1976 Cadillac Eldorado "The Last Convertible" Super Rare Fuel Injection
Price: US $19,500.00 Item location: Denver, Colorado, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: Eldorado
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 89,493
- VIN: 6L67S6Q234138
- Color: Amberlite Firemist 2873
- Engine size: 8.2L 500Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: AM/FM 8-Track, Leather Seats, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Cadillac EldoradoIn mid-model year 1976, fter the announcement from the US DOT that even greater safety requirements were going to be imposed on convertibles for the coming model year, adillac announced that the last remaining American convertible, he Eldorado Convertible, as to be no more. Sales skyrocketed and 14000 convertibles were built (compare to 1966 - 2250 convertible Eldos were built). Company spokespeople reported that they had run out of convertible top frames, nd if they'd had more, hey'd have sold more. In honor of our country's 200th birthday, he last 200 cars were designated the "Bicentennial Edition", nd painted white with red and blue pinstripes, nd matching white interiors. Collectors showed up at dealerships with their flatbeds as to put no miles on their big slivers of automobile history as they headed to climate controlled storage. The "Last Convertible" went out in a blaze of glory.
Skip forward 8 years, nd in 1983, adillac introduced a new convertible. Go figure. But things were different, ay different. Gone was the 500 cubic inch big block V-8 (whose last model year was also 1976), nd that dainty little '83 model car (little by Cadillac standards anyway) could practically fit in the cabin of that just-shy-of-19-foot beast. Owners of the "Last Convertible" were furious, iling a class-action suite against the auto maker... and lost.
So, hile the '76 wasn't the "Last Convertible" Cadillac ever built, r any other US automaker for that matter, t was certainly the end of an era, nd there will never be another one like it. 1976 was the last year of the 500 cu.in. engine, he first year of 4 wheel disk brakes, nd this little fully-loaded gem here, ccording to the Cadillac/La Salle Club internet forum, s one of only 1000 made with the most expensive option available for the car - Fuel Injection.
This car was originally purchased in Nevada, nd I do have the original bill of sale. The last owner had it nicely painted in the original Amberlite Firemist 5 or 6 years ago. At the same time, t received a new canvas top and Vogue Tyres. All of that is still in excellent condition. Check out the close-up photo of the trunk and you can see the depth of the metallic. While the last owner concentrated on the aesthetics, finished up the mechanical. It has a new brake master cylinder, /c compressor, J12 injectors & TPS, ll the vacuum lines related to fuel injection are repaired or replaced. It has a new right CV axle, nd left lower ball joint. The underside of this car is clean and appears to be rust-free. The car is beautifully aligned, he engine is super strong with no obvious oil leaks or oil use, nd the tranny shifts as smooth as glass. Nearly everything functions in the car - door locks, eat adjustments, ilt/telescopic wheel, lectric windows, onvertible top, ipers (including delay), emote mirrors, limate control, utomatic trunk-shut mechanism, ven the "digital" clock keeps perfect time. For those minor items of imperfection, ee Condition Description above.
In the interior, he upper door panels were re-upholstered, nd there are none of the common cracks you typically see in these lower door panels.
You will find virtually no-mileagecars out there in the $35,000 range. 76's in this condition with this mileage commonly auction in the low $20,000's.
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