1976 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible "Every option / 1,709 actual miles"
Price: - Item location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Eldorado
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 1,709
- VIN: 6L67S6Q199606
- Color: Brentwood Brown
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Buckskin
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Cadillac EldoradoThe last of the truly great Cadillac Convertibles
Exterior: Factory color code 67 "Brentwood Brown" (Looks like a beautiful light Copper in the sunlight)
Convertible Top: Tan
Convertible Top Boot:Buckskin
Serial Number: 6L67S6Q199606
Engine: Original Cadillac 500cid Fuel-injected V-8
Mileage: 1709 (Note-The owner drove the car from his home in South Miami to Butterfly WorldPark in Pompano Beach. Therefore this car will have an additional 25-30 miles when back inhis garage.
This car was delivered new by a Cadillac dealer in Pompano Beach on August 6th, 1976to it's 1st owner .
The original Florida paper temp tag will accompany the sale along with all the Cadillac manuals..
In a full page ad on February 28th, 1976, in the Wall Street Journal, Cadillac announced they were discontinuing productionon the Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. They further announced they were building 200 additional cars to bedesignated as the Bicentennial Model and they all would be White with white leather and a white top with red,white and blue pin striping.
The 1976 convertibles were considered instant collector's items, and speculators soon drove prices sky high. Once factory production ended and dealer supply was depleted, prices jumped to two or three times the manufacturer's suggested retail price.
This is one of those special cars!
Please call us at 954-873-6495 with ANY questions, wish to make an offeror if you have a car you wish to trade.
The present owner purchased this car about 6 months ago with 473 miles and paid $32,500(fully documented) He sent the car whenit arrived to his mechanic and at his suggestion, he drained the fuel tank and had it pressure cleaned internallyand replaced all of the fuel injectors and fresh hi-test gas. He also went through the brake system and installed a new master cylinder,rotors and whatever else that was necessary to make the brakes work correctly. When cars sit for long periods withoutbeing driven, certain maintenance should be done to stop problems before they happen. This work, along with the
shipping charges was an additional $4,000 which bring his investment in this car to$36,500.
Unfortunately my pal Richard has to sell this car at a loss but it will be with a clear conscience
This car, as did most Eldorado Convertibles, came with Uniroyal Tires. (see warranty book) About 1400 miles ago,the original tires were replaced with a set of modern Steel belted radials. Although they had 100% of the tread, tireswhen the age become dry and it's not safe to drive around on 41/42 year old tires.
So why would anyone want to sell a car like this after just 6 months and having driven it a total of _______miles?
The answer is simple...because the selling dealer lied about the car's condition and was careful when takingphotos not to show the problems with the car. I will go into that in detail later in the auction description
I am selling this car for my long time friend and this time everything will be revealedboth in our descriptionand in our photos. This will be a PRIVATE Sale as Richard, the owner is not a dealer. He has the free & clear titleon this car and should you wish to see the actual title, we can arrange to have it sentvia E-mail but we require a phone call to request a copy. (954) 873-6495
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What works on this car? I checked every switch and option on this car and the ONLY thing I found notworking was the clock.
Power door locks: All workPower seats, both sides: All workPower windows: All workPower top: Works correctly in both directionsTwilight sentinel: WorksAuto-headlamp dimmer: WorksCruise control: WorksAM/FM Stereo Radio & 8 track tape player:AM & FM work. (I did not have an 8 track tape to test it.Power antenna: Works in both directionAir-Conditioning Climate control: AC works correctly and is coldFan speeds:WorkDefroster: WorksHeater: WorksRemote trunk release inside glove box: Works correctlyPower pull-down trunk closure: Works correctlyHorn (trumpet) WorksWipers: WorkDash lights: All workInterior courtesy lights: All workCigarette lighter (s) WorkParking lights: WorkLow Beams: WorkHigh Beams: workBack up lights: WorkBrake Lights: WorkTurn signal indicator lights: All work (front & rear)Tail lights: workLicense plate light: WorksGlove box light: WorkTilt /Telescopic steering wheel: Works correctlyOutside Left & Right remote control mirrors: Work correctly
Here is a list of most of the optional equipment on this car.I may have overlooked some minor accessories but this covers the important ones.
