Top-of-the-line Cadillacs have a special appeal, and this 1979
Cadillac Eldorado delivers everything you want in personal luxury,
including a fuel-injected V8 and a luxury A/C interior, without the
top-of-the-line price tag.
Take a look at that angular body. These are the iconic lines of the last of the great cruising Cadillacs. 1979 was the first year for the eight-generation Eldorado, and when Cadillac shut the books on this one a few years later, the Eldorado coupes shrank to nearly compact car proportions and lost many of Cadillac's distinguished features. These coupes have just the right amount of chrome that cascades off the hallmark grille, then naturally flows to the front bumpers, spreads to the lower valances, and pools on the rear bumper. The perfect compliment to this classic style is the Colonial Yellow paint, which shows so much originality, this Caddy might just be a great survivor. And a presentation this nice means getting the details right, too. It still has all its great original Cadillac styling cues from the clear lenses in front, to the echoes of tailfins in the taillight design.
The burgundy pinstripe is not just bold complement to the exterior paint, but also it's a nice introduction to the interior color. The plush velvet-like fabric demonstrates what personal luxury is all about as it rivals the best living rooms for comfort. Everybody has their own individual space separated by an armrest, and the front wheel drive layout means a flat floor, where each person has limo-worthy legroom. Everything you'd expect from Cadillac's flagship model comes in this coupe, including power seats, power windows, power locks, and an upgrade to a modern AM/FM/CD stereo. The automatic climate control even had its air conditioning converted to modern R134a to keep you comfortable all day long.
In a car this honest and original so far, it's great to see the numbers-matching V8 under the hood. This 350 cubic-inch powerplant came with electronic fuel injection straight from Cadillac. This innovative feature in '79 and averaging less than 2,000 miles since then means today it fires up easily and runs like a smooth Caddy should. A three-speed automatic transmission and power steering keep this an easy cruising Eldorado. The feeling on the road is that unsurpassed Cadillac cloud thanks to an all-independent suspension with air shocks in the rear. Four-wheel disc brakes were also standard equipment on the Eldorado, so it has better capabilities than you'd expect in a coupe with such a cushy ride.
Complete with owner's manual, these Eldorados are becoming sought-after as they cross the threshold into true classic car territory. This one has fuel-injected V8 power, a stellar interior, and low mileage for its preserved age. It's the ultimate affordable collector's Caddy. Don't miss out, call today!