1992 Cadillac STS (Fitted with early model wheels)

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1992 Cadillac STS (Fitted with early model wheels)

Post by AdamYip » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:49 am

The car that I've been waiting for over 20 years made in 1/43 has finally arrived today. Although its not in diamond white, doesn't have the 1994 chrome wheels, and had the 1992 old steering wheel, but I still got it anyways. There's many things I needed to correct (they tried to make the German version of the STS with American plates) on this model car, but it seems quite accurate in terms of shape and proportions.

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:53 pm

...and, it's made byyyyy...??? 8-)
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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by AdamYip » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:59 pm

Its made by BoS Models. Guess its a brand name developed by Model Car World. The price was very reasonable for a resin model car with the details provided.

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by AdamYip » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:06 am

Did a few things to turn the STS into an American version:

1) Added 2 black plastic bumper bars on the front bumper beside the licence plate
2) Painted an orange strip onto the front blinkers
3) Also, added a glass moonroof to the car

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:52 am

Impressive mods to the Seville Adam! Always amazed at your willingness to modify these expensive 'toys'! Either way, you almost always achieve a great result, very nice!

This is another model I'd like own under the right circumstances.

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:14 am

Interesting model, considering it priced at BoS prices! :)
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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by Tom » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:02 am

The STS, notable for the huge third brake light that caused owners lots of work for the dealers... also, a new start for Cadillac in The Netherlands as the cars were sold by Opel dealerships instead of just by a couple of specialised dealers. Nice model of this characteristic car!

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by AdamYip » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:43 am

Mine only cracked the passenger side heated mirror after owning it for 7 years from new. Didn't have trouble with the rear third brake light.

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS

Post by AdamYip » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:58 pm

I did a bit more modification on the rear end. Painted the rear end lights and licence plate insert to make it look like an American version.

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS (with early model wheels)

Post by AdamYip » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:49 am

I've just sourced a set of wheels that looked like the ones on the early STS and fitted it onto the model car. The car looked a lot more correct now.

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS (Fitted with early model wheels)

Post by dcast » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:06 am

Very nice model and modifications :)

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS (Fitted with early model wheels)

Post by GarageOnAWall » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:31 am

Very skillful modifications Adam! Particularly liked your third brake light!

I just ordered this same car on a BoS shopping spree...

Where did you source the new rims/tires? Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention to the 1:1s but I associate these cars more with the rims it had before your mods?

Did your 1:1 have the 32V Northstar? I think the first model year or two of this gen had the old 4.9 V8? I've heard the Northstar was plagued with problems as where the 4.9 was an excellent mill in terms of reliability?

Rather liked these cars and the next gen through '04 even though it look hardly any different :P .

At this rate we might be able to have EVERY gen of the Seville/STS in 1:43? Only missing the '86-'91 and the '98-'04! I'm betting BoS might do the very unloved '86 version? They did do a Riviera of that era ;)

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS (Fitted with early model wheels)

Post by AdamYip » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:42 pm

The wheels came from the Cadillac Deville made by GLM, and I slightly converted the centre cap of the wheels to fit the STS.

The 1:1 1994 Cadillac STS I had came with the Northstar engine. The first year (1992) came with the 4.9L V8. They introduced the Northstar engine in 1993. Every year there's a slight difference. The 1994 had a different 4 spoke steering wheel. The 1995 introduced a set of star shape wheels. The 1996 and 1997 had a slightly different dashboard and the 7-spoke wheels that came with this model car. The model made by BoS should be a 1992 (from the steering wheel and there's no "32V Northar" on the left side of the boot lid), fitted with a set of newer wheels. I loved the 1994 the most, given the wheels it had and the 4 spoke steering wheel.

I hope to see the MK III ('86 to '91) STS too, cause its the first STS they made. Also, I hope that BoS will change the colour of this STS in diamond white sometime later.

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS (Fitted with early model wheels)

Post by GarageOnAWall » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:19 pm

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the concise wrap-up on Gen IV Seville/STS. I think these were excellent 'transitional' cars for Cadillac, a bit of the old and some new direction, although not as extreme as the 'art and science' or whatever it's called?

I very much remember the rare Gen III STS! My parents were new Cadillac fans back in the 1980s and owned several so I fondly remember being at the dealers for those purchases, service etc. Remember seeing a new pearl white 1989 STS with that gorgeous camel colored leather interior with the huge slabs of burl walnut on each door. I know this 'sporty' Cadillac was more than likely derided by the period auto press, but I loved that car! Wish my parents would have considered one? They did own a Gen III Seville though, a leftover 1986 Seville in two-tone great, red stripe and grey leather. In '89 they bought an Eldorado 'Spring Edition' in a pearl white with dark blue factory convertible top, blue leather/white piping. Their first one was a hatteras blue 1984 Eldorado. Believe it or not, my parents pretty young while owing these cars, late '30s to early '40s - I guess they started about 30 years early :lol:

I shared the above since it seems you appreciate these often unloved American cars, which I too am very interested in. Hopefully others are too so BoS will have incentive to keep creating!

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Re: 1992 Cadillac STS (Fitted with early model wheels)

Post by AdamYip » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:26 am

My parents were Buick owners back in the 80's. My dad had a 1985 Buick Electra Park Avenue back then. I saw quite a lot of Cadillacs at the time in the dealership when they brought me along for servicing, as they were usually grouped together with Pontiac in a GM dealership (Cadillac, Buick and Pontiac) or (Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, GMC). I was very fond of GM cars at the time and later my first car was a 1992 Buick LeSabre.

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