1979 Cadillac Seville Ad
1979 Cadillac Seville

What price luxury? In 1979 terms, that price was around $8000… because that’s about where the base prices of the near-luxury Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight and Buick Electra kicked in. Just a little higher up the dollar tree we find the Chrysler New Yorker.

It’s interesting that by 1979, Mercury had no products that played anywhere near the that strata. A top-line Grand Marquis started around $7500, but could not be optioned out anywhere near as lavishly as a Ninety-Eight or Electra.

Note the inclusion of a Jeep product among the ads shared below. It is the commonly held belief that the Wagoneer did for luxury SUVs what the Ford Explorer did for the modern crossover. Wagoneer was a truck way ahead of its time, and very sought after by collectors today.

If you’ve spent time with any of the posh rides seen here, please tell us about it. We like knowing how the other half lives.

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Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

1979 Cadillac print ad
1979 Cadillac diesel ad featuring Fleetwood Brougham


Cadillac Eldorado

1979 Cadillac Eldorado ad
1979 Cadillac Eldorado ad


Cadillac Seville

1979 Cadillac Seville ad
1979 Cadillac diesel ad featuring Seville


Chrysler New Yorker

1979 Chrsyler New Yorker ad
1979 Chrysler New Yorker ad


Jaguar XJ6

1979 Jaguar XJ6 ad
1979 Jaguar XJ6 ad


1979 Jeep Wagoneer

1979 Jeep Wagoneer ad
1979 Jeep Wagoneer ad

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Lincoln Continental

1979 Continental ad
1979 Lincoln Continental ad


Lincoln Versailles

1979 Lincoln Versailles ad
1979 Lincoln Versailles ad


Mercedes-Benz SL

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL ad
Dealer ad featuring 1979 Mercedes-Benz SL


Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

1979 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight ad
1979 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight ad

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