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1975 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 1975 Fleetwood Eldorado was available as a coupe and a luxury convertible replacing the DeVille convertible series. 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 1975 Eldorado Model. Front wheel drive (look ma!!... no hump!) sharp angled design, nice chrome trimmings, near perfect chrome bumpers, leather interior, all draped in camel tan ready for a night out on the town, or a cruise up to the clubhouse ready to turn heads in classic style from 1975.
Gas crisis? We don't need no 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. Trimmings 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 brown 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. Pearl white in beautiful condition 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, and chromed wire spoked wheels with faux knockoffs are wrapped in wide whites 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, tan stitched leather, vinyl, and deep brown carpeted lowers for the doors. A peppering of wood appliqu is also seen on these door panels. Inside dual ultra wide antique light sandalwood leather buckets, 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. These fine seats are bordered in brown piping to add some contrast and definition. In 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 auto dimming headlights, cruise control, climate control, AM/FM/Stereo, A/C, power steering, power brakes, and all very clean. A wood rimmed banjo style rally wheel now replaces the original and fronts this original looking dash. Brown carpet floods the floors and is just excellent.
A 500ci V8 engine fits nicely into the large, very clean, engine bay. A little patina, but a 4-barrel carburetor which was recently rebuilt (with receipts) feeds it, and a TH425 automatic transmission is on back. 2.73 are the gears for the final drive ratio. All receipts and detailed information are available for your inspection with regards to the redux and refresh work that was done to the entire drivetrain in 2015.
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 back. Power disc brakes for the front end and power drums for the back.
She started with a turn of the key and ran beautifully. A smooooooth cruise, good tight steering and straight braking. With the 500 cubes it does not take too much time to get to cruising speed, and the transmission shifts smoothly on the way there. All functions were working beautifully save for the power passenger's seat adjustment, and the switch for the high beams will not allow them to stay on high beam.
Like a freshly dry cleaned white tuxedo, this pearl white beauty is an example of steel luxury and styling from 1975 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 brown canvas convertible top, you will feel like a Kennedy!
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