KF3 AC Electronic Fuel Injection ($647)
N37 Q Tilt and Telescope Steering Wheel ($102)
AU4 AW Automatic Door Locks* ($100)
K30 C Cruise Control ($104)
C49 N Rear Window Defogger (Grid-typeâ€”$77)
CO4 K Controlled Cycle Windshield Wipers ($28)
T80 U Guide-Matic Automatic Headlamp Dimmer ($54)
T82 J Twilight Sentinel ($47)
D64 G Lighted Vanity Mirror ($44)
C97 Z Illuminated Entry System ($52)
A90 T Remote Control Trunk Lock and Electric Pull-Down ($68)
DF3 E Remote Control Right Mirror and Left outside mirror ($30)
UM2 1 AM/FM Stereo Radio with Tape Player and Power Antenna ($93)
AV7 W Dual Comfort 50/50 Divided Front Seat ($185)
AG2 V Passenger's Six-Way Power Seat Adjuster ($131)
A79 A3 Recliner Seat, Driver's Side Manual Adjustment* (50/50 Dual Comfort Seat requiredâ€”$65)
A81 A4 Recliner Seat, Passenger's Side Power Adjustment* (includes Six-Way Power Adjusterâ€”$221)
A85 AL Front Shoulder Belts (Convertibleâ€”$36)
UB8 AG Trumpet Horn ($19)
Y27 F Carpeted One-Piece Front and Rear Floor Mats ($47)
B36 I Trunk Mat ($10)
Condition: Positives we found1.The body looks very straight and the doors, hood and trunk have a factory fit.2.The paint looks fabulous....hard to believe it's 42 years old. I couldn't find anyover spray or grinding marks so if this car was ever painted, it was a professional beautiful job.3.The car starts up on the first time...every time and no need to pump the gas pedal...thiscar has Fuel Injection.4.The top goes up and down quickly and when the top is up, all the windows fit nicelyagainst the top...it's original, not faded and no tears, rips or loose threads. Has correct rear glass window.5. In driving the car on the Florida Turnpike today at 75mph the car performed like a truelow mileage original car should run. No vibrations, rattles or strange noises. The steering istight and the brakes are excellent. When applied hard the car stops straight with no pulling to either side.6. I had the AC on full blast (it's cold) and also drove the car in heavy traffic with nooverheating issues. The radiators used in these cars is massive.7.The exhaust system is very quiet....when idling at a red light, it's hard to hear the enginerunning.8. All of the plastic fillers (front & rear) appear to be new. As you know, Cadillac had aproblem with the plastic in these fillers and they all began to deteriorate after 8-10 years.These replacements are made from a different type of material and should last a long timeThe paint on the fillers is a good match to the rest of the car.9.The car shifts effortlessly with silky smooth gear shifting...which one would expect witha 1700 mile car.10. Charging system: Works correctly with no issues11. Tires: Excellent (as new)12. New spare and all original factory jack,etc in the trunk
When Richard bought this car it was represented on the phone as being in perfect conditionand that is simply not true
What does this car need?
The convertible boot is original but has shrunk from age. It is VERY hard to put on the car
and should be replaced. A replacement Cadillac boot is available. ($225-$250)
There is a very small plaque that should be on the trunk that says "Fuel Injection"We have found one on Ebay and ordered it and it will be installed on the car whendelivered to the new owner in person or shipped on an enclosed carrier.
There is a small imperfection (smaller than a dime) located in the top center of thetrunk.
The rear bumper shows some light pitting which is too small to show up in the photos.
The Interior: Someone during the life of this car was driving with the top down andleft the car parked in the bright Florida Summer Sun. A sudden shower must haverained on the front and back seats and then the hot Florida Sun dried up the wateron the seats. It also could have been parked to sprinklers which came on...we don't knowwhere or when this happened but it's important that we disclose this.The result are what we refer to as sun spots on the seats and theydon't appear right away and can take several years to be apparent. If you own a1971-1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, never leave it parked with the top downespecially on a hot day! If you get caught in a rainstorm, put up the top and throughlydry the interior and always use a top leather cream condition.
