1984 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe – $4,000 RNM
GuysWithRides.com now has this 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the current caretaker.
Bidding opened Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and will run for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 4:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
This Eldorado is the latest edition to our “Reasonable Rides” collection of cars with a reserve price well under $10,000.
This 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe currently resides in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.
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Current Bid: $100
The tenth generation Eldorado debuted in 1979, continuing as a rebadged variant of the Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado. This model was successful in terms of annual production totals compared with the ninth and eleventh generations. The model set an all-time Eldorado sales record in 1984 of 77,806 (coupes and convertibles), accounting for about 26% of all Cadillacs sold.
Independent rear suspension was adopted for the first time, helping retain rear-seat and trunk room in the smaller body. The most notable styling touch was an extreme notchback roofline. The Eldorado “Biarritz” model featured a stainless-steel roof, similar to the 1957–1958 Eldorado Brougham. The Eldorado featured frameless door glass, and rear quarter windows, similar to those from 1967 to 1970, without a thick “B” pillar. The Eldorado and the redesigned 1980 Cadillac Seville shared front-wheel drive platforms. The cars were not true hardtops, as the rear quarter windows were fixed.
From 1982 through 1985, Cadillac offered the Eldorado Touring Coupe, with heavier duty “touring” suspension, aluminum alloy wheels, larger Blackwall white-letter tires, cloisonné hood ornament, body-colored headlamp, and taillamp bezels, wide-ribbed rocker moldings and available only with saddle leather interior and three exterior colors. These Eldorados were marketed as “drivers’ cars” and included reclining front bucket seats with lumbar support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a center console, and a standard digital instrument cluster.
In 1982, Cadillac unveiled the 4.1 L “High Technology” HT-4100. With only 125 horsepower on tap, the performance was modest relative to older generations of the Eldorado. Equipped with this engine, the Eldorado had a top speed of only 106 mph and a 0-60 time of 13.8 seconds. However, the car averaged over 20 miles per gallon. This lightweight engine, used in all full-size 1982 Cadillacs (except limousines), was an in-house design that mated cast-iron heads to an aluminum block. Many HT-4100s were replaced under warranty because the intake manifold gasket was prone to failure due to scrubbing off the bi-metal interface, aluminum oil pump failure, cam bearing displacement, weak aluminum block castings, etc., and bolts pulling the aluminum threads from the block.
The private seller of this 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe confirms this car’s HT4100 developed a knock that will require a rebuild or a swap to a different engine. The Touring Coupe, with its clean metal roofline (i.e., no vinyl landau top) and leather-lined bucket seat interior, is a rare version of this iconic RAD Era Cadillac. Balancing the need for a new engine is the fact this Eldorado received a repaint that is still in very good condition with only three fixable paint bubbles. The seller also notes the undercarriage is rust-free. We are in the process of obtaining more pictures of this car and will post them as soon as available.
Here is a complimentary CarFax® for this 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe, confirming that this example has never been in an accident. To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:
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Beautiful car, rarely seen. I’d buy it in a minute if shipping to California wasn’t prohibitive.