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Cadillac Parts & Restoration: Restoring the Standard of the World

Cadillac Restoration Since 1984

From its humble beginnings as a small classic Cadillac parts/supply mail order company,

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1936 Cadillac restoration project

FEN Enterprises quickly expanded into the restoration side of the business. It didn’t take long for them to earn a reputation as one of the world’s foremost Cadillac restorers.

While their reputation spread, industry media outlets began to take notice. Hemmings Motor News, the bible of the collector car industry, was one. “FEN” became an expert source for articles about classic Cadillacs and earned a feature article documenting their Cadillac restoration prowess.

From the article:
There is a palpable air of excitement that permeates FEN Enterprises of New York–you can feel it building as you walk past the handsome 1955 Cadillac sedan parked by the front door. The “castle,” the name of the unusual building in which the business is located, adds greatly to the first impression; its towering stone and concrete façade speaks of majesty, an appropriate setting for the restoration and rebirth of some of America’s grandest automobiles. This business, which is highly regarded among classic Cadillac aficionados, is responsible for numerous award-winning restorations and caters to a worldwide clientele, remains a small and personal family operation to its core.

While the team no longer operates under the FEN Enterprises moniker, they now work as Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) in a new restoration facility located in Cadillac Restoration by CPRPoughkeepsie, NY. Still family-owned and still serving the classic Cadillac community as the pre-eminent restoration provider of America’s premier luxury automobile.

Classic Cadillac owners considering a restoration project, full or partial, should visit www.cprforyourcar.com to learn more.  CPR has also maintained the same telephone number for over thirty years and welcomes inquiries via phone – (845) 462-5959.  Their location in New York’s historic Hudson Valley region is easily reachable by road, rail or air and interested parties are always encouraged to schedule a visit to tour their facilities and examine their current projects.

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1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Restoration

1961 Cadillac Restoration

1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – restored by CPR

This completed restoration project left Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) for its home 1961 Cadillac restoration‘down under’ in 2015. She’s an example of a big fin Cadillac, although the tail fins  were slightly toned-down from the 1960 models. This was part of an evolving style trend following the peak of the tail fin wars of the late 1950s.

This classic Cadillac arrived at CPR from another facility where sub-par work was performed. It’s not an uncommon occurrence and emphasizes the need to carefully research restorers before settling on a provider. The savings in aggravation will almost match the financial loss from inferior work.

If you’re considering a Cadillac restoration project, give the experts at CPR a call at (845) 462-5959. They are located in Poughkeepsie, NY and conveniently reached by road, rail or air.

 

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1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Restoration

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Restoration Project

In 1959, Cadillac produced just 1,320 Eldorado Biarritz models at its famed Clark Street assembly plant in Detroit. At that point in time, the Eldorado was offered as a hardtop (designated Seville) and the convertible (Biarritz). While the Seville is the rarer car in terms of production numbers, the Biarritz, rare in its own right, maintains great popularity due to its top-down convertible cache.

Almost sixty years later, far fewer Biarritz models remain in existence. It’s estimated that only 300-400 are whole today with many now in Scandinavia where classic Cadillac fanaticism is quite strong.

When it comes to restoration expense, the level is often driven by rarity and difficult to obtain parts cost in terms of both sourcing and purchase price – good old demand and supply economic theory.

The craftsmen at Cadillac Parts & Restoration have plenty of experience with the 1959 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz restoration projectEldorado Biarritz models and have worked on dozens throughout their thirty-three years of service to the classic Cadillac community. This Argyle Blue Metallic colored 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz is one example.

Pictured in Poughkeepsie, NY, on the Hudson River, the paint color just explodes in the sunlight and is a nice departure from the white and black examples seen frequently.  When driven, it turns heads and elicits many “thumbs-ups” from admirers of classic cars.

If you’re considering a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz restoration project, there are many factors to ponder. Primary among them is total expense. These projects are not for everyone and can run well north of $100,000. Which makes it all the more necessary to select a restorer with experience and a track record of top-flight restorations.

The team of Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) began its history in 1984 with the formation of FEN Enterprises. While the company name has changed, its craftsmen continue their tradition of producing the world’s finest restored Cadillacs, of which this 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz is just one.

CPR is located in Poughkeepsie, NY and is conveniently located by road and rail (even air) to those traveling from New York City and points south as well as new England and points north. Interested parties can visit their website at www.cprforyourcar.com to learn more.

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Cadillac Grille Restoration

You’ve spent the entire day detailing your classic Cadillac and, after all of that elbow

1960 Cadillac grille restoration

1960 Cadillac grille

grease, your tired old grille is dulling the rest of the car’s shine. It’s only to be expected that after fifty, sixty or seventy years of use and all of the dirt, stones, squashed bugs, road salt and more, your grille will take a beating.

When it’s time to restore the grille, the wise move is to send it to the Cadillac restoration experts of Cadillac Parts & Restoration. We’ve restored hundreds of Cadillac grilles of all years. We’ll disassemble, sand, repair & polish out imperfections, re-anodize and reassemble so that when we’re done your grille will look as good as the day your car rolled out of the showroom.

