1988 was met with an extensive restyle, and sales nearly doubled
from the previous year, up to 33,210. While the wheelbase, doors,
roof, and glass remained relatively unchanged, new body design gave
the 1988 model a more "Eldorado" appearance. Now available in 17
exterior colors (previously 19), the new Eldorado was 3" longer
than last year. Underneath the restyled hood was Cadillac's new 155
horsepower 4.5 liter V8. A comprehensive anti-lock braking system.
Longer front fenders held "bladed" tips, and a new grille above the
revamped front bumper. In back, new three-sided tail lamps -
reminiscent of the 1987 Deville - appeared along with a new bumper
and trunk lid. Bladed 14" aluminum wheels remained standard, while
an optional 15" snowflake-pattern alloy wheel was included with the
Touring Suspension option. The original car sold for $24,891. This
1988 restyle would be the last, until the model was replaced by an
all-new Eldorado for 1992.