1981 Cadillac Eldorado convertible 1 of 20
Price: - Item location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Eldorado
- Year: 1981
- Mileage: 75000
- VIN: 1G6AL5798BE626045
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1981 Cadillac Eldorado1981 Cadillac Eldorado convertible**call or text for questions 602 710-3419. Bidders with zero ratings will be ignored and reported due to scam attempts unless you first verify you are a real bidder**
Very rare, only 20 ever built! Very rough condition but engine does start. 368 Cadillac big block (not the 4100). Great candidate for a 472 or 500 swap. Needs a fuel pump to be drivable. Brand new tires. Very rare aluminum Touring Wheels and touring coupe suspension. Even more rare is the bucket seats, as most Eldorado were split bench. I will include some replacement wood trim and extra door panels. Clear AZ title. HISTORY OF THE HESS AND EISENHARDT CADILLAC CONVERTIBLES: The word "rare" is often over-used to describe a car, but in the case of this beauty it may be the true definition of the word. We all have seen Eldorado Convertibles, but take the year into consideration and you have a truly uncommon car. This is not the 1984-1985 ASC Eldorado Convertible (as knowledgeable automotive historians might first guess), this is a 1981 Hess and Eisenhardt car costing in the upper 40K price range to produce in 1981! The car is so rare that exact production figures have been impossible to confirm. Somewhere around 20 is all that are known to have been built according to the Hess/Ogara Company. If you are not familiar with Hess, they build the President's car and more. To those that say the 1984-1985 Eldorado is a "factory" car, check this out; Every Eldorado and Riviera Convertible from 1979-1985 all started life as a coupe before they became the convertibles they are today and sold at the Cadillac Dealers. The main difference on the cars is the depth of the rear cut. Notice the Hess car keeps with the original top line of the Eldorado Coupe. This was a more difficult conversion to do. For ease, the ASC versions cut the car lower around the rear section and used the top as filler for the lower cut. Things are different on both makes when you get down to it and that is just the way it is when you start nit picking. One important thing, the Hess has more framing support added to it over the ASC and that is very important on a car like this. They actually welded in additional support on the frame! I would say that Hess was a superior coach builder in the real world aspect of making a car right. ASC put in two little bars that interfere with the parking brake cable and make you think something is hanging down. Now one thing I will hand to the ASC car is the fact they used the Biarritz optioned car to convert. That was not their choice. It was the car that was sent to them. Hess and Eisenhardt only used the non-Biarritz for the handful they built in 81.