If you’re looking for a low-mile older Cadillac, you have a surprisingly long list of options on Autotrader. I suspect this is often because older people buy Cadillac models as their "final cars," and then they don’t quite use them for daily commuting — leading to some interesting, well-preserved vehicles that were never designed to be well-preserved. Here are five pristine used Cadillac models currently for sale on Autotrader, in case you’re looking for a nice Cadillac from a bygone era.
Here’s a mint 1983 Cadillac Seville finished in brown with a brown leather interior and a brown vinyl top. This car is like Cadillac’s version of a UPS delivery truck. It’s offered by Infiniti of Columbus in Ohio with just 28,000 original miles for $5,500 — an excellent deal for a barely-used Cadillac. This version of the Seville is fast becoming an unusual classic, and you certainly don’t see many on the streets any longer.
The Allante was Cadillac’s sports car with Italian flair, as it was designed and partially constructed there during its short production run in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This 1989 model was purchased by someone who was surely unendingly proud of driving the flagship Cadillac — so proud, in fact, that it was never driven. The Carfax report shows that this Cadillac accumulated 5,300 miles by 1993 and 10,500 miles by 2009, with few added since. It’s offered by Bergstrom Cadillac in Madison, Wisconsin for $17,980.
This version of the Cadillac Seville is known for potential reliability troubles as its Northstar engine climbs into the high-mileage range. But this particular Seville STS is very far from that range, with just 25,000 miles added since it was sold new in 1994. This Seville is absolutely pristine inside, and it’s offered by Paul Sevag Motors in the Philadelphia area for just $12,949.
If you’re looking for a cool limousine, here’s a great option. This 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo isn’t some unwieldy stretch limo, but rather a "normally stretched" limo that you could actually drive around — if you were crazy enough. It’s offered by Cadillac of Lake Lanier in North Georgia for $25,000, and it’s traveled just 5,280 miles since new — surely some of those miles with some very important people in back.
The Eldorado was Cadillac’s last sporty car before its recent onslaught of performance, and many people consider the Eldorado to be the last bastion of "old Cadillac" before the brand changed in the early 2000s in an effort to find more buyers. This particular Eldorado might be the last "new" old Cadillac, as it’s traveled just 5,000 miles from new and it still looks like it did the day it came off the showroom floor. This Eldorado is offered by a private seller in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, for $25,000.
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.