4.6 Liter V8
COACH BUILDERS LIMITED CONVERTIBLE, 43K ACTUAL MILES, CLEAN 2-OWNER, LOADED!!!
Big, luxurious Cadillac convertibles have been a staple of the automobile industry from the earliest days, and with the exception of the Corvette-based XLR, Cadillac showrooms have been surprisingly bereft of drop-tops for the past few years. So if you yearn for a return to big, luxurious open-air cruisers, perhaps this 2001 Eldorado convertible will slake your thirst.
The last-generation Eldorado Touring Coupe transformed by Coach Builders Ltd. makes one fine-looking convertible, don't you think? It's almost as if GM stylists envisioned it this way when they designed the Eldorado, because the semi-formal roofline looks great. This one has lived its life in Florida, the perfect place for such a car, and as a result it remains in excellent condition throughout. With just 43,174 original miles, it's obviously led an easy life, and the only notable paint issues are near the convertible top itself, which should probably be expected. The gold metallic paint is both elegant and subtle, befitting a luxury car like this, and with a single dark pinstripe and a sleek aftermarket grille up front, it takes on a decidedly unique look. Someone clearly cared about this car, because it still looks great even 14 years later.
The interior is stock Eldroado, which means comfortable leather chairs and every luxury feature you can imagine. Surprisingly, the convertible conversion doesn't take much of a bit out of the back seat area, so it's still a comfortable 4-seater. Aside from some light wear on the driver's lower seat cushion, the light tan upholstery is in fantastic condition and even the door panels show few signs of use. Cadillac was justifiably proud of the "Zebrano" wood used in the Eldorado's interior, and the sleek dashboard was state-of-the-art in 2001 and still looks great today. Features include automatic climate control, power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, cruise control, and a great-sounding AM/FM/CD stereo system that fills the convertible with sound at any speed. Even the steering wheel is beautifully finished with leather and wood accents. The top is made of OEM-looking materials and features a glass rear window and it all disappears under a custom hard-shell tonneau cover with the touch of a button. And despite the conversion, the trunk is still deep enough to be useful for road trips, something you'll definitely enjoy in this Eldo.
Cadillac's powerful 4.6 liter Northstar V8 made a nice, round 300 horsepower in ETC trim, and it provides wonderfully energetic performance even today. Nicely maintained, it starts with an authoritative V8 growl from the exhaust, yet remains eminently smooth at any speed. The engine bay remains in like-new condition with a bright silver engine cover and matching cam covers for the DOHC powerplant. A strut tower brace was added to help reinforce the convertible's tub, and it pays off with improved steering precision. A 4-speed automatic transmission always seems to find the right gear, even when you're hustling and it's backed by 4-wheel disc brakes that are reassuringly powerful. The all-independent suspension offers just the right balance of handling and luxury, with a bias towards luxury of course, and a glance underneath reveals that this car has definitely been out of the elements its entire life. Flashy chrome-plated alloy wheels with Cadillac emblems look great and carry recent 235/60/16 Vogue whitewall radials.
This two-owner rare Eldorado is an ideal personal cruiser in the grand tradition of Cadillac drop-tops. Unusual and nicely built, you're going to look forward to the next sunny day. Call now!
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- Engine Size
- 4.6 Liter V8
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- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 43,174 (Actual)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console