FROM THE MISSOULA AUTO MUSEUM COLLECTION: Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th - 22nd, 2017 at Russo and Steele's 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information. As one of the final expressions of Bill Mitchell's tenure as head of GM Styling, a position he held since he replaced Harley Earl as his handpicked successor in 1958, the Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado is a true landmark of modern design. Long, low, plush, and powerful, the Eldorado stood firmly as the pinnacle of American motoring during the 1970s, confirmed by the Cadillac's use as the official Indianapolis 500 Pace Car for 1973. Based on a commanding 126.3-inch wheelbase, the basic styling theme of the final "big" Eldorado was introduced for 1971 and continued through 1978 with facelifts for 1973 and 1975. Strong and rising sales during the early 1970s were met with Eldorado production taking place at the Detroit, Michigan and Linden, New Jersey GM assembly plants. For 1975 in particular, the Eldorado was updated with more pronounced blade-type front fenders, quad rectangular headlamps, skirtless rear fenders, and other revisions. A much sleeker appearance was the result of these changes, recalling the original 1967-1970 models. Befitting its top-of-the-line stature, the Eldorado's specifications were quite sophisticated, including a high-torque 500 cubic-inch engine - the largest production V-8 ever, plus front-wheel drive (since 1967) and four-wheel disc brakes. Significantly, the Eldorado was the last American production model to offer a convertible body style during the 1970s. Performance was strong, with period road tests clocking 0 to 60 times around 10 seconds, a top speed of some 115 mph. An outstanding find with only 5,700 miles at the time of cataloguing, this 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado features a special-order paint color and two-tone interior, handsomely accented by the matching vinyl landau roof treatment. Ample power is delivered by a 500 cubic-inch V-8 engine and Hydramatic automatic transmission and as expected, features and passenger amenities are numerous, including air conditioning, and power-operated brakes, door locks, a power front seat, and power windows. America's unrivalled stylistic and luxury leader of the 1970s, this very low-mileage example is highly collectible and enjoyable.