When you know Caddys, you know to look for Biarritz, so to find a survivor-grade 1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz is an appealing collector coupe. When this low mileage and loaded car is also one of the most affordable classics on our site, it becomes an irresistible buy.
The Biarritz is pure elegance. That stainless steel roof panel is an amazing tribute to the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, and it tells you just how much of a personal luxury vehicle this top-of-the-line coupe really is. This one is a true survivor, right down to the factory Hatteras Blue Metallic paint. While the paint is not perfect after nearly 35 years, it still as the right metallic pop when the sunlight hits it. Plus, the blue vinyl coordinates so well with the paint that this Biarritz full appearance is downright European. Then again, this Caddy also takes full advantage of classic American style. These coupes have just the right amount of chrome that cascades down the waterfall grille, and then naturally flows to the front bumpers, spreads to the lower valances, and pools on the rear bumper. This one also still has all its great original Cadillac styling cues, from the clear lenses in front, to the wire wheels with Caddy’s crest logo.
The interior demonstrates what personal luxury is all about. The plush blue leather seating is intact and rivals the best living rooms for comfort. Everybody has their own individual space separated by an armrest, and the front wheel drive layout means a flat floor, where each person has limo-worthy legroom. Everything you'd expect from Cadillac's flagship model comes in this coupe, including power windows, power locks, power seats, cruise control, tilt wheel, provisions for air conditioning, and a trip computer. Even the original AM/FM/cassette premium sound system is intact. There are so many adapters out there for modern music players that we think it would be a shame to spoil this unique atmosphere by replacing this very original radio. There’s even a driver information center, which was quite cutting edge because the computer was constantly in contact with Cadillac’s “High Technology” engine.
Cadillac's 4.1-liter V8 was cutting edge for its time. It utilized lightweight aluminum construction and fuel injection to give it the kind of brisk acceleration that keeps this coupe worthy of its Eldorado heritage. And on a survivor that’s so factory-correct thus far, you’ll be happy to see the numbers-matching V8 under the hood that keeps its originality right down to the factory decals. Plus, with signs of good maintenance and averaging less than 1,750 miles annually, this Caddy has been kept in good running condition. The three-speed automatic transmission is great for smoothness and reliability. The feeling on the road is that incomparable Cadillac cloud, thanks to a fully-independent suspension with air shocks out back. Four-wheel disc brakes were also standard equipment on the Eldorado, so this cushy coupe also has some sharp moves on the road.
These Eldorados are becoming sought-after as they cross the threshold into true classic car territory. So to find a survivor-grade coupe with big V8 power, a stellar interior, and ultimate Biarritz packaging makes it the top affordable collector’s Caddy. Call today!!