1978 was the last year for the large, front-wheel drive Eldorado weighing in at 4,906 pounds and a wheel base of 126.3 inches and overall length of 224 inches (18.66 feet). In 1979, the down-sized Eldorado weighed in at 3,792 pounds with a wheelbase 13 inches shorter and an overall length of 10 inches shorter than the 1978 Eldorado.
The Engine was a cast iron block and head V-8 with a displacement of 425 cubic inches (7.0 liters). The engine had a compression ratio of 8.2:1 and developed 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm. The big “Eldos” got about 10 mpg.
In 1978, Cadillac produced 2,000 Eldorado Custom Biarritz Classics. The Classic is frequently called the “Collector’s Edition.” The Custom Biarritz was offered in five colors and easily recognized by its unique padded vinyl roof, wide body moldings, opera lamps, distinctive Biarritz script, special accent stripes, and color coordinated wheel disks. The Biarritz interior highlights plush appointments with 50/50 tufted pillow type leather/vinyl seating.
This Magnificent Estate example is finished in Arizona Beige and Demitasse Brown Exterior, Light Beige and Dark Saddle Interior, Beige Padded half-Vinyl Elk Grain roof treatment, Gold Plated Biarritz Script on the Exterior side panels and trunk bed with dark brown accent stripes. It has traveled 12,000 Original Miles since new and has been maintained to the Highest Standards. The Stunning Duo-Tone Interior is accented by a Beige Dashboard and Beige Carpeting, and comes with a full complement of Amenities.
· Automatic transmission
· Power Steering
· Power Brakes
· Power Windows
· Dual Power Seats (6 Ways)
· Power Antenna
· Power Door Locks
· Cruise Control
· Tilt, Telescopic Wheel
· AM/FM Stereo Radio
· Digital Electric Clock
· Remote Exterior Mirror Adjustments
· Lighted Exterior Mirror Mounted Thermostat
· Remote Power Trunk Release
· Whitewall Radial Tires
· Cadillac Crested Wheel Covers
· Climate Control (Ice Cold)
· Pillow Tufted Leather/Vinyl Seating
· Seat Belts
· Cigar Lighters (Unused)
· Electronic Level Control
· Cornering Lamps
· Twilight Sentinel Headlight Control
· Litter Receptacles
· Rear Window Defogger
· Individual Front & Rear Armrests
· Padded Vinyl Roof
· Opera Lamps
· Weight 4,906 pounds
· Wheelbase 126.3 inches
· Length 224 inches
· Height 54.2 inches
· Width 79.8 inches
· V-8 Engine
o 425 Cubic Inch Displacement
o Bore and Stroke 4.082 in. by 4.060 in.
o Compression Ratio 8.2:1
· Highly Detailed Engine Compartment
· Highly Detailed Undercarriage
· Original Owner’s Manual
· Lighted Vanity Mirror
· Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
· Original Cadillac Crested Floormats
· Original Cadillac Crested Trunkmat
This Magnificent, Extremely Low Mileage Caddy is Truly the Ultimate “Boulevard Cruiser.” It comes in a Highly Desirable Color Combination, especially well suited for a warmer climate. It can seat six passengers comfortably. It is as “Straight as an Arrow” and cruises effortlessly and “Whisper Soft” at Highway Speeds. It is in Excellent Overall Condition, and garners all the “Oohs and Aahs” anytime out. It is an Absolute Pleasure to Drive!