13 Replies to “1993 Cadillac Sedan de Ville: Cadillac Style!”

  1. Avatarpaul pellico

    Yes!
    Just reading this made my day.
    Now I want to thank you for the memories.
    I don’t know the chemicals that run within me that make me the car fanatic I am.
    But I can remember begging to wash my older brother’s 1958 DeSoto, with custom 383 hemi dual overhead racing cam, swivel seats and its push button transmission. He made me “co-owner” if I did even though I had years to go before high school.
    As a very small, perhaps 5th grader, I used to design cars. Each one was pages thick with each page dedicated to a section or part, like dashboard, etc.
    I would send to Ford.
    And God bless Ford and a reason I must be a Ford guy to this day…they would send me a note thanking me for the design but sorry that they could not use at this time.
    And with each reply came a new model car complete with opening doors and hoods.
    The one I most remember was the green 1964 Thunderbird.

    Again…thank you for this story and the memories brought back.

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  2. Avatarstingray65

    Great story. My grandparents were loyal Caddy owners from 1970 to their last one in 1992, and I always thought the 92 with the 4.9 was the best one. Nice classic styling and reasonable size, and the 4.9 was pretty quick, especially compared to their earlier models with the awful 4.1 and 4.5.

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  3. Avatarsgeffe

    Haven’t read the whole thing, plus the other stories about Dad’s and Grandpa’s Caddies, but caught the “841” reference—this ought to be good, and I might have a tissue handy just in case. Always love these kinds of stories!

    But the contributor’s last name is a bit ironic, considering that he’s a GMer! 🙂

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  4. AvatarGlenn Kramer

    Tom and Tom,

    Congratulations on your purchase! It looks like a match made in heaven, enjoy the experience.

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  5. Avatardejal

    Lovely car. About the only knock would be the mouse fur headliner. I would have thought GM would have done something different for Caddys.

    I swear if they still made cars shaped like this, they’d be able to sell cars.
    Rear headroom on par with front head room.
    A trunk!!!!
    I went to a Honda CRV because trunks on cars are essentially useless these days.

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    • AvatarTom C

      So true….in fact the headliner needs to be replaced! To me this body style was the last true Cadillac that looked like a Cadillac. The rounded versions were not my cup of tea at all. Thanks for the kind words!

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  6. AvatarJohn C.

    Hope you enjoy your time with your Sedan. Your father buying his dream coupe when faced with such a medical challenge is such a remarkable feat of optimism. That’s what a Cadillac is for though, enjoying the good life, and in my opinion, your 93 was one of the last built with that ethos.

    On the 4.9 engine that this front drive model had. The 275 pound feet of torque available at low rpm was such a throwback to the Cadillac’s of the 60s and 70s with their torque rich 472s and 500 V8s. As malaise and CAFE set in, it was thought that their time was up and the future was going to be as dreary as MB with all their S class diesels. Yet Cadillac had fought for proprietary engines and engineered a car to make the most of it. Your 93 weighed in at 3600 pounds giving it a torque to weight ratio of 13 pounds of weight for every foot pound of torque. This is right on top of 472s,and 500s from the mid 70s and available at similar rpm. The front drive Continental and Imperial V6 had torque to weight ratios in the high teens and the BMW 528 had been especially modified that year for more low end torque breaking the 19 pounds per foot pound barrier. All that grunt was available at now only 4200 rpm, 500 rpm less than before and only a few thousand rpm higher than a Cadillac. Our BMW friends will point out that low rpm torque is not the best measure for BMW, high rev autobahn power is. They are correct. BMWs built for what they do well, and Cadillacs also built for what they can do best. How did both manufacturers get away from that? Perhaps BMW forgot the German burgher driving the autobahn and Cadillac forgot Tom’s father.

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    • AvatarTom C

      It truly is a fast car and hard acceleration makes me think of the cars of the 70’s for sure! My Dad always bragged about how fast that car was……he even offered to race my Aunt with her BMW 5 series!!! Lol. Great memories!

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