ONE OWNER TEXAS CAR, ALL ORIGINAL & GREAT SHAPE FOR AGE, 58K ORIGINAL MILES
Those of us who grew up in the '70s and '80s recognize this 1984 Cadillac Eldorado as a great collectable today, an entry-level car that delivers old-school Cadillac luxury and style that's welcome just about anywhere. And with just 58,363 original miles and only one owner, it's a fantastic survivor that'll be a hit in preservation classes at any level.
Cotillion White was probably the most popular color on these cars and the angular Eldorado bodywork wears it rather well, don't you think? It's flashy but not over-done, and the Biarritz trim accentuates the long hood and sharply raked windshield. With low mileage and an owner who always treated it as an object of value, the paint is in remarkable condition for being more than 30 years old and even the bright red pinstripe down its flanks still looks great. On these cars, the critical things are the rubber bumper fillers and fender caps, and in this car's case they're all in excellent condition with no cracks, breaks, or even flaking paint, which is rather remarkable. Sure, there are a few nicks and other signs of use on the car, but finding one this clean really isn't all that easy these days. In addition to the long streak of stainless trim along the hood and doors, the Biarritz also included the brushed stainless steel roof, which was its signature feature dating back to the 1957 Eldorado Brougham. The rest of the chrome and trim is in fantastic shape for its age, as are the unique taillight lenses with Cadillac crests.
The red leather interior was as luxurious as American cars could get in 1984. Pillow-tufted seats are as comfortable as the couch in your living room and show only very minor wear that's not surprising for the car's age. Wonderfully ornate door panels and plush carpets add to the luxurious feeling, as do the Cadillac crest floor mats. Everything was standard on the Biarritz, including power windows, seats, locks, and mirrors, a tilt wheel, cruise control, rear defrost, and automatic climate control, the latter of which has been converted to R134a. The original Delco stereo is gone, replaced by a Pioneer AM/FM/cassette head unit that sounds much better, but beyond that, it's completely stock. The digital instrument panel is a relic of the 1980s, but yeah, it's pretty cool today. The Eldo also offers a reasonably spacious trunk with full-sized spare and jack assembly.
Cadillac's sturdy 4.1 liter V8 was the sole powerplant, and it's plenty torquey enough to make this an effortless cruiser. Proper maintenance is critical on these engines, and it sure looks like the original owner stayed on top of it, because the engine bay is very clean and the car runs beautifully. There are zero modifications save for the A/C upgrade, and yes, it's a pretty tight fit in there. Digital fuel injection ensures that it always starts easily and runs smoothly even when it's cold and you might be pleasantly surprised by its fuel economy thanks to the 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. All Eldorados rode on a fully independent suspension with automatic load leveling in the back and they all had 4-wheel disc brakes. There's plenty of evidence of this one's easy life underneath, where it's quite clean and offers a recent exhaust system. Wire spoke hubcaps and narrow 215/75/15 whitewall radials are pretty much the only choice that looks right on a car like this.
Fully documented with its original manuals, gold keys, and delivery paperwork, this is a cool survivor at a very reasonable price. Call today!
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 4.1 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 58,363 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Dark Red
- Seating Type
- Split Bench
- Shifter Type
- Center Console