Bling from the Past: 1979 Cadillac Seville by Gucci – Carscoops

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Bling from the Past: Cadillac Seville by Gucci

automakers take a more (or desperate, take your approach with their tactics, often turning to in completely different niches to up their cars and create they call special models.

One of the more recent is the Fiat Group, which this month, rolled out the edition of its 500 by Gucci series on the faux-convertible version of the city car a simple folding fabric

But this isn’t the first that Gucci has joined with the auto industry. in the late 1970s, the famous Italian fashion and leather label collaborated with Cadillac division to create the by Gucci special edition.

on the 1978 Cadillac Seville, the package was supposed to add some flair/bling to the V8-powered sedan.

Aldo Gucci, one of the sons of the of the Italian company and the person for the design of the special edition said at the time: The Gucci we have created for this car is to give a fortunate few owners a possession of distinction, beauty and luxury.

These special edition would leave GM’s fully equipped but in stock and arrive at a Miami-based company International Automotive Design (IAD), which would apply the Gucci treatment.

Cadillac Seville

The by Gucci was offered with a of three exterior colors: black or brown.

What them special on the outside a vinyl top covering only the and featuring the Italian design interlocking double G crest, a Gucci hood ornament, Gucci emblems on the wheels, fenders and C-Pillar and Gucci’s and red stripes across the trunk

Inside, the Gucci treatment the addition of the firm’s exclusive material on the headrests, armrests, and floor mats, plus the nameplate on the steering wheel hub, the passenger side of the and on the pillars. Finally, all special Sevilles were offered a full set of Gucci luggage in the

The cost of the package pushed the of the ’78 Seville by Gucci to while the 1979 model for $22,900.

Being that the Gucci were produced in limited they don’t often pop up for However, we did find a couple of up for sale on eBay as well as a which you can check out below.

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