: Mystery Cadillac Update

Cadillac Giovanni
08-21-07, 09:40 PM
For anyone who read my previous post, I finally got the address where my free Cadillac is residing. I haven't gone to look at it yet, but I found out I was misinformed by my father, who thought it was a 1994 Cadillac that had been sitting for a year.

It's actually a 1987 that has been sitting for three years. Probably a Deville. Slight possibility that it's a Brougham, but something tells me not to expect that.

Oh how quickly good fortune turns awry. Not that an 87 Deville is a bad car, but ...well, you know.

08-21-07, 10:25 PM
Keep us posted!

Cadillac Giovanni
08-24-07, 04:17 PM
Well, not only was it not a 94, it wasn't even a Deville, it was a Seville, the most un-Cadillac of all Cadillacs. It isn't even in nice condition as I was told. I mean, it's okay, but not great. The car was locked so I couldn't check the engine or anything.

From a 94 Cadillac in excellent condition to an 87 Seville in okay condition.

Very depressing.

08-24-07, 04:45 PM
Flip it.

08-24-07, 09:16 PM
Second that!

08-25-07, 12:50 AM
Ouch. The Devilles short ulgy cousin.

Flip away.

DopeStar 156
08-25-07, 03:38 PM
I've test driven...... not a fan.... Walk....

08-25-07, 04:20 PM
damn are sevilles that undesireable? ive only seen a few actually driven around, personally the look is anything BUT cadillac.

08-25-07, 04:23 PM
They're not horrid cars, just very bland. And the "styling" is just plain dated, especially the interior. They were not popular when new and they're even less so now.

08-25-07, 05:15 PM
I did like the front end of the flat butt versions, pretty classy. But the butt end, well, what on earth where they thinking???

08-25-07, 05:20 PM
Oh, you mean the Cadillac Cutlass Calais?

08-25-07, 05:35 PM
Funny thing is, if they had introduced the 1986 Seville in 1980, it probably would have been a big hit and seemed a natural evolution of the first generation. But coming after the bustleback 80-85 models, it just looked odd and totally out of step with the market that was then moving back toward larger, more powerful cars. Cadillac and GM in general had really bad timing in the 80s. They're still not on their game to tell the truth.

08-25-07, 10:21 PM
There is no way I could have said it better....

Just wrong wheel drive.... It probably would have been worth something if RWD....

Oh, you mean the Cadillac Cutlass Calais?

08-25-07, 10:40 PM
Supposedly, the razor back rear is worth some money.


08-26-07, 02:05 AM
Oh, you mean the Cadillac Cutlass Calais?

Not even close. Cut Calais is a much better car in every way other than the name recognition.

08-26-07, 12:14 PM
I have looked at the razor back cars and they aren't G Bodies, they do seem to share a lot of the same design cues. Just missed the RWD part.... BIG TIME.

08-26-07, 08:14 PM
Same damn car if you ask me.


Cadillac Giovanni
08-27-07, 09:46 PM
wow, i never realized it, they are the same car.

I guess i've never compared them side by side.

08-27-07, 10:50 PM
I cant believe I never knew about this car!. Being that its ugly as all hell, I wish I never found out. Good luck with it, if you end up with it. Even ugly kids need love. :thumbsup:

08-27-07, 11:04 PM
The "styling" is horribly similar, a big part of the reason this Seville tanked, but they aren't the same car. WB, overall length, width, and heigth are all different, as is the underlying chassis. And with all that, GM still managed to come up with cars that could pass for twins. Roger Smith was a man of great talent indeed.