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    Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    They are certainly unique looking and have good performance parameters for a personal luxury car. Many think them to be really beautiful cars, but will they become collectible as they become more and more scarce in the used car marketplace? Do they ever show up at Cadillac shows?

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    They'll probably never be worth anything much - there's nothing special to set them apart, and there were a skrillion made. Nice cars, but about as collectible as a Lexus 400.

    I know a Crimson Pearl one that shows up at the Kent Island Cruisers shows for different benefit organizations - our VFD, for one. (Everything from Model T's to Ferraris to 60's muscle cars to Cadillacs is usually at the shows - fun - swap meets, too)

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    If they ever do become collectable (doubtful), you, I and Sub won't be around to see it.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Motor Trend has declared them classics. Will the market follow? Who knows.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    What are some older Cadillacs that have gained true "classic" status that enthusiasts didn't think would make it?
    "They call Alabama the Crimson Tide, call me Deacon Blues."

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    ^^^ Chad, there are too many to count! No body would have thought the "gaudy" 1959 pancake top Cadillac would ever be desirable. They were throw aways all through the sixties and well into the seventies when the convertibles began to be bargain collectibles.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    The bustleback Seville has found itself a dedicated following after being hated by many for decades.

    I just made a $7000 offer on a 92 STS.
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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    The bustleback Seville has found itself a dedicated following after being hated by many for decades.

    I just made a $7000 offer on a 92 STS.
    7k? it better be brand new! and bright red or emerald green

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    I think your $7,000 offer just guaranteed you a purchase. You're what we in this business call a "lay down"!
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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    7k? it better be brand new! and bright red or emerald green
    Seller is being a bit reluctant. It's pearl white with 49k and new tires.

    I've bid 6k and he's reluctant to end the auction early (2 days to go), so I may just end up with it for a bit less.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    I expect they'll become "special interest automobiles". Not truely collectible in the sense of being worth mad money, but an old car with a devoted following.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    ^^^ I agree Craig, I don't see them ever going for huge sums. Look at the Jaguars in the marketplace they are very desirable as a collector car but still bring less than restoration costs in the marketplace and plenty of good survivors can be had for really very little.
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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    The bustleback Seville has found itself a dedicated following after being hated by many for decades.
    I'm still in that camp. Never did like them.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Since I was the one who found Jesda the '92 STS I think I should get some kind of prize. You can just drive to NC and let me drive it for a few days lol.

    and as far as the thread title goes... yes I do think they will be collectibles. Most of the 4th Gen's I see now are ragged or have high miles. The others ended up in junkyards thanks to the HG problem. Cars with low miles will command a premium.
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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Condition wanes and miles rack up as a car ages. Cars in better condition than others fetch a better price. That's the way it is. None of this is Seville specific. The other common misconception is that rarity increases desirability or demand. It doesn't. There are plenty of worthless rare goods out there. Most of the current classic Cadillac's aren't all that desirable or sought after relative to many other vehicles of their time. You can still pick up good classic Cadillacs for little money. Why the 4th Gen would deviate from that norm is beyond me.

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