This is the cool convertible that can carry all your friends or
family in style. The 1976 Cadillac Eldorado was the end of a
legend, and this one has been restored and preserved correctly so
that it's a rolling shrine to the big classic American drop
1976 shut the door on the traditional American convertible that was big, roomy, and floated over the road in complete comfort. That legacy is why a Caddy like this is still in such superior condition. The lower fenders on these classics are notorious for falling victim to unseen curbs, but this one still has all the straight lines and firm creases that it was given at the Detroit factory. Take a look at the plastic panels that fill the area between the metal body and the front and rear marker lights. These wouldn't have survived over four decades without a loving caretaker. But the best part has to be the color. Most of the '76 convertibles were the white on white special edition, which are great cars, but we already see plenty of them. Instead, this one has been given a recent investment in a modern metallic silver. It has a brilliant radiance when the sunlight hits it, which is exactly what you want in a sunshine-friendly droptop. Plus, the red pinstripe does a terrific job of coordinating with the newer red roof, and at the same time, it highlights the straightness of the sheetmetal.
Just like the red folding roof, the red seats have a great coordinating appearance - so this classic Caddy looks terrific with the top up or down. The extra wide benches have seatbelts for six people, and thanks to a recent investment, not even the driver's seat shows any real wear. The three-spoke wheel still feels soft to the touch, and it gives you a commanding view of the dash and all its '70s-cool wood paneling. The interior has the kind of luxury that made these Cadillacs so special when new, and these are the features that you would even want on a brand new car. It includes power seats, power locks, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, the factory AM/FM stereo, and provisions for air conditioning. Plus, the power windows and power convertible top mean you never have to leave the driver's seat to go from enclosed luxury to a wind-in-your-air experience.
Just as this was promoted as the last American convertible, 1976 was the last year for the monstrous 500 cubic-inch V8 motor. So it's great to have the numbers-matching powerplant still under the hood and looking so fresh. Emissions regulations of that era had taken out some of the horsepower, but this Caddy has no trouble moving because it still makes about as much torque as a modern V8 Chevy truck! The cruising attitude is heightened by a smooth-shifting three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes with discs at all four corners - the first and only year for this feature on Eldorado convertibles. The suspension in this car must be experienced. You would think Cadillacs from this era are referred to as boats because of their size, but after you drive it, you'll swear it's because how it floats down the road.
This legend is big on space, big on torque, and big on luxury. The only thing small about this Caddy is the price. Call today!!!
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