1966 Cadillac Eldorado - convertible - excellent driver & ready for summer!
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Eldorado
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 70,300
- VIN: E6268025
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 429 ci
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1966 Cadillac Eldorado description
Offered for sale is my pride and joy -- a 1966 Cadillac Eldorado. The 1966 Cadillac Eldorado is arguably the definitive convertible of the 1960s, and it is certainly one of the rarest. Cadillac made only 2,250 Eldorados in 1966, all of them convertibles. This one is no. 2,182 -- 68th from the last. Never again would Cadillac produce a rear-wheel drive convertible Eldorado.
This Car is a Daily Driver!
This Eldorado is a wonderful daily driver and a real head-turner! It is incredibly original and in excellent condition inside and out. Very few were made in this color combination of Tropic Green Firemist (basically a metallic green) and white leather with black accents. The interior is absolutely beautiful. Factory wood grain trim and door panels are in excellent condition. The dash is gorgeous as are all chrome and trim pieces. Gauges are clear and all operate as they should. Like most Eldorados, this car is equipped with several options. Features include climate control air conditioning, power windows, 8 way power seats, power steering and power brakes, AM-FM stereo, speed washer wipers, tilt & telescopic steering wheel and more. Even the clock still works (the original mechanicals have been upgraded to quartz movement). All lights and safety features work as they should. The A/C compressor, however, needs to be replaced, but it is a standard Delco part that is readily available and not expensive.
The AM-FM stereo is particularly great. It is original to the car, but but I had the insides rebuilt with new modern components by S&M Electro-Tech. You can connect an iPod or other external source and play it through your original radio! (Seehttp://www.turnswitch.com/radio1.htmfor more information.) All the speakers were replaced in 2006 with Alpines, but the speaker grills are original so no one can tell that the speakers have been updated.
The original, numbers-matching 429ci engine gets works wonderfully and gets plenty of power from its 340hp. The engine has just over 70,000 miles on the odometer. The GM Turbo Hydramatic TH400 automatic transmission shifts perfectly. This Eldo starts right up, drives straight, smooth and quietly. Dual servo self adjusting brakes were standard on the Eldorado. Stopping is a breeze --you will have plenty of time to wave at the people admiring your car and complimenting you on its condition.
History and Maintenance
This car has been extremely well maintained throughout its life. It has been kept in a heated garage during my ownership, and does not appear to have ever been parked outside for long periods of time. As noted above, this car was one of the last Eldorados that rolled out of Cadillac's Clark Street factory in 1966. It was completed in the second week of June, 1966, about 6 weeks before Cadillac began retooling for the 1967 model year. My research indicates that I am the Eldorado's third owner. It was originally sold in Michigan and then spent some time in Pennsylvania before it began attracting attention in Chicago in 2006.
I have owned this Eldorado since June 2006, and have complete service records since then. I have used mechanics who specialize in maintenance and service of classic vehicles. Documentation includes original owners manual, Cadillac data/build sheet, replicated window sticker and more.
Payment and Shipment
If you are interested in mechanical inspection, message me to arrange it. You will pay the mechanic's fees, if any, associated with the inspection.
Winning bidder must PayPal or wire transfer $1,000 within 2 days of auction closing with the balance due within three days thereafter (or as otherwise agreed upon). Winning bidder is responsible for shipping expenses (I can recommend a good auto transportation company). This vehicle is sold as is, where is and with all faults. This is a shipment contract within the meaning of section 2-509 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
This is a true investment grade Cadillac Eldorado. Cadillacs are on the move these days, especially the Eldorados. This is one of the nicest out there. Get it now and enjoy the summer with the top down!