
|Odometer reading||51,525 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £27,000|
The Seville was manufactured by Cadillac between 1975 and 2004 as a smaller-sized, premium model. It was replaced by the STS in 2004. The name of ‘Cadillac's first small car’ was selected over a revival Lasalle or the GM design staff's preference, Lascala, primarily because, as noted by GM Marketing Director Gordon Horsburgh, "It had no negatives." This new model was Cadillacs answer to the rising popularity of European luxury imports such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The companies’ planners were concerned that their once high ranking in automotive production was fading, especially among the younger generation of car buyers.
This 1981 second generation example was registered in the UK in July 2006.It has benefitted from coachworks that have extended the bonnet making the rare example we see today. Powered by a 6.0 litre engine, we are told that this Cadillac glides with ease and is a joy to drive. The paintwork is in good order and the interior is immaculate. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document, the sale of this funky looking piece of American includes the desirable cherished number plate.
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