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1963 Cadillac and its Happy Owner

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While our full and partial Cadillac restoration projects are underway, we also have a steady stream of regular customers who bring their classic to our Poughkeepsie, NY location for maintenance, repair and other work.

These vehicles arrive from points across the northeast and as far away as Virginia. Fluid changes, brake and suspension service, carburetor rebuilding, powertrain service/rebuilding, grille and chrome restoration are just some of the reasons for their visit.

This sweet 1963 Cadillac Coupe deVille recently arrived from Connecticut and while at Cadillac restorationCPR underwent some important mechanical repair. We also rebuilt the original AM radio and upgraded it to AM/FM with bluetooth, MP3 and iPod capabilities with the upgrades all hidden from view. The result allows for 21st Century technology while retaining original appearance.

That original appearance is important to this experienced classic Cadillac owner. He takes great care of his vehicles and enjoys driving them. This convertible will provide him many miles of top-down driving pleasure.

He’s quite pleased with the work performed by the Cadillac Parts & Restoration team. So happy that he left a positive review for CPR:

Frank always took the time when I was there no matter what he was doing and showed me everything going on with my car, I was even given many tours of his shop and customers cars which I was amazed at.

I not only found a shop the delivered as promised but I made a great friend and will be bringing my car and other cars back every fall to have the details ironed out.
You guys got five stars my friend the quality of your work is second to none and it was refreshing to do business with you and that great crew you have.

Whether your classic Cadillac needs to be restored or just some needed maintenance/repair, the CPR team is ready to help. Call (845) 462-5959 to schedule a visit to their Poughkeepsie, NY location and get your car to CPR!

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Articles: Classic Cadillac Restoration

There are many classic car restoration shops across the country and probably even a few in your own neighborhood. Some are professional, some are not. With correct

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Restored 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville

restoration costing up into the six figures, you are best-advised to make the right choice before sending your vehicle off.

Due diligence is your responsibility and careful research includes word-of-mouth referrals. recommendations from clubs specific to your classic and searching through the internet for articles about restoration of your vehicle make/model.

When it comes to classic Cadillacs, the limited production numbers of America’s premier luxury vehicle can make for a more challenging project. Product-specific knowledge and

Cadillac Sabre wheel restoration

Cadillac Wheel Restoration

scarcity of parts for the rarer models mandate careful choice of a restorer experienced in Cadillac. A search of articles will lead you to this Hemmings Motor News article about the CPR Cadillac restoration team. Hemmings has long been considered the “bible” of the collector car industry and a highly-respected source of information. Some more searching will show you a result for this Hemmings article about Cadillac Sabre wheel restoration.

You’ll also find “authority” sites  dedicated to classic Cadillac restoration with informative articles and  references. Researching articles and news sources alone aren’t the best or only method to find the right restorer but offer good insight to the history and portfolio of a provider.

After you’ve narrowed down your list of potential restorers, no decision should be made without a visit to their facility. In addition to inspecting work in progress, you want to carefully examine how well the shop is maintained. Dust is a major by-product of sanding and methods should be in place to contain it and dust should not be accumulated in areas where body work is not currently being performed.

Cleanliness and organization is good sign as is good lighting. Take a look at the paint

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Restored Cadillac by CPR

booth as well. It should be kept clean and filters should be changed regularly. Ask to view their storage area where the various components of your vehicle will be stored. It’s important that this area be well-organized to avoid loss of valuable parts down to even  fasteners and clips.

If completed projects are available for viewing, make sure to take a look. Pictures online don’t necessarily offer a good sample and there is no substitute for getting up close and personal.

Bottom line: responsible choice of a restoration provider matters. Before committing to spending many thousands of dollars you must perform the same careful research that you would if you were making financial investments or buying a home. Your car is decades-old and it can wait a few weeks or months while you select a competent restorer.

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CPR’s Cadillac Restoration Projects

The Poughkeepsie, NY based team of Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) has been producing the world’s finest restored Cadillacs since 1984. Their portfolio of world-class restorations includes classics from the 1930s up through the 1980s. But, their “sweet spot” is Cadillacs of the 1950s and 60s.

Samples of their completed Cadillac restoration projects can be found around the globe. But if you’re considering a project of your own, you should schedule an appointment for a tour of CPR’s Poughkeepsie, NY facility and take advantage of the opportunity to discuss your goals with their team. You’ll be able to view both completed and underway projects and see firsthand why there’s no better choice of restorer.

This 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville is a prime example of their expertise. It’s a winner of Cadillac restoration by CPRmany prestigious awards but perhaps its most celebrated trophy was earned when it was named “Best in Show” at the 2015 Cadillac & LaSalle Club (CLC) Grand National Meet in Milwaukee, WI. If you’ve ever witnessed the notoriously stringent judging at the CLC meets, you’d know just how impressive an accomplishment this was.

CPR is known for its full restorations, however, partial projects as well as important maintenance and repair work comprises much of their work. There are many well-preserved and mostly original classics out there but, as they say, time is undefeated and the decades take their toll. Fortunately, the experienced Cadillac Parts & Restoration team exists to serve the classic Cadillac community and is ready to help you achieve your goals.

Located in Poughkeepsie, NY and family-owned, CPR is easily reached by those from New

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Look for the CPR logo.

England and points north as well as the New York City area and points south. Visit their website at and, if you’re ready to discuss your project, call them at (845) 462-5959. Also, be sure to follow their Cadillac restoration Facebook page to stay current with their projects.


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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,

1936 Cadillac V8

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 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.


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 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 to learn more.

Cadillac Grille Restoration

1960 Cadillac Eldorado Grille Restoration