Rare Survivor 1976 Cadillac Seville
Hemmings Classic Car Magazine for July, 2016 included a six-page article on the '76 Seville.
According to Hemmings, this car has a low sale price of $6,000, average of $11,000 and high of
$16,000. Download the entire
Hemmings article as a PDF (3 MB).
This is an untouched original, low mileage (94,000 miles), one owner car that
has been garaged and pampered for 40 years. All service and repair records
came with the car as well as a carton of spare parts that the
owner collected "just in case". The original window sticker is pictured at the
bottom of this page and also came with the car. The fuel injected 350 V8
engine, automatic transmission and AC
function normally. The battery is new and the tires have plenty of tread, but
are too old for long trips. No
rips or tears in the white leather interior. No rust, vinyl top is flawless and the original
paint still shines.
Below are the only minor blemishes that I could find.
Specs and Description
Introduced in mid-1975 and billed as the new "internationally-sized" Cadillac, the
1976 Seville was almost 1,000 pounds lighter than the full-sized Deville. The Seville was thus more nimble and
easier to park, as well as remaining attractive to customers with the full complement of Cadillac
features. At $13,000, the Seville was more expensive than every other Cadillac model except the
Series 75 Fleetwood factory limousines and it was modestly successful in the marketplace. It spawned
several imitators, including the Lincoln Versailles, and Chrysler LeBaron/Fifth Avenue. To ensure
the quality of the initial production run of Sevilles, the first 2,000 units produced were
identical in color (silver) and equipment. Total 1976 Seville production was 43,772 vehicles
but Seville K-body sedans were built through 1979.