Seville Cadillac History 1986

Seville Cadillac Models & History 1986

Abrand 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.
Main Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel Delivery 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
Seville Elegante 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 front floor mats $45
Carpeted rear floor mats $25
Trunk mat $26
Aluminum alloy wheels – Seville Elegante NC
Wire wheel covers $190
Puncture-sealing tires $145-$190
P215/60R15 SBR BSW N/C
P215/60R15 SBR WSW $66