: Found a 1983 Sedan Deville in Pristine Condition (with Pics)

07-22-09, 01:21 AM
When looking at a tan Brougham that I was going to buy, but decided too late on sold. The owner actually told me his cousins dad had an 81 Cadillac in their garage that he was selling because he had a bad back. SO he gave me the number and they said all they knew is that it was an 83 Cadillac. So I decided to take a look at this Cadillac not knowing what it was going to be. It was like a surprise. So I get their and he comes down to open the garage and as it opens I see the scratch free, brand new looking bumper and lights and saw the V and knew it was a deville. SO the son drives it out of the garage and everything on it was flawless. When I got inside even all the chrome trim around the dash was 100% there. It only has 77,000 miles. He said to call his daughter to talk about a price. Basically just to name a price to his daughter and get back to them. They have no idea what it is worth. I was going to shoot 1500-2000 max because of my financial situation. Plus it has the 4100. If they recject that I will see if they work with me. They are in no rush, it is not on craigslist or anything. I also love the fact that its a Sedan Deville as you always see Broughams and Coupe Devilles.http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss83/MaineWater/DSC04464.jpg

07-22-09, 03:03 AM
Great Find! I think the number you have in mind is very fair, especially for a basic cloth seat model like this. Looks like the rear fillers are just starting to go based on the paint fade.

I cant tell if it has the 60/40 seats but at least it has the T & T steering wheel. Some of these cars came so stripped it was pathetic. No cruise, No trunk release, bench seat! Things that were standard on a Buick Park Avenue or Olds Regency for thousands less were missing on many 80's Devilles.

Don't forget to immediately change the coolant and add the GM seal tabs if your the lucky new owner. Its a shame, but sometimes the lower mileage babied cars were more prone to HT4100 problems. Good Luck!

07-22-09, 01:43 PM

I think this is your missing picture.

Car looks nice. Antenna mast is messed up, but otherwise the car is as you say, pristine. Before I bought it, but after a thorough test drive, I would use the climate control head to pull DTC's (procedure and code list (http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/cadidiag.html#1980)). That would give you a better idea of what work needs to be done, if any.

07-22-09, 05:10 PM
What is the max i should go on price?

07-22-09, 06:54 PM
If it is that nice and you can get it that cheap you hopefully know the answer. If everything works and you like it don't hesitate to plop down $3k or even more. Someone will recognize it for what it is. Where else can you find another one that nice?!?

07-22-09, 08:30 PM
honestly put it in there hands ide ask " would ya take a 1000 for it" if they say oh no no njo then raise but you yourself said they have no idea what its worth

08-04-09, 01:03 AM
Hope you end up with a good deal and a beautiful car! If it doesn't work out, let me know. My parents own a near twin that they are thinking of retiring at some point. It's also an '83 Sedan Deville, dark blue, has leather interior, and about 85k miles only. Located near NYC. Been sitting in the garage for years. I could just ask them to see.