Cadillac Deville Moels & History 1986

Front-drive Caddies came in coupe and sedan form, with prices starting just under $20,000. Standard engine was the transverse-mounted Cadillac 4.1 liter V-8, with four-speed overdrive automatic. The six-passenger interior sported a new seat trim design, while a closed-in, limousine-style back window was small amber lens and large clear lens. Wide rectangular parking lights were set into the bumper, below the protective gray rub strips. Coupe or Sedan DeVille script identification was at the back of the quarter panels. Wide, bright rocker moldings ran the length of the car.

Coupe DeVille’s assist handles moved from front seatbacks to door lock pillars. Door panels and dash sported cherry woodgrain trim. Optional aluminum alloy wheels had new flush hubcaps. Anti-lock braking (ABS) was an important new option that would gradually find its way onto other models in the years ahead. Developed in accord with a German firm (Teves), ABS used sensors at each wheel to determine when one was about to lock. Then, the system would adjust hydraulic pressure to keep it from locking (and possibly skidding). ABS was also offered on Buick Electra and Olds Ninety-Eight this year.

The 4.1 liter V-8 gained a little horsepower, while the 4.3 liter diesel departed. DeVille could have an optional touring package with handling components and “more aggressive, no-nonsense” look. It included gray rocker moldings and front air dam, rear spoiler, recessed foglamps, body-color taillamp bezels, tighter steering ratio (18.4:1), improved spring rates, a solid front stabilizer bar (standard one was hollow), stronger front lower control arm bushings, a much thicker rear stabilizer bar (18 vs. 12 mm) and 15 in. performance tires on aluminum alloy wheels. Gray bumper rub strips had silver accent stripes.

Starting in February 1986, the touring package was upgraded to include bigger exhaust pipe diameter, higher shift point between first and second gear, and 5 more horsepower in the engine. The new ratings were 135 horsepower, and 205 pound-feet of torque at 2300 R.P.M. Available on either coupe or sedan, the Touring package also included color-keyed dual remote-control mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, gray leather seats and interior trim-even removable quarter-window louvers (on coupe). A “Touring Coupe” or “Touring Sedan” signature went on back windows. Rather than the whole package, buyers could opt for the Touring Suspension alone: Goodyear Eagle GT blackmail tires on 15 in. aluminum alloy wheels, bigger rear stabilizer bar, tighter shock valving, higher spring/bushing rates, faster steering ratio, and leather-trimmed steering wheel. A newly optional cellular telephone had an overhead microphone, and could operate through the front stereo speakers.

Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
DeVille (V-8) 6C D47 2-door Coupe 6 $19,669 3239 lb 36,350 (total includes the 2-door Fleetwood)
DeVille (V-8) 6C D69 4-door Sedan 6 $19,990 3298 lb 129,857 (total included the 4-door Fleetwood)




  • Type: 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head.
  • Displacement: 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters)
  • Bore & stroke: 3.47 x 3.31 in.
  • Compression ratio: 8.5:1
  • Brake horsepower: 130 at 4200 R.P.M.
  • Torque: 200 lbs.-ft. at 2200 R.P.M.
  • Five main bearings
  • Hydraulic valve lifters
  • TBI
  • VIN Code: 8


  • Wheelbase: 110.8 in.
  • Overall length: 195.0 in.
  • Height: 55.0 in.
  • Width: 71.7 in.
  • Front Tread:
  • Rear Tread:
  • Standard Tires: P205/75R14


  • Transmission: Four-speed (THM440-T4) automatic
  • Gear ratios: (1st) 2.92:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.70:1: (Rev) 2.38:1
  • Standard final drive ratio: 2.97:1
  • Steering: power rack and pinion
  • Front suspension: same as 1985
  • Rear suspension: same as 1985
  • Brakes: front disc, rear drum
  • Fuel tank: 18.0 gal.


  • California emission equipment ($99)
  • Engine block heater: ($45)
  • Heavy-duty battery: ($40)
  • FE2 touring suspension pkg.: DeVille ($695)


  • DeVille Touring Coupe or Touring Sedan package ($2880)
  • Black cambria cloth roof: ($925)
  • Formal cabriolet roof: coupe ($698)
  • Security option package: ($290)


  • Astroroof ($1255)
  • Electronic cruise control: ($195)
  • Controlled-cycle wiper system: ($60)
  • Rear defogger with heated outside mirrors ($170)
  • Automatic door locks ($170)
  • Remote fuel filler door release ($60)
  • Garage door opener ($140-$165)
  • Illuminated entry system ($80)
  • Digital instrument cluster: ($238)
  • Cellular telephone: ($2850)
  • Phone provision ($395)
  • Six-way power passenger; seat for dual comfort seats: ($235)
  • Two-position memory seat: ($235)
  • Power driver’s seat recliner: ($95-$160)
  • Power passenger seat recliner: ($95-$395)
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel: ($105)
  • Tilt/telescope steering wheel: ($195)
  • Power trunk lid release: ($40)
  • Trunk release and pull-down ($80-$120)
  • Theft deterrent system ($200)
  • Twilight Sentinel: ($85)
  • Dimming Sentinel headlamp control ($130)
  • Trumpet horn: ($45)
  • Electric remote-control outside mirrors: ($101)
  • Twin lighted vanity mirrors ($140)
  • Automatic day/night mirror ($80)
  • ET AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and graphic equalizer ($319)
  • ET AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and Delco-GM/Bose music system ($895)
  • CB radio: ($278)
  • Power triband antenna: ($55)
  • Firemist or Pearlmist paint ($240)
  • Decklid/bodyside accent striping: ($55)
  • Color-keyed door edge guards ($19-$29)
  • License frames, each ($15)
  • Dual comfort seats: ($245)
  • Leather seating area ($400-$550)
  • Carpeted floor mats: front ($45); rear ($25)
  • Trunk mat ($26)
  • Aluminum alloy wheels: ($115-$435)
  • Wire wheel covers: ($320-$400)
  • Puncture-sealing tires ($145-$190)
  • P215/65R15 WSW tires: ($66)