- Item Location:
- Lithia Springs, GA
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
Having logged very low mileage during its lifetime - while receiving plenty of doting care along the way - this 1985 Cadillac Seville greets the present in unusually strong fashion. Its ultra-sharp exterior pairs with a fresh and vital interior, as well as a drivetrain that's running with confidence-inspiring precision. If you're looking to inject some nostalgia into your daily routine without having to make any sacrifices in the areas of comfort and drivability, this mid-'80s sedan definitely bears close consideration.
A brief glance at this Seville's design shows the influences of several previous iterations of the model, merged for an appealing final result. The front end has that balanced, geometric appearance featured by its predecessors of the previous decade, while the sloping rear deck lid area harkens back substantially further - it provides a subtle nod to the pre-tail fin Caddys of the early '40s, in fact. This sedan has no doubt spent the vast majority of its off-duty time safely sheltered and its original paint looks impressive - it's still smooth and shiny - and with a thorough detailing it will literally be show-worthy. The exterior is still entirely in stock condition and really presents well - its array of chrome trim is in excellent shape and the body alignment on display here appears every bit as precise as it was when this Seville first rolled off the showroom floor. You don't often see cars from this era still carrying such a fresh, vital appearance.
Climb inside and you'll see right away that the interior is presenting just as strong. Even routine driving while exercising plenty of caution is bound to leave its mark, yet this cabin seems as if it's only seen very limited use. You won't find any creasing on the tuck and roll surfaces of the contrasting dark burgundy seating, the door panels to each side show no discoloration and the rear bench seat looks as if it's yet to even be occupied. Open one of the rear doors and you're also likely to be surprised at how much real estate separates the two rows of seating. The instrument panel carries a full complement of clear gauges that are surrounded by still-fresh woodgrain accents and the air conditioning is blowing as cold as you could want. An aftermarket Alpine AM/FM/CD head unit - the only deviation from factory configuration in sight - has been recessed into the dash to provide a modern audio experience. Every control switch and interior light seems to work as intended and as you raise that sloping rear deck lid, you'll see that the trunk area is in the same factory-fresh condition as the rest of the car.
This Cadillac is powered by a 4.1 liter V8 that, like pretty much everything else on the car, has largely defied the forces of time. Situated in an orderly engine bay, it's still in stock form, with no aftermarket add-ons whatsoever, and is a very able-bodied powerplant, propelling this sedan forward with gusto. Sitting just behind it is a 4-speed automatic transmission - by the mid-'80s the inclusion of an overdrive gear was just short of being a given, so low revving highway speeds are second nature to this Seville. Smooth power steering makes navigating this GM classic a low-effort affair, while power brakes that include discs up front bring its set of 15" stock wheels wearing Toyo tires to dependably quick stops.
You rarely see any car that comes through more than three decades of services in as impressive a manner as this 1985 Cadillac Seville has. Call today!