1979 Cadillac Seville Pickup Conversion with Crack Pipe Price

You want odd proportions? We got 'em!  This poor '79 Seville was subjected to "coachbuilt" pickup conversion, probably early in its life, as these sort of things happened back then.


The '76 Seville was a big deal.  While youngsters might look at this and see a tank, this was a much more compact and cleanly-styled (read: boxy) luxury car vs. other domestics at the time.  Though its 350 V8 was technically an Oldsmobile plant, the use of fuel injection on this Seville brought modern power and reliability to match the modern looks.

This car was so highly regarded that multiple coachbuilders chopped them and turned them into two-door "shorty" coupes, convertibles and, as is the case with our subject car, El Camino-esque pickups.  While "Cadillups" based on larger, older Caddies are fairly common, these Seville units show up less frequently.

This one needs some fixing up, yet the seller has absolutely no concept of market value.  This should be a sub-$5K car, but he seller is asking $35K - probably three times the value if it was a perfect, restored car.  Perhaps that's why no one restores these.

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South Los Angeles, CA (the artist formerly known as South Central...the crack pipe price is right at home!)
$35,000


One could argue this is a bit of a mullet - all formal and luxurious business up front, but a party in the back.


Well, okay, it's not much of a party.  Still, the odd slope matches absolutely nothing on the rest of the car.  We must wonder if anyone has considered making the "bed" into a hot tub...


Here's one more quick look.


How's this for velour?  Things look tired in here, but not terrible.


350 is dirty and the seller claims it needs unspecified engine work, though the claimed mileage is very low.  We take that to mean it doesn't run and hasn't in a long time.

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THIS IS A 1979 CADILLAC SEVILLE THAT HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO AN EL CAMINO STYLE VEHICLE. THIS VEHICLE IS A 2 DOOR WITH A TRUCK BED IN THE REAR. THERE WERE ONLY A FEW THAT WERE MADE. WE WERE GOING TO FULLY RESTORE THE CAR BUT WE CHANGED OUR MINDS AND DECIDED TO SELL IT. IT IS STILL PRETTY CLEAN. IT NEEDS SOME ENGINE WORK AND INTERIOR RESTORATION. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION. WE ARE ASKING $35,000 FOR THE CAR. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL 

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