1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
The Cadillac Eldorado has always been a trend setter. The Personal Luxury Car market segment that Cadillac created with the Eldorado was growing. The front-wheel drive version was going through its very first redesign with the 1971-1972 models. It was a completely new Fleetwood Eldorado not only in design but also in spirit. This 1976 Fleetwood Eldorado was available as a coupe and a luxury convertible replacing the DeVille convertible series. The Eldorado regained the iconic fender skirts. The “Standard of the World” was still the luxury leader. The Fleetwood Eldorado was still unmistakably Cadillac.
For consignment, a sizable, luxurious, convenience smattered, long smooth cruiser piece of massive Detroit iron in this 1976 Eldorado model. Front wheel drive, (look ma!!… no hump!), sharp angled design, nice chrome trimmings, near perfect chrome bumpers, fender skirts, leather interior, all draped in white interior leather ready for a night out on the town, or a cruise up to the clubhouse ready to turn heads in classic style from 1976. A few faults and our consigner states that he has lost interest and is ready to part with this classic.
Gas crisis? We don't need a stinking gas crisis, we will build it even bigger, and allow it to drive on regular gas!!! And this straight steel slabbed sided car which pays very close attention to its gaps and pampers its chrome trimmings is definitely going to be the belle of the ball. A V shaped massive grille with matching hood atop, dual headlights on either side and cathedral turn signal and cornering lights at the front and rear edges, you are driving around in a 3-bedroom apartment on wheels. Trimming for the wheel well surrounds, rockers and a fine trim spear in mid-section with exceedingly long rear quarter and deck, this car bleeds class. A white padded canvas convertible top with a rear glass window, allows for your potential famous passengers to remain in total comfort while they are whisked down the superhighways and byways of the country. Lighter blue in beautiful condition replaces the original Cotillion White and covers all these steel panels and it is miles deep and very nicely applied. Badging all looks great, as does chrome which remains in like new condition throughout. Blue painted dish style wheel coverings are on all 4 corners.
A swing of the door and it's a lot like opening a well-balanced safe door! Heavy, but easy to do. On the doors are power controls, chromed panels, white stitched leather, and deep blue carpeted lowers for the doors. A peppering of wood appliqué is also seen on these door panels. Inside dual ultra-wide white leather overstuffed buckets cozy up to each other and sport some blue piping. These chairs are showing some creases as finely aged leather tends to do, sport plenty of power adjustments, and are large enough to accommodate a 3rd front row passenger. In the back, a wide bench matching the front setup stretches from side to side. The standard square and rectangle dash courtesy GM is in front and has the trappings of a high optioned car in the form of cruise control, climate control, AM/FM/Stereo, A/C, power steering, power brakes, and all very clean. An inlay wood and blue rimmed 3 spoked star style steering wheel fronts the original looking dash. Blue carpet floods the floors and is just excellent.
A rebuilt 500ci V8 correct for this year engine fits nicely into the large, fairly clean, engine bay. A little patina, but a 4-barrel carburetor feeds it, and a rebuilt last year TH425 automatic transmission is on back. 2.73 are the gears for the final drive ratio.
Like new underneath with pristine black surfaces and absolutely no rust. It looks like it was a frame off restoration; it is that well detailed. Independent coil springs for the front suspension, and 4 link with coil springs are on the back. Power disc brakes provided the stopping power for both front and rear wheels.
She started with a turn of the key but much to our dismay a very noticeable rod knock was heard. This thwarted our drive so we could only test some of the luxo-cruisers functions. A few notes as the wipers need attending to and do not work, the power antenna is inoperable and the A/C doesn't work.
Like a freshly dry-cleaned blue double-knit tuxedo, this example of steel luxury and styling from 1976 when cars were built for status, and it was measured by the inch. Front wheel drive, great shape all over, a nice example of big car style, all buttoned up under the laurel wreath and crest sprung hood ornament, and white canvas convertible top, you will feel like a Kennedy!
67-2 Door Convertible
S-500ci V8 4bbl 190hp
Q-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
178587-Sequential Unit Number
ST 76 6EL67-1976 Eldorado Convertible
BDY FWD006999-Detroit Body #
TR S022-White Leather, Blue Carpet
PNT 11R-Cotillion White, Dark Blue Top
02A-1st Week February Build
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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