Cadillac offered five series this year: Catera, DeVille, Eldorado, Seville, and Escalade. The DeVille featured three models: 4-door Sedan, d'Elegance Sedan, and Concours Sedan. The Eldorado featured two models: 2-door Coupe and an all new 1999 2-door Touring Coupe. The Seville featured two models: SLS Sedan and STS Sedan.

The Catera gained an optional Sport Package model. The big news for Cadillac was the Escalade -- the first truck-based vehicle in Cadillac's history. New optional equipment for 1999 included the innovative massaging lumbar seat to provide maximum driver comfort.

STYLE

Model Series Prod. No. Body Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping weight
Catera VR5 R69 4-door Sedan 31775 3770
DeVille KD5 D69 4-door Sedan 38630 3978
KE5 E69 4-door d'Elegance Sedan 42730 4049
KF5 F69 4-door Concours Sedan 43230 4047
Eldorado EL1 L57 2-door Coupe 39235 3825
ET1 T57 2-door Touring Coupe 43495 3856
Seville KS5 S69 4-door SLS Sedan 43355 3976
KY5 Y69 4-door STS Sedan 47850 4001

V.I.N. DATA

The 1999 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:
POSITION DIGIT MEANING
1 1 or 4 manufacturing country (United States)
2 G General Motors
3 6 Cadillac
4 & 5 car line series
  • V/R = Catera
  • E/L = Eldorado
  • E/T = Eldorado Touring
  • K/D = DeVille
  • K/E = d'Elegance
  • K/F = Concours
  • K/S = Seville (SLS)
  • K/Y = Seville (STS)
6 the body style:
  • 1 = two-door coupe
  • 2 = two-door
  • 3 = two-door convertible
  • 5 = four-door sedan
  • 6 = four-door
  • 8 = four-door station wagon
7 the restraint code
  • 2 = active (manual) belts w/dual frontal airbags
  • 4 = active (manual) belts w/dual frontal and side airbags
8 the engine
  • Y = LD8 4.6L V-8
  • 9 = L37 4.6L V-8
  • R = L81 3.0L V-6
9 check digit -
10 model year X = 1999
11 the assembly plant -
12-17 the production sequence number -

HISTORICAL NOTES

1999 Cadillac Notes

1999 Automotive Notes