Milan Coach Builders - 1977-1979 - Simi Valley, California


   

Milan Convertible Co. [aka Milan Coach Builders] (Simi Valley, CA, or 5830 Los Virgenes, Calabasas, CA, USA) Offered conversion kits costing $1495 allowing conversion of Seville to 2-door Milan Roadster Convertible (1976 through 1979); kit included instruction manual and all parts needed. 

Milan Roadster Convertible

Milan Coach Builders booth on the lower level. Two custom built Cadillac 2-seat convertibles are seen. Both cars started as Seville 4-door sedans, and were restructured as these sporty convertibles.

Exhibited at the 1979 Chicago Auto Show, these cars were ugly at best.

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Year: 1979  
CADILLAC (Seville [Milan Coach Builders]), "Milan Roadster Convertible": 2 page (single-side printed) color sheet, 11x9. Brown and black sheet, with white lettering and Milan Coach Builders emblem, has photo rendering showing three-quarter frontal view of white Milan Roadster Convertible conversion, with red interior, based on Cadillac Seville and view of convertible top, with discussion.h sheet is photograph showing exterior or interior features of MiGi-Stutz; f) form letter "To Customers and Enthusiasts" on Fun Products, Inc., letterhead, dated Nov. 1, 1979, to potential customer; and g) original mailing envelope. Price: $20.

Year: 1979  
CADILLAC (Seville [Milan Coach Builders]), "Milan Roadster Convertible": 2 page (single-side printed) color sheet, 11x9. Brown and black sheet, with white lettering and Milan Coach Builders emblem, has photo rendering showing three-quarter frontal view of white Milan Roadster Convertible conversion, with red interior, based on Cadillac Seville and view of convertible top, with discussion. Comes with: a) two page factory photocopy of article on the Milan which appeared in Dec. 13, 1978 issue of "The Enterprise" newspaper; b) letter on Milan Coach Builders letterhead to journalist; c) Milan Coach Builders business card which is stapled to letter; and d) original mailing envelope, postmarked Feb. 7, 1979.

 

   

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