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1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
- 500ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 81k Miles Shown
- Silver Over Red Interior
- New Convertible Top
In the 1970s the federal government continued tightening safety standards on vehicles sold in the US. With the fear of imminent federal rollover legislation looming over their heads, Cadillac announced the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado was going to be the last convertible ever built in Detroit. In fact, Cadillac even made mention of it in their ads even hinting that they would appreciate in value. "It is the only convertible now built in America. And it will be our last, the very last." Of course, as we all know this ended up not being true when a coach builder began converting 1979 Coup DeVilles into soft tops, and later both Ford and Chrysler released factory-built convertibles in the early 80s. Cadillac soon was eating their words as they started building convertibles again in 1984. So, while it didn't turn out to be the end of an era, the 1976 Eldorado remains as one of the last and best examples of full-size GM convertibles of the mid-to-late 1970s.
Featured here for sale is a stunning 1976 Cadillac Eldorado painted in Silver with a white convertible top. The paint has been well cared for with a few nicks and blemishes here and there, but the finish shines with a nice luster. The chrome and related stainless trim have been well cared for and shows only some light patina and still gives off a rich shine. The power convertible top works well and the optional fiberglass tonneau cover fits well and is free of any cracks. The white convertible top was recently replaced and is clean and fits well with no wrinkles.
The combination of the silver exterior with the red leather interior is a striking combination. The luxurious seating is plush and the leather upholstery remains exceptionally soft with some light wrinkles and free of any rips or tears. Options include power seats, tilt steering, power windows and locks, air conditioning, cruise control, sentinel lighting, power top, power antenna, and power trunk release. The factory radio has been replaced with an aftermarket AM/FM/with AUX input. The trunk is clean and features a cloth floor cover and side inserts. A full-size spare and the factory bumper jack and related tools are present.
Under the hood sits a 500cid V8 that has been lightly detailed. The engine compartment presents as well maintained with recently replaced coolant hoses, valve cover gaskets, and a new alternator. This front-wheel drive is driven by a 3-speed automatic transmission. The underbody Is in solid condition with the trunk floor and rear passenger floorboards having been repaired. The four-wheel hydra-boost power disc brakes have been completely serviced with a new master cylinder, rubber brake, and hard brake lines. This convertible cruises on 15" steel wheels with factory wheels covers and 235/75R15Nexen thin white wall radial tires
This convertible provides an excellent opportunity for some drop-top driving. This Caddy cruises well on the highway making it a great vehicle for some day trips as well. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank you for looking.