Masterpiece? 1981 Cadillac Eldorado Pierre Cardin Edition
The Cadillac Eldorado was a gigantic front-drive personal luxury coupe that was sold to gangsters and rich housewives (or mistresses) but today’s version is something special. It was Pierre Cardin’s second attempt at automotive customization (after the AMC Javelin customs of the 70s) and started with an Eldorado but added Olds Toronado front fenders and a wild proboscis and all sorts of fancy accoutrements. Find this 1981 Cadillac Eldorado Pierre Cardin Edition offered for $25,000 near Philadelphia, PA via craigslist. From Cory.
From the seller:
1981 Cadillac Eldorado Pierre Cardin Edition, only 300 made, only has 22,000 original miles, garage-kept, 4-6-8 engine with automatic transmission, everything customized by Pierre Cardin in 1981, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power locks, power leather two-toned seats, moon-roof which was re-sealed, flip lights, TV, Betamax, refrigerator, fountain bar, wood dash and steering wheel, original factory brochure and Owner’s Manual. This is a rare car. Attention Cadillac lovers. Serious buyers only.
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That front end is cra cra. When I was a kid, this would have totally been my grandparents on my Mom's side… children were better seen then heard, not allowed to touch anything, etc. (Dad's parents had a health food store in Oregon)
What's up with that center console? Bummed only one pic of the interior was included, but I found this. There's a TV and a place for your 8-tracks… or something.
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That isn't a spot for 8-tracks…that is a spot for BETAMAX!!
Right! That's what I meant, cheers 🙂
Pretty Rad, it is how american designer would render cars. That front end is tough!
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About the only thing on this car that makes sense is the grille, which appears to be an homage to the original '67 Eldorado, which was about another foot wider than this car.
I owned an '83 Toronado which is the twin to this, and adding another 2 feet and probably 400lbs to the nose would have created some 'interesting' handling concerns. Here's what '67 Eldo looks like for quick reference
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Meant to say, original FWD Eldorado.
I see a little Aston Martin Lagonda in this front end.
I am too old to ever appreciate 1980's cars.
Looks most like a Cutlass with a big ol' schnoz.
With the body mods and luxurious amenities, you can have a hangover to go with your overhang…