29K Mile Survivor: 1993 Cadillac DeVille

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Well, the location is listed as San Francisco, California but this triple white 1993 Cadillac DeVille showboat screams Palm Beach, Florida. Padded vinyl top, gold grille and stand-up hood ornament, gold badging, undersized white stripe tires, yeah baby, this Caddy has it all going on! At least it’s not wearing these cheesy-looking chrome-plated wire wheel covers. Mr. Numskal gets a nod and a wink for this luxo-cruiser tip; it’s available here on craigslist for $12,000.

According to the window sticker, this full-tilt hoss would have cost you $35,918 thirty-one years ago. But you can buy it now, just 29K miles later, for a third of that MSRP – such a deal! The seller tells us that it has been stored in a cool garage and I have to admit, it looks like new. I still have a tough time recognizing this version of the DeVille as a Cadillac because of its relatively shrunken bearing compared to earlier versions. This car is considered a sixth-generation DeVille (’85-’93) and I’d say it’s proportioned OK, but…I’ll leave it at that. And I wouldn’t call the presentation over-wrought but it does make a notable visual statement. One refreshing positive is the alloy wheels, they are certainly a welcomed upgrade over the previously scorned wire wheel covers that so often adorn Cadillacs from this era. Clearly, these Sedan DeVille’s had their fans as 125K became first-time owners in ’93. The Coupe DeVille was still on the order sheet too but sales shrank to just 4,700 units

The leather upholstery is “sheepskin and cream” but it looks like white to my eyes. Whatever you want to call it, there’s only one image of the interior and it is of the back seat – not too helpful. I will say the back seat looks comfy and I imagine the rest of the inside environment is just as pleasant.

One thing not featured in the listing is an image and/or description of the engine – a capital error in my book. Anyway, we know from research that it’s a 200 net HP, 4.9 liter V8 which drives the front wheels via a 4T60-E automatic transaxle (not a “manual” as is erroneously plugged into the listing). The seller does state, “Recently serviced and in great running condition“. At least this DeVille is not in possession of that dreaded 4.1-liter V8 engine from just a few years earlier.

This is not a typical Barn Finds subject but it does have the age factor going on as it has now passed the 30-year mark. It won’t appeal to everyone but I’m sure this ’93 DeVille will still garner an inquiry – anyone interested?

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Comments

  1. JCAMember

    I can smell the Old Spice from here

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    • Fox owner

      I did not know that, question. How do you service the battery? The only thing this car needs is the extra gold colored stripe on the tire sidewalls.

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  2. Stan

    Apparently that 4.1 is a real sweetheart of a mill 😲😒

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  3. Dhutch63

    These have the battery under the back seat and they are prone to rot through the floor when they leak acid. Hard to clean that up!

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    • Peter

      Dude I got the same exact car and those batteries aren’t under the seat they’re in the hood compartment

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      • ClassicP

        Sure is a nice driving/riding car. Uncle had one very nice to drive.

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    • RICK W

      This one needs a little salt in addition to the battery issue. It could easily be A SALT and BATTERY! Definitely assaults my idea of a legitimate Cadillac!

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      • Jon Rukavina

        How’s ’bout Salt & Peppa? “Push, Push.” Lol!

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      • RICK W

        Oh Jon! Push! PUSH? 😮 Do A Little Dance, Get Down Tonight! With this car, Last Dance, Last Chance for Love. So Many Cars, So Little Time. It’s a Disco (lame) Duck! Limousine and you’re all set on Sunset 🌇. Unless ( like the ORANGE a TAN) you like to Stay at The YMCA and Dance? to your own kind of Music! As always LOL 😆! I’m leaving for the midday Lincoln for the Doctor. I got to go, I got to go, I got to go!👍 😎

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    • Mark M

      I had one exactly like this in red. My battery was under the hood where it should be.

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    • Wing Wong

      You must be thinking of Benz w124s. My father had this car which had the battery under the hood and I had an e430 which had it under the back seat

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      • Wing Wong

        Now I’m losing it… W210

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  4. RICK W

    Many years ago, I left my heart in SAN Francisco, but this Deville definitely does Not call to ME! 🤮 The downsized Cadillacs were a huge disappointment to the Tradition Cadillac buyers. Worst of all was moving the FLEETWOOD name to these POS. As for me, the last REAL Cadillacs were the 92 Broughams. Even the 93 through 96 Broughams were not up to the Standard of The WORLD. Look at how few of these downsized versions show up. Then look at late 80S RWD Cadillacs are sought after. Q U A L I T Y! 🏆

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    • RICK W

      BTW, these should definitely be De VILE! Please don’t drink the KOOL Aid or go for an ORANGE Julius 🙏. It may cause a SEIZURE! 😲

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    • Jon Rukavina

      Well Rick, you owned a ’93 Brougham at one time. I can hear the needle drop on the album that’s Sinatra, The Main Event from Madison Square Garden just about to play “Let Me Try Again”! LMAO! 👍😁😄

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      • RICK W

        Hi Jon! Don’t have that Sinatra album,BUT do have his I Did It MY Way. 😉 And can play the LP on my vintage. 1976 6 ft Magnavox stereo and CD in my Town Car.👍 So Start Spreading The News! I’m going to Fly Me To The Moon🌙.😄from 😁 🏰 🤣.

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  5. Roddy

    This was a special edition put out for a short time called the spring edition they had painted to match door handles rally wheels and a special roof. I didn’t care for them they were only made for a short time

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  6. Robert Levins

    Very nice car. Very. BUT – “ it’s too small “. That’s what Cadillac buyers started saying in 1985 when the new “downsized, FWD “ Cadillacs were starting to appear on the roads. They never recovered from the downsizing. Even today – “ They’re too small “. However, they WERE popular for some people and this one is a definitely ,nice, well preserved Cadillac. It actually would be a good “cars and coffee “ talking piece! After all – it is 31yrs old. I guess the biggest LESSON I’ve learned is that the car companies don’t very often, if ever , say to the buying public , “ You’re right, we made a mistake and WE’LL BUILD YOU WHAT YOU WANT “ They just keep going – and build what they want. You know – like trucks. Good luck everyone ! Nice article too …..

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    • RICK W

      The auto industry (with the Help??? Of federalregulations) stopped listening to customers in the pursuit of profits LONG ago. Most of the public actually DRANK the KOOL AID, resulting in the DEPLORABLE choices we now have. SUVS, crossovers, and melted jelly beans. Now even LINCOLN and CADILLAC have abandoned the Luxury CAR market. 🤮

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  7. Steve cowan

    At the risk of seeming incompetent….can anyone tell me how to contact the seller…y name is Steve….931 314 6060….help

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    • Jim ODonnellAuthor

      Click on the Craigslist hyperlink and hit the reply button.

      JO

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