Deville Cadillac History 1989

Deville Cadillac Models & History 1989

Cadillac loved to confuse buyers by using similar names for their cars. The Fleetwood and Fleetwood Sixty Special were upscale front-wheel drive DeVilles; but the “Fleetwood” Brougham was a rear-wheel drive units.

The Fleetwood Cadillac was available as a coupe model as well as a sedan for 1989. Both versions shared the de Ville’s new sheet metal and added interior and exterior dimensions. Both Fleetwoods had new rear fender skirts. A fully padded vinyl roof was standard on the sedan. The coupe featured a standard formal cabriolet roof. The electroluminescent wreath and crest sail panel ornament were standard for the sedan. The Fleetwood’s seats were of a tufted design with elite cloth inserts with Primavera cloth bolsters. The new center armrest offered as an option for the de Ville was standard for the Fleetwood interior which also had the revisions provided for the de Ville. Except on those fitted with the Astroroof option, all Fleetwood sedans had new illuminated overhead vanity mirrors. The Fleetwood’s revised and enlarged trunk was identical to the de Ville’s. The Fleetwood also had the de Ville’s new floor mats, driver’s express down window as well as its new mirrors and heated windshield options. The Fleetwood interior now had a real wood nameplate on the glovebox with “Fleetwood” in gold script. The interior trim was in high-gloss American walnut. Joining the standard features found on the 1989 de Villes were the Fleetwood’s remote release fuel filter door, trumpet horn, and wire wheel covers.


The 1989 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The code was as follows:
First digit “1” represented the manufacturing country (United States)
Second digit “G” represented General Motors
Third digit “6” represented Cadillac
Fourth digit “C” de Ville and Fleetwood carline
Fifth symbol “B” Fleetwood series identification
Digits six and seven “47” two-door coupe
“69” four-door sedan
Eighth digit “7” 273 cu. in. V-8 engine
Ninth digit “?” a check digit
Tenth digit “K” represents the model year, 1989
Eleventh digit represents the assembly plant
Digits 12-17 the production sequence: 200000 and up


Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Fleetwood 6C B47 2-dr Coupe $30,365 3459 lb 23,294
Fleetwood 6C B69 4-dr Sedan $30,840 3545 lb 26,641


Type 90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, aluminum block and cast iron cylinder liners, cast iron cylinder heads
Displacement 273 cu. in. (4.5 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.62 in. x 3.31 in.
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 155 @ 4000 rpm
Torque 240 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm
Main bearings Five
Valve lifters Roller hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel supply Digital electronic fuel injection


Model Wheelbase Overall length Height Width Front Tread Rear Tread Standard Tires
Fleetwood coupe 110.8 in. 202.3 in 55.0 in. 72.5 in. 60.3 in. 59.8 in. Michelin P205/70R15
Fleetwood sedan 113.8 in. 205.3 in 55.0 in. 72.5 in. 60.3 in. 59.8 in. Michelin P205/70R15


  • 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-assisted front disc/rear drum with Teves anti-lock braking system
  • Body construction: Integral body-frame
  • Fuel Tank: 18.0 US Gal.


  • Anti-lock braking, $749.25
  • engine block heater, $45
  • aluminum alloy wheel, $480
  • stylized aluminum wheels, $115
  • De Ville Option Package B, includes door edge guards, front carpeted floor mats, six-way power passenger seat: $324
  • De Ville Option Package C, includes items in Package B plus illuminated entry system, illuminated vanity mirrors, trunk lid power pull down, Twilight Sentinel: $739
  • De Ville Option Package D, includes items in Package C plus remote release fuel filler door, manual driver seat recliner, trumpet horn: $894


Option Coupe de Ville Sedan de Ville Fleetwood Coupe Fleetwood Sedan Fleetwood Sixty Special
Accent striping $75 $75 n/c n/c n/c
Anti-lock braking system $925 $925 n/c n/c n/c
Storage front armrest $70 $70 n/c n/c n/c
Astroroof $1355 $1355 $1355 $1355
California emissions and testing $100 $100 $100 $100 $100
Rear window defogger $195 $195 $195 $195 $195
Heated windshield defogger $250 $250 $250 $250 $250
Automatic door locks $185 $185 $185 $185 $185
Carpeted rear floor mats $25 $25 n/c n/c n/c
Remote release fuel filler door n/c n/c n/c
Gold ornamentation package $395 $395 $395 $395 $395
Digital instrument cluster $250 $250 n/c n/c n/c
Leather seating area $560 $560 $560 $560 n/c
Two-position driver’s side memory seat $235 $235 $235
Automatic day/night mirror $80 $80 $80 $80 $80
Firemist paint $240 $240 $240 $240 $240
Monotone lower accent color n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c
Delco-Bose sound system with cassette $576 $576 $576 $576 $576
Delco-Bose with compact disc system $872 $872 $872 $872 $872
Manual passenger seat recliner $45 $45
Power driver seat recliner $95 $95
Power passenger seat recliner $95-$410 $95-$410 $95-$410 $95- $410 $95-$410
Formal cabriolet roof $825 n/c
Full cabriolet roof $1095
Full padded vinyl roof $825 n/c n/c
Vinyl roof delete $374 $374
Leather-trimmed steering wheel $115 $115 n/c n/c n/c
Theft deterrent system $225 $225 $225 $225 $225
Trunk mat $36 $36 n/c n/c n/c
Wire locking wheel discs $365 $365 n/c n/c n/c
Aluminum alloy wheels $480 $480
Stylized aluminum wheels $115 $115 $115