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For Sale on Facebook:  1969 Cadillac Eldorado in Cleveland, OH  -  $11,680  -  Must be a member of Facebook to access Seller's contact information

 

On 9/5, Seller reduced price to $9,169.

 

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/296702368273525/

 

Seller's Description:

1968 Cadillac Eldorado

  • Driven 21,000 miles
  • Automatic transmission
  • Exterior color: Black · Interior color: Charcoal
  • Very good condition

estate 21k original documented miles grandpa car out of southern Florida lots new maintenance tire's brakes ect.. original 472cb inch-----,375 hp with working factory air..

 

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From the one picture provided, it looks like a good car.

I've heard a few people mention that they would love

to have a triple-black Eldorado of this generation.

 

We may like the color combination, but would it be a

good collector car?  Our events are mainly in the summer,

so you'd want to have the air conditioning working well!

 

Thanks for sharing your find, Fin Seeker.

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I already contacted the owner for more photos and we'll see how he replies. My BS detector is beeping slightly, but it's only 20 minutes away so there's no reason for me to not go see it. A triple-black '68 has long been a car on my "I should have one of those" list.

 

Thanks for the heads up, Fin Seeker!

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7 hours ago, C Carl said:

Yes, from the little we see here, this is an extremely good deal. Good luck, Matt ! I sure hope it works out for you.   -   Carl 

 

Considering what I paid for my own 1969 Eldorado,

I think it's just a typical price.  But maybe this is an

occurrence that's "meant to be," with Matt's wish list

being filled by a car that's so close to him.

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Good morning, John !

The triple black, 21,000 miles, and working A/C, puts this car at the top of the desirability heap. Assuming no sun damage from a South Florida car. There may be none at all, considering the unusually low mileage.   -   Carl 

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22 minutes ago, C Carl said:

Good morning, John !

The triple black, 21,000 miles, and working A/C, puts this car at the top of the desirability heap. Assuming no sun damage from a South Florida car. There may be none at all, considering the unusually low mileage.   -   Carl 

 

You may be right, Carl.  I hadn't taken all those factors into

account.  

 

How did a south Florida resident survive in a sweltering

climate in an all-black car?!

 

However, since there is only one picture, the car may not be ideal.

Even if it is good cosmetically, it still may be needful

mechanically.  Its supposed low mileage might

be because it was stored for many years and not driven,

perhaps needing substantial work to make it reliable again.

I'm sure Matt will check it out carefully with all his experience.

 

I hope I'm wrong, and that it's the satisfying fulfillment of a dream.

It's certainly a sharp color combination.

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4 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

 

How did a south Florida resident survive in a sweltering

climate in an all-black car?!

 

 

 

You might be on to something there, John : maybe she/he DIDN'T, and THAT'S why the mileage is so low !  🤔,    -   Carl 

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1 hour ago, Cadillac Fan said:

 

Good find, Cadillac Fan!  It appears that this black

example isn't quite as nice as people were expecting.

In fact, that Ebay link says it sold from Cape Coral,

Florida for only $6900 on August 19, 2020.  I suppose

the seller hasn't taken down his Facebook ad yet; 

or since the location is now different (Ohio), is it a

new owner trying to flip it for $11,680?

 

The Ebay link has quite a number of pictures, in contrast

to the Facebook ad;  and a phone number too.  Here are

some pictures from Ebay and the text of the ad:

 

"1969 Cadillac Eldorado handicap equipped 21k orig miles cool low rider project"

 

"1969 Cadillac Eldorado. Very solid straight body. No rust on the frame or floors, doors have no sag and close very easy. Has new tires and exhaust. The 472 engine sounds great, everything appears to be working as it should, a/c feels like it is cooling, all interior lights including trunk light works. It appears to be original paint and is starting to show its age, no attempt was made to run a buffer over it yet. The handicap controls are for your left hand to accelerate and brake while steering with your right hand, looks like it can be easily removed if not needed. Original spare tire and jack are still in the trunk well. I have video of it running I can text if you would like to hear it. There are a few bubbles in the corners under the vinyl top, there is a chip of paint missing on the driver side front fender. I took a picture of the title from 1985 showing 5600 original miles, now it shows on the Florida title 21,000. If you would like to call 239 six82 3two85 for more info. Thanks for looking!"

