Cadillac Service Repair Manuals

At the rear, Seville displayed new bumper guards, an engraved chrome insignia on taillamps, and a painted accent stripe that extended across the decklid to give a wider, lower appearance. Lower bumper rub strips were body-colored. Seville's grille had vertical slots in four rows, with the pattern repeated in two openings on the bumper, alongside the license plate. Amber parking/signal lamps sat below the quad rectangular headlamps, with amber/clear cornering lamps on the fender sides. The Seville script was behind the front wheels; a Cadillac script at the back of rear fenders, just ahead of the angled wraparound taillamps, and on the upper grille bar (driver's side). Once again, the electronically fuel-injected 350 cu. in. V-8 engine was standard, with an on-board analog computer and new Electronic Spark Selection that altered spark advance to meet varying conditions. The intake manifold was lightweight aluminum. Oldsmobile's 350 cu. in. diesel V-8 became available in mid-year, first offered in seven major cities. Electronic load leveling was new this year. Standard equipment included

Sierra Grain leather interiors came in ten colors. Dover cloth upholstery (seven colors) was standard. Buyers could choose either a matching metal roof or Tuxedo Grain padded vinyl top. Sevilles came in 15 standard body colors plus six Firemist options; the vinyl roof came in 16 colors including metallics. Options included

A new trip computer option offered 11 digital displays, including

Seville Elegante was offered in two duo-tone body finishes: Platinum and Sable Black, or Western Saddle Firemist and Ruidoso Brown. Both had a painted metal top rather than vinyl. The second color began just above the beltline. Real wire wheels (not covers) had long-laced spokes. Full-length brushed chrome moldings had etched black grooving. An "Elegante" script and crest were on the pillar behind the rear doors. Seats used perforated leather inserts (Antique Gray or Antique Medium Saddle) and soft, suede-like trim. The steering wheel was leather-wrapped to match. Front seats included storage pockets. A fold-down center armrest and console separated the driver and passenger. Compartments were provided for a telephone, tapes, and personal items. Only 5,000 or so Elegantes were built this year but the special edition would remain for future seasons.


Model No.Style NumberBody TypeSeatingFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
6KS694-door Sedan5$14,267417956,985


Type90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block and HeadCast iron block and head
Displacement350 cu. in. (5.7 liters
Bore & stroke4.057 x 3.385 in.
Compression ratio8.0:1
Brake horsepower170 @ 4200 rpm
Torque270 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
Fuel DeliveryElectronic fuel injection
Built byOldsmobile


Overall length204.0"
Front Tread61.3"
Rear Tread59.0"
Standard tireGR78 x 15-B wide WSW


TransmissionTurbo Hydra-matic transmission standard on all models; column shift.
Gear ratios(1st) 2.48:1: (2nd) 1.48:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1.
Standard axle ratio2.56:1 except high-alt. 3.08:1
Rear AxleSalisbury Rear Axle
Steeringvariable-ratio, power assisted
Front suspensionindependent coil spring, link-type stabilizer
Rear SuspensionHotchkiss leaf spring, link-type stabilizer
Brakesfour-wheel disc.
IgnitionHEI electronic ignition.
Fuel tank21 gal.


Fuel-injected V-8 engine$744
Heavy-duty cooling system$41
80-amp alternator$51
Engine block heater$20
California emission equipment$75
Limited slip differential$67
High altitude pkg.$33


Seville Elegante$2600
Elegante w/Astroroof$3706
Elegante w/sunroof$3506


Astroroof w/full vinyl roof$995
Astroroof (painted$1106
Sunroof w/full vinyl roof$795
Sunroof (painted roof$906
Cruise control$122
Trip computer$875
Controlled-cycle wipers$32
Rear defogger, grid-type$94
Six-way Dual Comfort power passenger seat adjuster$118-$150
Power 50/50 seat recliner$116
Power 50/50 passenger seat recliner$210-$262
Tilt/telescope steering wheel$121
Automatic door locks$114
Illuminated entry system$59
Fuel monitor$29
Theft deterrent system$130
Trunk lid power pull-down$67
Opera lamps$63
Twilight Sentinel$54
Guidematic headlamp control$62
Remote-control right mirror$34
Lighted thermometer on left mirror$27
Lighted vanity mirror, passenger$50
AM/FM stereo radio with digital display$106
AM/FM stereo radio with digital display w/tape player$106
AM/FM stereo radio with digital display w/CB$281
AM/FM stereo radio with digital display w/tape and CB$427
Seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with tape player and digital display$225
Firemist paint$163
Padded vinyl roof$215-$222
Door edge guards$11-$18
License frameeach: $9
Leather seating area$295-$315
Carpeted rubber front floor mats$31-$34
Carpeted rubber rear floor mats$15-$21
Trunk mat$12
Turbine-vaned wheel covers$54
Locking wire wheels$541-$595
Locking wire wheel covers$179-$233

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