: An amazing 83 Coupe for sale



1990CaddyBrougham
09-15-07, 06:58 PM
I dont know what to say, WOW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cadillac-DeVille-DTS-1983-AMAZING-1983-CADILLAC-COUPE-DEVILLE-ONLY-23-164-AWESOME-CAR_W0QQitemZ190152458033QQihZ009QQcategoryZ6146QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

:worship::worship::worship:

Wheelman322
09-15-07, 07:37 PM
I saw this...but was turned off by the low options and the 14,000 buy it now. Still a very nice ride though.

longo
09-15-07, 08:02 PM
Beautiful car but the 4.1 HT turns me off. Especially the early ones.

Adam
09-15-07, 08:32 PM
Very nice car. But no way is it worth 14,700.

Benzilla
09-15-07, 08:46 PM
Definitely striking and noteworthy. Not a personal fan of the Midwestern old lady's church skirt blue, but that takes nothing from the beauty of the whole package. I miss my '83.

Spock
09-16-07, 01:13 AM
It's a nice car, and I don't mean to hijack this thread but what were the best years for the CDV? I don't want the 81 with the 8-6-4 and I don't want the 4100's so I guess that means I'm stuck with only the 1980 model year with the standard 368?

Some cars have the look and are great, but at the same time you really don't wanna have its drivetrain and we aren't gonna pay 14,700 for just the shell.

Benzilla
09-16-07, 02:57 PM
Yes, 1980 was the best year. The V8-6-4 can be taken off the '81 models without too much effort I've been told. I had an HT4100 and never had any trouble with it, so I never go around bashing them. But it's kind of a hit-or-miss situation. You get one that's been cared for... or you don't.

z06bigbird
09-16-07, 07:49 PM
It's just an old car; ain't worth $14k. Try selling it after buying it.

Benzilla
09-16-07, 08:13 PM
I don't think that's the point. 'just an old car' is a relative phrase. Is this car not made of steel, of chrome, of upholstery; just the same as a 365 Ferrari, a Caprice, a Volkswagen Beetle? All of them are 'just old cars' the value is in the eye of the beholder. How many other cars like this have you seen, with such low mileage, preserved so caringly? I think we should admire the restraint and diligence it took to keep this icon of a changing America sparkling and regal for so many years, rather than squabbling about it's said cash value.

Ben.

jayoldschool
09-16-07, 08:56 PM
It's a nice car, and I don't mean to hijack this thread but what were the best years for the CDV? I don't want the 81 with the 8-6-4 and I don't want the 4100's so I guess that means I'm stuck with only the 1980 model year with the standard 368?



The 81 is actually the best choice. If you don't want the 8-6-4 feature, it is one wire to disable it. The 81 is FI, computer-controlled. You can pull error codes for all the sensors. The benefits of electronics, with the big block:thumbsup:

1990CaddyBrougham
09-16-07, 09:28 PM
I would back the 81 up if i had a title for mine!!! But def a solid motor/car, like jayoldschool said!

Spock
09-16-07, 09:34 PM
Except when c3p0 has to tell me that the hyper-drive motivator isn't working! Oooh we're doomed! *runs around flailing arms* Error codes are good for me, it saves me the trouble of performing pagan rituals to time the engine. "Oh Detroit, accept the blood of this goat!"

That's good to know, I didn't know that it was such an easy step to disable the cylinder deactivation feature, in that case it gives me two model years. They can certainly share parts then.
I asked this question because every time I go into town, I pass a house with two CDV's which have been sitting there for 5 years, I don't know their model years and I haven't mustered up the courage to go to the house and ask if the are for sale.
Should I drive up in a caddy my moms sunfire, or a my dads station wagon...hmm. One seems that they could ask waay too much and make me look like a collector, the sunfire makes me look like a punk who knows nothing about these old cars, but the old station wagon...hmm just right...

bicentennialcadillac
09-16-07, 09:40 PM
It's just an old car; ain't worth $14k. Try selling it after buying it.

Why do you even come here?