1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 4.1 from North America
Mine is all original and all there, and it's a beautiful example of style and comfort
The original owner of the car passed away and her sons did not drive the car, allowing it to sit for over 14 years. I am the second owner. It had a lot of issues to deal with, but everything was there, it just needed to be brought back to life.
I went through the car top to bottom. It only had 35,000 original miles on it.
The car now has 70,000 original miles on it. I drove it and never had another problem until just recently. It began to jerk and ping when slowing down and coming to a stop. I have since found out it's probably the TCC solenoid not disengaging causing this. I have someone that knows these cars well, and agrees with me that this is the problem and it's not the transmission failing. We believe it may be the stop light switch that is not giving the signal to disengage the TCC, but won't know until I get it in the shop for a full diagnosis.
This car is unique in that it had only one owner with very low miles, and I am the second owner. The body is near perfect, as is the interior and trunk compartment. It runs and rides very nice. One of the smoothest cars I have ever driven. The engine runs perfect.
It now has all new A/C system, alternator, radiator, brakes, headliner, muffler, converter and a new stereo. The car still has the original paint job and it will need shocks, which I am going to do next. I am thinking of selling it, but not sure about that right now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2015