1985 CADILLAC ELDORADO: LOW, LOW MILES

1985 Cadillac Eldorado

Condition: Used
Make: Cadillac
Model: Eldorado
Type: Coupe
Year: 1985
Mileage: 35,000
VIN: 1G6EL5785FE652228
Color: Commodore Blue
Engine: 4.1 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Description for Cadillac Eldorado 1985

This 1985 Cadillac Eldorado is an original, unrestored survivor in amazing condition.
It has traveled only 35,000 miles since being bought new by Leonard Patterson from
John Bays Cadillac on June 12, 1985. Leonard bought the Eldorado when he retired
as a gift to himself for years of hard work. He only drove the car occasionally and
never in inclement weather. He always diligently maintained it and considered it his
baby. When Leonard passed away, his son Gary inherited the Cadillac. Gary
kept the car for sentimental reasons and drove it infrequently and just enough
to keep it "fresh". I have always liked these cars because they have a classy iconic
look and this one especially so finished in Commodore Blue and accented with the
white Cabriolet top and pin stripes. This is one of the colors used in the
Commemorative Editions. This Eldorado is equipped with most options:
Leather; Dual Power Seats with Power Recliner; Tilt/Tele Wheel; Twilight
Sentinel and Auto Dimmer; Symphony Sound Radio; Power Mirrors; Auto
Dimming Rear View Mirror, Opera Lamps, Etc. All options work except for
the power antenna (which was unplugged in the up position) and the cruise
control. The amber light comes on with the cruise switch but the green
engagement light doesn't come on when the set button is pushed in. Usually
this is caused by dirty contacts from non-use. Other than that, everything
works. The AC blows cold (it was converted to 134) and the power windows
and locks and other accessories all work as they should. The Cadillac drives
tight and tracks straight. It also has a new feel to it. The doors and hood
shut easily and all the switches and knobs feel crisp all of which attest to
it's gentle past. The car is original with the exception of the rear bumper
fillers which were replaced because of cracking. The front fillers are still
original and in good shape. The rest of the car is the way she came except
for normal maintenance items. The exhaust was replaced from the catalytic
converter back due to condensation. The tires are older Michelin X radials
which have no dry rot and are still in great shape.As nice as this Eldorado
is it still has some flaws. The paint is original and being lacquer there is
checking on the top surfaces. It is not the large "crowfeet" checks but the
smaller finer ones that create a somewhat fuzzy reflection. However, as you
can see from the pictures, it still looks very nice. Also, as you would expect
from 33 year old car, there are some minor chips, dings and scratches but
the car presents itself very well and I get compliments on it whenever i take
it out. The interior is beautiful as is the chrome and brightwork. It is a car
that you can be proud of. 1985 was the last year for the "classic style" Eldorados.
They had some refinements and mechanical improvements for this year as well.
Nice examples are becoming harder and harder to find and they are becoming
more collectible and appreciating in value. This is an extremely nice, garaged,
original, low mile, rust free example that would make a nice addition to any
collection while still being something you can take out and enjoy. This Cadillac
has always been cared for and I hope that the new owner will continue that
tradition. I reserve the right to end the auction early if interested local party makes
purchase.