: Awesome old '78 Coupe Deville commercial



Benzilla
07-12-06, 01:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMfV3GMB75E

DopeStar 156
07-12-06, 01:47 AM
Dude that's nice! I've always wanted to see an old TV commercial for a Caddy.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-12-06, 10:17 AM
That's pimp shit, I like the music in the backround! Wish I could still lease a brand new Cadillac for $189 a month :(

Night Wolf
07-12-06, 11:50 AM
$189/month.... wow...

My '79 cost $13.5k new.

Benzilla
07-12-06, 04:15 PM
Oh cool, you had the bill sheet too? mine was $17,801.

But $189 a month still seems a little steep for '78.

bicentennialcadillac
07-12-06, 04:18 PM
Oh cool, you had the bill sheet too? mine was $17,801.

But $189 a month still seems a little steep for '78.

The interest rates of 1978 would make 2006 look like the era of free money. In many ways, it is.

90Brougham350
07-12-06, 04:21 PM
Oh man, that was crazy! They don't mention a single thing about the car, only the leasing options, lol.

bicentennialcadillac
07-12-06, 04:30 PM
Oh man, that was crazy! They don't mention a single thing about the car, only the leasing options, lol.

"Cadillac." In that day, nothing else needed to be said.

Night Wolf
07-12-06, 04:38 PM
Oh cool, you had the bill sheet too? mine was $17,801.

But $189 a month still seems a little steep for '78.

Yeah, $13,800 or so.... d'Elegance.

I thought $189/month was steep too

Benzilla
07-12-06, 04:58 PM
"Cadillac." In that day, nothing else needed to be said.

I love how she says " now you can have the luxury and performance that makes the Coupe Deville outstanding" I wish I could go back to the '70s, when Benzes still looked like washing machines, and Lexus was still a toyota.

77CDV
07-12-06, 05:12 PM
I love how she says " now you can have the luxury and performance that makes the Coupe Deville outstanding" I wish I could go back to the '70s, when Benzes still looked like washing machines, and Lexus was still a toyota.

Ben,

I vaguely remember the 70s. I can agree about the cars, but as to the rest, I'll pass. Double-digit inflation, soaring interest rates, Vietnam and its fallout, disco :eek: , and polyester everything in colors Mother Nature never even contemplated. Lime green leisure suit, anyone? :bighead: I cringe whenever I run across family pics from that time. The clothes alone are just seriously hideous.

Craig

Benzilla
07-12-06, 05:28 PM
lol, but bad taste is cool! Its like going to vegas on acid. I'd never want to live back then, but to visit would be fun.

I like the '60s more though, it was such a breakthrough for America, not all for the better, but very big.

CoupeDevilleRob
07-12-06, 07:46 PM
Old car commercials rock. My friend found a Grand National ad online once, it had "Bad to the Bone" as the theme song. The commercial is almost more 80's than Miami Vice. I wish I had kept the link.

bicentennialcadillac
07-12-06, 11:27 PM
I love how she says " now you can have the luxury and performance that makes the Coupe Deville outstanding" I wish I could go back to the '70s, when Benzes still looked like washing machines, and Lexus was still a toyota.

Me too.

To add to my earlier point ... in those days, there was no real weak link in the Cadillac lineup. If you wanted to, you could just call up a dealership and ask for a "Cadillac," with no qualifiers and know that you would wind up with an outstanding car. Once the motors went to hell and the plebian bodies came into play, that was no longer the case.

The marque is only now coming out of that funk. Thank God it is.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-12-06, 11:28 PM
Old car commercials rock. My friend found a Grand National ad online once, it had "Bad to the Bone" as the theme song. The commercial is almost more 80's than Miami Vice. I wish I had kept the link.

That commerical is on Streetfire.net.


Except for the cars and the music and (some) of the movies, I can say from what I've learned in school that the '70s sucked.

Night Wolf
07-13-06, 11:55 AM
Old car commercials rock. My friend found a Grand National ad online once, it had "Bad to the Bone" as the theme song. The commercial is almost more 80's than Miami Vice. I wish I had kept the link.

My uncle has the origanal copy on VHS...... they have had a few GN over the years.... pretty nice.

scurling
07-13-06, 07:17 PM
What a kick! That takes me back. The first car I owned was a new '78 Honda Accord LX ($7,800). Payments were ~$119./mo if I remember correctly. My Dad freaked out when he learned the payments were more than $100/mo.

That new car price was about the same as I paid for my last '94 FTWD a few years ago.

Mojochiken
07-23-06, 12:46 AM
I loved the lighting.

Johnny Bravo
07-23-06, 11:08 PM
Except for the cars and the music and (some) of the movies, I can say from what I've learned in school that the '70s sucked.
Well, that's public education for you.

Believe me, except for a few things like the internet, medical advancents, etc. the 70's (60's too) were far better than the world of 2006. They were fun and free times, I really enjoyed growing up then.:banana:

The sad thing is young people today don't know what they missed, I feel a little sorry for them.

Benzilla
07-23-06, 11:47 PM
Heres a link to that Grand National ad you all want so bad. :)
http://thumbs.vidiac.com/8e4b4141-f2d7-47cb-9478-dbc7e13cc083.jpg (http://videos.streetfire.net/video/8e4b4141-f2d7-47cb-9478-dbc7e13cc083.htm)Click here to see Video (http://videos.streetfire.net/video/8e4b4141-f2d7-47cb-9478-dbc7e13cc083.htm)

And heres a 1974 Eldorado ad I found too, pretty cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26_4FjCYuFY

CadiJeff
07-24-06, 12:24 AM
Yeah, $13,800 or so.... d'Elegance.

I thought $189/month was steep too

I have the window sticker from my deville and it was over 17000 msrp but my grandfather paid a lot less, closer to the price of rick's poor lost beauty.

96BIG_BODY
07-24-06, 01:04 AM
does anoyne know if theres any commercials for a 96 fleetwood

Benzilla
07-24-06, 01:12 AM
hmm, never seen one, but if I do I'll post it.

All I can think of is that video thet came with the cars that had all the info on them, like how to unlock it, start it, run the wipers, and all the other in depth high-tech insider info you need to see the tape to know... lol.

Wolfspring
07-28-06, 12:41 AM
That was great. In the early '90's I owned a 1978 Coupe Deville, and for '78 they did have a lot of power....far more than their domestic rivals. It was also a very clean design for a two door. It wasn't until 1980 that Devilles were zapped of their horsepower.

The dealer in the commercial, Potamkin, also had a Cadillac dealership in Atlanta that is now Classic Cadillac.

Fleetwood472
08-01-06, 11:22 AM
Does anyone know where to find that commercial? I tried the link and now it says its no longer available. Anyone know where to find it or could someone post it?

Highway Star
08-01-06, 03:13 PM
I think YouTube yanked the video. Maybe the GM lawyers sent them a "cease and desist" letter. :bigroll:

As to the horsepower ratings of the late 70's Caddys, I think the Chevy Corvettes were rated around 185-200 hp at the time depending on which variant of the 350 was used (L-48 or L-82). Heck, might as well get a Caddy and ride in style.

codewize
08-04-06, 02:20 PM
Damn I missed it. That's my favorite year Coupe too