Cadillac Seville Moels & History 1986

A brand new Seville rode the same new platform as Eldorado — 17 inches shorter and 375 pounds lighter than before. Gone was the striking razor-edge styling of 1980-85, replaced by a body not much different from Eldorado’s, or from other GM vehicles. Standard engine was the Cadillac 4.1 liter V-8, hooked to four-speed overdrive automatic transaxle. Seville’s vertical grille had a fine-mesh crosshatch pattern. Clear rear lenses of the horizontal side marker lamps were angled to match wheel openings. Very wide, clear parking/signal lamps were inset into the bumper area. The Clearcoat finish had a new (standard) two-tone paint treatment. New front bucket seats were upholstered with Royal Prima cloth and Sierra Grain leather seating areas. The front console included a fold-down armrest and storage compartments, while American walnut highlighted the instrument panel, console and steering wheel. Optional: a cellular phone with removable handset in locking storage compartment, and hidden mike between the sun visors. A “driver information center” in the digital instrument cluster displayed electronic readouts of outside temperature, fuel economy and engine data, including a tachometer reading. Retained Accessory Power allowed many accessories to remain operative up to 10 minutes after shutting off the ignition (or until a door was opened).

Standard equipment included

  • reclining bucket seats
  • Twilight Sentinel headlamp control
  • cruise control
  • power trunk release
  • leather-trimmed tilt/telescope steering wheel
  • body-colored electric remote mirrors
  • an AM/FM stereo radio with seek/scan and digital display
  • power antenna
  • power four-wheel disc brakes
  • aluminum alloy wheels.

Seville’s special-edition Elegante was offered again, carrying wire wheel covers and displaying a unique mid-tone paint scheme. The package included

  • Tampico carpeting
  • deluxe floor mats
  • accent moldings
  • walnut appliques
  • front seatback pockets
  • dual power reclining front bucket seats with power lumber support
  • memory driver’s seat and six-way power passenger seat.

American walnut wood plates trimmed the doors. Elegante was upholstered in Mayfair cloth with Sierra Grain leather seating areas, with a package price tag of $3595 and up.

Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Seville (V-8) 6K S69 4-door Sedan 5 $26,756 3371 lb 19,098




  • 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: 108.0 in.
  • Overall length: 188.2 in.
  • Height: 53.7 in.
  • Width: 70.9 in.
  • Front Tread: 59.9 in.
  • Rear Tread: 59.9 in.
  • Standard Tires: P205/70R14


  • 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: MacPherson struts with dual path mounts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
  • Rear suspension: independent with transverse leaf spring, struts, electronic level control
  • Brakes: four-wheel disc
  • Fuel tank: 18.0 gal.


  • California emission equipment ($99)
  • Engine block heater: ($45)
  • Heavy-duty battery: ($40)


  • Seville Elegante: cloth ($3595) leather ($3995)
  • Security option package: ($460)


  • Astroroof ($1255)
  • 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)
  • phone provision ($395)
  • Six-way power passenger seat: ($235)
  • Power passenger seat recliner with six-way power seat: ($330)
  • Trunk release and pull-down ($80-$120)
  • Theft deterrent system ($200)
  • Dimming Sentinel headlamp control ($130)
  • 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)
  • Firemist or Pearlmist paint ($240)
  • Two-tone Seville paint ($600)
  • Color-keyed door edge guards ($19-$29)
  • License frames, each ($15)
  • Leather seating area ($400-$550)
  • Carpeted floor mats: front ($45) rear ($25)
  • Trunk mat ($26)
  • Aluminum alloy wheels: Seville Elegante (NC)
  • Wire wheel covers: ($190)
  • Puncture-sealing tires ($145-$190)
  • P215/6OR15 SBR BSW: (N/C)
  • P215/6OR15 SBR WSW: ($66)