Charlotte, North Carolina-based vintage car dealer Streetside Classics specializes in selling unique collector cars, but even among the countless valuable cars currently in its inventory, this 1991 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz stands out from the crowd.
This Cadillac Eldorado wouldn’t be very noteworthy if it weren’t for its eye-popping psychedelic paint job. The dealership doesn’t have any information on the artist responsible for the unique paintwork, but it does say they “carefully laid out” the design before getting to work with the spray gun. The car is listed as being “green,” and while metallic green certainly is the dominant color here, the exterior also features color-shifting flashes of purple, orange, black, light blue and white. Chrome wheels, whitewall tires and a Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy-style hood ornament also lend to this vehicle’s over-the-top exterior appearance.
Power comes from a Cadillac High Technology engine displacing 4.9L, paired to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. As a side note, 1991 was the last year the high-end Biarritz nameplate was applied to the Eldorado and was also the first time the larger 4.9L V8 was available in the vehicle. Prior to the 1991 model year, the displacement of the Cadillac High Technology motor had never exceeded 4.5L.
The Biarritz was the range-topping Cadillac Eldorado variant, so naturally, this car is loaded to the gills with equipment like power windows, power steering, power door locks, power seats, cruise control, a tilting steering wheel column, anti-lock brakes, an anti-theft system, an AM/FM radio, a driver’s airbag, a cassette player, air conditioning and digital gauges.
Streetside Classics isn’t letting go of this unique, 34,000-mile Cadillac Eldorado for cheap, listing it for a rather pricy $16,995. This is much higher than the $5,300 average most 1991 model-year Cadillac Eldorados sell for (according to Hagerty’s online car valuation tool), but then again, those cars don’t have an attention-grabbing multi-color paint job.
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