Coach Design Group - 1978-1981 Westlake Village, California



The San Remo's were marketed by Ogner Motors of Woodland Hills, California and Hillcrest Motor Co. of  Beverly Hills, California

This is a rare San Remo Dorado conversion. It is a limited production car built in handcrafted tradition by Coach Design Group in Westlake Village, California. This is #19 of about 100 cars built in 1979. It sold new for over $40,000.

During modification, the existing frame and body, including the "B" pillars are strengthened before the top is removed. The exterior sheet metal is then redesigned to accommodate a convertible top mechanism. This conversion was by far the most rigid of all the conversions.

also built conversions using the Seville - 1978 Seville San Remo Coupe by Coach Design Group, Inc., for Hillcrest Motor Co. of Beverly Hills, California and Ogner Motors Ltd. of Woodland Hills, California

1979 Cadillac Seville "San Remo" Convertible Coupe, by Coach Design Group, Inc., and 1979 Cadillac 'San Remo' Convertible 1979 Cadillac Seville "San Remo Ultima" Convertible

San Remo's were marketed from 1978 through 1981.



For more information please read:

Car Classics magazine January 1979

Beverly Rae Kimes - The Classic Car

Beverly Rae Kimes - The Classic Era

Beverly Rae Kimes - Packard: A History of the Motorcar and Company

Beverly Rae Kimes & Henry Austin Clark Jr. - Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942

Richard Burns Carson - The Olympian Cars

Raymond A. Katzell - The Splendid Stutz

Marc Ralston - Pierce Arrow

Brooks T. Brierley - There Is No Mistaking a Pierce Arrow

Brooks T. Brierley - Auburn, Reo, Franklin and Pierce-Arrow Versus Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln and Packard

Brooks T. Brierley - Magic Motors 1930

Nick Georgano - The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile: Coachbuilding

John Gunnell - Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1946-1975

James M. Flammang & Ron Kowalke - Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1976-1999

Daniel D. Hutchins - Wheels Across America: Carriage Art & Craftsmanship

Marian Suman-Hreblay - Dictionary of World Coachbuilders and Car Stylists

Michael Lamm and Dave Holls - A Century of Automotive Style: 100 Years of American Car Design

Thomas E. Bonsall - The Lincoln Motorcar: Sixty Years of Excellence

Fred Roe - Duesenberg: The Pursuit of Perfection

Arthur W. Soutter - The American Rolls-Royce

John Webb De Campi - Rolls-Royce in America

Hugo Pfau - The Custom Body Era

Hugo Pfau - The Coachbult Packard

Griffith Borgeson - Cord: His Empire His Motor Cars

Don Butler - Auburn Cord Duesenberg

George H. Dammann - 90 Years of Ford

George H. Dammann & James K. Wagner - The Cars of Lincoln-Mercury

Thomas A. MacPherson - The Dodge Story

F. Donald Butler - Plymouth-Desoto Story

Fred Crismon - International Trucks

George H. Dammann - Seventy Years of Chrysler

Walter M.P. McCall - 80 Years of Cadillac LaSalle

Maurice D. Hendry - Cadillac, Standard of the World: The complete seventy-year history

George H. Dammann & James A. Wren - Packard

Dennis Casteele - The Cars of Oldsmobile

Terry B. Dunham & Lawrence R. Gustin - Buick: A Complete History

George H. Dammann - Seventy Years of Buick

George H. Dammann - 75 Years of Chevrolet

John Gunnell - Seventy-Five Years of Pontiac-Oakland


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