1976 Cadillac Eldorado – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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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