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. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. A give-away to the previous design is the rear shelf package on the 2-door models. This new 3-sided tail lamp style was inspired by a design used on the 1977 DeVille. Archived from on 17 May 2013. Cadillac had not offered an engine with fewer than 8 cylinders since 1914. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter.
The total for both models with optional leather upholstery was 9,799 with Dark Auburn being the least chosen interior color—only 11 in leather and 2 in velour were ever made. A very minor change in the rear was the deletion of the chrome tips on both sides of the lower deck lid trim. Equipment features were same as in 1963 for the most part. An ordinary sunroof panel was also available. The bright metal headlamp surrounds were bordered with body color to give it a more refined look. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557107797856 ; listingsSearchManager. Another option was the Astroroof with sliding sunshade that permitted use as an electrically operated sunroof or a transparent closed skylight.
Body and chassis 4-door 2-door 2-door Related Powertrain 472 cu in 7. Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble prone air suspension system. For 1990, DeVille and Fleetwood lost their telescopic steering column, but retained the tilt feature in exchange for an airbag mounted onto the newly standard leather-trimmed steering wheel. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. The diesel V8 was now available at no additional charge.
An optional electronic fuel-injected version of the standard 7. Cadillac defended its micro-processor controlled powerplant, and even offered special extended warranties to customers. Electronic fuel injection became optional in March 1975. Four-window and six-window hardtop sedans were offered again. A Cadillac crest decorated the nose and new indicator lamps appeared atop each front fender. These little chrome corner pieces, mounted on the filler panels, were prone to pitting as they were made of a different material than the bright aluminum trunk trim and upper license late surround. Oil changes done, from day one of ownership, with Full Synthetic only.
It was luxuriously trimmed, with leather upholstery and chrome 'bows' in the headliner to simulate the ribs of a convertible top. DeVilles were distinguished by special script nameplates on the rear fenders. Archived from on 17 May 2013. The changes in cylinder operation were seamless, and most drivers did not detect any difference in operation. The name was shortened from Sedan DeVille to simply DeVille. Ribbed chrome trim panel, seen ahead of the front wheel housings in 1961, were now replaced with cornering lamps and front fender model and series identification badges were eliminated.
Of special note were the composite plastic front fenders that resisted parking-lot dings and dents, and weighed less than their steel counterparts. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline. At the end of the 1988 model year, Cadillac discontinued the slow-selling DeVille-based Touring Coupe and Sedan, although the 4-door would return in 1992. 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. The egg-crate 1981 grille cast was used again for the 1987 and 1988 models. The DeVille Concours was available with the new 270 hp 201 kW , while lesser models retained the until 1996. Curved frameless side windows appeared, and convertibles acquired tempered glass backlights.
New standard equipment included front fender lamp monitors, power door locks, high energy ignition, steel-belted radial tires. Luxury-car buyers generally don't have to select a new car based strictly on the bottom line; however, it takes prudent business decisions to become financially successful, and we think those drawn to this class of car will see the wisdom in visiting a Cadillac dealer. Cadillac crests and V-shaped moldings, front and rear, were identifiers. Side mirror changed from a round to rectangular shape. The theory was 8 cylinders from a complete stop, 6 cylinders during usual driving, and just four cylinders at cruising speed.
In 1966 changes included a somewhat coarser mesh for the radiator grille insert, which was now divided by a thick, bright metal horizontal center bar housing rectangular parking lamps at the outer ends. The new grille held the familiar shape of the Cadillac crest itself—a styling cue that continues to this day. The roofline was squarer and the rear deck and bumper more sculptured. Over the past 12 months, this well-packaged Cadillac model has faced off in our pages against the new and the 400, each time holding its own admirably. The squarer cornered grille insert had blades that seemed to emphasize its vertical members and it appeared both above the bumper and through a horizontal slot cut into it.
In 1970 a facelift included a grille with 13 vertical blades set against a delicately cross-hatched rectangular opening. Pairs of individually housed squarish headlamps were set wider apart. Under the hood was a new 155 hp 4. Tail lamps were of the same type as before but were no longer divided by a chrome bar. It has always been garage-kept and well maintained. Given their sales success, it was only natural that the Coupe de Ville and Sedan de Ville were moved to their own separate series in 1959, the Series 6300, being joined by a DeVille convertible in 1964.