Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth , Texas
Its endlessly appealing form, with a sharp, rectangular grille, long hood and sloping windshield, serves as a reminder that Cadillac equipped its cars with plenty of vintage charm reminiscent of an earlier age well into the mid-'80s. This 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Commemorative Edition is not only a looker of the first order, it's also unusually rare - there were only about 200 of its kind built, so there's bona fide collectability on hand here.
Over the years, Cadillac used its Eldorado nameplate as a sort of proving ground to show what its design team could do in terms of style, and there's an abundance of it on hand here. Eldorados had always been a big part of Cadillac's success over the years and, since '85 marked the last year of the model's eighth generation, its manufacturer marked the occasion by offering the Commemorative Package, whose styling cues are in full effect here. Check out the seriously cool gold tone script emblems on the front grille and deck lid, as well as the gold hood ornament. The Cotillion white paint draped over the exterior has a nice shine to it, and the pinstripes coming by way of this Caddy's special edition status add yet more flair to the mix. Size-wise, the car strikes a nice balance - it's considerably more agile and maneuverable than many of its predecessors and yet still features an appreciable wheelbase which, combined with its lengthy hood, offers an effective callback to those earlier models. It's also got a very road-ready look to it, as its body alignment is very solid, and the glass on all four sides of the cabin is nice and clear.
Climb inside and you'll see some of those special-edition dividends on display here, too. The interior styling is stellar, with two-tone snow white and navy seating in both front and back that are in fine form and very comfortable. The front buckets straddle a center console that reflects the same condition while offering some welcome interior storage space and the door panels to each side have plenty of style of their own, with their navy accents surrounding woodgrain inserts. The functionality on this Cadillac is strong - its steering column both tilts and telescopes to get the wheel into just the perfect position, the air conditioning blows nice and cold, the power seats and door locks work as intended and as you lower yourself into the driver's seat, you'll find a fully operable sunroof above you. As you'd rightfully expect from a car of its stature, there's plenty of room in the trunk and inside you'll find an Infinity subwoofer that teams with upgraded speakers to extract maximum sound from the factory AM/FM/cassette stereo.
This sharp looking classic is powered by a fuel-injected 4.1 liter V8 that starts right up and runs strong as it sits in an engine compartment that looks to have received plenty of care over the years to maintain its clean appearance, judging by the fresh-looking hoses and orderly-routed wires inside. Just behind the powerplant sits a 4 speed automatic transmission with an overdrive gear on hand to offer gas sparing low RPMs at highway speeds. Power disc brakes at all four corners provide dependable, fade-resistant stops, while smooth power steering makes this Caddy an easy navigator as it cruises on its set of 15" special edition Cadillac wheels that carry Hankook Optimo tires.
Put a great example of '80s automotive style in your garage in the form of this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Commemorative Edition. Call today!
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