$19,900

general specifications

model description

Year:

  1966

 


1966 was truly the end of an era and the final year for the iconic rear wheel drive Eldorado.  The 1966 Cadillac featured and entirely new front end ensemble.  The parking lamps and indicators were moved from the bumper and integrated into the grill.  The grill itself was also all new with bolder grid lines and a new full width horizontal main element, which parallels and complements the new hood extensions.  The 1966 headlamps were a much cleaner and more integrated design that were individually recessed within a body colored sculptured enclosure.  The Eldorado featured a new brushed chrome rocker molding and a discreet accent molding that extends uninterrupted all the way from the front wheel opening to the rear bumper.  New coring lamps became an individual aspect highlighted by the Cadillac crest in a new panel setting.  A new hubcap design has alternating bright and brushed chrome rings and a grooved center section that draws the eye to the Cadillac crest. 

Rear end appearance is improved by the new bumper design, which emphasizes the low wide stance of the car with the valance portion now finished in the body color.  The appearance of the stance is also enhanced by the new rear deck lid which extends all the way down to the bumper top and by the lower placement of the deck sill grill moldings.  The 1966 Cadillac also featured a new beautiful and distinctive rear lamp that is highlighted by a vertical feature that not only looks stunning, but also protects the lamp and reflects light to both sides. 

Inside the car the clock and speedometer faces are newly refined with easier to read dials and materials intended to minimize reflection.  The Eldorado received all new rich, hard-surfaced wood trim in Walnut that is 3/8" thick, resistant to wear, scratching, and sunlight, and also signifying the essence of opulence that is the most impressive Cadillac model available.  The excitement of the new Cadillac is portrayed in the the slimmer sculptured buckets seats new for 1966.

1966 was beyond doubt the pinnacle and highest achievement in mid '60's Cadillac design, comfort, and grandeur.

 

 

Make:   Cadillac
Model:   Eldorado Convertible
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   73,670
Engine:   429 ci V8 340 hp
VIN:   E6132365
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette and Cadillac specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and 1953 to 1976 Cadillacs.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette or Cadillac.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 


Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this absolutely gorgeous 1966 Cadillac Eldorado convertible This car is in excellent driver condition, rides like a dream, and needs nothing at all to be enjoyed.  The paint looks great, has a dazzling shine, and the interior looks fabulous.  It is in the very attractive and desirable original color scheme of White over Midnight Blue leather with a blue top.  This car rolled off the assembly line during the second week of November in 1965 loaded with options such as bucket seats with console, cruise control, power door locks, "Soft Ray" glass, AM/FM Radio, power seat, leather upholstery, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power windows, power vent windows, twilight sentinel, and automatic dimming headlights.

exterior
12 Strathmore White
convertible top
3 Medium Blue
interior
466 Midnight Blue Leather
B Bucket Seats

As a side note, this Eldorado is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our cars come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to examine each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Cadillac, just give us a call.

 

 vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

The white exterior is in excellent driver condition.  As one can see from the photos the paint has a fine finish and a great luster.  The body has no noteworthy dents or dings.  The convertible top is in great condition with no rips or holes.  The power feature of the convertible top also works well with no strain or binding in the mechanism.  The chrome, stainless, and other bright work is in excellent condition with no notable rust or pitting.  This Cadillac still features its original hubcaps.  The tires appear to have about 90% tread left.  There is one thin spot paint about 2" in size on the left side of the car; there is a specific picture below showing the area.  There are some small spots and other blemishes around the car that were too faint to show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five to ten feet away.  There is no rust showing anywhere on the outside body of the car and the frame does have some repair.  Please note that the car still has correct convertible top glass.  It was not replaced with a cheaper plastic window when the top was replaced.  The convertible top boot is also included.


Interior

The Midnight Blue Leather interior of this Eldorado is in terrific condition.  The bucket seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no holes,  or excessive wear.  The rear seats are also in excellent condition.  Please note that these appear to be the original seats, not some cheap aftermarket replacement.  The carpet is in nice condition as well with no holes.  This is one spot on passenger side of the carpet, but as one can see in the photos it is hardly noticeable and covered by the mat.  The door panels are in very nice shape and unlike many cars of this age, they fit very well and tight to the door.  The arm pads on the door panels are not cracked or split, which is a very common problem on this era Cadillac, especially the convertibles.  All of the original wood grain looks beautiful with no peeling or delamination.  The motor for the power seat on the driver's side works, but the seat does not move.  The power function on the passenger seat operates properly.  The original radio clicks on, lights up, and crackles, but does not play sound.  The original power antenna still works and operates properly from the radio.  This Cadillac has never been smoked in, there are no burn marks or aroma at all.  Even very detailed items such as the vacuum operated remote trunk release, the glove box light, and center console compartment light are functional on this car.  Convertible interiors are not known to wear well and the gorgeous condition of this original interior is a testament to the meticulous care this Cadillac has received throughout it's life. 


Mechanical

This car is in nice mechanical condition.  There are no issues with the drivability of this Cadillac.  The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The car is an awesome driver; it is smooth on the road and at highway speeds.  The transmission shifts well throughout the power band.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  There is a slight tick sometimes audible that may be an exhaust leak, which is very common on this era of Cadillac.  All of the interior and exterior lights work, all of the gauges work, the indicators on top of the fenders work, the horn works, the power door locks, the blower and heat work, even the original cruise control and power vent windows still work.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with top down on a nice day.


Overall
Condition

 

This Cadillac is in great condition.  With only 2,250 Eldorado Convertibles made in 1966 this is an excellent opportunity to purchase a very rare car; these cars do not come up for sale often.  1966 is also the end of an era and the last of any style is always extra collectible.  In general, the 1965 and 1966 Eldorados have become very scarce and extremely desirable in the past few years.  Convertible Cadillacís make excellent cars to drive.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  We, as always, would encourage you to take the time to view the car in person if possible.  We have nothing to hide, that is why we include so many photos.  If there is anything unclear or if you have any questions please feel free email or call.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc - 1965 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

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