LOW SOUTHERN OWNERSHIP, CLEAN CARFAX, 4.1 FI V8, AUTO, LOADED W/OPTIONS & LUXURY
By 1985, it was clear that the convertible was making a comeback, and even Cadillac, whose entire 1976 marketing campaign surrounded "the last convertible" had to concede that it was a pretty good idea. This 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible is the epitome of 1980s luxury and is a reasonably-priced way to get some high-end sunshine in your life.
These Eldorado convertibles (and their stablemates, the Buick Rivieras) were actually built by ASC, and the workmanship is impressive. In fact, the only way to tell a real convertible from a hardtop with a fake convertible top is by the size of the rear window; ragtop windows are smaller. THAT's how accurately the convertible mirrors the original design. For an outside job, the build quality is quite good and in 1985, this was by far the most expensive car in the GM stable. The bodywork remains in good condition, with very straight panels, doors that still open and close easily, and a single repaint with a nice soft shine that looks right and makes this blue Eldo stand out from all the red and white ones. All the Eldo's chrome is also excellent, including the bumpers, grille, and stainless trim that runs along the lower edges of the body. The Biarritz added the chrome strip reaching towards the front fenders, so it has a sparkling look that's typical of big luxury cars of the era. It's a handsome piece.
The interior features button-tufted white leather that is still in good condition. Yes, it's the '80s version of luxury, but that's the whole point, and the leather itself remains supple and smooth with only modest wear. Contrasting dark blue carpets haven't been baked by the sun, and the door panels show none of the cracking that these cars often experience. Digital gauges were all the rage in 1985 and even Cadillac was not immune to the call of technology, and they're all fully functional. Of course, every comfort and convenience feature was standard: climate control, power windows and locks, a tilt wheel, cruise control, and power seats, although you've probably noticed that one of the rear windows isn't working. A high-end AM/FM/CD stereo replaces the original Delco unit, and the cabin is nicely protected from wind buffeting when the top is down, a tribute to the ASC engineers. The white top is in excellent condition and unlike many coupes that are turned into convertibles, this one retains a truly spacious trunk.
Power comes from Cadillac's 4.1 liter V8 with digital fuel injection, a powerplant that has proven its reliability with Cadillac fans for years. It starts easily and runs down the road with a subdued V8 rumble that's muscular and luxurious. It's pretty clean under the hood, suggesting proper maintenance over the years, and as a southern car, you don't see any of that chalkiness on the bare metal parts that you'd get from a car in the rust belt. The 4100 isn't a screamer, but it's competent and torquey, moving the Eldorado with the kind of stately elegance you'd expect. The chassis is in good order and it rides beautifully thanks to 4-wheel independent suspension with disc brakes at all four corners. Original steel wheels with correct wire wheel covers give it a pure 1980s luxury look and it rides on 225/70/15 whitewall radials.
We would expect these cars to be future collectables, offering V8 power, limited production, and classic good looks. Call today!
Defrost, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Power Convertible Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear, Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Engine Size
- 4.1 Liter V8
- Transmission Type
- Automatic (Column)
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 42,147 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Split Bench
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months