Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
LaVergne , Tennessee
Cadillac luxury 1980s style. An 8-track tape player is quaint reminder that this car is almost 40 years old, so get those Bee Gees and Rod Stewart 8-tracks out of the attic or look for them again on e-bay, pop one in the deck, and settle in to the comfort of a Coupe DeVille.
This car was designed and built when crisp clean body lines gave cars like this Coupe DeVille a unique, substantial, and solid look. Eventually, computers, aerodynamics, and fancy body forming technology would melt all those crisp clean edges into generic looking curves. Aero did start to work its way into this car too though, with a lowered hood line than previous models while still retaining its upright chrome grill and Cadillac crest perched proudly on top leading the way. A big chrome bumper underlines it and more chrome trims out the fender wells and rocker panels. This beautiful shade of blue is called Steel Blue Metallic which still has a nice shine to it and is topped by a Sapphire Blue vinyl top. A tan pinstripe highlights the upper body line leading back to vertical taillights that allow wide access to a sizable trunk with another Cadillac crest and underlined by another chrome bumper.
Open the door and you will find classic Cadillac luxury trimmed in Tan leather inside. The door panel sets the tone with wood grained treatment surrounding a vertically pleated section holding a nice big door pull. A long armrest is comfortable on long cruises and places the power window, locks, and mirror switches right at your fingertips. The seats are comfortable and have a fold down armrest between them which offers the option of having a 3rd passenger up front, or of having your significant other slide over close for the ride. A two-spoke steering wheel mounted on a tilt column also has wood grain accents and sits in front of a dashboard that looks really sharp trimmed almost entirely in wood. That classic 8-track player sits in the center just under the air conditioning vents and over the climate control panel. Your back-seat passengers will also be riding in style, so go ahead, load up and head out on a road trip!
Under the hood you will find a 6.0-liter V8 engine. A bit of trivia. Later in 1980 production, a V6 engine was offered. It was the first time Cadillac had offered an engine with less than 8-cylinders since 1914! So, this car, with this engine, was the end of an era. It is completely stock with a black snorkel air cleaner sitting on top of a Rochester Quadra-Jet 4-barrel carburetor feeding factory intake and heads. Signs of good regular maintenance include a Harrison A/C compressor with newer lines, updated ignition components like cap, wires and plugs, as well as new belts, hoses and battery. Power flows back through a 3-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. Cadillac ride quality is assured with coil springs all around with a sway bar up front to assure good handling too. Power steering makes for easy maneuvering in parking lots and power front disc brakes provide good stopping power. The car sits on 215/75R15 white wall tires with polished hub caps with a Cadillac crest in the center.
Cadillac luxury 1980s style. Come on down and check it out. And if you have an 8-track tape, bring it with you.
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