Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, 1999 sport 3.0???? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; ok so i jsut bought a 1999 catera for 1450 with 88,000 miles on it with a little misfiring but ...
On the engine part of your question, no 3.2 Cat ever came out of Rüsselsheim.
On the "sport" part of your question:
This is much more interesting. The Catera Sport models are most often attributed to the 2000 and 2001 model years. However, my best recollection is that a small number of Catera Sports were manufactured in 1999! Finding one for sale, though, could be quite a challenging task!
It's not "a '98" if it was sold and is registered as a '99.
Agreed. Absolutely. But also:
Rüsselsheim began building the '99 Cats around circa September of 1998, October of 1998? I dunno. But certainly by December of 1998, which is really late, they were putting out 1999 Cateras . . no question of that.
So with a build date of 12/98, that's a '99 Cat for sure.
And remember, the 1999 Cadillac Catera Sport is the rarest Cat of all. To me, it's a collector's item.