Cadillac History Moels & History 1983
A newly fuel-injected 2.0-liter engine with five-speed gearbox promised better starting and gas mileage for Cadillac’s smallest car. A new front end placed standard tungsten-halogen foglamps alongside the license plate, while a lower valance panel helped to separate Cimarron from its related (and much cheaper) J-body relatives. The grille had a finer mesh pattern than before, made up of thin vertical bars all the way across, divided into three sections by two subdued horizontal bars. Quad rectangular headlamps and amber parking/signal lamps were inset below the bumper rub strips. The hood medallion was new, and new aluminum alloy wheels contained bigger slots. Performance got a boost from the increased displacement and higher compression, along with the bigger engine’s “swirl” intake ports and revised camshaft. That extra gear in the transmission didn’t hurt either — especially since it delivered a higher first-gear ratio for quicker takeoffs, plus closer ratios overall for smoother shift transitions. Ratios in the optional three-speed automatic changed too. Cimarron’s ample standard equipment list included:
- air conditioning
- tinted glass
- P195/70R13 steel-belted radial tires on aluminum alloy wheels
- controlled-cycle wipers
- digital clock
- electric rear and side window defroster
- tungsten-halogen high-beam headlamps
- leather reclining bucket seats with lumbar support and adjustable headrests
- an AM/FM stereo radio with extended-range speakers
The dash held gauges for temp, oil pressure, voltage trip odometer and tachometer. Bumpers contained guards, end caps, and rub strips. Cimarrons had power rack-and-pinion steering with a leather-trimmed steering wheel. Drivers enjoyed dual electric remote mirrors, while the front passenger had a visor vanity mirror. In the trunk: a compact spare tire. Cimarron came in ten colors, accented by dual color painted stripes. Three were Cimarron exclusives: Antique Saddle, Midnight Sand Gray, and Garnet. Prices began at $12,215 this year.
|Model||Series Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type||Seating||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
|Cimarron (Four)||6J||G69||4-dr Sedan||5||$12,215||2639 lb||19,194|
- Inline. OHV. Four-cylinder
- Cast iron block and head
- Displacement: 121 cu. in. (2.0 liters)
- Bore & stroke: 3.50 x 3.15 in.
- Compression ratio: 9.3:1
- Brake horsepower: 88 at 4000 R.P.M.
- Torque: 110 lbs.-ft. at 2400 R.P.M.
- Five main bearings
- Hydraulic valve lifters
- Throttle-body fuel injection
- VIN Code: P
- Wheelbase: 101.2 in.
- Overall length: 173.1 in.
- Height: 52.0 in.
- Width: 66.5 in.
- Front Tread: 55.4 in.
- Rear Tread: 55.2 in.
- Standard Tires: P195/70R13 SBR
|Transmission||Five-speed manual transmission||three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic (THM125C)|
|Gear ratios||(1st) 3.92:1; (2nd) 2.15:1; (3rd) 1.33:1; (4th) 0.92:1; (5th) 0.74:1; (Rev) 3.50:1||(1st) 2.84:1; (2nd) 1.80:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1|
|Standard final drive ratio||3.83:1||3.181:1|
|Steering||rack and pinion|
|Front suspension||MacPherson struts, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||semi-independent trailing arm, coil springs, anti-roll bar|
|Brakes||front disc, rear drum|
|Fuel tank||13.6 gal.|
- 5.7-liter diesel V-8 engine (NC) N/A limousine or Cimarron.
- California emission equipment ($75) except diesel ($215)
- Engine block heater: limousine ($27) Cimarron ($18)
- Heavy-duty battery: Cimarron ($25)
- 100-amp alternator ($50) except Cimarron.
- H.D. radiator: Cimarron ($40)
- Three-speed automatic trans.: Cimarron ($320)
- Electronic level control: DeVille/Brougham ($203)
- Heavy-duty ride pkg.: DeVille/Brougham ($319)
- FE2 touring suspension: Eldorado/Seville ($115)
- Seville Elegante ($3879)
- Brougham d’Elegance: cloth seating ($1250) leather ($1800)
- DeVille d’Elegance ($1150)
- Cabriolet roof: DeVille/Eldorado coupe ($415)
- Full cabriolet roof: Eldorado/Seville ($995)
- Eldorado Biarritz ($3395)
- Eldorado Touring Coupe ($1975)
- Astroroof ($915)
- Vista Vent with rear tilt ($295)
- Cruise control, vacuum-type ($170)
- Power windows ($255)
- Power door locks ($170)
- Power trunk release ($40)
- Garage door opener ($165)
- Garage door opener retainer ($25)
- Tilt steering wheel ($99)
- Six-way power driver’s seat ($210)
- Six-way power both seats ($420)
- Twilight Sentinel ($79)
- Twin lighted vanity mirrors ($95)
- AM/FM stereo radio with cassette ($203)
- Delete radio ($151 credit)
- Power antenna ($55)
- Door edge guards ($25)
- License frame ($12)
- Decklid luggage rack ($98)
- Carpeted rubber floor mats: front ($38) rear ($22)
- Trunk mat ($18)
- Whitewall tires ($55)