On the inside enriched appointments included molded inner door panels with illuminated reflectors and a selection of 147 upholstery combinations, 76 in cloth, 67 in leather and four in vinyl. A horizontal beltline molding ran from behind the front wheel housing, almost to the rear stopping where an elliptical bulge in the body came to a point and where thin rectangular side markers were placed above and below the chrome strip. Aluminum block and cast iron heads. A vertically ribbed rear beauty panel appeared on the deck lid latch panel. Also new were a straight rear bumper and vertical lamp clusters.
Cadillac script also appeared on the lower left side of the radiator grille. It was equipped with a telephone in the glove compartment, a vanity case and a secretarial pad in the rear armrest, power windows and highly decorative chrome interior trim. While all these two-door models wore the standard white-wall Michelin tires, this would be the last year for plain wheel covers on Coupe de Ville found on 2,788 cars this year , as next year would feature a standard styled aluminum wheel similar to the Fleetwood coupe. Cadillac Night Vision on the DeVille was the first worldwide series production ever offered, however it was discontinued in 2004. In its first year the Series 62 Coupe de Ville only sold 2,150 units. Introduced for 1992, speed-sensitive suspension and traction control both standard on Touring Sedan when introduced in '91 were available at extra cost on DeVille. From 1975 to 1976 small numbers of Coupe de Villes were converted into car-based pick-ups, similar to a Chevrolet El Camino, but much more upscale.
A new feature was a body color border around the edge of the vinyl top covering, when this option was ordered. We are reliant upon outside agencies for our data, which you resolve to access at your own risk. While the parcel shelf on the four-door models received a 'Mercedes-Benz inspired' storage compartment with lid, rear seat headrest panel, and a long 3-bulb horizontal brake lamp, the 2-door models still had the narrow carpeted parcel shelf and pedestal brake lamp from the previous year. They retained their frameless door glass, however. Perimeter frame construction allowed repositioning the engine six inches forward in the frame, thus lowering the transmission hump and increasing interior room. For 1984, sales figures show a total four-door production of 107,920 units, and an additional 50,840 two-door units figures include de Ville and Fleetwood models.
A new battery, called the Freedom battery, never needed water added. Bumpers ran fully across the front and wrapped around each end. Changes for 1982 were kept to a minimum, including a new thin vertical bar grille design which was used through 1986 with the same grille surround from the past two years, and a new standard wheel cover design. Prominent styling features were given a powerful frontal appearance with forward-leaning front end, long, sculptured body lines, and redefined rear fenders that had more than just a hint of tail fins in them. Developed by the - with design elements that had been tested for over 500,000 miles 800,000 km - allowed various engine computers to decide how many cylinders were needed to power the car for optimal fuel economy. More massive front bumper end pieces appeared and housed rectangular parking lamps. Automatic level control was available.
If you fill engine or axles of your car with oil to the brim it may damage your vehicle engine or axles and void manufacturer warranty. The DeVille Series had script nameplates on the rear fenders. A Cadillac crest decorated the nose and new indicator lamps appeared atop each front fender. The interior was black and trimmed in gray leather, including the headliner, to match the roof color. A give-away to the previous design is the rear shelf package on the 2-door models.
Separate rectangular side marker lamps replaced the integral grille extension designs. The declining popularity of full-size coupés led to the discontinuation of the Coupe de Ville at the end of the 1993 model year. This was the first year for the DeVille convertible. This was also the last year for vent windows. Additionally, the —'s high-end label—had been gaining momentum in the luxury market since its 1986 introduction. In November 1971, a showroom-stock 1971 Coupe de Ville placed third in the annual coast-to-coast Cannonball Run, posting the highest average speed of the event, 84.
Standard Catalog of Cadillac 1903—2005. In addition to the new engine and minor front-end restyling, several previously optional features became standard this year, including the anti-lock braking system, accent striping, automatic door locks, Twilight Sentinel headlamp control, electrochromic inside rear-view mirror, and electric rear window and side mirror defogger. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:. It was replaced by the restyled and renamed for 2006. The 500 in 3 V8 which produced 190 horsepower was replaced for 1977 by a 180-horsepower 425 in 3 V8 variant of similar design. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows and a two-way power seats.
The next year, the DeVille was officially renamed the. In 1968 grilles had an insert with finer mesh and step down outer section which held the rectangular parking lights just a little higher than before. Cadillac's remained the standard engine, mounted transversely and coupled with a. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in user manual for your Cadillac Deville 1993. A new grille design was made up of small squares, similar to the pattern from 1979, while the same chromed grille surround from 1980 continued.
A quicker 17:1 steering gear was also used. Body and chassis 4-door 2-door 2-door Related Powertrain 472 cu in 7. 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. Another new option package was the d'Elegance package.