28. Cadillac Seville
The 1975 Seville may have been shocking to some Cadillac purists as the first downsized Caddy and affordable luxury car ever. But it was an extremely smart move by the company. It was one of the best U.S. sedans of the late ‘70s. After the 1970 to 1977 period full of big land yachts and heavy cruisers, Cadillac realized the market had changed.
Consumers wanted those more nimble and precise foreign cars such as the Mercedes W116 S Class. They decided to introduce a smaller, more modern car, but it would be every bit a Cadillac so the market would accept it as such. The 1975 Seville turned out to be the perfect car for the time and sales went beyond the company’s expectations. The Seville was elegant, perfectly sized, and reasonably powerful, too. Also, it came with a long list of options and trim choices, including the interesting Slantback body style and even a Gucci-themed trim package.