For Sale: 1985 Cadillac Eldorado in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1985 Cadillac Eldorado Commemorative Edition

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. Late in the 1985 model year, an optional "Commemorative Edition" package was announced, in honor of the last year of production for this version of the Eldorado. Exclusive features included gold-tone script and tail-lamp emblems, specific sail panel badges, gold-background wheel center caps, and a Commemorative Edition badge on the steering wheel horn pad. Leather upholstery (available in dark blue or white, or a two-tone with dark blue and white) was included in the package, along with a dark blue dashboard and carpeting. Exterior colors were cotillion white or commodore blue.

Offered for consignment is one of the rarest and sought-after Cadillac's of the 1980's. This 41,552 original mile 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Commemorative Edition is 1 of less than 200 made at the end of 1985. Cadillac Dealers offered Eldorado's with special package offers to a few select dealerships to commemorate the very last year of the 2-door Eldorado. In fact, these cars did not even make it into the sales literature since the literature had already been printed at the beginning of the year. This Eldorado is even considerably rarer than the 1985 Biarritz Convertible, 200 versus 2300. To make this particular Commemorative Edition Eldorado even more rare is the color. Our consignor believes this to be the only two-tone Blue and White Eldorado in existence. The colors available were Cotillion White or Commodore Blue. Approximately 80 were painted Commodore Blue and 120 were Cotillion White. This car is 1 of the Commodore Blue models. After being delivered from the factory to Faulkner Cadillac Inc. located in Trevose, PA. the dealer gave even more options to customers. The base Eldorado sticker was around $21,958.00 whereas this Eldorado had a sticker price of $26,877.00, not included on invoice are the 2 toned paint, leather roof, trunk package, gold grille and spoked rims. Talk about one seriously rare Caddy!

Exterior
This meticulously cared for one owner garage kept car displays a beautiful exterior, showing some minor faults, but overall, very straight and good gaps. The Commemorative Edition features special badging, a heavily padded blue top, a dealership added gold eggcrate grille behind the chrome corral, a faux wire wheel spare on top of the trunk lid, and wire spoke wheel covers. Also, a dealer applied custom paint scheme was added to the car, Cotillion White for the upper flat surfaces and below the belt line the factory applied Commodore Blue. Separating this wonderful two-tone scheme is a tri-colored pinstripe in dark blue, gold and light blue. Highlighting the wheel wells are thin chrome moldings and covering the rockers and lower body panels is a near flawless stainless wide strip. The chrome and brite work are in very good corrosion free condition, and they couple nicely with Cadillac chrome spoked wheel covers wrapped in nearly new rubber to add to the overall "bling" and class of the vehicle. A shout out to the trunk with its deep pile carpeting, spare tire and Cadillac crest protective mat. A new electric trunk pull down has recently been installed so closing will always be trouble free.

Interior
Swinging open the heavy but well balanced doors, (think bank vault quality), we are met with a mix of blue leather, wood applique and white leather all vying for space on the long luxurious doors. These hues are wonderfully accentuated by the abundance of chrome for the power seat toggles, power window, power lock, door actuators and mirror joystick. The interior features heavily padded leather seating in a wonderful blue and white finish. Cadillac embossed logos show at the top of each seat, given we see a split front bench and a spacious back bench. All seating shows very slight wear for the age. The dash and a mix of digital and analog instrumentation are original, and no chips or cracks are evident on the plentiful veneered dash. The matching blue steering wheel is in good condition and is not only tiltable but also telescopic. Dead center in the dash is the digital climate control and just below is the factory AM/FM/Cassette Stereo. The headliner is free of any blemishes, and in good condition with no fading or tears. The deep pile plush blue carpeting throughout, is generally clean and is begging for me to remove my loafers and sample the softness with my bare tootsies.

Drivetrain
Under the long steel hood is a 4100HT 4.1 Liter V8 powered by digital fuel injection which spins a TH325-4L 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, that offers accelerating power as well as maintaining fuel efficiency on long trips. Turning the front tires is a 3.15 geared axle. The engine bay is near showroom condition with a multitude of supple hoses, wiring and ducting. A new alternator is noted along with information from our consignor stating that the water pump was replaced along with the timing cover, intake and valve cover gaskets. Also, the air conditioning system was retrofitted to R-134A

Undercarriage
An underside view shows a mix of black paint, factory undercoating, slight patina and surface rust on untreated components, all of which created a strong solid environment ready to last for years to come. Independent torsion bar suspension is on in the front and for the rear we note an independent coil spring arrangement with a factory rear sway bar. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners and we see a single exhaust system with a stock style muffler and resonator, however the resonator does have rust through and will need to be replaced.

Drive-Ability
I just can't get enough of these heavily padded leather seats. There is something warm and fuzzy about perfectly aged and soft broken in leather, it is durable, caressing...but...I digress, and this car started right up, ran flawlessly, and is a wonderful comfortable cruiser with a kick, add in all the power accessories and you're in luxury heaven.

The final year for the truly collectible Eldorado's before downsizing became the norm. Add in the sheer collectability of a low production edition with low miles and complete with the original window sticker, tons of recent maintenance all from a careful and caring owner. A luxury classic that runs well, looks great, and has room for bringing around some extra friends. I can imagine a night at the club, laughing at each other's success stories, and then riding home in pure comfort...mmmmmmmm delicious!

VIN DECODE
1G6EL5781FE657605
1-USA
G-General Motors
6-Cadillac
A-Manual Belts
L-Eldorado
57-2 Door Coupe
8-4100HT V8 DFI
1-Check Digit
F-1985
E-Linden, NJ Assy Plant
657605-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1985 Cadillac Eldorado
  • Listing ID: CC-1600235
  • Price: $31,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Eldorado
  • Exterior Color:Commodore Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:41500
  • Stock Number:3959
  • VIN:1G6EL5781FE657605
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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