One look at this highly-original 1973 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, and it's easy to imagine riding down the open highway – A/C cooling off 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 reality.
For a car that's more than forty years old, this one looks amazing. Its secret is that it appears to be a North Carolina car 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 very 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 marque.
The red leather interior looks quite 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. Even the automatic climate control still provides cold air conditioning so you stay cool with the top down any time the sun is out.
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!!