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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1978 Cadillac Seville

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Modified 1978 Cadillac Seville for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:

MOTOR

Engine: Olds 350- bore .030, custom Jans supercharged pistons, crank .010 / .010 nitrited, Mellings high volume oil pump, True roller timing chain & gear set with index, TRW/Clevite bearings, Joe Mondello cam 115 lobe center – very smooth idle, good vacuum/lifters/push rods/valve springs/keepers retainers, SS valves, hardened seats, new guides, new rocker assembly, port & polish gasket matched, fluid dampener, balanced assembly to within 1/4 gram, heavy flexplate balanced with motor, custom Martch aluminum pulley set, V belt stock & poly-ribbed for supercharger, custom undersized supercharger pulley (boost comes on @ lower RPM off idle), custom hydraulic motor mounts, brass freeze plugs, aluminum intake manifold.

TRANSMISSION

700R4 truck transmission w/ lower 1st gear with low stall converter, remote cooler w/ auto fan, new custom balanced drive shaft w/ new U joints, custom transmission cross member w/ harmonic dampener, new speedo cable.

EXHAUST SYSTEM

Custom, one-of-a-kind Flowmaster dual exhaust done by Ray Flugger in Santa Rosa, California. Prototype for Camaro / Firebird, HP dual in / dual out.

FRONT SUSPENSION

Custom Vette Brakes transverse fiberglass leaf spring w/ custom Lexan rollers (full floating), adjustable road height aluminum & nylon pivot, tubular lower control arms w/ poly bushings, entire subframe welded & powder coated, Carrera shocks, sway bar 1-1/4″ w/ poly bushings & end links, new subframe bushings, upper control arm bushings & ball joints.

REAR SUSPENSION

New steel leaf springs, sway bar 1-1/8″, all new control arm bushings, level ride system.

REAR END

New Corporate 373 posi w/ new gears, bearings & seals. Synthetic oil.

BRAKE SYSTEM

4 wheel disc, new chrome master cylinder, calipers, new front & rear pinned and slotted rotors, EBG performance brake pads, flexlines & synthetic Dot 5 fluid.

FUEL SYSTEM

Holley Pro-Jection w/ custom dual O ring throttle shaft with boost tubes (adjustable from inside the car), high pressure regulator spring, custom supplemental dual injectors for additional fuel under boost, Shelby 100 psi water injection fogger system, custom one-of-a-kind cyclonic aluminum one piece air cleaner, heated base plate under throttle body, Delco Remy high volume / pressure fuel pump, all new lines, new in tank pump.

SUPERCHARGER

Vortech V-1 w/ pressurized oil bearings.

COOLING SYSTEM

6 row radiator w/ dual electric fans & 7 blade flex mechanical, blue silicone Goodyear radiator & heater hoses (all hoes blue vacuum, fuel, etc.)

A/C SYSTEM

Chrome R4 AC compressor w/ new clutch & custom aluminum nose piece.

ELECTRICAL

Mallory Unilite distributor, MSD 8mm spiral core plug wires, 125 amp chrome alternator, anti-theft hood ornament blows horn.

GAUGES

O2 sensor readout, knock sensor, pyrometer (exhaust temperature), boost gauge, oil pressure, temp, tach / clock combo in dash.

NEON

40 feet of blue neon under car & hood. Makes the car look like it’s floating in a blue cloud. Very cool effect. Under hood strut tubes slotted, tubes installed, engine glows blue. Valet lights are blue neon also.

TIRES & WHEELS

98 Cadillac El Dorado honeycomb custom chromed & painted, have a 5th one in the box. Center caps emblems gold plated. Vogue tires. 1-3/4″ steel adapter spacers made – the rims were front wheel drive only.

INTERIOR

Custom leather interior in palomino color made from 9 European matched hides. Leather is everywhere, wrapped seats, head rests, door panels and welting, dash, steering wheel, seat belt covers – this took over a month to install. New carpet, headliner, new carpet in trunk.

SOUND SYSTEM

Nice CD sound system w/ power amp.

ALARM SYSTEM

New Excaliber model #500 alarm system — top of the line, features include door lock / unlock, shock sensor, gas tank lid / hood / trunk trigger pins, hood ornament also has alarm.

LITERATURE

Have many pieces of literature, brochures, manuals, swatchbooks, etc., too much to show here.

Pricetag
Price
$25,000
Location Marker
Location
St George, Utah
Magnifying Glass
Availability
Available

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