On December 24, 1990, a letter was written to the original owner of a 1991 Cadillac Seville by Cadillac’s Director of Consumer Relations, J.W. Hautman. It said, “Congratulations on your recent purchase of a new 1991 Seville. You are now driving one of the finest luxury automobiles in the world.”
The letter was part of Cadillac’s program called the Gold Key Delivery System. The letter continues, “From the symbolic gold keys to the full tank of fuel, the Gold Key Delivery System was designed with your complete satisfaction in mind.”
“This rare and pampered jewel is being offered for sale, originally purchased in December of 1990 at Martin Cadillac in Los Angeles through the Gold Key program by its original owner,” the listing says. “It was well maintained and documented throughout his ownership until his passing in 2021.”
The Seville name dates back to the mid-1970s when the car was launched as Cadillac’s response to competition from luxury imports. The sedan rode on General Motors’ K-body platform and derived power from an Oldsmobile-sourced 350cid V8. Subsequent generations were introduced in 1980 and in 1986.
This 46,000-mile Cotillion White sedan comes from the final year of the third generation and includes an original window sticker showing a $34,714 vehicle price including destination. New for this generation was a transverse-mounted 4.9-liter V8 sending power to the front wheels through a four-speed automatic transaxle. A facelift from 1988 included the unveil of the STS (Seville Touring Sedan) variant with special suspension, wheels, steering ratio, and exterior trim elements.
True to the Seville’s luxury aspirations, appointments were extensive on the interior where we find tufted “Antelope” leather. Additional advanced features for the time included electronic climate control, on-board computer diagnostics, an illuminated entry system, an optional day/night rearview mirror, and a Delco-Bose audio system.
“This generation of Seville is hard to find, especially one in this great condition,” states the listing. “This is a great car for the collector.”
The seller is asking $12,500 or best offer for this cream-puff Seville. We just want to know if it still comes with its gold keys! Guess you’ll have to ask the seller to find out.