latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 35f2e_00-1983-Cadillac-Seville-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1983 Cadillac ‘Bustleback’ Seville Cadillac   The first-generation Cadillac Seville was a sibling — or maybe first cousin — to the proletariat rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Nova, selling well while also cheapening the Cadillac brand. The second-generation Seville, introduced for the 1980 model year, moved to the Eldorado’s front-wheel-drive platform and gained a bold “bustleback” rear body design.

Here’s an example of a Bustleback Seville I spotted last week in a Phoenix self-service wrecking yard.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 35f2e_08-1983-Cadillac-Seville-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1983 Cadillac ‘Bustleback’ Seville Cadillac   “Neoclassical” kit cars reached their pinnacle of popularity during the 1970s, and all of these cars featured mash-ups of various styling cues of the 1920-1940 era. The bustle-type trunk, along with (fake) leather hood straps and (nonfunctional) side exhaust pipes, was seen on many such vehicles.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car 35f2e_1937-Cadillac-Fleetwood-Brochure-page-610x334 Junkyard Find: 1983 Cadillac ‘Bustleback’ Seville Cadillac   Some Cadillacs and LaSalles had bustleback trunks through the late 1930s, so there was corporate precedent.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car ae067_1980-Cadillac-Seville-Brochure-Page-610x509 Junkyard Find: 1983 Cadillac ‘Bustleback’ Seville Cadillac   Cadillac shoppers weren’t enthusiastic about the look in 1980, however, and sales numbers for the 1980-1985 Seville was lower than that of its predecessor.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car ae067_17-1983-Cadillac-Seville-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1983 Cadillac ‘Bustleback’ Seville Cadillac   The Arizona sun has not been kind to the upholstery inside this car.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car ae067_19-1983-Cadillac-Seville-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1983 Cadillac ‘Bustleback’ Seville Cadillac   The Touring Suspension option made the Seville handle a bit better, and included 225/70R15 radials. The cassette deck boasted auto-reverse (a highly desirable feature in 1983, when a lot of factory cassette decks didn’t even have a rewind feature) and Dolby noise reduction.

latest automotive news, best new and used cars, find a new car ae067_28-1983-Cadillac-Seville-in-Arizona-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610x343 Junkyard Find: 1983 Cadillac ‘Bustleback’ Seville Cadillac   The problem-plagued V8-6-4 engine that came in the 1981 Seville was gone by 1983; this car has one of the early HT4100 V8s, rated at 135 horsepower in 1983. The HT series of Cadillac engines continued in production into 1995, finally replaced by the Northstar V8.

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