1977 CADILLAC SAN REMO
By the late 1970's the personal luxury car market was booming and
as more and more automotive manufacturers sought to come up with
new luxury car designs, exclusivity became the key word of the
It was during this time that boutique coachbuilders thrived in the
personal luxury car market with their ability to build truly
one-off designs that buyers were sure would make them stand out in
One of these coachbuilders was Coach Design Group in Westlake
Village, California, who produced a comparatively small number of
custom coach-built Cadillacs for the Hillcrest Motor Company of
Beverly Hills and Ogner Motors of Woodland Hills, both premier
Cadillac dealers. Their basis was the new Cadillac Seville, which
had been introduced in 1975 and had already become hugely
This 1977 Cadillac Seville San Remo Coupe is one of those examples
built by Coach Design Group and was converted into a coupe from the
standard four-door Seville sedan and features a rear half vinyl
roof with chrome wrap over molding and electric sunroof by American
Sunroof Corporation, opera lamps, and a modified fixed quarter
window in place of the rear doors along with a modified rear fascia
with Eldorado taillights grafted in.
Power for the San Remo comes from a 5.7L fuel-injected V8 engine
automatic transmission while standard features for the '77 Seville
included power steering, front and rear power disc brakes, cruise
control, automatic climate control with air conditioning, dual
power seats, power windows, power locks, dual remote rearview
mirrors, and automatic level control, among others.
Updates include: Fully rebuilt engine with a 12 month, 12,000 mile
warranty; New Turbo 700R 4 transmission also with 12/12 warranty.
These upgrades allow this Cadillac San Remo to get modern car fuel
economy by using the overdrive transmission compared to the old
Turbo 400 3 speed.
Although Cadillac produced more than 45,000 Sevilles in 1977, the
San Remo Coupes are extremely rare with only 400 to be built that
year, with this car being identified as the 9th Coupe produced
according to the brass plate affixed to the glovebox door. We
believe that the initial 400 build plan did not come to completion
and that there were only a handful built.
1977 Cadillac San Remo Coupe is a wonderful example of an
oft-forgotten era of American motoring when ever increasing demand
for the most distinctive and luxurious cars brought about a
resurgence in the coachbuilder market and even now, this San Remo
Coupe is as distinctive and elegant as it was in 1977.
This vehicle is located at Atomic Motors Classic Car Sales and
Restorations in Henderson, NV just 20 mins from the fabulous Las
Vegas Strip. Come down and see us or call at 702-826-381. We are
on-line at www.atomicmotors.net