’80s Luxury Liner Trio: Low-Mileage Specimens


This may not be the world’s sexiest collection of barn finds, but this discovery by Barn Finds reader Robert R stands out for how unusual it is to find 3 ordinary, vanilla cars in preserved, showroom condition – all with the same owner since new. Listed here on craigslist with prices ranging from $6,500 to $12,000, you have your choice of an original Oldsmobile Cutlass, Caliase or Cadillac Eldorado. Mileage is low across the board – 41,000 on the Cutlass, 51,000 on the Calais and a mere 21,000 on the Eldorado. It’s not hard to figure out which was the driver, the good weather car and the weekend-only vehicle! While not exactly collectible at this point, I could get behind the Cadillac as a comfortable classic that’s cheap to own and insure, without being too worried about the value and using it for highway travel. Which one would you pick?


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  1. Tirefriar

    I’d pass up on the Caddie in favor of the Olds. IMO, the Cutlass makes a much better DD.

  2. Rich

    Wow! Always had a thing for Cutlass’. I’ve owned everything from a ’72 – ’85. These would be such nice daily drivers. Prices probably not too far off. A little steep, but not by much I think.

  3. MH

    Someone will buy them and they will all turn into Donk’s.

  4. The Walrus

    On first read I thought the mis-type was very clever when I swore I read ‘Calaise’.

  5. Chuckc

    I’ll take the Caddy

  6. jim s

    all three would make a great drivers. i too would go with the caddy. great finds.

  7. Anastos

    $12k for the Caddy? It’s not even a Biarritz…I’d rather save $10k and have this one:


  8. don

    agree, caddy is way over priced.

  9. MRH

    My first car was a 78 Calais. I have never wanted another one.

  10. blindmarc

    The cutlass is the g body for me.

  11. shiro1303 Member

    Aren’t these all basically the same car? (from when Caddy’s started to get smaller)
    I wonder what the package deal price would be?

  12. Paul Duca

    From the era of Caliase…

  13. Chris

    Cutlass for me. A set of Olds Super Stock wheels, dual exhausts, and recurve the dizzy & a 4BBL ( if its a 2BBL) carby.

  14. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    They sold a gazillion of these back then, especially in that brown/tan color.
    May be appealing to some, but I think they are overpriced.

  15. Kevin

    I’d buy the maroon Oldsmobile at half the asking price – I can see why the listing ad is two months old, prices are way high

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