CADILLAC SEVILLE - 1979 VINTAGE

1979 Cadillac Seville Chrome

Make: Cadillac
Model: Seville
Type: 4 Dr. Sedan
Trim: Chrome
Year: 1979
Mileage: 128,850
VIN: JB7FL24D7JP079654
Color: Bronze/Chocolate Tan
Engine: 350 CID V-8 (5.7 Litres)
Cylinders: V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Chocolate Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Parker, Colorado, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Leather Seats
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Description for Cadillac Seville 1979

SPECIFICATIONSSPECIAL NOTES
ENGINE CODEENGINE DETAILS
B (built by Oldsmobile)
Optional:
N (built by Oldsmobile)
350 CID V-8 (5.7 Litres)
Bore and Stroke: 4.057 x 3.385
Compression Ratio: 8.0 to 1
Brake Horsepower: 170 @ 4200 rpm
Torque: 270 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Carburetor: N/A (Bendix electronic fuel injection)
Optional:
350 CID Diesel V-8 (5.7 Litres)
Bore and Stroke: 4.057 x 3.385
Compression Ratio: 22.5 to 1
Brake Horsepower: 125 @ 3600 rpm
Torque: 225 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Carburetor: N/A (Bendix electronic fuel injection)
TRANSMISSION CODETRANSMISSION DESCRIPTION
--"400 Series" Turbo Hydra-Matic 3-Speed Automatic
REAR AXLE CODEREAR AXLE RATIO
--2.24 to 1
2.56 to 1 (standard in California)
TIRE SIZEBRAKES
GR 78-15-B Uniroyal whitewall
Spare: G78-15B Stowaway
Wheels: 15 x 6 JJ
Power Front Vented Disc/Rear Disc, dual hydraulic system, vacuum assisted, self-adjusting
Total Swept Area: 473.0 sq. in.
WHEELBASEDIMENSIONS
114.3 inches
Front Tread: 61.3"
Rear Tread: 59.0"
Length: 204.0 inches
Width: 71.8 inches
Height: 54.6 inches
Ground Clearance: 5.4 inches
Weight Distribution (F/R, %): 57/43
Head Room: 38.5 front, 36.0 rear
Trunk: 14.9 cubic feet
STEERINGCAPACITIES
Type: Power assisted recirculating ball
Ratio: Variable, 16.4-13.6:1
Turns: 3.0, lock-to-lock
Turning Circle: 42.34 feet
Seating Capacity: 5
Fuel Tank: 19.6 gallons
Cooling System: (researching)
1979 was the final year for the first generation Seville body style.Changes for 1979:
1. Standard Dante and Roma Cloth upholstery combined two textures
2. New Tangier fur-like carpeting on Elegante trim package


Series 6K/Style S69 4-Door Sedan - Retail: $15,646Weight: 4180 Built: 53,487

By 1979, the Cadillac Seville was a familiar fixture on the nation's roads. They were parked in front of some of the world's finest homes, and seemed to be everywhere one looked in the more exclusive parts of town. The Seville had been warmly accepted and embraced by luxury car buyers and could now be declared another Cadillac success story.

What Cadillac described as "eminent authorities," journalists writing for the Saturday Evening Post and Fortune magazines declared the Seville one of the ten most beautifully designed production cars in the last 50 years. Another said it was one of the 25 best designed products in America. Those honors were eclipsed only by the fact that more Americans chose to own Seville than any luxury import model. The Seville had done everything Cadillac had asked of it.

Overwhelmingly, most Cadillac enthusiasts prefer the first generation Seville over the one that followed. These were well designed, well built automobiles. Many clean original examples are available to those interested in owning one of the first generation cars. Quality control was good, and the materials used have held up well over time.