COLLECTOR OWNED, ALL-ORIGINAL, 37K ACTUAL MILES, LOADED W/OPTIONS & LUXURY!!!
This 1983 Cadillac Seville is on our short list of cars that are affordable today but will undoubtedly become future collectables. Why? Controversy. The razor-edged design of the mid-80s Sevilles is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, we get it, but that's exactly what makes cars collectable. GM took a chance with the front-wheel-drive Seville and low-mileage, well-preserved specimens like this will surely be the ones future collectors want to own.
Great colors certainly help, and the mid-80s often didn't produce cars that would fit in today. However, this handsome dark blue Seville looks timeless and elegant, immune to the fashion of the time and still appealing today. The styling was clearly derived from the 1950s Rolls-Royce sedans, most built by coachbuilder Hooper, and it translated rather well to the late-model Caddy. The blue paint is original and in good condition, and even though it's starting to show some signs of age, we wouldn't change a thing. There's no padded roof, which was common, giving it a sleek, clean look, and dark colors always work best on these cars. All four door fit well and close with reassuring solidity, and all the chrome and stainless trim (and there is a lot of it) remains in excellent condition. Even pieces like the rubber fillers between the body and bumpers are nicely preserved and all the emblems are still in place, including the Seville script on the front fenders.
The sumptuous blue leather interior is in remarkable condition for being 100% original. Leather was still optional on the Seville and most of them got cloth upholstery, making this even more appealing to future collectors. Of course, everything was standard on the top-of-the-line Cadillac, including automatic climate control, power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, cruise control, a tilt wheel, and a rear defroster, so even if you press it into service today, it's hardly a hardship. The A/C is still cold, the seats are firm, and even the courtesy lights still work. The front seats show minor comfort marks but the rear seat is almost like new and the carpets only show very light signs of use. And despite the semi-fastback profile, there's a huge trunk under that sloping deck lid, beautifully finished with blue carpets and a space-saver spare in its own matching cover. Heck, even the hinges are upholstered!
Cadillac's 4.1 liter V8 was the only engine available, and while it's not making huge horsepower, it's smooth, quiet, and torquey, exactly what you want in your vintage luxury car. It's been properly maintained so it runs beautifully, and with just 37,108 miles on the clock, it's still quite fresh internally. The engine bay is tidy if not detailed for show, with all the factory markings and decals still intact. Turn the key and the HT4100 fuel injection ensures that it starts quickly and easily, regardless of the weather, and with a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, it's a fantastic highway cruiser that pulls down decent fuel economy, too. A fully independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes are impressive on a luxury car like this and even the exhaust system appears to be original. Wire wheel covers were all the rage in 1984 and it sits on 205/75/15 Goodyear whitewall radials, as original.
Just watch, these are going to be popular in the coming years. In the meantime, you can enjoy this one with no guilt thanks to its low sticker price and long list of luxury features. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 4.1 Liter V8
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- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 37,108 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seating Type
- Split Bench
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console