1985 Cadillac Seville Commemorative Edition

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Type: Used
Year: 1985
Make: Cadillac
Model: Seville Commemorative Edition
Body: Sedan
Engine Size: 4L NA V8 overhead valves (OHV) 16V
Trans: 4-Speed Automatic
Mileage: 48809
VIN: 1G6KS698XFE828683
Stock: 28683
Ext Color: White
Int Color: Blue

West Coast Classics presents a rare example of this 1985 Cadillac Seville 'Commemorative Edition' 4.1L V8 Fuel Injection Sedan! This car has 'Cotillion White' exterior paint with a sumptuous 'Dark Blue' leather interior and a host of other features which were optional and/or unavailable on the base Seville at a cost of almost 30% more than the base price model.

A total of 1,496 Seville Commemorative Editions were produced and released with every option available at the time. This one was ordered with a vinyl top delete. A copy of the Build Sheet is included with the car. All commemorative medallions and badging are gold-plated, including the original keys.

Commemorative Edition $1,630
Memory Seat $215
Power Door Locks $170
Recliner Power Seat $330
Floor Mats Front $45
Floor Mats Rear $25
Trnk Mat $26
Astroroof $1,255
Rear Window Defogger & Heated Mirrors $220
Illuminated Entry System $60
Day/Night Mirror $80
Power Mirrors $101
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors $140
Fuel Filler Remote Release $60
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel $105
Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel $195
Puncture Sealing Tires $190
Headlamp Control $95
Twilight Sentinel $85
Delco Bose Sound System $895
Digital Instrument Cluster $238
Cruise Control $195

Other options include:

4.1L V8 D.F.I.
4 spd Automatic with O/D
Ind 4 Wheel Suspension
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Power Steering
Electric Climate Control
Electronic Level Control
Electric Windows
Electric Door Locks
Dual Comfort Front Seats
6 Way Power Driver Seats
Reclining Passenger Seat
Soft Ray Glass
Trunk Lid Release
Accent Moldings
Side Window Defogger
Front Cornering Lights
Lamp Monitors

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 drives as good as it looks with Cadillac's famous smooth and luxurious ride. The car has been recently comprehensively serviced with over $10K in recent receipts and the engine is therefore extremely strong and responsive, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the temperature always remains cool. 

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 is one very rare example of this 'Commemorative Edition' and very well maintained 1985 Cadillac Seville available on the market anywhere today!

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