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- Item Location:
- Fort Worth, TX
- Red Metallic
- Seller: StreetsideDallas
- Phone: 855-877-2707
With increased interest in cars of the '80s, perhaps this 1982 Cadillac Eldorado will find its place in the collector car world. Wonderfully preserved, it's a nice survivor and a great example of Cadillac's flagship from a time when few folks were thinking about future values. Luxury was luxury, and this Eldorado delivers big!
Having been in a single family's care since it was new, it should be no surprise that this is one heck of a nicely preserved Eldo. The Carmine Red metallic paint has some signs of age and use but still shines like a top-of-the-line Cadillac should and the squared-off styling has aged quite well, giving the car a very upscale, elegant look. Among today's rounded luxury models, this one stands proud. All of the paint is original, and despite some expected defects it's still looking its best when you consider the finish is almost 40 years old, and even the important parts like the flexible fender fillers at the front end are in nice condition. A crisp pinstripe highlights the snappy fender line from nose to tail and vertical taillights are a Cadillac theme that have been in constant use for decades. There's plenty of flashy chrome, including heavy bumpers and a wonderfully ornate egg crate grille, and the shiny stainless rockers reinforce the car's long wheelbase. And yes, there's a white padded half roof with opera lights, a trademark of the '80s that'll bring a smile to your face.
Plush white leather is as opulent as you could get, and the baroque interior styling certainly works with the Eldo's exterior look. Everything GM could think of was standard on this top-of-the-line model, including power seats, windows, and locks, automatic climate control, a tilt wheel, twilight sentinel, and a bunch of other cool '80s tech. Digital dashboards were all the rage back then, and the retro-cool stock set-up is still exactly in place and working exactly as it should. Light-colored faux wood on the dash warms up the interior and gives the Eldorado a continental flavor, and all of the interior materials are in excellent condition. The seats have minor comfort marks but no damage and are very comfortable, the plush red carpets are in excellent shape and have obviously always been protected by floor mats, and the door panels look very nice as well. Slam one of the big doors and you can feel the oversized weather stripping sealing up the interior like a tomb. The original AM/FM/cassette stereo is still in the dash, complete with ornate little knobs, and the trunk is as luxuriously carpeted as the interior.
Cadillac's 4.1 liter V8 was a workhorse during this period, showing up in all manner of passenger cars, and if properly maintained, they're smooth, torquey, and reliable. They make nice V8 sounds and you can't argue with the fuel economy of a big luxury car like this. Fortunately, this one has been well maintained and it shows, with the engine bay looking particularly tidy and with all the original equipment intact and only some surface scale on the air cleaner, which is pretty typical. It starts easily and once it's up to cruising speed, it just loafs along at 75 MPH with nary a whisper. The Eldo's all-independent suspension is comfortable and competent and there's a disc brake at each corner, too, giving the Cadillac coupe a fairly impressive spec sheet. Wire hubcaps on steel wheels should look familiar, and they wear relatively recent 205/75/15 whitewall radials.
An inexpensive way to get some top-of-the-line luxury and perhaps score yourself a future classic at the same time. Call today!