What can be done to improve the looks of the interior? The seats are not cut, ripped,or torn...the problem is discoloration. As we know, cows to not come in red, black,white or tan.....all leather that is used in these cars are dyed. It is not a paint,but a very special type of dye that won't come off with water. I know the owner of acompany that specializes in interiors, tops, ect. and has been in the same SouthFlorida location for more the 40 years. It a family run business and their workis top notch. He can remove the seats from the car and in a several step processdye the seats to the original Buckskin color. The door panels look excellent and sodoes the dash.
So why not just have this done now and show the car after the work has all been done?
Answer: Neither our company nor the owner have any desire to deceive anyone. We willleave the decision on the interior to the new lucky owner. If he or she want this done,we will send the car to Delray Beach on a flatbed to Dean's shop....the process takes3-5 days.....if the new owner wishes to have this done himself, we will adjust the finalprice.
This car is selling at no reserve. If you would like to call and make an offer to endthe auction early, please call us at (954) 873-6495. We are marketing and advertisingthis car in several places and we reserve the right to end this auction early.
We welcome your inspection or that of a professional inspector that you hire.Cars must be inspected while the auction is still running...and that is why weonly run 10 day auctions...to give perspective buyers the time to check out the car.
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The car is for sale locally in South Florida & in other media. We reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction.
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The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. The car is garage kept in South Miami, FloridaInspection must be done prior to the auction ending...NOT AFTER the auction is over.
Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).
Shipping: If you need help shipping this car in the U.S. or anywhere else in this world, I will be happy to put you in direct contact with Mary Olson who has been our sole shipping person for not only us, but for several of my friends who own car museums. She is honest, reliable, dependable and gives great personal service. She has arranged shipping for myself and several of my friends of more than 3000 cars over the past 16 years.
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Moscow....and the hobby keeps growing & expanding all the time.Collector car insurance is dirt cheap...about $250-$300Because of the value, this car will be more expensive to insure.They usually require a garage and not more than 2500-3000miles a year put on the car.I recommend you only buy a car like this if you have a garage to keep it in.
We couldn't find anything not working correctly other than the clock.
I truly believe there is NO such thing as a "PERFECT" old car or even a late model car that has been driven, WE ARE NOT making such a claimIt is a low mileage car that is 42 years old.
We are urging you toPLEASEcome and inspect the car in person, drive it or to hire an expert inspector to do this for you. AGAIN....Please do not ask us to recommend anyone....we want you to select & hire your own inspector.
This car is owned free and clear by a good friend. Therefore it will be a private sale,not a dealer sale. Payment will
be made directly to the owner and we will give you all his contact info.
As with all of our fine cars...we invite you and urge your personal inspection. If you see it....and drive it...you will buy it!
SHIPPING: Many of my friends and fellow collectors have shipped literally 1000's of cars over the past many years...all with a great gal named Mary Olson who owns Crossroads Transport...I will be happy to give you her e-mail & telephone & connect you up on a DIRECT basis with Mary and she can handle any shipping needs...this car should be shipped ENCLOSED!
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AS IS - NO WARRANTYThis vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.There is no such thing as a "PERFECT" car...especially when dealing with vintage cars that are 25,35 and even 50 years old.Arranging for an independent third-party inspection is a great way to validate a seller's claims about a vehicle's condition. There are many companies and individuals who offer such a service. Of course your personal inspection and scrutiny are suggested and most welcomed.The seller has made a diligent effort to accurately describe this vehicle but does not expressly or implicitly guarantee the accuracy of the above description.Bidders and prospective purchasers are urged and cautioned to conduct their own due diligence, including a physical inspection in person or through a qualified third party inspector or appraiser, before contemplating a purchase or making a bid on this vehicle.In fact, we would welcome and encourage such an inspection, and will make every effort to make the above described vehicle available at a time convenient to the perspective purchaser or their agentsWe charge NO fees of any type. NONE!We will help arrange to have your vehicle picked up on a bonded, licensed and insured carrier.There are no dealer fees or other charges and you are responsible to pay all sales taxes in your home state .Required payment is 20%within 72 hoursand the balance in fullwithin 7 daysthereafter.If you buy a car from us and are not happy with something that is major in nature, please call us and let us know. If we feel it's our fault, we are only too happy to discuss making a possible adjustment on the final agreed price.