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For Sale: 1981 Cadillac Coupe de Ville - "Really nice unmolested original...Pink Cadillac" - Waldo, WI - Not Mine


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For sale by Dealer on Craigslist: 1981 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in Waldo, WI  -  $4,995  -  Call Curt:  414 378-3343

 

Link 10/19 relist: https://sheboygan.craigslist.org/ctd/d/waldo-1981-cadillac-coupe-deville/7396344604.html

 

Seller's Description:

1981 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

  • odometer: 74,026
  • transmission: automatic
  • title status: clean

Nice clean body and interior. Some minor rust starting. Really nice unmolested original Pink Cadillac. Only 74,026 miles. Single Family owners for over 30 years. Everything works including A/C. Clean carfax. This is a great find. Runs and drives great.

 

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I guess the price is not too bad but the pictures really need to be more complete. A little rust is as well all know often the precursor to a lot of rust.  Plus need under side and engine photos.  I think that would be a 4.1 correct?  And weren't they problematic?  Good to see the jacking instructions are still there.

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23 hours ago, 5219 said:

Not a 4.1. That came in 1982. 1981 was the V8, 6, 4 version of the 368 cast iron V-8. A strong engine. If the the multi cylinder setup was a problem, you could disengage it. The rust would concern me, too.

 

The Dealer's website has 70 photographs also showing the interior, engine bay and underside. It also lists the engine as a 4.1 Liter V6.  My guess is that the V6 isn't powerful enough to really move this 3,801 lb boat.

 

"should've had a V-8” * 

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Link to Dealer's website: https://www.lentzusedvehicles.com/details/used-1981-cadillac-deville/79794677

 

* Slogan from Campbell's V-8 Vegetable Juice

 

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I don't think I have ever seen one of those with the V-6. I knew that they offered them. The 4.1 liter V-6, I believe, was sourced from Buick. It was certainly a better engine that the dreaded HT 4100 V-8, but it would be grossly inadequate to the demands of pulling around a 1981 Coupe De Ville.

 

Between that engine and the rust, a good car to stay away from.

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7 hours ago, 6T-FinSeeker said:

It also lists the engine as a 4.1 Liter V6.  My guess is that the V6 isn't powerful enough to really move this 3,801 lb boat.

 

The V6 is a Buick 3.8 punched out to 4.1 liters, and equipped with a four barrel carburetor. Having worked on a few of those back in the day I can confirm your suspicions. It wasn't just slow, it was ludicrous. Also, if that behemoth only weighs 3801 pounds I'll eat my hat.

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5 hours ago, Bloo said:

 

The V6 is a Buick 3.8 punched out to 4.1 liters, and equipped with a four barrel carburetor. Having worked on a few of those back in the day I can confirm your suspicions. It wasn't just slow, it was ludicrous. Also, if that behemoth only weighs 3801 pounds I'll eat my hat.

The base coupe is 3801 lbs. The DeVille weighs 4016, a lot of weight for a 125 HP V6 to motivate. That's a worse power-to-weight ratio than my '37 LaSalle, that doesn't have AC or power-assist pumps to deal with.

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