Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Gold vs. Silver On Northstar? Huh? in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Sometimes this lettered piece on on the engine cover is gold:
mine is all silver sorta like this:
maybe it goes along with the gold package of the car?
I noticed that too (ugly to me) maybe it was on certain years?
off-topic question, what does the gold badge package do besides be gold instead of silver? I know it is alot more money etc... my moms '89 Brougham has it (along wwith a fancy grill) and my car has it too..... I perosnally like silver over gold, hopefully it'll grow on me.... in some cases I think it looks alittle tacky, but is there any real purpose to it?
Actually the gold package has some other things.... You get gold keys (all keys i believe), (i dont know) road side assistance for as long as you own it, and there are some various interior nick-nacks also.
When my dad bought my 1991 new, it did not come with the "gold package" but he wanted it from the dealer so they gave him the 23k hood ornament, along with the rear "Cadillac" and "4.9 port fuel injection V8" plaque, all in gold of course. The keys were plated that year even without the gold package.(for the Fleetwood anyway) However the "sail panal" or "C" pillar did not come from the factory in gold, they are silver, and as far as I know THAT is how you can distinguish a "factory equipt" gold package car from a dealer installed.
wait, you mean the gold badge package.... is real gold? I thought they were just plated
yeah, also the keys were plated gold
I never heard about the unlimited roadside though..... is that only for the origanal owner? - I know on my moms '89 Brougham in the glove box it has a Cadillac roadside and 800 number sticker in it.
Although her car, has all gold emblems, a real fancy front grill, but on the back says "Custom gold edition by Bayview Cadillac" --- so I take it Bayview Cadillac was the dealer? (in Florida) but EVERY emblem is gold......
Yeah, they are 23k gold BUT they are just plated, otherwise the hood ornament alone might be worth 2,000 dollars. (wish mine was!) You are right about the interior "knick-knacs" Wes, I forgot to mention that if mine was equipt with the gold package or gold badge package FROM the factory, it would have the "Cadillac" plaque above the glove box in gold and not the silver that mine is.