Lot 107 - 1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
|Odometer reading||47,611 miles|
|Result||Sold - £15,120|
Freshly restyled for 1961, Cadillac continued the trend towards cleaner, less fussy styling but there was still plenty of glitz and glamour about the latest model line-up. Notable features included a new-look full-width grille, boldly sculptured side mouldings and smaller rear fins. All 1961 Cadillacs rode on a 129.5" wheelbase chassis with just one powertrain option, the 390ci, V8 combined with GM’s sophisticated Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Rated at 325hp and fed by a four-barrel Rochester carburettor, the big V8 offered plenty of lazy performance, while power brakes were also standard across the range, retaining the finned rear drums and vacuum-operated parking brake release system introduced the previous season. Lavishly equipped, standard equipment included power steering, an external rear vision mirror, vanity mirror, dual-speed wipers and a choice of no less than eight interior colour combinations. Popular options included power windows, air conditioning, cruise control, power door locking system and six-way power seats. More Americans aspired to own a Cadillac than any other car back in the 1960s and having one parked in the driveway was confirmation you had made it.
This imposing Cadillac has been owned by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable vendor since October 2018. Finished in the delightful colour combination of light blue metallic with cream interior, this fabulous car presents well. The paintwork is in good order as is the interior, this car is in good condition given it is 60 years old this year. We are informed that the 6.8 litre (415ci) V8 engine runs well although we are informed the gearbox has a serious oil leak and will require removal and attention. Supplied with a V5C registration document and with summer fast approaching this American classic should prove hugely popular and worth a visit alone.
Interested parties should note that the gearbox on this car has a serious oil leak and will require removal in order to repair. We apologise for any mis-representation.
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