1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz HT4100 from North America


Future collectible!!


Recently purchased this Cadillac on Ebay from a retired Palm Beach couple. Car had sat up for about 10 years. Everything worked when it was delivered, but several things needed repair due to age and lack of use.

1. Fuel sending unit replaced.

2. All fan belts replaced.

3. Many vacuum hoses replaced.

4. Transmission gasket replaced.

5. Rear brake calipers leaking, repaired.

6. ISC motor replaced.

7. Replaced CV joint boots.

General Comments:

Repairs above cost $800. Drove it over 700 miles July 4th holiday weekend to the beach and back. Averaged about 23mpg and the attention I got with it was unbelievable!! Everywhere I went people would ask about it and take photos.

It's not a performance car, but it drives nice and looks brand new. Previous owner had it repainted and new top installed. I am in process of replacing several pieces of chrome trim and plan to have the white stripes painted on soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2004

6th Apr 2006, 12:26

Although these cars are nice looking, they will never be collectibles. Only recent Cadillacs that are truly unique (such as the mid-1970's Eldorado convertibles) attract any type of collector attention unless celebrity owned.

In other words, if anyone who buys this car intends to make "serious" money off of its collector value they should re-examine the marketplace. Buy and restore this car for its fun value only.

1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biaritz 4.1L V8 from North America


I love this car


All 4.1 Liter Cadillac engines get a coolant leak sooner or later. A good engine rebuild fixed this problem at 100,000 miles.

General Comments:

I love this car. Have owned four '85 Eldorados. They just fit me well. Can drive 300 miles in comfort. Slow acceleration at all speeds does not allow me to get into trouble. Light steering. Reliable. The most comfortable seats ever! I would buy a new '85 Eldorado today, if it were possible. This car has its flaws. I love it so much, I even love the flaws.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2003

9th Sep 2004, 01:35


I agree completely. I've just purchased my third '85Eldorado and I'm enjoying it just as I did my first one. They are genuine classics in the making. Another advantage for me is the ease in which I can fit my wheelchair in behind the driver seat then cruise in comfort all day.



31st Oct 2004, 05:27

I agree, it has its flaws, what a small price to pay, but my 85 Eldorado convertible, I'm 3rd owner, has given me more pleasure than all my caddies. It's in showroom, condition, low miles, economical, its classy & quite a pleasure to drive. Nothing complicated to fix. Its too bad they don't make Eldorados anymore.

30th Jul 2006, 20:51

My very first car was a 1979 Cadillac Eldorado, my second was a 1981 Cadillac Eldorado, and my fifth and final is a 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (all white with red leather interior). I love the Eldorado because it is, to me, the most beautiful Cadillac, yet! The early 80's body style is the best. Didn't care too much for the newer versions. It is a very classy ride! It demands attention from other drivers on the road. I am keeping my Cadillac Eldorado forever!

20th Sep 2011, 00:25

How much did it cost to have the transmission replaced? Did they rebuild it, or did you purchase a complete new one and have it installed?

4th Jan 2019, 02:36

I have a 1985 Eldorado Biarritz 53000 original miles. I have owned this car for 29 years. Always stored inside, no rain, no snow, no smoke. White with carmine red interior. This car is loaded to the hilt. Factory CB, moon roof, wire wheels, very rare. I have never seen another one with the same wheels. I have a copy of original sticker price, cost me 50.00 dollars. List price was 30,161.00. A LOT of money in 1985. Well kept car, rides and drives very nice. IF anyone wanted to buy this car, the price would be HIGH DOLLAR. I hardly ever see one in this area (Westminster MD). Only wish I could have bought it brand new. A beautiful car. Thank you.