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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 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

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 or calling them at (845) 462-5959.

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Learn More About CPR

Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR)

Research is crucial before undertaking an auto restoration project and there are many sources of information at your fingertips. Websites, news/media articles, social media and, most importantly, personal references, should all be explored.

A reputable restorer will have easily findable citations and would be willing to provide Cadillac restoration by CPRreferences. Cadillac Parts & Restoration, whose team has specialized in classic Cadillac restoration since 1984, has a lengthy and easily verifiable track record of producing some of the world’s finest restored Cadillacs.

Accordingly, CPR has received a great deal of industry and media attention over the years. Hemmings Motor News featured their Cadillac restoration expertise in numerous articles. One such article sourced FEN/CPR experts about rare Cadillac Sabre wheel restoration.

An internationally-syndicated Associated Press story is another good source of information about CPR’s classic Cadillac restoration history. The Poughkeepsie Journal, their hometown newspaper, documented their success at the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National Meet where three of their completed restoration projects earned First Place trophies in their respective classes.

A Google search will reveal many insightful webpages but perhaps the most valuable information is gleaned from CPR’s customers. They’ll not only comment on the quality of work performed but also the process.

One example would be from the owner of this 1959 Cadillac restoration project. This car has earned First Place recognition in every major event in which it’s been entered and holds priceless sentimental value to its owner.

1959 Cadillac restoration by CPR

Cadillac owners ready to begin the restoration process can call CPR at (845) 462-5959 for a phone consultation. This important first step will provide a clearer understanding of the process based upon your goals, desires and budget. It’s also recommended that interested parties visit CPR’s Poughkeepsie, NY facility for a tour and an opportunity to meet the select team that will perform the professional restoration work. Prior to calling, visit their website to learn more: Cadillac Parts & Restoration.


Cadillac Restoration: Resources

Resources to Guide your Cadillac Restoration Project

Restoration of a classic car is rarely uncomplicated and the rarer the make and model the more complex the project becomes. Show-quality work requires authenticity to be observed right down to the actual nuts and bolts. That high bar means sources with extensive experience with the brand and an ability to locate the correct parts us crucial.

With the world at your finger tips today, it’s much easier to conduct research than it was twenty-five years ago when your primary tools were copies of Hemmings Motor News and Cars & Parts magazines.

If you have an old Cadillac and are seeking to rebuild it, it would be advisable to consultCadillac restoration by CPR with Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) the premier Cadillac restoration provider whose team has produced the world’s finest examples of restored Cadillacs since 1984.

Whether a frame-off or partial restoration, or even important maintenance and repair, their experienced craftsmen will have your classic running like a dream.

If you’re seeking information about restoration, parts or just want to enjoy photos of restored Cadillacs the sources below will be well worth your time:

CPR’s Cadillac Restoration Facebook page offers an opportunity to stay current with their projects and see completed cars.

Pinterest fans: follow and view classic Cadillac restoration projects.

Tail fin fans should view this award-winning 1959 Cadillac restoration project.

The Antique Automobile Club of America is always a terrific resource.

Social media outlets abound and the Cadillac Parts & Restoration Twitter page is a worthwhile follow.

Once you’ve completed your research and are ready to move forward with your restoration project, call CPR at (845) 462-5959. Their Poughkeepsie, NY location is conveniently reached by road or rail and your prized classic will be left in good hands.

Cadillac restoration by CPR

1964 Cadillac restoration project by the CPR team.


1959 Cadillac Restoration

1959 Cadillac Restoration and a Father-Son Bond

There is no more powerful bond than that which exists between parents and their children and as time goes on the sentimental attachment only grows. In a nation in which the automobile played such an important role in shaping our landscape, the automobile is central to so many father and son relationships.

This 1959 Cadillac is an iconic part of American history. It’s towering tail fins, 1959 Cadillac restoration projectabundance of gleaming chrome and luxurious appointments made it a favorite of Hollywood’s brightest stars and, almost sixty years later, it’s popularity remains quite high. This particular car, however, holds as much sentimental value as it does historical.

Passed down from father to son, this vehicle was meticulously maintained from the day it was purchased and, as a result, required just a partial restoration rather than the full, frame-off process that is typically needed by other classic cars its age.

Despite being just a “partial” project, this 1959 Cadillac restoration still involved extensive and careful work to bring the car back to “like-new” quality and authenticity. New paint, interior and power train work topped the list of services performed and the results were extraordinary, and at the same time typical, for the expert craftsmen of Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR).

The experience I had in having them restore my fathers 1959 Cadillac was outstanding.  Elsa and her talented group of craftsmen not only restored my Dad’s car, they became a part of it,” exclaimed its delighted owner.

Since the completion of this 1959 Cadillac restoration project, it’s been entered in numerous car shows including Antique Automobile Club of America, Cadillac & LaSalle Club and concours level events. In each it has never failed to earn top award recognition in its class.

CPR has been serving the classic Cadillac community since 1984 and works almost

1959 Cadillac restoration by CPR

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exclusively on Cadillacs. Their Poughkeepsie, NY location is easily reached by road and rail making it convenient to those from New England and points north as well as New York City and points south.

If you wish to inquire about their Cadillac restoration services, they’d be glad to speak with you. So give them a call at (845) 462-5959 to learn how they can help you get that classic looking and running as it did the day it left the showroom.

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Cadillac Restoration: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

It wasn’t until the late 1950s that the tail fins of classic Cadillacs reached their peak. Among those big tail fin years, the 1959 stands out more than others. Not only were they the tallest but they were also adorned with the bullet-like tail lights that have been a favorite subject for photographers (from professional to amateur) throughout the years.

Cadillac restoration projects like the highly collectible 1959 Eldorado Biarritz pictured 1959 Cadillac restorationcan fetch impressive prices at auction and the demand only seems to be growing. The argyle blue metallic color of this car is not a common one despite the spectacular way is gleams in all levels of light.

Just 1,320 Cadillacs were built in the Eldorado Biarritz trim and far fewer remain almost sixty years since they were built. The rarity makes it an expensive car to restore but the Cadillac restoration experts of CPR have thirty-three years of Cadillac-specific experience behind them and they’ve restored many of this particular model.

The elaborate grille alone consists of dozens of individual parts and takes hours to assemble. Of course, that intricate design takes the good part of a day just to detail and polish. However, the effort is well worth it.

It doesn’t take a long look to see these cars aren’t for the bashful and the driver of  1959 Cadillac will receive plenty of waves and horn beeps in appreciation of this timeless classic car.

Whether your Cadillac is from 1959 or any other model year through the 1970s, Cadillac Parts & Restoration is the team to call if you’re considering restoration or even just repair or maintenance. They are located in Poughkeepsie, NY and convenient by road or rail to those from New York City and points south as well as New England and points north.

They can be reached by phone at (845) 462-5959. Their website is quite informative as well and is at