One look at this highly-original 1973 Cadillac Eldorado
convertible, and it's easy to imagine riding down the open highway
- with the top down feeling the warm summer air as it hits your
face, and the big 500 V8 getting you well above the speed limit.
But at this affordable price, it's easy to make the dream a
For a car that's more than forty years old, this one looks amazing.
Its secret is that it appears to have been North Carolina car most
all it's life. We have the original dealer invoice, window sticker,
and bill of sale out of Raleigh. So it's a nice southern
convertible. The big Eldo's curves and angles have aged pretty
well, and it's a distinctive ride that is getting a lot of respect
from the collector community. The factory-correct bright Cotillion
White paint with red pinstripes is a classic look that graced the
Eldorado pace car this same year. It has a timeless elegance that
will never go out of fashion like some colors from the era. It also
helps that the straight body panels look well preserved with
nothing looking too new or worn out. There's plenty of chrome (this
is a Cadillac, after all), and it all remains in good condition.
Fender skirts were still very much in style in 1973 and they make
the 18-foot-long Eldo look even bigger than it is. The elegant
factory wheel covers are a nice final touch to America's premium
The red leather interior looks nice for its age. There are signs
that is was enjoyed, but the owner was far from carefree
considering you can tell it was not left out with the top down.
There's room for six aboard the Eldorado, and thanks to the
front-wheel-drive, there is no transmission hump to hinder legroom.
This is a truly loaded Caddy with features like six-way power
seats, Twilight Sentinel auto headlight dimmer, factory
AM/FM/cassette stereo, rear defroster, power windows, and a nice
power white convertible top, all of which are fully functional.
While the A/C is no longer functional, the parts are there to make
a complete system.
Until recently, the 500 cubic-inch V8 under the hood was the
largest mass-produced engine ever built. Designed for effortless
torque and smooth operation, it's a willing companion to the
Eldorado's luxury mission. The motor appears highly original and
good maintenance means it starts easily and happy to run. Cadillac
knew that the serious displacement would be able to keep these
weighty convertibles from feeling overburdened. So the total
package feels powerful while the suspension floats over the road
extremely nicely. The three-speed automatic transmission, power
steering, front disc brakes, and Michelin tires help emphasize this
mission of a truly easy cruising machine.
Fans of Clint Eastwood will recognize this as the same model from
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. And you can drive off over the horizon
just like him with confidence thanks to all the documents mentioned
before, as well as the owner's manual and maintenance records. This
Eldorado represents an affordable way to enjoy the last of the
great luxury convertibles. Call now!!