Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's a well-preserved Malaise Cadillac for you.
Malaise Cadillacs are extremely commonplace in junkyards; they sold in large numbers and were pretty well-made (by the standards of the time), so they've lasted a bit longer than their cheaper Detroit counterparts… but they're just not worth enough nowadays to be worth saving when an expensive problem crops up. That's why it's getting hard to find nice examples like this '77. We've seen a couple of Malaise Era Eldorados in this series (e.g., this '76 and this '78), plus a '79 Fleetwood limo, but this is our first late-70s Coupe de Ville.
That's right, you're looking at green leather seats in this baby! Nothing but the best for a Cadillac driver! The list price for one of these 180-horsepower creampuffs was $9,654, or about half the cost of a '77 Mercedes-Benz 280SE.