This 1968 Cadillac Eldorado has a big V8, hidden headlights, a
spacious air-conditioned interior, and darning angular styling. And
while all of that makes this one instantly attractive, it might
just be the backstory and long-term family care that really makes
this one irresistible.
The story we're told on this Caddy is basically the dream of every
kid. A grandmother, Edna, took her 10-year-old grandson with her to
the Cadillac dealership in 1968. She wanted him to pick out the car
he liked because it was meant for him. Edna drove this Eldorado for
many years and then the grandson got his dream car. It's even on an
actual mileage title, which means it has averaged under 1,300 miles
annually. So the grandson certainly cherished the coupe and it
wasn't his all-day cruiser. In fact, it was kept in the family for
over 50 years and was only sold to the first outside owner in 2019.
The Grecian White paint was a stylish choice when new. It has a
timeless sense of style, especially after a respray later in life.
It gives you a good gloss to help highlight the well-creased sheet
metal. So the sunlight helps reveal the extra-long hood with a
sharp middle point. And there's a well-defined line that runs
uninterrupted into the doors. And the same line emphasizes the
sporty kick-up on the rear quarter panels. And the super-sleek rear
end was there to let you know that any hint of tailfin would only
be space-age cool. And we love all the details with the
form-hugging chrome bumpers, distinct wheel covers, and hidden
headlights. It's all presented with the kind of fit and finish that
shows good respect while also not being a museum piece that you'll
be afraid to take on highway trips.
The interior reminds you of what made these Cadillacs so special.
It's a pillarless hardtop coupe with plenty of room for everyone to
go for a ride. And the upholstery looks particularly nice with the
button-top presentation on the leather (the driver's seat bottom is
a vinyl replacement.) Many of the original pieces are present and
working. It includes the AM/DM stereo, power locks, wood-like trim,
and the full courtesy light package. And the more recent ownership
has made investments to keep terrific luxury features working like
the power windows and cold-blowing air conditioning. You sit behind
the original Caddy three-spoke steering wheel and gaze at a clear
gauge package. And all the controls are centered around you because
this is built to be a personal luxury machine. There's even a
fold-down front seat armrest for a bucket-like level of
individuality. But on those days when you want to share the comfort
with family and friends, the flat floor of the Eldorado means it
really does offer relaxed seating for up to six total.
The 472 cubic-inch motor fills the engine bay. There is an honest
style and this V8, and with the known history between the owners,
it's hard to believe this is anything but the original engine.
While this car has been away from its first family for a few years,
it has continued to be treated as something special. So we have a
long list of investments, including good fundamentals like a new
radiator, a rebuilt water pump, a rebuilt carburetor, and a new A/C
compressor. It makes for a strong power package. This coupe's
cruising attitude is heightened by a smooth-shifting three-speed
automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes with front
discs, and the unique front-wheel-drive setup puts the motor's
weight over the driving wheels.
The sale comes complete with terrific paperwork like the original
dealer invoice, owner's manual, and an itemized list of the
investments within the last few years. It all makes for a premium
Caddy that's an extra-special classic. So don't miss this deal,