The all new 75th Anniversary Cadillac stunned the luxury car market by being considerably shorter, narrower, and lighter than the 1976 and earlier Cadillacs. All this was in response to the gas shortage of the earlier 1970s and stricter CAFÉ (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards. Advertised as “engineered from the ground up” nearly everything about the 1977 Cadillac was new; the body, the chassis, and the suspension as well as a new lighter-weight engine was part of an integrated design. Automatic Climate Control was redesigned to operate only when necessary. This car was finished in triple Colonial Yellow – exterior, interior, and vinyl roof.
Buyers apparently approved of changes as Cadillac sales of all models rose nearly 10% over the previous year or 328,129 total units.
V-8 425 cu. In.