1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ConvertibleMultiple Award Winner, Beautifully Restored for Show or Tour!
This gorgeous 1964 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible has won numerous awards including several first-place trophies and a second place at the Cadillac Grand Nationals in 2017. And this is after being driven to each and every event, covering 22,000 miles in the past 18 years of ownership. This Cadillac achieved Emeritus status with the Cadillac LaSalle Club due to her five (5) consecutive first place wins. This Eldorado comes with a trove of trophies and placards from various concours events. This is one of the 1,870 Eldorado’s made in 1964, making it a rare find.
This Eldorado was sold new in Pennsylvania and registered on May 17, 1964. From 1979 through 1999, this Eldorado was enjoyed by Ted Walters. Mr. Walters was a long-time board member of the Cadillac LaSalle Club. The Eldorado was then acquired by Mr. Albert Cowles from King of Prussia, PA. During Albert’s 15 years of ownership, they steadily improved the car and showed it, amassing many first place wins all the while accumulating 22,000 miles driving her and loving her. The last caretakers have owned the Eldorado for about three (3) years and were very diligent about preserving her condition. They drove her very little and she has been garaged during her time with them.
The Eldorado’s livery has received a bare metal respray in 2017 in the original Firemist Aquamarine (Paint Code 94-2), finished with four coats of clear coat. And taking an Eldorado down to bare metal is no easy (nor inexpensive) task! The paint is gorgeous, and it has been blocked and sanded beautifully to provide an extremely deep luster and has few imperfections. The chrome and stainless all are original and are in good to very good condition, with some light pitting on the interior fixtures. There is one small dent on the rear bumper. Cadillac had excellent quality chrome from the factory and this example has held up astonishingly well. The white vinyl power convertible top works smoothly and well. There are two very slight spots on the top, but is in overall excellent condition. The aquamarine convertible top boot fits very well and really finishes the look.
The interior was redone in the correct Aquamarine (Trim Code 16) leather in 2007 and is in excellent condition today. The paint and the leather go together beautifully. Most Eldorado’s don’t get restored with leather because of the expense, and this has been done beautifully- thus the numerous concours wins. The white convertible top was replaced along with the interior in 2004. The top is a clean, fresh white that complements the streamlined ocean-like feel that the car presents. We love the wood accents in the Eldorado. The wood veneers in this example are in nice condition. Some of the veneer has the original finish while others have been refinished. The aquamarine carpet is thick and beautiful. The dashboard is like new with no cracks or blemishes. The steering wheel is in great condition with some minor wear, but no physical breaks or chips.
Mechanically, this Eldorado drives wonderfully. The transmission received a new turbo and flexplate in 2018 and the venerable 429 cu in V8 engine was rebuilt in about 1980. With 340 hp, these Cadillac’s perform very well. The brake master cylinder and power brake unit were replaced in 2018 as well. The air conditioning has been gone through but was disconnected when the brake work was completed. There was a new compressor and dryer installed. The engine compartment is well detailed and the chassis has been cleaned, painted and looks great.
We have ordered a new set of five Coker Classic wide white walled radials to replace the existing set. The white wall tires complement the fresh, white top and beautiful aquamarine color.
Overall, this Cadillac Eldorado is a well-rounded, beautiful classic that is equally at home on the show field or on the weekend cruising! The trunk is well finished and is complete with the jack, wheel wrench and spare tire. This Eldorado comes complete with a case of trophies and other items.
The NADA retail value is $72,975 and the Hagerty No. 2 Value is $68,700. The 1960’s Eldorado’s are some of the fastest appreciating American convertibles and for good reason. They are mechanically reliable, fun and easy to drive and enjoy and are truly iconic. The 1964 Eldorado’s are the very last of the fins.
For more information and details, please call, text or email Carey Nelson at +1.480.772.8251 or email@example.com. The Eldorado is proudly displayed in our Phoenix showroom.
1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
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