This was the one Seville I really did like. Styling wise it was great but engineering wise it was done on the cheap. Mechanically it was a Nova stretched with an Olds 350 engine. Yes it has rear leaf springs like the Nova and every X body. Don’t let the K platform fool you.
It on the other hand it also shared much with the Camaro and Trans Am. I had always wanted the special edition black snd silver model. Then put under it the WS6 parts from a Trans Am. Then tuck a Pontiac engine under the hood. It has been done and it is not hard to do.
Cadillac was a victim of the Seville's success, because it told them that their customers would buy a Nova with an Oldsmobile engine if the price was high enough. The Cimarron was the inevitable result.
Yikes! In under a couple of decades the Caddy went from chromed wretched excess to vanilla plastic. Sorry, these cars never did excite me, and the newer they got, the more the cost-reduced boxy styling became metaphorically similar to the era's muzak as a sleep aid.