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HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Hi all-- I just bought an 85 Sedan Deville on eBay for only $950 from California. Only 48k miles. I'll ...
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    New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville

    Hi all--

    I just bought an 85 Sedan Deville on eBay for only $950 from California. Only 48k miles. I'll post some more pics soon. Engine compartment is spotless. The car is in phenomenal shape and the HT4100 runs so well (better than in my Coupe Deville with a new camshaft!). I have all maintenance records since 1992 when the car was bought used. I can't believe I got the car so cheap! I had to pay $450 to have it shipped to Michigan.

    If you ever need shipping, use Dependable Auto Shippers. They were cheap, and well organized. They're also a carrier, not a broker.
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    Re: New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville

    I'm not a fan of colored interiors but that thing looks great.

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    Re: New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville

    It even looks better in person. It's actually a very dark navy blue interior. No idea why it appears lighter in the photos.

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    Re: New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville

    BEAUTIFUL car! Why couldn't I get that lucky...

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    Re: New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville

    You should have been a fireman awadecki! While most people run screaming AWAY from 4.1 Cads, you seek them out!

    Nice pick - being from CA, I'll bet the underside looks as good as the body. No rusty rear brake lines on this old girl.

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    Re: New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville

    Nope. No rust at all. Body is in great shape.

    Here's my philosophy on HT4100 Cadillacs: don't fear them. In buying one, the price of the car is discounted by about $800-$1000 over what it would cost you to get a nice Buick Park Avenue or Olds 98 from the same time period. In other words, the leaking gaskets are priced into the cost!

    So, you get a better car, with more options and a velvety smooth V-8 for a heck of a deal, especially if you don't have any gasketing issues while under your ownership. Even if you do, it's already included in the heavily discounted price of the car!

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    Re: New Addition to the Family--85 Sedan Deville

    Very Nice Deville! You and I are a like, we dig the HT4100. It's almost a pride issue for me in keeping it running good. I just bought an 86 Seville with 44,000 miles on it for $1500, same dark blue with blue interior as yours. I just love how quiet and smooth these engines are, I haven't seen any noticable oil leaks on the ground, and the intake mainfold is dry. I'll have to post some pics, but the painton the roof on mine is oxidized.

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