1975 Cadillac Eldorado ... true barn find, read on - $18,000 (spokane valley)
1975 Cadillac Eldorado
condition: excellent cylinders: 8 cylinders drive: fwd fuel: gas odometer: 44700 paint color: orange size: full-size title status: clean transmission: automatic type: coupe
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On August 8th 2021 this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado was literally pulled out of a barn after a 37 year sleep! There are less than 45,000 original miles on the car....the last photo in the series is of the car the day it was brought back to Spokane after a 37 year nap.
In 1987 this 1975 Cadillac Eldorado was driven into a barn where it slept for nearly 40 years. The car was untouched in all that time, it was stored in a nice dry environment with plenty of felines around to control the rodents - seems to have worked. I had acquired a few cars from the family already, but, this one I kept walking past. There was so much dust on the car that I thought the car was brown, leaving me uninterested. Leaving the barn one day, I turned and thought... "have a look". As I opened the door I was surprised to see an Orange leather interior in basically new condition, even smelled new. I then noticed the door jam was also orange. I thought to myself, "Cadillac never produced an "orange" car"! I pulled the 'ol phone out and googled "1975 Eldorado, Orange". To my surprise Cadillac did indeed offer an Orange Eldorado, the color is called Mandarin Orange and it was a "special order color" only.
The car was trailered to Spokane where the task of cleaning the car and getting her to run again seemed daunting, after all it had been nearly 4 decades since she "cruised" the freeways of the Inland Northwest. At 18 feet long and a CURB WEIGHT of 5100 lbs, she's a big girl. (you might want to measure your garage) She is also the last Cadillac offering the 8.2 liter or 500 cubic inch V8. What seemed a "daunting" task ended up being remarkably easy........the cars engine oil, coolant and transmission fluid were all serviced just prior to the car being stored.
Spark plugs were removed, Marvel Mystery oil was added to the cylinders and allowed to sit for a couple of days. The fuel tank was drained of about 9 gallons of NON ethanol fuel (the fuel was still good, in fact, I dumped it into a suburban and ran it) Fresh fuel was put in the tank, a new battery was installed, plugs were reinstalled (they still looked great) and the car started, instantly! No smoke, no scary noises, she started and settled to an instant smooth idle.
Cleaning and detailing were next. The car was washed about 5 times just to remove the years of dirt but, It became apparent that the car was and is in remarkable original condition. A lube sticker on the drivers door dated in '86 confirmed the miles at 41,000 back then. The cars leather was cleaned and conditioned with a product called "Leatherique" (a very expensive and excellent leather restoration product) and turned out "as new". I pulled the cars original floor mats to vacuum the carpet, no need. News papers from the 1980's were found in the trunk, a good read, some great deals on used cars :)
The cars paint was cleaned, clayed, compounded, polished and waxed to what has resulted in a fantastic paint finish. The cars chrome and stainless brightwork turned out just as nice. New tires were mounted, the 40 year old tires had squared off. Everything.... I do mean "everything" on the car functions as designed. Windows, lights, turn signals, radio, 8 track (yes, it has one) antenna, door locks, trunk release and trunk soft close, even the clock works and keeps correct time. The only exception right now is the cars Climate Control system which is being worked on as this is written. I have the blower and heat working again, not the AC yet, but, I have R12 Freon :)
I have made an attempt to find out just how many 1975 Eldorado's were produced and finished in Mandarin Orange but, as of yet I have had no success. I have located other '75 Mandarin Orange Eldo's but, ALL of them have been equipped with white interior's and white landau tops. I have yet to find another triple Mandarin Orange coupe - paint, interior leather and landau top.
This is one very rare Cadillac with just over 43,000 original miles, sold here locally in Spokane at Utter Cadillac. Offers considered though I would prefer you see the car prior to making one, the pictures are good, the car better. Low ball offers will be ignored. Scammers will be reported, no bullsh*t ! Thanks but, I don't need any help with the sale. Title is clean, clear and in my possession.
You'll never find another........
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