1982 Cadillac Limousine
Gary Bergenske found this 1982 Cadillac Limousine in pristine shape in May of 1992 in Winter Park Florida. The Limousine originally was made by DaBrayn Coach builder in Springfield Missouri, and was purchased new in July of 1982. When Bergenske purchased the car in 1992 it had under 48,000 miles on it.
The Bergenske Family used this car for the coming years for trips and special occasions. With two daughters in high school it came in handy for Homecomings, Proms, and just plain good old fashion fun.
The limousine was Chocolate Brown in color with a Chocolate Brown plush velour interior. Bergenske later had the car painted a light cream color. Inside was a color TV, VCR, complete bar with ice, glass and private partitions, sunroof and intercom system. This car was sold in 1997.
Powered by the new HT-4100 Digital Fuel Injection V-8 with automatic overdrive transmission, DeVille's dash contained a new standard Fuel Data Panel to help determine the most fuel-efficient route. Pushbuttons could display outside temperature or average trip MPG, or amount of fuel used. This year's new grille was made up of thin vertical bars, sectioned by two horizontal bars. The wide upper horizontal header, finished in brushed chrome and running full width, held the customary Cadillac script. Quad rectangular headlamps stood directly above rectangular amber-lensed parking/signal lamps. Cornering lamps with clear and amber lenses wrapped around the fender sides. DeVilles displayed a wreath and crest stand-up hood ornament.
"Best of all . . . it's a Cadillac," declared the 1982 full-line catalog. Perhaps so, but long-time Caddy fans must have been startled by the company's latest offering: the four-cylinder Cimarron, with manual floor shift yet. Introduced several years earlier than originally planned, this drastically different breed of luxury was intended to give Cadillac a toehold in the rising market for smaller, fuel-efficient designs.
Standard with the HT-4100 engine was four-speed overdrive automatic transmission, helping to improve mileage further. EPA estimates reached 26 highway/17 city for Fleetwood/DeVille models. Body mounts, springs and shocks were revised to give a softer ride.
tungsten-halogen highbeam headlamps
power windows and door locks
twin remote-control mirrors
automatic power radio antenna
six-way power driver's seat
electronic-tuned AM/FM stereo radio with signal seeking/scanning
an underhood light
dual-spot map lamps/courtesy lights
steel-belted wide whitewall radial tires
gas cap holder on fuel filler door