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For sale on Craigslist: 1983 Cadillac Coupe deVille in Corona, CA  -  $9,500  -  Please call 951 496 68 zero seven

 

On 2/1, Seller reduced price to $8,500 and relisted.

 

Link to relisted ad: https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/corona-1983-cadillac-coupe-deville/7270749652.html

 

Seller's Description:

1983 Cadillac Coupe deVille

  • odometer: 30000
  • title status: clean

1983 Cadillac Coupe Deville V8 HT 4100 fuel injected overdrive transmission one owner runs and drives very good new tires new brakes everything in working condition no accidents all original paint clean title garage kept Where your gonna find this car in this condition sure is a head turner must sell asking for $9500 call me at 951 496 68 zero seven.

 

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Uh-uh. NO ! No, no , no, no, no. NOT a HT4100. Even if the HT4100 was the most reliable engine in the world, you still wouldn’t want this gutless wonder. Does not feel  Cadillac to drive ; poor little transmission is kept maddeningly busy trying to help the inadequate engine move the large car on down the line and up the next hill. Pass on this’un.    -    Carl 

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I must be the only guy on planet earth who has never had any problem with a 4.1. I've owned three Cadillacs with the 4100 and none ever gave me any trouble. I'd still own my last, an 83 Seville, if it weren't for crossing paths with a six point buck one evening...

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Hi Jim,

There are many people who maintain their 4100s “by the book”, or even better yet. You do so, and other realistic owners/drivers have also had good service life from these “mini” engines. Lax owners pay a price for their negligence. But, as I said, these 250 cu in , ( the 305 also for that matter), engines just don’t cut it in a car originally designed for a very healthy 425. Sure, they can get you from A to B, and drink less gasoline than the “REAL” Cadillacs while doing so. In fact, as we all know, they were MANDATED to do their part in contributing to fleet fuel economy. I have owned a ‘79 425, and put quite a few miles on a busy , “anxious” , gutless 4100. Comparing them , a Cadillac with a 4100 is kind of like trying to fly an eagle on the wings of a sparrow.


A couple questions, please , Jim. Number one, what kind of engine oil did you use, changing at how many miles ? And second, what state do you live in, and what is their policy regarding eating road kill ?

 

I guess I could alsotake this opportunity to ask you how you get along with your ‘96 500SL. Good ones are really fantastic cars, as you know. I do find them a bit uncomfortable for my beat-up disabled body, and never miss an opportunity to tell M-B to reverse engineer Cadillac seats and learn something.   -   Carl

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  • 6T-FinSeeker changed the title to For Sale: 1983 Cadillac Coupe deVille - Must sell - "One-owner/all original" - Corona, CA - Not Mine - 2/1 Reduced
On 1/22/2021 at 2:57 AM, C Carl said:

Uh-uh. NO ! No, no , no, no, no. NOT a HT4100. Even if the HT4100 was the most reliable engine in the world, you still wouldn’t want this gutless wonder. Does not feel  Cadillac to drive ; poor little transmission is kept maddeningly busy trying to help the inadequate engine move the large car on down the line and up the next hill. Pass on this’un.    -    Carl 

Allright, I’ve got to ask... I’m on a roadtrip and away from my books and internet searches come up with garbage sites selling pop up ads on auction results.

My mother had a 1984 ElDorado. Did that have the SAME 4100 engine?


If so that car was entirely adequately powered. At least it seemed so on our 50-55 mph rural roads. Highways at the time had a speed limit of 55mph - 65 the last few years. There was never a problem with the engine though the overdrive on the transmission went out when the car was fairly new. It took a couple of new or ‘rebuilt’ transmissions after that too.

She owned it for 17 years and put approximately 100,000 miles on it and only sold it after hearing Cadillac was discontinuing the ElDorado around 2001 and she bought one of the last one of those - that car today has about 60,000 miles on it, no problems and she has NO plans on replacing that 20 year old car.

The ‘84 ElDorado though DID suffer GM’s horrendous body build quality - the inside bottom of the door panels and trunk lid rusted out in less that 7 years in road-salted Michigan and she had it repaired and repainted. The rust repairs did hold the last 10 years she owned it but I’d be hesitant to buy one of those cars today because of it — and that is the ONLY reason I wouldn’t buy one today. The engine simply was never a problem. 

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