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It was the 80th Anniversary of the Cadillac V-8 engine. The 1995 Cadillac lineup mirrored the previous year's offerings. New on all Cadillacs was the P0260 Planetary Gear Starter that featured improved corrosion protection with added lubricants and improved sealing around the driveshaft. The front wheel drive Cadillacs received structural refinements to improve body stiffness and limit vibration. Those revisions included new steering column struts that tied in to the crosscar beam behind the instrument panel, longitudinal braces in the trunk compartment and a more rigid urethane seal where all stationary glass surfaces mount to the body. All front-drivers also benefitted from a newly designed, quieter exhaust system that included a larger muffler and longer tailpipe.

At Cadillac, creating a higher standard never ends. Levels of quality are constantly set, then exceeded. Goals for performance are not only achieved, but also routinely surpassed. This is why Cadillacs are so very special. Each one represents a step ahead of previous models by all measures of quality, luxury, and performance. From the acclaimed STS to the classic Fleetwood Brougham, styling has been refined, engineering advanced, amenities expanded, and elegance celebrated as only Cadillac can. And while more is often indeed better, simplicity can also be the hallmark of beauty, and precision the foundation of performance. This why the 1995 models are such solid evidence that an ever-advancing standard is the only one to which Cadillacs are designed and built.


The 1995 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The code was as follows:
1 1 or 4 manufacturing country (United States)
2 G General Motors
3 6 Cadillac
4 & 5 car line series
  • D/W = Fleetwood
  • E/L = Eldorado
  • E/T = Eldorado Touring
  • K/D = DeVille
  • K/F = Concours
  • K/S = Seville (SLS)
  • K/Y = Seville (STS)
6 the body style:
  • 1 = two-door coupe
  • 2 = two-door
  • 3 = two-door convertible
  • 4 = two-door station wagon
  • 5 = four-door sedan
  • 6 = four-door
  • 8 = four-door station wagon
7 the restraint code
  • 1 = active (manual) belts
  • 2 = active (manual) belts w/dual airbags
  • 3 = active (manual) belts w/driver's side airbag
  • 4 = passive (automatic) belts
  • 5 = passive (automatic) belts w/driver's side airbag
  • 6 = passive (automatic) belts w/dual airbags
8 the engine
  • B = L26 4.9L V-8
  • P = LTl 5.7L V-8
  • Y = LD8 4.6L V-8
  • 9 = L37 4.6L V-8
9 check digit  
10 model year S = 1995
11 the assembly plant  
12-17 the production sequence number  


1995 Cadillac Notes

  • Cadillac's model year production totaled 200,577 compared with 219,485 the year previous.
  • Based on sales of 180,504 automobiles in 1995 (vs. 210,686 the year before), Cadillac's share of the U.S. market was 2.1 percent compared with 2.3 the year previous.

1995 Automotive Notes

  • John F. Smith, Jr. was president of GM
  • John G. Smale was chairman of the board at GM until the end of the year
  • Top model year production for 1995