Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville - Page 3
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 31 to 36 of 36
Like Tree47Likes
Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville in General Discussion; ...
  1. #31
    Botond's Avatar
    Botond is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Cadillac Seville 1988
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Transylvania. Eastern-Europe.
    Posts
    11

    Re: Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville

    Hello, Guys!

    Something fantastic happened today, I have to share with You. I think, You would appreciate.
    So, today my mother's aunt visited us (she lives in Austria since 1987). It was a really nice family reunion, and my mom put a paper box on the table, which was full of old family photos, letters, etc. There I found a postcard from my grandparents. They somehow managed to travel to Western Europe in the first years of the eighties. Communist Romania was a closed country, common people were not allowed to travel abroad, only once in 5-10 years (we should not see how the western people live), so it was a really-really big deal. Because of this, my grandparents send us a lot of postcards from their trip. And here we go: I found a postcard, which was adressed to me. It was written in 1983, I was 2 years old that time. I found my grandmother's handwriting on it (I adored her, she passed in 1996, I miss her really much even today). It was the only postcard, adressed to me. The first two lines are: ”My baby, look at these beautiful cars over here...” And, on the photo there was the cathedral of Münster (West Germany at the time), and in front of the cathedral there was a CADILLAC SEVILLE! Just like mine, off course, from the previous generation. But still a Seville! You have to understand, these cars are extremely rare here. It is not a VW Golf or Opel Astra, what can be found at every corner. I think, there are not more than 100-150 Sevilles in the whole Europe from those generations. And I just found a postcard from my late grandmother, written 1983, in the worst years of a horrible dictatorship, about the beautiful cars of West Germany. And there is, in the center of the picture the car, which I bought almost 20 years later!

    I do not believe in luck, I think everything happens for a reason. This strange moment just strengthened that belief. And I almost heard my grandparents voice from the past, from the skies. It was a heartbreaking moment. Sorry for the long post, but I had to share with You.. :-)

  2. #32
    orconn's Avatar
    orconn is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): Cadillac 95 STS, 02 SLS
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Midlothian, VA
    Age
    71
    Posts
    12,751

    Re: Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville

    A great story, well told! It is amazing how seemingly small ideas, planted by our family members can grow and become major sources of our enjoyment. My 22 aunts and uncles certainly left their mark on my ideas and the way I live today, and throughout my life. My Uncle Ralph, comes to mind, and his love of the beauty some cars possess. Back in the early 1950's cars were thought to be just cars, their beauty and aesthetic worth were not thought of as an art form. Uncle Ralph loved automobiles not just because of their speed but also because of the beauty their designs possessed. He collected and restored the classic cars of the 1930's long before these cars became fashionable and prestigious to own and collect. I also was attracted to cars with beautiful designs. We were both fond of the first Continentals, and big fans of the coffin nosed Cords. Uncle Ralph went on to own Dusenburgs, Cords, Auburns, Packards and Marmons, and later a collection of the first two seat thunderbirds. There were others in the family who liked cars, but only the two of us loved their beauty to the point of making them a major part of pur lives.

    ----------

    A great story, well told! It is amazing how seemingly small ideas, planted by our family members can grow and become major sources of our enjoyment. My 22 aunts and uncles certainly left their mark on my ideas and the way I live today, and throughout my life. My Uncle Ralph, comes to mind, and his love of the beauty some cars possess. Back in the early 1950's cars were thought to be just cars, their beauty and aesthetic worth were not thought of as an art form. Uncle Ralph loved automobiles not just because of their speed but also because of the beauty their designs possessed. He collected and restored the classic cars of the 1930's long before these cars became fashionable and prestigious to own and collect. I also was attracted to cars with beautiful designs. We were both fond of the first Continentals, and big fans of the coffin nosed Cords. Uncle Ralph went on to own Duesenbergs, Cords, Auburns, Packards and Marmons, and later a collection of the first two seat thunderbirds. There were others in the family who liked cars, but only the two of us loved their beauty to the point of making them a major part of pur lives.

  3. #33
    talismandave's Avatar
    talismandave is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1987 Brougham, 1974 Fleetwood Talisman, Volvo C70,
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Madison WI
    Age
    55
    Posts
    6,081

    Re: Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville

    It is things like that, the sharing of stories, history, that make the hobby great. Every car has a story to tell, it just seems that Cadillac being a prestige brand, has a deeper meaning to people. I also am a believer that everything happens for a reason. The good and the bad.

    It is good to hear from you again.

  4. #34
    Bullitt is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    51

    Re: Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville

    Quote Originally Posted by Botond View Post
    I do not believe in luck, I think everything happens for a reason.
    Yeah, I don't believe in it either. Yesterday before I saw Your post I watched old test drive of a 88' STS.
    http://jalopnik.com/for-the-1989-cad...rna-1445163023

    Best wishes from Your new former soviet bloc mate
    I like your Cadillac very much. I admit they must be rare. We have very many 80-90's Cadillacs in Poland but never have I seen Your one.

  5. #35
    talismandave's Avatar
    talismandave is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1987 Brougham, 1974 Fleetwood Talisman, Volvo C70,
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Madison WI
    Age
    55
    Posts
    6,081

    Re: Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville

    Thanks for that link! Really cool footage of a great Cadillac!

  6. #36
    02603sec's Avatar
    02603sec is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): STS 1SF Black V8 2006
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bucks County PA
    Age
    54
    Posts
    389

    Re: Cadillac in Transylvania - 1988 Seville

    Botond, My father was 100% Hungarian. His parents immigrated to US in 1890's. They were peasants from the countryside! Good hard working people that made a good life for themselves in America. My father always drove Cadillac.

    Nice Seville. It is in great shape.

    You can always get parts on Ebay.

    good luck!!

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting