The first Cadillac Eldorado was a Harley Earl designed 2-door convertible launched in 1953 that was meant to be driven with the top down by rich folks. By 1956 Cadillac started using the designation Biarritz to designate the convertible version (and Seville for hardtop) and in 1959 they had an Eldorado Brougham version that was […]
I know that an ’85 Eldorado is going to be a largely horrible car to drive around from a handling perspective, and performance from the 4.1 “High Technology” V6 is going to be painful, but I still am enamored by the idea of daily driving one of these. And this one has only 37638 miles on the odometer and is finished in a fantastic shade of prosthetic limb tan. Find this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz offered for $5,500 in Oakland, CA via craigslist.
Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and explore why the DT inbox is currently flooded with examples of cheap classic Cadillacs, particularly the remarkable Eldorado personal luxury coupe. First, I made the statement that I felt like a geezer because I’m oddly attracted to a ’98 example the 12th generation Eldorado. Next, Jeff tipped us for a stunning example of the 8th generation ’67 Eldo, followed by Rock On’s submission of a ’90 Seville, and finally we found this eggplant ’85 Eldorado Biarritz from the 10th generation. Exhausting, yes? But at least we now know how we got to this 9th generation Eldorado Biarritz. Find this 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz offered for $9,850 in Melborne Beach, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Tipper Rock On sent in a nice 11th generation Eldorado for $15k so that we could continue collecting our set of Eldos (’98 here, ’67 here) , but that is expensive and I wanted something closer to…I dunno…$3k. So I found a 10th generation Eldorado, which is only a few years older, but looks way ancient because of the non-painted/integrated bumpers and wire wheel covers. But, the price is right and the paint is a sweet shade of pan fried livermush or scrapple. I love it! Find this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz offered for $2,999 in Duluth, MN via craigslist.
The singer and songwriter Neil Young made it big in the 1970s, first by helping form the band Buffalo Springfield and later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. His signature falsetto vocals and folksy guitar/piano/harmonica/clawhammer accompaniment earned him boat loads of cash and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What sort of […]
In the opening scene of the 1995 Martin Scorsese film Casino, a peach suited (with pink shirt, pink tie) Ace Rothstein (played by Robert DeNiro) steps into a Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz and is instantly engulfed in the orange flames of a large car bomb. The movie was based loosely on an actual true-to-life event […]