SUPERCLEAN, 58K ORIGINAL MILES, 10K ON MOTOR, LOW OWNERSHIP GA CAR, LOADED!!
This super-clean 1982 Cadillac Coupe DeVille is one of those awesome survivors that you always admire at the local shows. The proverbial little old lady special, it had just one lady owner until about five years ago when she passed it on to her son. The result is an incredibly original car that gives us a great view into what luxury was all about in the early '80s.
The long, elegant Fleetwood shape is timeless today and these cars are well on their way to becoming collectors' items. The Coupe DeVille is a lot rarer than the usual 4-door sedan yet offers the same handsome good looks. The creamy yellow finish on this super straight car is factory-applied paint, so it has a wonderful shine and surprising depth that you almost don't expect from GM of this period. It's never been hit or wrecked, so those big doors fit well and open easily, the gaps are quite good all around, and the chrome is shockingly nice. These cars are notorious for their fender caps, which tended to deteriorate with age, but those on this car remain in excellent shape with just some slight discoloration. There's also a padded half roof that's in almost new condition and there's a new bumper insert in back to make it look crisp and clean.
If you want a really good view of luxury in 1982, this Cadillac's interior should answer all your questions. Handsome brown leather covers the bench seats with matching door panels and plush, deep carpets under your feet. Everything inside this car is hushed, as if there's a librarian in the back seat keeping a lid on everything, and we doubt you've driven a car that's quieter on the highway than this. Everything was included with this Cadillac, too, things such as power windows, locks, and seats, automatic climate control, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo system that makes great use of the quiet environment. Some faux wood warms things up and with just 58,298 miles on the clock, it looks almost new. For a two-door coupe, rear-seat room is expansive and while it can handle three, it's obviously made for two and comfort is paramount. It's also awesome for road trips, thanks to a cavernous trunk that's neatly finished with a correct mat and tidy spare tire tucked up front where it's out of the way.
Cadillac's 4.1 liter OHV V8 isn't going to win any drag races, but it's smooth, quiet, and competent. It's packed into the engine bay and buried under things like the A/C compressor, but it starts easily and idles almost imperceptibly. This is actually a replacement engine, installed 10,000 miles ago by Capitol Cadillac, the original selling dealership. That's actually good news, as the early 4.1s had a tendency to crack their blocks while the replacement engines have upgrades designed to avoid that issue. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission keeps the engine from working too hard and actually delivers pretty good fuel economy at the same time. The underside is incredibly clean, with what appears to be a new gas tank out back and a fresh replacement exhaust system that's suitably quiet for the big luxury coupe. Big 215/75/15 whitewall radials are just what you'd expect and they wear stylish wire wheel covers, a traditional luxury touch.
No, this isn't going to be the next big thing in collector cars, but it is a heck of a lot of luxurious sheetmetal for not a lot of cash. Enjoy Cadillac luxury for pennies a day. Call now!
- Engine Size
- 4.1 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- Automatic (Column)
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 58,298 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console