This 1978 Eldorado Biarritz not only represents the last of the giant luxury coupes from Cadillac, but presents as an unquestionable 12,000-mile survivor that has been expertly maintained from the day it rolled out of the showroom. Big luxury cars are usually treated like something special by their owners, but this car has received the kind of care usually reserved for cars with an extra zero on their price tag. Cadillac sent the Eldo off in fine fashion in 1978, as in 1979 there would be an all-new smaller personal luxury coupe, and the Biarritz Classic (AKA "Collectors Edition") was the top-of-the-line. Two-tone Arizona Beige and Demitasse Brown manages to be both flashy and elegant at the same time and seems to emphasize the Eldorados truly massive proportions. At nearly 20 feet long and 5000 pounds, this was full-sized American luxury on a scale unseen for 35 years. Hailing from a warm, dry climate, this car still sports its original paint over laser-straight factory sheetmetal, and even the plastic fender extensions are in outstanding shape. The Biarritz was highlighted by custom trim along the beltline and highlighting the dip just behind the doors. A padded opera roof that remains unmarked and supple was another part of the package, as are the gold-plated "Biarritz" badges. Full-scale luxury was the order of the day inside, and with room for six, the big Eldorado is more like a living room on wheels. Two-tone leather seats, including a split bench with power actuators for both driver and passenger, tie it together with the exterior, and the pillow-tufted upholstery adds a layer of comfort and luxury that you have to experience to believe. Instruments, gauges, knobs, and handles all leave no question that this is an immaculate low-mileage original car, with crisp markings on the gauges and beautifully sharp knobs featuring Cadillac wreaths on their faces. Creature comforts abound, from automatic climate control to power windows and locks to cruise control and an AM/FM stereo radio. And feel free to bring everything you can carry on road trips, since the trunk is massive and still carries its original spare tire and jack assembly. Amusingly, the 425 cubic inch V8 under the hood is the "smaller" engine used in the first-generation FWD Eldorados, but its true calling card is effortless torque. With nearly 5000 pounds to move around, it is a silent, obedient servant that starts easily and purrs along with nary a whisper. The engine bay is so clean youll swear it has been restored, but thats just expert maintenance from day one. Cadillac Blue paint is a bright contrast to the somber bodywork, and all the belts, hoses, and other accessories are just as Cadillac made them in 1978. The transmission is a TH425 3-speed automatic, which is basically a TH400 sitting next to the engine and connected to the engine by a massive chain. Four-wheel discs, a quiet single exhaust with catalytic converter, and shockingly clean floors round out the chassis. Special Eldorado-only15-inch wheels wear color-matched hubcaps and 235/75/15 whitewall radials. These big cars are gaining popularity, and if youre looking for an affordable investment-grade Eldo, pick this one up while its still a bargain. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.
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