Deville Cadillac History 1987

Deville Cadillac Models & History 1987

Both the Cadillac DeVille and Fleetwood D’Elegance had new deflected disc front strut valving, a new two-piece front strut mount, new shear-type rear strut mounts and new hydro-elastic engine mounts. The result of these changes was a smoother and quieter ride. The rear brake drums and master cylinder was also revised to provide less pedal travel and improved modulation.

Exterior changes included a rear quarter and bumper extension and new tail lamps that added 1.5 inches to overall length, and dual-stacked red reflex appliques, centered between the taillights and the license plate opening. Front-end changes for 1987 involved a restyled grille, new composite headlamps and new hood header molding. New front side markers and cornering and reflex lamps were also used. Nine new exterior colors were introduced. Selected models were also offered with a new cabriolet top.

The DeVille touring coupe and sedan models were equipped with the ride and handling package plus a front air dam, front fog lights, specific rocker panel molding, body side accent molding, deck lid spoiler leather seating areas, removable vertical louvers for the coupe quarter windows and leather-wrapped steering wheel, lever knobs and gearshift lever.


Seating Factory
6C D47 2-door Coupe 6 $21316 3312 lb 162,798
6C D69 4-door Sedan 6 21659 3370 lb


Type 90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, aluminum block and cast iron cylinder liners, cast iron cylinder heads
Displacement 250.4 cu. in. (4.1 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.47 in. x 3.31 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Brake horsepower 130 @ 4200 rpm
Torque 200 lb.-ft. @ 2200 rpm
Main Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel Delivery Digital electronic fuel injection


Wheelbase 110.8 in
Overall Length 202.3
Height 55.0
Width 71.1
Front Tread 60.3
Rear Tread 59.8
Standard Tires Michelin P205/70R14


Transmission THM 440-T4 automatic four-speed (includes overdrive and viscous converter clutch)
Steering power-assisted rack and pinion.
Steering Ratios 19.1:1
Front Suspension Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension fully independent with coil springs. Automatic level control and strut-type superlift shock absorbers
Brakes power front discs, rear drum
Body Construction integral body frame
Fuel Tank 18.0 gal.


  • Ride and handling package
  • Aluminum alloy wheels
  • Performance enhancement package (included in touring coupe and sedan, may also be ordered separately), contains
    • retuned suspension
    • 15 in. aluminum alloy wheels
    • Eagle GT P215/65R15 blackwall tires or whitewall tires
    • 32 mm front and 18 mm rear stabilizer bars
    • faster steering ratio


  • Cellular telephone
  • automatic day/night mirror
  • controlled cycle wiper system
  • rear window defogger
  • dimming sentinel
  • automatic door locks
  • garage door opener
  • illuminated entry system
  • electrically powered mirrors
  • power driver seat recliner
  • six-way power seat adjuster
  • dual comfort 45/55 seats
  • tilt and telescope steering wheel
  • trumpet horn
  • trunk lid release and power pull down
  • Twilight Sentinel
  • visor vanity mirrors
  • Delco-GM Bose symphony sound system
  • Delco AM stereo/FM stereo electronically tuned receiver with cassette player
  • universal citizens band transceiver
  • Cambrias cloth texture roof treatment
  • Two-tone paint
  • formal cabriolet roof
  • digital instrument cluster
  • full cabriolet roof
  • wire wheel discs
  • aluminum alloy wheels
  • accent striping
  • door edge guards
  • fuel filler door remote release
  • leather seating areas
  • firemist paint
  • pearlmist paint
  • reversible front and rear floor mats
  • leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • theft deterrent system
  • trunk mat
  • ride and handling package
  • anti-lock braking system
  • heavy duty battery
  • engine block heater
  • puncture sealing tires (not available with ride and handling package)