West Coast Classics are proud to present a very rare and striking rust free and mostly all original surviving example of this rare (only 2 year production run from 1965-66 and 1 of only 2,125 models built in '65 and 2,250 in '66) 1965 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in its original 'Jade Firemist' color with the very rare and desirable factory option of a 'Black' Perforated Leather bucket seats interior with a center console and loaded with rare factory options including;
Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission Perforated Leather bucket seats Power Top 2 way power front seat Front center armrests Left side remote mirror Electric clock Courtesy lights Windshield wipers & washers Power windows Power vent windows Rear fender skirts Front cornering lights Power steering Power front disc brakes Twilight Sentinel auto dimmers Automatic Level control Automatic climate control ($495) AM Radio with rear speaker ($165)
The 1965 Eldorado was a large luxurious Cadillac built in this particular bodystyle for only two years (1965-66) with no primary competition that could easily carry six people and had a power top, automatic level control suspension system and featured a large 429/340HP V8 engine. Only 2,250 models were built in 1966 and 2,125 were built in 1965 with even fewer with the rare factory option of bucket seats! These were the final years of the rear wheel drive Cadillac and amongst the best of the breed. The 1965 redesign brought handsome new curved sided styling and a stronger new full perimeter frame replacing the old X-member affair, with better engine mounts, a new four link rear suspension and the improved Turbo Hydramatic drive transmission with the result being two of Cadillac's best sales years ever! With these rare mid-sixties models becoming increasingly thinned out now, these particular 1965-66 year models are now being appreciated by Cadillac enthusiasts more than ever before as an increasingly desirable and collectible and very rare Cadillac from two of its best years ever!
This particular example is a very rare and unique as a mostly all original survivor in its original 'Jade Firemist' (color code 96) factory paint boasting the very rare Black (Trim Code 451B) Perforated factory front bucket seats factory option with correct original black carpeting and a fairly new Black color power soft top, its all original real wood trim on the door panels, its original matching black factory tonneau cover, its original spare wheel and jack and original specification trunk compartment interior with spare wheel cover etc still all intact as in 1965! The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents - obviously an always garaged and cherished southern California car since new!
The car has it's original matching # 429/340HP V8 engine and a thick file of physical records from 1997 to present showing that at no time was any expense spared on this particular vehicles preventive maintenance! The engine is extremely strong and powerful and this particular car also drives magnificently - it must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the car has four virtually new wide white wall tires. Please note that the car also has it's original spare wheel and tire and original jack as previously stated and all the options are working as they should including the air conditioning!
This is a rare opportunity to own a rare fully loaded and great daily driving and mostly all original and completely rust free example of a 1965 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible! A super striking example to boot in this classic 'Jade Firemist' color with a black leather bucket seats interior!