1982 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ 2 DOOR COUPE
Whitewall Tires + Stainless Steel Sun Roof
Wheelbase 114 inches
Curb Weight 3,667 lbs.
Cadillac had its 80th anniversary in 1982.
On the 1982 Cadillac there was $6,922 spent on necessary maintenance repairs done at Stetson Chevrolet in Hinton, Alberta.
Major expense was replacing the right side head on the engine and the related work required. The fuel system, under hood and area, cooling, electrical, exhaust, transmission, differential, brakes, suspension are in stock condition.
There was paint work done in the past at an unconfirmed date.
The rubber weather stripping is in good condition.
Cadillac is in stock condition 1 owner car.
Vehicle has been in extended periods of storage.
While front-end appearance was similar to Deville Fleetwood, the personal-luxury Eldorado coupes were most noted for their side profile. That meant a somewhat stubby deck lid portion, upright rectangular quarter window, and body side molding that turned upward in a square comer just behind that quarter window. This year's vertical- style grille contained three narrow horizontal bars. Bumpers held new black rub strips with white centers, while revised tail lamp displayed Cadillac's crest insignia. Eldo's full cabriolet roof option, appearing during the model year, offered the look (almost) of a convertible top.
Base powerplant was the new HT-4100 DFI V-8 with overdrive automatic transmission. Buick's V- 6 was also available. Eldo's continued with four-wheel independent suspension and four- wheel disc brakes. Dual Comfort 45/50 seats held tl1fee people, with six- way power adjustment for the driver. Leather cloth upholstery with Dundee cloth inserts came in five colors: leather in eight trim colors. An optional Touring suspension (introduced the year before) included P225/70RI5 steel- belted radial tires, large-diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, altered power steering that gave more feedback, stiffer front torsion bar and rear spring rates, and increased shock absorber valving.
Cadillac's 4.1-liter V8 utilized lightweight aluminum construction and fuel injection to give it the kind of brisk acceleration that keeps this coupe worthy of its Eldorado heritage. There are the right signs of good maintenance, and the way this one fires up and runs reaffirms it. These cars are designed for all-day comfort even on the highway, and so the motor is mated to a four- speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It really delivers on the comfortable ride we all expect from a grand touring Cadillac. But because this also has a fully independent suspension and four-wheel power disc brakes, this comfortable coupe is also capable of some sharper moves on the road.
Eldorado's new Touring Coupe special-edition came with the Touring suspension but added extra-wide blackwall tires on aluminum alloy wheels with exposed cl1fome lug nuts, reclining front bucket seats, a front console, cloisonne hood ornament, leather- wrapped steering wheel, plus red-over-black accent striping on a Sterling Silver
Metallic finish. Headlamp and tail lamp bezels were body-colored. Wide ribbed rocker moldings. moldings were gray; wipers and window/windshield moldings black. Upholstery was gray leather, and a hood badge replaced the usual stand-up ornament
A Sable Black Touring Coupe arrived in mid- year, similar but wearing blacked-out reveal moldings and headlamp/taillamp bezels, black bumper rub strips, and aluminum wheels with center hubs.
Eldorado Biarritz carried a brushed stainless steel roof cap, wire wheel covers, opera lamps, and 'Biarritz' script on the sail panels. Interiors used genuine leather in seating areas, in five colors, plus a leather-trimmed steering wheel, Tampico carpeting, and rear quarter reading lamps.
Noted for handsome, dignified styling. Size nicely balances the image and practicality. Pleasant luxury drivers. Parts and service is not limited.