Standard equipment included all of last year's equipment plus remote controlled outside rearview mirror, five tubeless black wall tires, heater and defroster and front cornering lamps. It was the 17th consecutive year for the Cadillac tailfins with a new fine-blade design carrying on the tradition. Standard Catalog of Cadillac 1903—2005. Cadillac script also appeared on the lower left side of the radiator grille. Interiors were done in Chadwick cloth or optional Cambray cloth and leather combinations. The new front-drive 1985 Coupe de Ville and Sedan de Ville arrived in Cadillac showrooms during the Spring of 1984, about six months earlier than most new-car introductions, so both the 1984 rear-drive and 1985 front-drive models were selling and being produced due to separate assembly plants at the same time for nearly half a year. The new grille slanted back towards both the bumper and the hood lip, along the horizontal plane, and sat between dual headlamps.
The bright metal headlamp surrounds were bordered with body color to give it a more refined look. Smaller circular front parking lamps were mounted in those extensions. Rear end styling revisions were highlighted by metal divided tail lamps and a painted lower bumper section. Coupe de Ville was down to 55,490 less than half of the 1979 figures , Sedan de Ville was also down by nearly half at 49,188. Fair is defined as being fair to both you the customer and to WeatherTech.
Unlike the pre-1980 models, the rear window glass for both two- and four-door models was now the same, as the two-door models did away with the sporty slanted rear window and adopted the formal vertical look shared with the sedans. Exterior distinctions came from a DeVille script above the rear end of the belt molding and from the use of long rectangular back up light lenses set into the lower bumper as opposed to the smaller square lens used on the Calais. I'm impressed with the car overall, particularly the engineering that must have gone into the design and building of this car. Our decision is final and will consist of either replacement of your product at no charge or charge you a prorated amount for a replacement, meaning we may extend a discount to you to purchase an exact replacement. This new 3-sided tail lamp style was inspired by a design used on the 1977 DeVille. Just change the oil, maintain it properly and drive it. Exterior changes imparted a bolder and longer look.
But 1950 sales more than doubled to 4507, and in 1951 sales more than doubled again to 10,241 exceeding the sales for the Series 62 Club Coupe that year. See if that shows anything. This was also the last year for vent windows. Cornering lamps got new horizontal chrome trim while tail lamps gained a new bold look. The went into production with a six-cylinder engine so as to be considered a larger front-wheel-drive alternative to the that appeared in 1986, with a front-wheel-drive platform and a V6 engine. All-Weather Floor Mats are engineered to prevent curling and cracking in sub-zero weather. Body-side sculpturing was entirely eliminated.
New forward slanting front pillars with non-wraparound windshield glass were seen. The DeVille Concours replaced the previous generation's DeVille Touring Sedan. The previously optional Cabriolet roof became standard equipment this year, and appeared on 3,606 cars. The glove box was replaced with a lockable storage compartment under the dashboard. The color matches the interior perfectly. Only 18 Coupe de Villes were ordered with the no-charge option of blackwall radial tires, the other 4,693 models wore the standard-equipment white-wall version. The reduction in size and weight was implemented to improve fuel economy and emissions as a result of the United States Federal Government passage of regulations.
The revised backlight treatment had crisp angular lines with thin pillars on some models and heavier semi-blind quarter roof posts on others. Side marker lights in the rear bumper as well as front fender were also added. The parking lamps were moved from the bumper to between the square bezeled headlamps, which were now set wider apart. The friend I purchased if from put new spark plugs into an ailing engine and literally brought her back to life. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline. DeVille sales reached 110,379 units, accounting for nearly two thirds of all Cadillacs sold. Nice sounding stereo system, seats are automatic and position any way you choose.
Thanks to an extended model year starting April 1984 , sales of the new downsized 1985 DeVille and Fleetwood models reached nearly 200,000 units. In 1972 a modest frontal revision placed more emphasis on horizontal grille blades. Performance gains from the new engine showed best in the lower range, at 20 to 50 mph traffic driving speeds. What does the pressure do when the compressor cycles on? A Cadillac crest decorated the nose and new indicator lamps appeared atop each front fender. Engine output was an even 325 hp 242 kW from the 390 cu in 6. This was the first year for the DeVille convertible.
I've always liked Cadillacs and owning one really showed me why. Rear quarters were extended to give the car a longer look. For 1988, Cadillac kept cosmetic changes to a minimum in anticipation of the redesigned DeVille and Fleetwood models to come the following year. I found that in my WeatherTech mats. Of the 6,980 Coupe de Villes, 2,635 were Spring Edition models. The reposessee had apparently not taken such good care of the car, as the salvage yard was ready to give it up for scrap metal. New DeVille signature script was affixed to the sides of the rear roof panels.