1967 Cadillac Eldorado compared with 1985 Eldorado Biarritz


#1

Both cars have nice styling cues. I looked at two models this weekend. Any thoughts on these? things to look for? strengths? weaknesses? Thanks!


#2

You asked the same question a couple of weeks ago. Are you looking for an answer you agree with or what?


#3

If you’re going to get a classic Cadillac do it right and go for the 1959 Coupe De Ville. Extravagant fins is where it’s at.


#4

Not exactly – but close. One car was an 85, but the other was a 76. This is a 1967 model.


#5

Is the 1967 a coupe or convertible? I prefer the 1967 style-wise. It also has a lot more powerful engine. The older Eldo makes a statement that the newer one cannot. The 1967 is also unique in that it was the first yer for FWD.


#6

The '85 is a POS compared to the '67 Eldo…The Eldo will demand lots of expensive gasoline and a complete tune-up once a year unless the ignition has been converted to electronic. A GM HEI is the best, out of a '75-'79 big block Caddy…


#7

Thanks for the advice and responses. They are appreciated.


#8

I like the late-70’s early 80’s El Dorado’s okay and one would be a fun cushy car to bomb around in, but the '67 is truly a classic. I’d imagine the '67 should be much more expensive than the '85, though.


#9

Oh that changes things. I must have been in dyslexic mode.

I’d have to vote for the '67.


#10

Do you prefer Dagmars 67 or not Dagmars 85?
The Caddy 85 has TBI and an O2 sensor for fuel efficiency.
Otherwise both are junk.


#11

Junk is seldom still on the road after 32 years…