1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Sympathetic Restoration, Rare Bucket Seats, Air Cond., Tour or Show

$43,800

Harry's Thoughts

I love '60's Cadillacs! It is apparent to me that the 1960's Cadillac Eldorado's will be skyrocketing in value over the next five years. They are iconic, stylish, simple, reliable, powerful and comfortable. These attributes are exactly what todays collectors are looking for.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a striking 1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible that has been sympathetically restored as needed to be a terrific touring car as well as for exhibiting at local shows.  It has been refinished correctly to its original configuration as it was built on the 5th week of January, 1964.  It is very well optioned with the incredibly rare bucket seat option with the center console.

The Eldorado was part of the Fleetwood Series 63 and is the top-of-the-line for convertibles.  Generally, for every ten DeVille convertibles made, only one Eldorado was sold.  Only 1,870 Eldorado’s were made in 1964.  This makes them very rare and, we believe, are the model to collect, retain and enjoy.  This example was part of a very large collection for the past eight years.

The Eldorado’s livery is beautifully refinished in its original Firemist Saddle Metallic (Paint Code 97-1) and features its correct White vinyl convertible top (Top Code 1).  The paint has been professionally polished and is mirror finished and is without orange peel. The paint and body preparation was very well done.  It is a base coat, clear coat application that has deep brilliance.  There is a very small area the size of a pencil eraser on the drivers front fender where is a small blemish, which is barely visible.

The chrome and stainless steel are in good to very good condition.  The bumpers appear to have been rechromed and are very nice.  The original trim is in overall good condition, with normal scratches and blemishes from age and use.  The door handles have very minor pitting as seen in the photo gallery.  The white convertible top is in excellent condition and works very well.  The rear window is clear and in excellent condition.  There are two top boots: one that is older and original and a newer top boot that needs to be properly fitted to the snaps.  Overall, the Eldorado looks terrific and would be at home at local and regional car shows.

The interior has also been largely restored to its original white (Trim Code 10), but was finished in a high quality soft vinyl instead of leather.  The highlight is the very rare option of white bucket seats with the sporty center console trimmed in wood.  We would guess that only about 10% of the Eldorados have this option, making this one of the most desirable configurations for an open Cadillac.   The white vinyl is overall in very nice condition and is soft and supple with all of the attributes of leather.  The hand-rubbed African Baku wood paneling is everywhere throughout the interior, and is in excellent original condition.   The dash pad has been refinished and looks great.  The two-tone steering wheel is original and has a couple of small cracks as shown in the photo gallery.  This Eldorado also features the factory optional seat belts.

The power windows and power convertible top all work well.  The optional Soft Ray glass is in very good condition as well.  The air conditioning has been serviced and we are working on the controllers to ensure its operation.  We will update the status in the coming days.

The engine compartment is very well detailed.  The venerable 429 CID V8 produces 340 HP and performs very well.  The Turbo Hydromatic also performs as it should.  We believe the mileage is correct at 86,000 based on all the evidence, our inspection and test-drives.  This Eldorado has a beautiful and tight drive with its 129.5″ wheelbase.  Please refer to our 158-point inspection for details.  Included in the sale is the owners manual and original sales brochure.  The undercarriage is free of rot and is in very good condition, but has never been detailed.

For more information, please text, call or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The Eldorado is located at our Phoenix showroom and we are pleased to help arrange transport worldwide.

1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

$43,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
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41cadman
April 15, 2021

Should the Bucket seats be powered ? I don’t see a switch in the drivers door panel, are they manually operated ?

Classic Promenade
April 3, 2021

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cutlass
April 3, 2021

Lovely car

 
1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

$43,800

VIN 64E072221
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 86,000
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR White Vinyl
EXT COLOR Firemist Saddle Metallic
YEAR 1964
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 2132

Cadillac Eldorado

Interesting Fact: The Cadillac Eldorado had twelve generations spanning five decades and was consistently at the top of the Cadillac line. Production on the vehicle occurred from 1952 to 2002 but carried the Cadillac Fleetwood designation from 1965 to 1972. With the first generation, the Cadillac Eldorado features a two-door convertible body style that uses…
Interesting Fact: The Cadillac Eldorado had twelve generations spanning five decades and was consistently at the top of the Cadillac line. Production on the vehicle occurred from 1952 to 2002 but carried the Cadillac Fleetwood designation from 1965 to 1972. With the first generation, the Cadillac Eldorado features a two-door convertible body style that uses a 5.4-liter V8 engine with a four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. This vehicle originally went for sale at an expensive $7,750 which was equivalent to $75,000 today. Perhaps due to this price tag, or the power under the hood, the Eldorado only made up .5% of Cadillac’s sales in 1953. The design of the Eldorado changed greatly by the 12th generation, and the convertible style was dropped for a simple hard top. In the end, the vehicle was succeeded by the Cadillac CTS Coupe, but the Cadillac Eldorado still stands as a classic car with an extensive history over the many years of its existence!

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