Very Classy Caddy! Factory Colors, Original Interior, 472 V8, Recent Work, Wow!
Price: - Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Eldorado
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 93085
- VIN: H9274311
- Color: Cameo Beige
- Engine size: 472 C.I V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Flax
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: -- Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Cadillac EldoradoWith an elegant coupe body, original 472 V8, a spacious and well-appointed cabin, and daring angular styling â€“ what was once the top luxury vehicle for the '60s is now a vintage cruiser with all the right flair. So, when a nice example like this 1969 Cadillac Eldorado hits the market and it's surprisingly affordable, it's time to take notice.
The design lines of the sixth generation Eldorado are ones of legend. It's a true statement of personal luxury with flowing details. The extra-long hood starts with a sharp middle point and begins a crease line that runs uninterrupted to the doors and emphasizes the sporty kick-up on the rear quarter panels. And the super-slick rear end was there to let you know the excess of the tailfin era was over, but this Cadillac still knew how to pay homage to its history. Also, while you're checking out the rear, take a look at the bumper - that chrome king is integrated into the design better than you can even get on a modern Cadillac. And if its brightwork you like, the front bumper shines just as brilliantly, as does the double-grille set-up of the front fascia. You can see all of these details so well because of the level of care that has gone into this Caddy, including a very solid driver-quality Code 42 Cameo Beige paint job that shows very well. The sheetmetal looks amazing too, and the doors still shut with authority, which is quite a feat on giant chunks of Michigan steel like these. And on top of this straight body is the champagne-like shade of paint with the perfect kind of gloss to highlight every crease, so this Eldorado looks like a finely pressed suit. The beautiful-looking gold vinyl top not only gives this coupe a very European color scheme, but also it gives you a preview of the interior through the unique V-shaped rear window. Man, this is an impressive car, and it further proves what all the old guys say: Cadillac never had a dull year.
Inside, you'll love how everything from the warm wood paneling on the dash and door panels to the plushness of the carpets that have defied the decades. The Code 442 Flax upholstered split-bench seat up front looks great and only shows minor comfort marks, and quite frankly, you probably wish you were this complete as you approach nearly half a century on this earth. Plus, you get the kind of luxury that made these Cadillacs so special in 1969, and the kind of options that you would expect in a brand new car today. This includes power seats, power windows, power locks, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, rear defogger, the original AM/FM stereo, and provisions for automatic climate control. You sit behind the original Caddy three-spoke steering wheel and gaze at a clear gauge package just ahead, watching the needle slowly creep up as you glide to 70 MPH. And all the controls are centered around you, because this is built to be a personal luxury machine, with everything at hand while you steer with one finger. But on those days when you want to share the comfort with family and friends, the flat floor of the Eldorado means it really does offer relaxed seating for up to six total, and enough room in the spacious trunk to bring everyone's luggage.
The 472 cubic-inch V8 fills the engine bay, because this was the era when Cadillac was a true master at offering big motors with big power. And more than just being the original numbers-matching V8, you can really tell there has been proper care and maintenance over the years thanks to items like fresh brake work, a recent tune-up, transmission service, and suspension work below. Plus, there has been a great eye to preservation as noted by all the factory options still present under the hood, including the bright blue valve covers and snorkeled gold air cleaner. This V8 keeps its original spirit right down to the Rochester four-barrel carburetor, which allows the big motor to inhale deeply through the freshened dual exhaust below. Best of all, emissions regulations had not yet robbed Detroit of horsepower, so you've got an abundance of muscle to move this luxury machine with ease. The cruising attitude is heightened by a smooth-shifting TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power front disc brakes. Finishing off the stock look, the big Eldo coupe rides on a set of steel wheels adorned with factory Cadillac hubcaps, all of which are wrapped with 235/75/15 Hankook whitewall radials.
A true classic with the right colors and plenty of luxury. This is a great Caddy at an unbeatable price, so you know a deal like this will be moving soon. Call today!!!