Give CPR a call at (845) 462-5959 and talk to us about grille restoration. You can also visit our website at www.cprforyourcar.com to learn more.

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1960 Cadillac Eldorado Grille Restoration

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1956 Buick Roadmaster Restoration

While Cadillac restoration has been our specialty since 1984, we do put our talents to good use on other makes, particularly when they belong to a longtime customer. This

Buick Roadmaster restoration

1956 Buick Roadmaster

1956 Buick Roadmaster convertible came to Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) for a complete restoration.

Like most cars of its vintage, there were some year and model only parts that were difficult to source but, all in all, it was a very enjoyable project.

In addition to this Roadmaster, we’ve restored two Cadillacs (1957 and 1960 Eldorado Biarritz models) for its owner.

Cadillac Parts & Restoration is located in Poughkeepsie, NY and is conveniently located for those traveling from NYC and points south as well as New England and points north. The team has produced the world’s finest restored Cadillacs since 1984. Interested parties can learn more at www.cprforyourcar.com or call (845) 462-5959.

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More CPR-Completed Cadillac Restoration Projects

Completed Cadillac Restoration Projects (cont.)

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Restoration
1957 Cadillac restoration

This stunning 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz restoration project was the first car for a customer for whom we’ve now restored three cars. This kind of repeat business is built on trust because when it comes to the cost and time involved to complete high-end projects like this quality, authenticity and communication is crucial.

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Restoration
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville restoration

By 1956, Cadillac realized that its market desired a hardtop version of its top-of-the-line Biarritz model which previously was produced in convertible version only. The new hardtop Eldorado was designated as the “Seville” while the convertible version took the “Biarritz” moniker.

This 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville restoration turned out to be quite stunning and the car was once again worthy of its Standard of the World status.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Restoration
1958 Cadillac restoration

1958 saw the introduction of double headlights by Cadillac. If you talk to 1958 Cadillac aficionados, many will mention this as their favorite feature. This 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz restoration project restored its top-of-the-line luxury features and ride and afforded its owner much top down cruising enjoyment.

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Restoration
1958 Cadillac restoration

This 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville restoration project is likely the highest-awarded car of its kind. Owned and restored by Cadillac Parts & Restoration, this classic earned Best in Show recognition at the prestigious 2015 Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National Meet in Milwaukee, WI. The annual event attracts the finest restored and original Cadillacs from North America making this award quite special.

We’ll list more of our projects (including the ever-popular 1959 models) at a later date but if you cannot wait, go visit our Cadillac restoration projects page.

Remember, if you own a classic Cadillac and are considering a restoration project, full or Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR)partial, or just need important maintenance and repair, give Cadillac Parts & Restoration a call at (845) 462-5959. We look forward to speaking with you and discussing your goals and desires.

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Sample of Completed Cadillac Restoration Projects

Classic Cadillac Restoration Since 1984

Dating back to the creation of FEN Enterprises in 1984, Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) has served the classic Cadillac community with expert care and restoration of their cherished vehicles. In fact, many of the world’s finest restored Cadillacs have passed through their facility.

National award-winning cars as well as “driver” quality cars are included in their portfolio and, no matter the type of work performed, CPR’s experienced craftsmen take great pride in the final product.

Of course, we can talk all day long about CPR’s history and completed Cadillac restoration projects but photos are so much more fun. So take a look below…

1936 Cadillac Restoration
1936 Cadillac restoration by CPR

This 1936 Cadillac restoration was completed back in CPR’s “FEN” days but throughout the years and including the formation of Cadillac Parts & Restoration its owner trusted their dedicated team for its storage, maintenance and transport. It’s earned First Place awards at prominent national events.

1940 Cadillac Restoration
1940 Cadillac restoration completed back in CPR's FEN days

Owned by the same customer as the 1936 Cadillac above, this 1940 Cadillac convertible was restored by the CPR team back in their “FEN” days.

1955 Cadillac Eldorado Restoration
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This 1955 Cadillac Eldorado restoration is one of the projects which helped the CPR team earn its reputation in the classic Cadillac community.  Dubbed “Bad Girl” due to the challenges she presented during the project, this classic has received acclaim due not only to the awards won but also the international recognition gained when Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones drove her over a closed Brooklyn Bridge during the Bridges to Babylon World Tour announcement. The event was televised live by MTV to an international audience.

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
1956 Cadillac restoration project by the CPR team

The mid-fifties were when the automobile tail fin wars escalated and the 1956 Cadillacs led the way. This 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz restoration was one of multiple cars restored for its owner.  This kind of loyalty has driven CPR’s reputation as their team enters its 34th year in the industry.

We can go on all day listing CPR’s completed restoration projects but we’ll list more in a future article so stay tuned for more. Those interested in restoring their classic Cadillac can learn more by visiting CPR’s website at www.cprforyourcar.com or calling them at (845) 462-5959.

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