1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – SOLD For $4,500!

Aug 2021 | Reserved Parking, Sold Cars

August 21, 2o21 Update – Not only did our beloved ’84 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz find a new caretaker this weekend, but the buyer also loves our site so much he agreed to offer at least four cars very soon at auction. Stay tuned!

August 13, 2021 Update – After the winning bidder did not contact us to buy the car following our No Reserve auction just before Christmas last year, we elected to keep our low-mileage Cadillac Eldorado through the summer of 2021. With Fall just around the corner and our priorities shifting to Project Risky Business, our 1985 Porsche 928S, we put the car back on the market with a $5,000 asking price.

Our Cadillac Eldorado is currently located at our headquarters in Flemington, New Jersey.

We became the third owners of this 39K original mile Eldorado in October 2019. The second owner, an 80-year-old gentleman from nearby Somerset, New Jersey purchased the car three years earlier from the original owner.  Unfortunately, health issues shortly after his purchase meant he only added a few hundred miles before we bought it.

During the past year, we performed a number of repairs and upgrades that gave us the confidence in January to take the car on a 600 mile road trip to Buffalo and back. We bought the car with the intention of displaying it at more car shows as well as participating in the Antique Automobile Club of America (“AACA”) events, however, COVID-19 all but shut down all of those plans throughout the year.  We do enjoy driving the car on weekends to several different nearby Cars & Coffee events that continued in 2020 and 2021.

Repairs and updates to date include:

  • Fresh Battery April 2021.
  • Replaced all deteriorated factory ABS bumper fillers with aftermarket fiberglass units.
  • A new set of Cooper Whitewall Tires replaced the prior twenty-one-year-old set in October 2019.
  • Replaced the deteriorated hood insulation pad.
  • New Alternator.
  • All engine belts were replaced.
  • Rebuilt Brake Master Cylinder with complete brake system fluid flush.
  • Replaced rear brake calipers with rebuilt units.
  • Replaced six-way power driver- and power-passenger seat door switches and rebuilt seat motors for smooth operation in all directions.
  • Complete rebuild of air conditioning system including new compressor and conversion to R134A refrigerant.
  • Replaced a non-working Bose factory radio system with a modern Retrosound head unit featuring iPhone/Android/Bluetooth connectivity.

Reserved Parking Auctions Launch Monday, December 7th, and what better what to start than with our very own 43.6K Original Mile 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Coupe we’re offering at No Reserve! With the purchase of our latest “Risky Business” Porsche 928S we need to make room in the GuysWithRides garage, so as much as we hate to see her go, what a better sendoff than to have her purchased by one of our website followers!

While we are offering our Eldorado at no reserve, here are several recognized pricing guides to give you an idea of what you’re bidding on.  First, the NADA Guides Collector Car Online Valuation Tool currently lists its “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range at  $4,675, $7,450, and $12,000, respectively.  Second, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool for similar 1982 and 1983 4.1L powered models equipped with a moon roof lists their #3 “Good” estimate at $4,325 and their #2 “Excellent” appraisal at $11,250. Finally, Classic.com, the search engine and analytics engine for the classic car market provide the following summary of the tenth generation Cadillac Eldorado:

We became the third owners of this 39K original mile Eldorado in October 2019. The second owner, an 80-year-old gentleman from nearby Somerset, New Jersey purchased the car three years earlier from the original owner.  Unfortunately, health issues shortly after his purchase meant we only added a few hundred miles before we bought it.

During the past year, we performed a number of repairs and upgrades that gave us the confidence in January to take the car on a 600 mile road trip to Buffalo and back. We bought the car with the intention of displaying it at more car shows as well as participating in the Antique Automobile Club of America (“AACA”) events, however, COVID-19 all but shut down those plans this year.  We do enjoy driving the car on weekends to several different nearby Cars & Coffee events that continued in 2020.

Repairs and updates to date include:

  • Replaced all deteriorated factory ABS bumper fillers with aftermarket fiberglass units.
  • A new set of Cooper Whitewall Tires.
  • Replaced the deteriorated hood insulation pad.
  • New Alternator.
  • All engine belts replaced.
  • Rebuilt Brake Master Cylinder with complete brake system fluid flush.
  • Replaced rear brake calipers with rebuilt units.
  • Replaced six-way power driver- and power-passenger seat door switches and rebuilt seat motors for smooth operation in all directions.
  • Complete rebuild of air conditioning system including new compressor and conversion to R134A refrigerant.
  • Replaced a non-working Bose factory radio system with a modern Retrosound head unit featuring iPhone/Android/Bluetooth connectivity.  The Bose amplified speakers were also replaced and hidden behind factory grills for a stock look.  The original components will be included as part of the sale.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW to read the detailed Pre-Purchase Inspection recently completed by a local LemonSquad.com mechanic as well as see the pictures they took during the inspection:

The exterior features its original enamel exterior paint. While the CarFax shown below indicates no accident damage, shortly after purchasing this car, we had a 20 mph frontal impact with a deer early one Saturday morning on our way to a Cars & Coffee.  Rudy sourced and replaced the damaged grille, and hood trim and notes the minor crease remaining in the hood.

The only exterior part of this Eldorado that disappoints is the deck lid paint. Unfortunately, the second owner stored the car outside allowing a damp canvas to remain on the deck lid for an extended period, causing a variety of defects.  While Rudy repainted the seriously affected area, the right thing to do would be to have the entire lid repainted. 

With only 43,550 original miles, the code 74 Dark Carmine Red Leather presents like new. All of the leather has been fully conditioned and remains soft with no cracks. The original deep pile carpeting and floor mats remain in excellent condition. The only interior modification was the replacement of the defect Bose head unit and amplified speakers with a modern Retrosound unit with iPod, Android, and Bluetooth capability.  For convenience and Apple-style phone cord hidden in the glovebox connects via USB to the back of the head unit.  If desired, an Android cord could easily be switched out. The defective Bose speakers have also been replaced with modern units, however, care was taken to hide the new speakers behind the original door and rear shelf grills. All of the original Bose pieces will be included as part of the sale.

Cadillac did not offer factory sunroofs on stainless-steel roofed Biarritz models, so the Astroroof installed on our car is a documented, dealer-installed accessory.

Provided below is a detailed LemonSquad.com report detailing everything that the next caretaker can have fun over the coming winter addressing just in time for the Spring driving season and (hopefully) many uncancelled events to attend with this wonderful car.

You can click on the link below to see a copy of the CarFax for this Eldorado.  As is true with most cars of this vintage and older, the CarFax provides only limited data:

While not perfect, this is a great driver-quality Eldorado that still presents very well and is one of those cars that people will compliment and ask you about every place you drive it.  We’ve provided a good head start, so it won’t take much to get this Eldorado back into “Excellent” condition territory under the capable handles of the right caretaker.

During our year of owning this Eldorado, we’ve uploaded videos of our progress in keeping this car roadworthy.  You can access the playlist here on the GuysWithRides YouTube Channel:

We have one request if you are seriously considering purchasing our Eldorado:  this is a low-mileage survivor that we would prefer selling to someone who will store the car indoors when not in use.  It would be a crime to keep this car stored outdoors!

3 Comments
  1. John

    Where approximately is the eldorado located?

    Reply
  2. Michael Y Han

    Good day your vehicle listed at 5000 sold

    If not where in NJ Is the vehicle stored at

    Mike

    Reply

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