Cadillac Cimarron Moels & History 1986

Cimarron entered a new year sporting new wraparound taillamps at the restyled rear end, carrying a price tag that began above $13,000. Inside was new leather trim on the shift boot and knob (manual shift), at a redesigned console. A premium Delco-Bose sound system was now optional, and suspension components were revised.

Cadillac’s smallest had been extensively reworked as a mid-year 1985 entry with new front-end styling (more evidently Cadillac) and new optional electronic instrument cluster. Most important, though, was the V-6 option, giving the car a much-needed performance boost. That “second generation” 2.8 liter V-6 with multi-port fuel injection came from Chevrolet. Standard engine continued to be the 2.0 liter four with five-speed (Getrag-designed) manual gearbox. The 2.8 could have four-speed manual or three-speed automatic. Even with the V-6 available, Cimarron still wasn’t selling strongly, enjoying only a modest increase for 1985.

To improve handling there was an optional Delco/Bilstein suspension with gas-charged front struts and rear shocks, plus stiffer front spring rates and thicker front stabilizer bar. That suspension was required with the V-6 engine.

An impressive standard equipment list included

  • Sierra Grain leather seating areas
  • air conditioning
  • cruise control
  • leather-trimmed tilt steering wheel
  • aluminum alloy wheels
  • plenty of power gadgetry from six-way driver’s seat to windows to trunk lid release

The standard seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio included a power antenna. Cimarron used a fine-patterned crosshatch grille with “Cadillac” script at the driver’s side, plus recessed quad rectangular headlamps. Wide parking/signal lamps were inset below the bumper rub strips; foglamps below them, flanking the air dam. “Cimarron” script appeared on front doors. Yellow beige “chamois” was a new Cimarron color. Twenty dual-color accent stripes were available.

Also revised this year was the D’Oro version, whose distinctive front end featured aero composite halogen headlamps and wraparound side marker lights. Offered with a white or red body, the package included:

  • gold custom fine line accent stripes on beltline, rub strips and hood center
  • gold-accented grille
  • foglamp covers
  • lower bodyside accent moldings
  • D’Oro plaques on front fenders and dash
  • gold-tinted lay-down hood ornament
  • gold-tinted steering wheel spokes and horn pad emblem

P205/60RI4 low-profile performance steel-belted radial tires rode on gold-accented 14 in. aluminum alloy wheels. D’Oro also had grooved, body-colored lower body accent moldings.

Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Cimarron (Four/V-6) 6J G69 4-door Sedan 5 $13,128 (4 cyl) / 13838 (6-cyl) 2514 / 2601 lb 24,534




Feature Basic Four Optional V-6
Type Inline. OHV. Four-cylinder. Cast iron block and head 60-degree, overhead-valve V-6. Cast iron block and head
Displacement 121 cu. in. (2.0 liters) 173 cu. in. (2.8 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.50 x 3.15 in. 3.50 x 2.99 in.
Compression ratio 9.3:1 8.5:1
Brake horsepower 88 at 4800 R.P.M. 125 at 4800 R.P.M.
Torque 110 lbs.-ft. at 2400 R.P.M. 155 lbs.-ft. at 3600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Four
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply TBI EFI
VIN Code P W
Manufacturer Cadillac Chevrolet




  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
  • Overall length: 177.9 in.
  • Height: 52.0 in.
  • Width: 65.0 in.
  • Front Tread: 55.4 in.
  • Rear Tread: 55.2 in.
  • Standard Tires: P195/7OR13


  • Transmission: Five-speed, floor shift manual transmission standard on four cylinder; four-speed manual on V-6. Optional three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic (THM125C)
  • Gear ratios: (1st) 2,84:1; (2nd) 1.60:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1
  • Standard final drive ratio: N/A
  • Steering: power rack-and-pinion, 14:1
  • Front suspension: Touring, with MacPherson struts
  • Rear suspension: semi-independent, trailing arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar
  • Front Brakes: disc, 9.724″x0.866″ (247×22 mm)
  • Rear Brakes: drum, 7.874″x1.771″ (200×45 mm)
  • Fuel tank: 13.6 US gal (11.3 Imp gal) (51.5 liters)


  • 173 cu. in. (2.8-liter) EFI V6 engine ($610)
  • Four-speed manual transmission: ($75 credit).
  • Three-speed automatic trans.: ($390)
  • California emission equipment ($99)
  • High-altitude emissions pkg.: (NC)
  • Engine block heater: ($20)
  • Heavy-duty battery: ($26)
  • Heavy-duty radiator: ($45)
  • Delco/Bilstein suspension system on V-6 ($100).


  • Cimarron D’Oro package ($975)


  • Vista Vent ($310)
  • Garage door opener transmitter ($165); retainer ($25)
  • Digital instrument cluster ($238)
  • Twilight Sentinel ($85)
  • Twin lighted visor vanity mirrors ($95)
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette $223)
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and Delco-GM/Bose music system ($895)
  • Delete radio ($151 credit)
  • Lower bodyside accent moldings ($450)
  • Door edge guards ($25)
  • Rear license frame ($15)
  • Decklid luggage rack ($130)
  • Cloth seat trim ($100 credit)
  • Carpeted rubber floor mats: front ($38); rear ($22)
  • Trunk mat ($26)
  • 14 in. aluminum alloy wheels ($40)
  • P195/70R13 SBR WSW tires ($55)
  • P205/60R14 SBR BSW tires ($94)
  • P205/60R14 SBR RWL ($171); with D’Oro ($77)