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1976 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
74000 ORIGINAL MILES
The 1976 convertibles were considered instant collector items when they arrived and speculators soon drove prices sky high. Once factory production ended and dealer supply was depleted, prices rose up to 2 or 3 times the MSRP.
The styling and comfort of these large cars was second to none and nothing has ever replicated that since. It has the iconic 8.2 litre (500 cubic inch V8) which Cadillac produced from 1970 to 1976 and these engines still remain the largest engine ever produced in a production vehicle. All this is mated to the 3 speed Hydomatic FRONT WHEEL DRIVE transmission. 1976 was the pinnacle year of this massive and unique drivetrain, which people still seek out today for other vehicle applications such as hot rods. The Eldorado has a full perimeter frame and is 234 inches long (18 1/2 feet) and almost 80 inches wide (6 1/2 feet). It weighed a whopping 5263 pounds.
This Cadillac was purchased from the previous owner in 1977 when it was almost new. He and his wife enjoyed the car for nearly 40 years until his estate passed it on to his son. His wife loved driving the car and called it "the big great whale" according to his personalized licence plate translated from the Hawaiian language.
The interior is all original and in great condition with the leather seats showing minimal wear. It starts well, performs great, runs great and drives down the road like a dream. (powerful big dream).