I know… another eighth generation Eldorado. It’s a car that’s been written about so many times over the years here at CC, from varying points of view and perspectives, that there’s hardly anything left to say about it that hasn’t already been said. Yet upon coming across this stately looking 1985 example in Boston’s South End, I couldn’t help but stop and take a few pictures, feeling as if the backdrop of cobblestone streets and brownstones could have come right out of a 1985 Cadillac ad, albeit with a little of that evening mist vignette resolution commonly featured.
Although downsized from the massive seventh generation, these still very “big bodied” eighth generation Eldos struck a sweet spot with early-1980s American buyers and became the best selling generation Eldorado of all time.
While not my personal preference in similar-vintage luxury cars, I can honestly appreciate the Eldorado’s formal styling for what it is, and it’s about as stately as a car could get from that era, stately AF you might say.
Photographed in Boston’s South End – October 2018