 

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Great find, John. I'm still waiting to hear from the seller up here, but if it's a '69, I'm out. I want a '68 with folding headlights and the 472. Looking at those photos, I'm pretty sure it's 121,000 miles...

 

I may still go take a look. If there's enough there that I can clean it up, give it a deep buff, and give it some life, there might be a way to make money on it. I sold this 1970 Eldo for close to $15K about five years ago:

 

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1 hour ago, Matt Harwood said:

I may still go take a look. If there's enough there that I can clean it up, give it a deep buff, and give it some life, there might be a way to make money on it. 

 

A bit of caution, Matt:  Further research should be done

to verify whether that material is correct for the seats.

 

I have the 1969 Cadillac color and upholstery album.

Cadillac offered several different cloth patterns over

its various models, but nowhere is there the cloth shown

in this black example.  For Eldorado, there is "Dominion cloth,"

a very fine herringbone shown in black only;  and 

"Dubonnet cloth," a fine striped material whose stripes run

parallel with the car's length;  but nothing like what is pictured.

However, the leather and vinyl bolsters and trim bands on

the seats look correct in this black example.

 

Could Cadillac have changed their cloth offerings during

the model year?  Perhaps.  But your future customer

probably wouldn't want to pay full price if the interior

really is incorrect.

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2 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Well, Mr. Chatham, I do have one in wisteria,

with a plum-colored interior.  But I've had it

only 5 years, so I'm not ready to part with it!

Maybe you've seen pictures I've posted on other

threads:

 

 

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John yes you have the one I’m looking for , as I have said in a previous post when you’re ready to sell her I’m your guy ! Do you have the plum interior ? 

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Yes, mine has the plum interior, cloth with

plum-colored leather bolsters.  The dashboard

and door panels are similarly plum-colored.

I've had it out for drives twice in the last week.

 

Before I got mine, I saw another one on the internet.

It had already been sold by an antique-car dealer.

This one had a white interior:

 

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I've also seen pictured on the internet a Lincoln Mark III

in virtually the same color.  This is from several years ago,

and I saved the picture:

 

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On 8/26/2020 at 6:55 PM, alsancle said:

Something seems too good to be true.

 

I'm still holding out for the W34 Toronado.   But black on black Eldo is so tempting...

Cadillac is great and especially in black (only thing better would be a red interior), but the Oldsmobile is a little more "trendy"in the "space age"  department. 

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11 minutes ago, John_Mereness said:

Cadillac is great and especially in black (only thing better would be a red interior), but the Oldsmobile is a little more "trendy"in the "space age"  department. 

 

I think I like the hubcaps better on the 67 than 68.  I wonder what other differences there are between 67 and 68?

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1 minute ago, alsancle said:

 

I think I like the hubcaps better on the 67 than 68.  I wonder what other differences there are between 67 and 68?

By the way, when I was a kid they were everywhere in the neighborhood (Dayton was a big GM town), but I recall the Oldsmobile's being turquoise and the Cadillac's being brown.  

 

Totally unrelated, but when I would go out walking in Toledo in law school, I use to pass a swamp rat of a powder blue Tornado convertible of maybe 1972. 

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2 hours ago, John_Mereness said:

What are the rules between vinyl tops and painted metal tops ?

 

I think that for "performance" cars you always like to see painted.  Although I have seen some cars where the contrast doesn't look too bad.    For this Eldo the painted top looks great.

 

And to the previous post,  vinyl does hide if not create rust.

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4 hours ago, alsancle said:

RM has a black on black car at Auburn that looks REALLY nice.  Of course the estimate is commensurate.

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/af20/auburn-fall/lots/r0512-1967-cadillac-eldorado/983229

 

This car's estimate is $35,000 to $40,000.  I wonder whether

some car auctioneers intentionally list the estimates higher than

they should be, to entice higher bids.  

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1 minute ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

This car's estimate is $35,000 to $40,000.  I wonder whether

some car auctioneers intentionally list the estimates higher than

they should be, to entice higher bids.  

 

The estimate is an art and they may go higher or lower depending on how much action they think a car might see.   On a widely desirable car they may go low to attract interest,  while on  less desirable one they may go high to get action when its "selling way below estimate".

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