425

There is no substitute for cubic inches. Except specific output.  The 1977 425 is the shittiest Cadillac engine since the 1976 500.  Only type A GM execs with anger management issues think this is anything except a bloated Impala in every dimension.  

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Alternate Universe

One day you’re going out to the gas station for a pack of smokes while your baby sleeps, the next day you’re in a courtroom in Detroit, battling for your infinity.  But for due process of law, the future of fancy pants Cadillacs and river side high-rise apartments is replaced by rotting away for the […]

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Why we "deserve" $3.00 gas

Besides the obvious (war for oil, Dick Cheney secret energy policy, Bush), could it be because we wasted all the cheap gas on giant shitboxes? Exhibit A:  1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (no, not THAT one) Caddy vs. my mustang My advantage Usual # of passengers 1-2 1-4 0-100% Wheelbase: 130.00 in 107.1 -22.9 Length: 230.70 […]

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1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Where I saw one: 5 and Diner, down the street from Walnuts McCain’s HQ of political irrelevance.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Bloated plastic shitpiles are often quasi-magnetically drawn to one another. Nostalgia factor: -3/10 Baseline: 0, since I never personally owned one. -1 for Monte Carlo-like front fenders, +1 for two, yes two, rubstrips on […]

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