A pure luxury sedan; it does what it was designed to do. The main horizontal grille bar was now carried around the body sides. Equipment features were same as in 1963 for the most part. We found overall instrument design and layout is better in the Continental. Single horizontally mounted rectangular rear side marker lamps were placed over and under the rear tip of the thin beltline trim. Under the hood was a new 155 hp 4. 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.
Along with powertrain components, an integral part of the Northstar and InTech systems is their suspension design and hardware. A slide-out fuse box and safety front seat back lock for two-door models were additional Cadillac advances for the 1967 model year. Sequential multipoint electronic port fuel inj. Comfort Control, a completely automatic heating and air conditioning system controlled by a dial thermostat on the instrument panel, was introduced as an industry first. We felt ourselves yearning for some kind of styling flourish in the back — or maybe just something a bit more svelte in the quarter-panel department. Okay, so you've finally arrived; midlife crisis is a thing of the past and a six-figure annual income is a thing of the present. The 2000 DeVille was one of the first American production cars to offer tail lamps in automobiles, a feature now becoming increasingly commonplace on luxury and family cars.
Rear quarters were extended to give the car a longer look. A new technical feature was the Turbo-Hydramatic transmission, also used in the Eldorado and the Sixty Special. The engine was bumped to 429 cu in 7 l , with 340 hp 253. 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. Performance improvements including a larger V-8 were the dominant changes for the model run. In place of conventional coils, however, the Lincoln has air springs with electronically adjustable dampers and adds a variable-ratio dimension to its speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering.
In addition, the Touring Coupe had removable decorative louvers on the rear edge of the side opera windows. Body and chassis 4-door Related Powertrain 4. However, the judicious use of chrome side molding provides a minimalistic antidote to the gaudy Caddies of yore. I received this car from my outstanding uncle and couldnt be more satisfied with a first car. Of the 15 standard and six optional Firemist body colors, 13 were new this year.
DeVille sales as a separate series exceeded their sales level as a trim level for the first time ever at 71,883 units, or nearly 45% of Cadillac's total sales. I strongly recommend this car!!! Thumbs-up to the digital instrument panel, especially the mileage-range readout to the left of the steering wheel that counts down how many miles remain until the fuel tank runs dry. Passing speed from 55 to 90 is super and, in my book, this is a top rated sedan. The system pressure when static, almost equals ambient temperature, so if it is 40 degrees outside, and the system is not running, then the pressure may read 40 psi. What does the pressure do when the compressor cycles on? Nice sounding stereo system, seats are automatic and position any way you choose.
Although the 1987 revamp was still quite similar to the 1986 model so much in fact that it still used the previous year's deck lid , the design was more in-tune with the look that traditional Cadillac buyers were used to. The interior gained a new dashboard design that hid the passenger airbag seams and new door panels with front side-airbags and the availability of system. In 1991 Cadillac manufactured 10,057 Coupe de Ville models, and an additional 597 Fleetwood coupes of the 597 Fleetwood coupes, only 248 were equipped with the optional Custom Seating Package that included power back rest recliners for the front seats, and a 2-position Memory Seat function for the driver's seat. The biggest visible change was hardly noticeable - while the grille design was a carry-over from the previous year and would be through 1986 , the Cadillac script moved from the chrome header onto the grille itself. Also, do you know how to access your on-boards and check for trouble codes.
Instrumented acceleration testing confirmed our seat-of-the-pants assessments. Of the 10,057 Coupe de Villes, 3,397 were Spring Edition models. DeVille sales reached 110,379 units, accounting for nearly two thirds of all Cadillacs sold. The optional Cabriolet roof standard on Fleetwood appeared on 3,988 Coupe de Villes, while the available Phaeton roof was found on an additional 4,453 cars. They retained their frameless door glass, however. .
An Eldorado-like front fender treatment evolved and helped to emphasize a stronger horizontal design line. Cadillac defended its micro-processor controlled powerplant, and even offered special extended warranties to customers. The name was shortened from Sedan DeVille to simply DeVille. Separate rectangular side marker lamps replaced the integral grille extension designs. Location of final assembly Detroit, Mich.
With 41,732 sold, it also easily outsold the Series 62 sedan in its very first year. When the speed was upped to 60 mph, the Continental's distance increased to 128 feet, the Concours' to 134. Also on board: vehicle-speed-variable power rack-and-pinion steering and auto-leveling. Coupe de Villes got a new roofline, inspired by the Florentine show car created for the 1964 World's Fair, that gave rear seat passengers added privacy. The d'Elegance package - an optional interior dress-up package featuring assist handles and button-tufted seating among other niceties - was no longer available on DeVille, but now offered solely on the Fleetwood sedan. The bottoms of the rear fenders were decorated with a bright metal beauty panel that was wider than the rocker panel strips and blended into the molding running along the bottom of the fender skirt.