1962 Eldorado Biarritz Convertible A/C and bucket seats documented original

Price: - Item location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Eldorado
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Biarritz
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 3,292
  • VIN: 62E084848
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 390 Cubic Inch
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats, Bucket Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz


Drive this car and you will understand why Elvis loved Cadillacs. The second, glaringly obvious thing you will realize, is where the saying… “It rides like a Cadillac..” came from for sure. Driving a car like this is an experience like no other, it is comfortable, smooth, luxurious and mesmerizing. When you arrive at your destination, people recognize you have shown up.


LINK TO 100 PICTURES OF CAR


https://www.flickr.com/photos/135239495@N04/albums/72157701027795131


LINK TO WALKAROUND VIDEO OF CAR


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAm1ICj_8Vk


History


In 1962 they only produced 1450 Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles, so this a very low production car. Out of that 1450 how many were BUCKET SEAT A/C cars? This car is a fully documented bucket seat, A/C Eldorado Biarritz. It is a well-loved, well maintained car. It received a body-on restoration in the mid 2000’s. If you have always wanted to own a car like this, it behooves you to buy one already done. There are so many “Cadillac” intricacies on this car that would be almost impossible to replace had they not been there. Everything works on this car, with the exception of the clock, all the little lights, the power windows, the little things. It all looks great, the chroming on the inside of the car, on the outside of the car. It rides, drive and operated beautifully. It is truly mesmerizing to drive it. For all of you Cadillac purists that want to know how it codes out here it is:



STYLE 62-6367 1962 Eldorado Biarritz


BODY FW 1084


PAINT 12-02 Olympic White w/ black molding insert


TRIM 12B Black Leather w/white inserts Bucket seat


TOP 1 White


ACC EK (E) Soft Ray Glass (K) Air conditioning



390 Cubic Inches, 325HP TurboHydramatic Transmission



Mechanicals



The engine and transmission have both received a rebuild. Engine was bored .030, all new bearings, standard size, new cam/lifters, pertronix ignition. Transmission overhauled, shifts smoothly, all new u-joints in driveshaft. Completely rebuilt front suspension, rebuilt steering box, new shocks and brakes. New stainless exhaust system. 1969 Cadillac front disk brake conversion. All new convertible top system from Hydro-E-Lectric. Top goes up and down effortlessly as do the windows. The A/C is functioning. 100 % transparency here, it was hard to tell the other day just how cold it was. It was in the 50’s outside and it was hard to get a read on it. But it comes on nicely, compressor is quiet and smooth. After going over the car I found two things that will need to be addressed mechanically. It has a small exhaust tick on the driver side. Most likely an exhaust gasket or doughnut. Hard to hear, I mention it in the video, when I have the car running and the trunk lock. I noticed it was loose, key did not want to open it properly, so I removed it and placed it in the truck. It also has remote trunk opener.



Cosmetics


The car will not disappoint. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK AT THE PHOTOS AND VIDEO I HAVE ON THE LINKS MENTIONED ABOVE. It is very nice looking, the paint is shiny and slick. Not perfect but a very nice, well prepped paint job on a straight, nicely gapped original body. Chrome has all been replated and it shows very nicely. The interior is new, genuine leather from SMS. All the chrome on the inside is very nice and restored. Top is brand new, looks great. Top frame has been detailed and painted. This car has been kept in a climate controlled garage.


Summary


I am selling this car for the family I maintained it for, the title is in their dealerships name. Overall it is a very nice car and what I would call in exceptional condition. I strongly encourage you to come and look at the car yourself or have someone inspect the car for you. It will be available for inspection by appointment. Please ask questions before bidding and not after you have won the auction if you are the high bidder. This car DOES NOT come with any warranty expressed or implied and it is the absolute responsibility of the bidder/purchaser to inspect it and be informed on this car before winning the auction. I have described this car to the best of my ability but I am in no way a Cadillac expert. I have maintained this car for the family throughout the years and can field most questions myself. There will be a $1000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit due within 24hrs of auction end via PayPal and the balance due within 7 days after auction end. Wire transfer or cash in hand is preferred. If you pay by bank check, car will be held for 10 days to allow check to clear. Shipping/getting quote on shipping is the sole responsibility of the purchaser, I will be available to get the car ready for the shipper to pick up. IF YOU ARE A NEW BIDDER TO EBAY AND HAVE LESS THAN 10 FEEDBACK OR EXCESSIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU BID OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED, PERIOD. I can be reached by phone at 804-240-6164 for questions and to make appointments to view the car. Thanks for looking and bid with confidence.