COACH BUILDERS LTD, NORTHSTAR V8, 27K ORIGINAL MILES, LOADED W/ OPTIONS & LUXURY
Eldorado convertibles have always been something special, and this stunning 1997 example is one of the most highly-sought of them all. With only a handful built by Coach Builders Limited, it's a modern luxury convertible with all the expected features, plus that thundering Northstar V8.
If you're going to cause a stir, you may as well do it in a brilliant Pearl Red ragtop. It seems wrong to call this a ragtop, simply because it's so beautifully finished. From the factory, it's like Cadillac had something to prove, so these cars were typically extremely well made and you can certainly tell the difference in the paint. For your $45,000 or so 1997 dollars, you got a spectacular, deep, rich red that people will ask you about at stop lights because it seems to appeal to everyone in a very big way. Then there's the rakish look of the drop-top Eldorado which completely cures the coupe's awkward window treatment and garden-variety fastback roofline. And honestly, there are so few of these around that EVERYONE is going to want to know more about it. Fortunately, this outstanding example is a textbook lesson on how to take care of a car.
Deeply luxurious tan leather seats are every bit as comfortable as they are inviting. Your first temptation is to just run your fingers over those tan hides, and you won't be disappointed. They're also extremely well preserved with no signs of long days baking in the sun. Sure, there are a few comfort marks on the driver's seat, but the leather remains soft and extremely supple. Every feature Cadillac could imagine in 1997 is included, with power assists for all the usual pieces. The convertible conversion is OEM in every way, offering true 1-touch convenience and remarkable engineering that stows the heavily insulated top (complete with heated glass rear window!) under a hard tonneau, unlike just about every other aftermarket convertible ever made. Better still, there's a full-width back seat and a trunk that is still usable as a trunk for long weekends. The structure is rock-solid, the top mechanism works flawlessly, and yes, the 26,541 miles shown are authentic.
Cadillac's renaissance was driven by horsepower, specifically the remarkable 32-valve Northstar V8. Cranking out a very robust 300 horsepower, this luxury convertible has moves that will surprise the guy in the Mustang GT next to you, but is happy to burble away on long highway slogs with nary a whisper. The 4-speed automatic gearbox snaps off rifle-quick shifts when you've got your foot in it, but is seamless when you're going gentle. It has been properly serviced, so there are no worries about its mechanical condition, and by 1997, the engine was all but perfected, delivering impressive reliability and economy. The suspension is all-independent, 4-wheel disc brakes offer powerful stopping, and those flashy chrome Grandeur wheels wearing 16-inch Vogue whitewalls look right on the shiny Eldo.
Fully documented with window stickers and manuals, this is a sure-bet future collectable that remains a blast to drive. Call today!
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- 4.6 Liter V8
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- 26,923 (Actual)
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- Center Console