1976 Cadillac Eldorado – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

Cadillac Eldorado front side Cadillac Eldorado front side
Cadillac Eldorado interior Cadillac Eldorado interior
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Cadillac Eldorado engine Cadillac Eldorado engine

After a convertible cruiser for the summer? This big Caddy looks like a lot of car for the money

The ninth-generation Cadillac Eldorado of 1971-1978 represented the last of the traditional full-size Eldorados before the nameplate shrunk into a more compact class at the turn of the 80s.

Continuing the front-engined front-drive configuration which debuted in 1967, the new for 1971 Eldorado actually grew in size despite US car design at the time being heavily influenced by stringent safety regulations.


Engines offered across this generation included Cadillac’s largest-ever 500ci (8.2lt) V8, or the slightly smaller 427ci (7.0lt) V8.

A convertible model was also made available for the first time since 1966. Rumours would later circle that legislators were seeking to outlaw the sale of convertible-topped cars and Cadillac leaned in with its ‘Last American Convertible’ marketing communications of 1976.

For the modern motorist, the Eldorado’s expansive square-footage yet may seem somewhat wasteful – but as a symbol of personal success, the Eldorado nailed its brief.


And as far as summer cruisers go, the Eldorado will seat six in complete comfort.

This red-over-white 1976 example comes to market as an American import in its native left-hand drive configuration.

It’s described as a drive anywhere car with the seller stating that ‘everything works’ and that it’s a ‘pleasure to drive’.


Not much more information has been attached, however the car presents well in photos with an unmarked interior and a seemingly intact exterior with decent lustre in its paintwork.

For a style-driven drop-top cruiser with seating for six, the Cadillac may do well as a lazy sunny day cruiser.

You can find it in Queensland, listed for $25,000.

Check out the full listing here!


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