1985 Cadillac Seville Commemorative Edition 106,000 Original Miles

Price: US $8,200.00 Item location: Eugene, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Seville
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Commemorative Edition
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 106,010
  • VIN: 1G6KS6980FE830152
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: V8-250 4.1L
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1985 Cadillac Seville Commemorative Edition

Hello,
Let me start by saying this will be a relatively lengthy ad. Also, this vehicle is primarily for Caddy fans only and I hope to find a good home for this Cadillac which I've owned for the past 10 years.
Why am I selling?
I'm currently looking to move out of Oregon, to make what will be (probably) my last major move. I unfortunately need a vehicle slightly better on gas mileage and has a little bit more utility. I wish I had the money to keep the Caddy AND get a "daily driver" but I do not.
The Good
I will now list what I consider to be the major selling points of the Caddy.
106,062 original miles. Yes, it's over 30 years old.
Fresh (about 5 month old) Vogue tires. When purchased, these tires cost me about $950 after installation.
Panasonic, receding, touch screen Blue Tooth audio.
Dual, Alpine Subwoofers with Box (see picture).
New Duralast Gold Battery (800 Cold Cranking Amps, 1000 Amps at 32 degrees).
Dual Chrome Exhaust Pipes.
Original Tru-Spoke Chrome Rims
New Brakes, had them installed about 7 months ago.
New Radiator, just had this installed by Macs (awesome job btw) and ran me around $1000.
Recent Transmission Service
The Bad
Here are the major/minor issues with the vehicle. Most of these are purely cosmetic. I will go over the major issues first.
Key mark on driver side of vehicle (see picture). This is the biggest issue with the vehicle. This happened about 6 years ago when I lived in Corvallis. My only guess is some drunk college kid got pissed and keyed my car for no good reason. Again no clue why, but cosmetically this is the biggest issue with the vehicle.
The paint overall. Bottom line, the car could use a paint job. It looks awesome after a wash, but a new paint job would turn her from a stunner to a borderline show car. If I weren't moving, I would keep this car and invest in a paint job.
Body work. There are a some dings here and there, as well as the bumper filler needs to be replaced. I've seen the bumper filler kit for this vehicle sell for around $150. How much a shop would charge to install and paint match I haven't looked into, so I can't give any details there.
Interior. The interior is actually really nice, and in fact I had the headliner replaced about 8 years ago...so it's actually in really nice shape. Outside of that, there are just a number of little things that need to be replaced/fastened on the interior of the vehicle. There's too many little things on this matter to go into too much detail. But all of the fixes here involve finding the right part on eBay for about $10 and figuring out how to install. The driver side door switches in particular...need to be fastened.
Passenger side window. The passenger side window is "fixed" in the up position. To be restored, it requires some old "window track and regulator" parts that I have not yet invested in.
Dash lighting. I haven't had this checked out yet. But the dash lighting turns off, when the lights get turned on. This is a minor nuisance when driving at night, because you have to know where you're shifting. Most likely an easy fix, but again I haven't had it checked out yet.
Final Thoughts
So, overall, she's a good looking car who could use a little more investment to restore and make her even more pretty. On the functional level, there are also a couple things that could get worked on (such as dash lighting and window motor). However, the major issues are all covered. I replaced the radiator, brakes, and had all major things fixed on this vehicle and she should be a relatively dependable driver. She's treated me will for the past 10 years and I would love to find a buyer who can respect this car. In any case, if you have any questions just let me know.
-Matt