West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this original southern California with original CA Blue license plates and very low mileage and beautifully kept all original 1980 Cadillac Seville 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection Sedan with only 32K original miles and recently acquired from the original owner's son! This car has a very rare black/black two-tone exterior paint with Gold pin striping with a matching all original and sumptuous 'Black' leather interior and a host of other features which were optional and/or unavailable on the base Seville.
Obviously always garaged with no history of any accidents or damage and owned and driven by only two obviously very careful and mature non-smoking driver's since new - never abused - babied all the way! The original factory 'Black over Black' two-tone color paint was recently repainted at great expense (reportedly over $10K) and is extraordinarily striking! The car had dealer installed sheepskin covers that had been covering and protecting the original Black leather seats since new and the car has matching carpets and a dashboard with wood inlays interior which is in immaculate condition throughout with virtually no signs of wear and every option is working.
The Cadillac Seville was introduced as 1976 model and was Cadillac's answer to the rising popularity of European luxury imports as Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW. GM planners were becoming concerned that the division's once-vaunted image as the standard of the world" was fading, especially among the younger generation of car buyers.
In 1980 Cadillac's 425 engine was replaced with the L61, which was the same basic 472 family engine de-bored to 3.8 in but retaining the 472 and 425 engines' 4.06 in stroke for a total displacement of 368 cu in. The reduction in displacement was largely an effort to meet CAFE requirements for fuel economy. Throttle-body fuel injection was now standard on Eldorado and Seville when equipped with the 368. Cadillac referred to this new TBI (throttle-body fuel injection) system as Digital fuel injection (DFI); this particular induction system was later adopted by other GM divisions, except on Oldsmobile V8s, and was used well into the 1990s on GM trucks. Power output dropped to 145 hp at 3600 rpm and torque to 270 lbft at 2000 rpm in DEFI forms as used on the front-wheel drive Seville and Eldorado. This engine was standard on all Cadillac's except the redesigned Seville, in which it was optional.
For the 1980 model year, the Seville's K-body platform became front-wheel drive, based on the E-body Eldorado, Buick Riviera, and Oldsmobile Toronado. The totally all new model redesign featured independent rear suspension and Cadillac's new 368 cu in (6.0 L) L62 V8 with Digital Fuel Injection was a no-cost option except in California, where the fuel-injected Oldsmobile 350 remained available as a no-cost option. The engine was an Oldsmobile-sourced 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8, fitted with a Bendix/Bosch electronically controlled fuel injection.The car had more interior space and trunk volume and the radical humped deck lid which was almost horizontal crease before tapering down to wide tailights was a razor-edged known as "bustle-back" rear styling which drew inspiration from the English coachbuilder Hooper & Co.'s "Empress Line" and the Vanden Plas and Rolls Royce designs from the early 1950s, which were considered a dramatic, modern take on the mid-'30s style of trunk/body integration.
In addition, long hood/short deck proportions were inspired by luxury cars of the 1960s. The Seville's "statement" styling was one of the last vehicles designed by Bill Mitchell, appointed by Harley Earl in 1936 as the Cadillac's first chief designer. It was swiftly imitated by the Lincoln Continental sedans and the Imperial coupes.
This particular model must be seen to be believed and driven to be fully appreciated - the car drives as good as it looks with Cadillac's famous smooth and luxurious ride - no shakes or rattles and the considerable power of it's 6.0 litre Fuel Injection V8 engine with only 32K original miles purring almost imperceptibly under the hood! The car has been recently comprehensively serviced with the engine extremely strong and responsive with no oil leaks, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the temperature always remains cool. The car has drives virtually like a new car with 4 all new and correct white wall tires and cold factory air conditioning. Recent service history includes all new shocks and axle shafts, all new plugs, ignition wires and distributor, new air and fuel filters, new idle speed control motor, all new A/C compressor assembly, accumulator and A/C hose assembly, new trunk lift supports, new battery, alternator belts, new power antenna; no expense spared on making sure the car is absolutely turn key ready for its new owner!
This is one very luxurious, stylish and comfortable car with no rivals in its era in its class - the real deal for a grand touring or long distance cruising in both luxury and comfort! This must surely be one of the finest and very rare example's of this low mileage and well maintained 1980 Cadillac Seville 6.0L V8 with DEFI with MPG dash display with on board diagnostics available on the market anywhere today!