For Sale: 1997 Cadillac Eldorado in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Eldo' convertibles have always been something special, and this stunning 1997 Cadillac Eldorado example is one of the most highly sought of them all. With only a handful built by Coach Builders Limited, it's a modern luxury convertible with all the expected features, plus that thundering Northstar V8 under the hood. Black-on-black-on-black, name a better automotive color combo, we'll wait.

If you're going to cause a stir, you may as well do it in a brilliant black ragtop. It seems wrong to call this a ragtop, simply because it's so beautifully finished. From the factory, it's like Cadillac had something to prove, so these cars were typically extremely well made and you can certainly tell the difference in the paint. For your $45,000 or so 1997 dollars, you got a spectacular, deep, rich black finish, and the repaint on this one is certainly slick enough that people will ask you about it at stop lights, as it seems to appeal to everyone in a very big way. Then there's the rakish look of the drop-top Eldorado which completely cures the coupe's awkward window treatment and garden-variety fastback roofline. And honestly, there are so few of these around that EVERYONE is going to want to know more about it. Fortunately, this outstanding example is a textbook lesson on how to take care of a car. It's certainly not perfect, but with only 87,420 actual miles on the clock, this well-preserved, high-end driver is one of the finer examples of modern Cadillac classics you'll ever come across.

Deeply luxurious black leather seats are every bit as comfortable as they are inviting. Your first temptation is to just run your fingers over those supple hides, and you won't be disappointed. They're also nicely well preserved with no signs of long days baking in the sun. Sure, there are a few comfort marks on the driver's seat and maybe a rub mark or two on the door panels, but the leather remains soft and extremely inviting. Every feature Cadillac could imagine in 1997 is included, with power assists for all the usual pieces. The convertible conversion is OEM quality in every way, offering true 1-touch convenience and remarkable engineering that stows the heavily insulated top (complete with heated glass rear window!) under a hard tonneau, unlike just about every other aftermarket convertible ever made. Better still, there's a full-width back seat and a trunk that is still usable as a trunk for long weekends. The structure is rock-solid, the black canvas top is new and the actual top mechanism works flawlessly, and yes, the 87K miles shown are authentic.

Cadillac's renaissance was driven by horsepower, specifically the remarkable 32-valve Northstar V8. Cranking out a very robust 300 horsepower, this luxury convertible has moves that will surprise the guy in the Mustang GT next to you, but is happy to burble away on long highway slogs with nary a whisper. The 4-speed automatic gearbox snaps off rifle-quick shifts when you've got your foot in it, but is seamless when you're going gentle. It has been properly serviced throughout the years, so there are no worries about its mechanical condition, and by 1997, the engine was all but perfected, delivering impressive reliability and economy. The suspension is all-independent, 4-wheel disc brakes offer powerful stopping, and those flashy chrome wheels wearing 225/60/16 blackwalls look right on the shiny Eldo.

Fully documented with maintenance records manuals, this is a sure-bet future collectable that remains a blast to drive. And with only 197 claimed to have been built by Coach Builders Limited, it's a rare bird indeed. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1997 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Listing ID: CC-1589799
  • Price: $19,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1997
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Eldorado
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:87420
  • Stock Number:5478-DFW
  • VIN:1G6ET1296VU604525

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