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LOT 72

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1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

  • Odometer reads just 73 miles from new
  • Highly original and highly optioned time-capsule example
  • Accompanied by its original window sticker, warranty card, decals, and owner's manuals

VIN: 6L67S6Q257502

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When Cadillac announced that convertible production would end in 1976, it brought an immediate enthusiastic response from its customers who rushed into their Cadillac dealers to order their very own version of this masterpiece of open-air opulence, even at the base price of $11,049. Places in the order queue changed hands for nearly just as much. Of course, GM did not stay true to their promise of the Eldorado being the last open-topped Cadillac, and some owners who bought their Eldos as speculative investments even sued GM. The decision to cease building convertibles was explained in a variety of ways: more sporting styling of coupes, declining convertible sales, more turnpike driving that did not favor having the top down, better sound systems, universal air-conditioning, and safety regulations. Ultimately, it was General Motors' management's decision to control costs. Regardless of it being the last or not, the 1976 Eldorado remains a celebrated slice of Americana and a symbol of '70s excess in all its glory.

Offered here is one of Cadillac's most luxurious offerings of its time, amazingly showing just 73 miles since new. A highly original time-capsule example, this stunner is finished in Cotillion White over a sumptuous black leather interior and topped with a white power convertible top. This Eldorado is lavishly loaded with luxury and convenience options including remote trunk release, twilight sentinel lighting, climate control, AM/FM/8-Track stereo, carpeted rubber mats, Guide-Matic headlamp control, cruise control, hard convertible top boot, and more.

Exceptionally well-preserved inside and out and showing only minor storage-related patina, it retains all original fittings, decals, owner's manual, warranty card, demo 8-track, and even the window sticker still affixed to the glass. Most recently, this Eldorado has been fitted with a fresh set of correct-size whitewall tires to make this luxury convertible safe to operate; however, the factory original Uniroyal LR 78-15 full-size spare still resides undisturbed in the trunk along with the unused factory jack assembly. Additionally, the factory rubber trunk mat with Cadillac crest is still in place to protect the beautiful original trunk compartment.

Driving a Cadillac Eldorado Convertible is in a league of its own; effortless steering, smooth ride, and opulent interior appointments make for an enchanting driving experience. If one were to decide to drive this time capsule, this Eldorado Convertible stands ready to pamper its next caretaker in luxury and style and to remind other motorists that you are riding in "The Standard of the World" of luxury convertibles. This wonderful 1976 Eldorado offers a rare chance to acquire an all-original, unrestored beauty that may not present itself again.

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