Once positioned as the entry-level sedan for General Motors’ luxury marque, the Cadillac Cimarron is typically known for its very quick 10-month development window. As such, the Caddy sedan boasted only minor changes as compared to its platform-mates, which included the Chevy Cavalier, Pontiac J2000, Oldsmobile Firenza, and Buick Skyhawk. With this in mind, today we’re taking a peek at this well-kept 1986 Cadillac Cimarron that’s recently been listed for sale online.
Posted for auction on Bring a Trailer, this 1986 Cimarron was purchased brand new from a dealership in Oregon, and then spent some time in Washington State and California. The ad notes that this luxury sedan currently boasts a clean California title in the seller’s name, and includes the manufacturer’s literature, service records, two sets of keys, and a clean Carfax report.
The exterior styling is very 1980s, which translates to a boxy design with gray lower cladding and orange pinstripes over a white paint job. This Cimarron also features an aftermarket power-operated sunroof, as well as fog lights and a bright luggage rack and trim.
Notably, the seller notes that the vehicle isn’t perfect. The power antenna and electric mirrors don’t work, while the front grille cap, lower cladding, and part of the left-front fender and driver’s door were repainted due to chips and scratches.
On the inside, we find power-adjustable front bucket seats and a rear bench, both of which are upholstered in tan leather. Creature comforts include air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, and a Delco stereo with Bose Symphony Sound.
Service records show that the air conditioning compressor, condenser, and accumulator were replaced in 2020.
In regard to powertrain, this Cimarron is powered by a transverse-mounted 2.8L V6 LB6 gasoline engine, which was rated at 130 horsepower when it rolled off the assembly line. Output is sent to the front wheels through a three-speed automatic transmission.
With the odometer showing roughly 73,000 miles, this 1986 Cadillac Cimarron certainly appears to be in good shape considering its age. That being said, we want to know, what do you think of this ’80s luxury sedan? Is it just another badge-engineered GM product? Or is it more than that? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!