1980-85 Cadillac Seville
The 1980 Seville was based off the Hoooper Rollys-Royce bodies, which caught the attention of GM Chief Stylist Bill Mitchell. Besides the car's dramatic looks, the Seville also came standard with a 5.7 Liter Diesel engine. By 1982, the diesel would make up a mere 2% of the Sevilles sold. The Seville was also available in a more luxurious elegante form. This package added a number of creature comforts, as well as a two-tone exterior paint job, and wire-wheel hubcaps.
For 1981, the Seville got a few minor changes. Of far greater importance, was that the only other engines available for the Seville were the 4.1 V-6 and the Variable Displacement V-8-6-4.
For 1982, the Seville benefitted from the use of Cadillac's new 4.1 liter V-8 with Digital fuel-injection. The Seville also got new bumper stripes.
For 1983, the Seville actually lost some standard features. This was justified by a significant price drop for the purpose of making the Seville more affordable during an economic recession. The Seville also got a new grille design.
For 1984 and 85', the Seville changed little. During 85' there was a special commemmerative version produced to honor the passing of this incarnation of the Seville.