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Coupe with 23,435 miles, Biarritz seats - no reserve

Make: Cadillac
Model: Eldorado
Type: Coupe
Trim: Coupe
Year: 1976
Mileage: 23,435
VIN: 6L47S6Q274782
Color: Blue
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Brentwood, Tennessee, United States

1976 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe Additional Info:

For sale a very nice driver Cadillac Eldorado non-Biarritz Coupe, but with Biarritz seats.

Highly optioned including sun roof, dual power seats (see below) – note with power passenger recliner.

Original seats were cloth and completely torn. Despite the rest of the car being in good condition, the front seats were not. I had purchased a 1977 Blue Biarritz coupe completely rotted out for parts – and those seats are in this car. I actually considered putting these seats in the white / blue convertible for sale, and the seats in the convertible in this car, but … oh well … if I was keeping everything it might be what I did. Fixing the seat; I’ll inform that having fixed another one in my “group”, I can tell you that to get it done and dyed will cost about $1200. Or maybe a gallon of Lexol will do it.

The door panels are completely intact – another indication that the low indicated mileage is right. The undercarriage is clean.

It runs and drives great. Car has all the usual Cadillac power amenities. Older but great condition tires.

Don’t really know why I bought it, just because it was too good not too, I guess, and here it is.

I believe the odometer to be true at 23,435 miles – because the car is just too clean. Ziebarted when new. Look at the pics – judge for yourself. It’s 42 years old and has had a repaint somewhere along the line which needs touching up. Needs rear bumper fillers. Otherwise in overall good condition.

It needs an adjustment to the power antenna (seems they all fail, doesn’t it).

New battery (within last two months), ditto an oil change.

Offered with no reserve at $125 starting price to cover cost of listing.

This is a used vehicle, and is sold as is, where is. I am a private individual selling from my collection which needs whittling down.

I had almost 20 cars, now selling the last few – saved the best for last.

On Sep-16-18 at 07:34:55 PDT, seller added the following information:

Due to previous negative experiences, if you are a new and / or low feedback (below 5) bidder, you must contact me before placing a bid to discuss who you are and why you are interested in my item.

If you fail to do so, your bid will be cancelled, even if you have won, and you will be blocked from any future contact with me or activity with my listings.

On Sep-17-18 at 10:06:28 PDT, seller added the following information:

Someone asked whether you could drive this car 1000 miles ?
Would I drive a 40+ year old car 1000 miles - ahhhhhh - not me - I like flying in first class - car would go by truck.
It drives fine. Needs new tires before I would take it far from house, much less 1,000. I was thinking about putting on new Hankook's - but it sort of depends on the selling price. Right now it's a give-away. It's just economics. Though if someone were to pay me the $350 it would take to put them on, no markup, I'd have it done and ready to go.
How much would it cost to get in "great" condition - I'll tell you that I spent $45K on my 1972 Eldorado, and $100K on the DeVille. So I'm the wrong person to ask. That said, the AC works, the antenna works - but needs some lube and care, the top needs replacing at some point, and I think that's it. Replace the wiper blades.
Oh ... and these engines eat timing chains - so I would have that done sooner than later ... the chain is cheap ($50), the labor to get to it is a pain. I've done it - it's not hard, but all the stuff on the front of the engine needs to come off - it took me about 8 hours total over a week of time. And while you've got it apart, consider replacing the water pump and the thermostat.
Because of it's age - I would replace every piece of rubber hose for coolant, heating, and A/C, and seals like at the differential, etc. Flush the brakes.
So ... I'd put it on a trailer or a truck, drive it locally without worrying I'm miles from anywhere, and slowly fix the above.

On Sep-18-18 at 08:15:32 PDT, seller added the following information:

I am adding this note:

This car is NOT stripped of parts. It is not a rusty bucket. The paint is decent and looks good from ten feet. As each sits it’s an occasional special occasion machine, and is a great candidate for a full restoration. It runs and drives. The condition is between that of #3 and #4 if you were to look at the publication “Old Car Report”.

As a 40+ year old car I would caution you that all the rubber on the car, including the tires (unless specifically stated that they have been replaced), all the hoses – whether water, A/C, or vacuum, and all rubber or rubber like seals will probably need to be replaced. The A/C when charged runs cold in each case. That does not mean I promise you that it will hold a charge – simply that it has for the last two months. The tops on the convertibles work. The power windows work. None of the cruise controls work – my guess is vacuum lines need replacement – but I don’t know for sure.

They all look nice and all will need work.

The value assigned to the convertibles is between $7800 for a #4, to $17,500 for a #3. I would judge each convertible as being a $10,000 value if I were buying it, and is about what I paid for each of them.

The value assigned to the coupes is $3800 (#4) - $8550 (#3) for the 1976 Blue and 1977 White coupes both. I would judge the coupes as being a $5000 value for the blue coupe, and a $9500 value for the white Biarritz, and is about what I paid for them.