Used 1985 Cadillac Eldorado for sale in Mesa, AZ
Cadillac fans know the significance of this car. The 1985 Eldorado Biarritz convertible was the second and final year for these short-run premium machines. That's exactly why this loaded example has been maintained to a level that makes it impressive all these years later.
The short run of specialty Eldorado Biarritz convertibles is the car that ended the droptop drought at Cadillac, and we know exactly why. These are the iconic lines of the last of the great cruising Cadillacs, and so it deserves an iconic convertible. The Biarritz convertible was the most expensive car you could get from the dealer at the time - even limos cost less! - so they made sure these cars lived up to the highest standard. This has just the right amount of chrome that cascades down the waterfall grille, and then naturally flows to the front bumpers, spreads to the lower valances and pools on the rear bumper. And the extra brightwork streak in the doorline will always confirm to others this is a range-topping Biarritz. The perfect complement to this luxury is the Corinthian Blue Firemist paint. It's believed to be original, and it retains the kind of luster that tells you this convertible has been treated with respect for decades. Plus, the full pinstriping matches the white folding roof for an extra luxurious touch. This one also still has all its great original Cadillac styling cues from clear lenses in front, to the wire wheels with Caddy's crest logo.
The same blue and white appeal this has with the roof up continues with the roof down thanks to the white interior. The pillow-top leather seating rivals the best living rooms for comfort. Everybody has their own individual space, and the front wheel drive layout means a flat floor for limo-worthy legroom. And higher use areas like the carpeting steering wheel, and dash are finished in blue - another thoughtful touch that keeps this classic fully coordinated. Everything you'd expect from Cadillac's flagship model comes in this convertible, including power seats, power locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, alarm system, upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo, and a driver information center that goes well with Cadillac's "High Technology" engine. And since this has power windows and a power folding roof, you can go from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-hair experience without leaving the driver's seat. Also, you have automatic climate control with factory air conditioning to make sure you go with the top down all summer long.
With so much originality thus far, you'll also be happy to see the original numbers-matching V8 under the hood. Cadillac's 4.1-liter motor was cutting edge for its time. It utilized lightweight aluminum construction and fuel injection to give it the kind of brisk acceleration that keeps this car worthy of its Eldorado heritage. These cars are designed for all-day comfort even on the highway, and so the motor is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Thanks to a fully-independent suspension tuned for the grand tour, the feeling on the road is that incomparable Cadillac cloud. Four-wheel disc brakes were also standard equipment on the Eldorado, so it has better capabilities than you'd expect in a convertible with such a cushy ride.
Complete with the original window sticker, rarely do you find a vehicle with collectability, preservation, and presentation in such an affordable package. That's why we know it won't stay long in our showroom. Call today!!!
Streetside Classics - Phoenix
Mesa, AZ 85204