I FIRST BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH FRANK NICODEMUS in June of 1999 after I purchased my first 1958 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and had plans to use this vehicle for my daughters wedding in September, 1999. I traveled down to Franks former shop FEN Enterprises of New York in Wappinger Falls, New York, spent a few hours there intervieiwing Frank and talking to some ofhis employees and getting the $.58 cent tour of the shop, upholstery area and looked over the cars that he was working on. I liked everything that I saw, I told Frank about my position with a dead line and we agreed he could have it done.
I brought the car down, Frank looked it all over, made a few suggestions and he started the project. I made a few trips down to bring parts and check the progress. I picked the car up at the end of August, 1999.
I have called Frank several times asking for advice on different things about the car and or looking for parts. He has been very helpful over the years.
A year or two later, I purchased a 1958 Eldorado Biarritz Convertible in very good condition, but I did not like all the gray inside and out. I stripped the car all most 100% short of a body off. I remember bringing various parts down for restoration, front bumpers to be chromed, grille to be Gold and anodized (picture above), the entire upholstery, everything from sun visors, brackets that hold the rear view mirror, chrome moldings around the inside of the windshield. Frank inventoried everything and started the process of restoration on the various parts. There were also gold letters (Eldorado) and a (V) that goes on the rear trunk lid. Shortly after some of the parts came back bumpers, grille and I picked them up and everything was beautiful. I highly recommend Frank Nicodemus for all of your classic Cadillac needs.