1976 Cadillac Eldorado ONE OF 1000. RARE! Fuel Injected model.
Worldwide Vintage Autos
- Stock Number:WWVA029
WORLDWIDE VINTAGE AUTOS IS PLEASED TO OFFER THIS RARE 1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO FUEL INJECTED
SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATION
In mid-model year 1976, after the announcement from the US DOT that even greater safety requirements were going to be imposed on convertibles for the coming model year, Cadillac announced that the last remaining American convertible, the Eldorado Convertible, was to be no more. Sales skyrocketed and 14,000 convertibles were built (compared to 1966, 2250 convertible Eldos were built). Company spokespeople reported that they had run out of convertible top frames, and if they'd had more, they'd have sold more. 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, and in 1983, Cadillac introduced a new convertible. Go figure. But things were different, way different. Gone was the 500 cubic inch big block V-8 (whose last model year was also 1976), and 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, filing a class-action suite against the auto maker... and lost.
So, while the '76 wasn't the "Last Convertible" Cadillac ever built, or any other US automaker for that matter, it was certainly the end of an era, and there will never be another one like it. 1976 was the last year of the 500 cu.in. engine, the first year of 4 wheel disk brakes, and this little fully-loaded gem here, according to the Cadillac/La Salle Club internet forum, is one of only 1000 made with the most expensive option available for the car - Fuel Injection.
This car was originally purchased in Reno, Nevada. Two owners ago had it nicely painted in the original Amberlite Firemist 5 or 6 years ago. At the same time, it received a new canvas top and Vogue Tyres. All of that is still in excellent condition. While that owner concentrated on the aesthetics, The last owner finished up the mechanical. It has a new brake master cylinder, a/c compressor, FJ12 injectors & TPS, all the vacuum lines related to fuel injection are repaired or replaced. It has a new right CV axle, and left lower ball joint. The underside of this car is clean and rust-free. The car is beautifully aligned, the engine is super strong with no obvious oil leaks or oil use, and the tranny shifts as smooth as glass. Everything functions in the car - door locks, seat adjustments, tilt/telescopic wheel, electric windows, convertible top, wipers (including delay), remote mirrors, climate control, automatic trunk-shut mechanism, even the "digital" clock keeps perfect time. In the interior, the upper door panels were re-upholstered, and there are none of the common cracks you typically see in these lower door panels. The seats are in great condition with no rips or cracks. It's carpet is in great condition, along with a factory Cadillac floor mat.
IN FULL DISCLOSURE, THE ITEMS WORTH NOTING INCLUDE:
-THERE ARE A FEW VERY MINOR IMPERFECTIONS IN THE PAINT (SEE DETAILED PICTURES)
-A FEW NICKS AND SCRATCHES ON THE CONVERTIBLE PARADE CAPS
-THE PUSH ON CHROME PIECES AROUND THE TAIL LIGHTS ARE FADED,
- TOP OF THE BACK SEAT HAS SOME SLIGHT SUN FADING.
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OWN THIS VINTAGE ELDORADO AT A FRACTION OF THE BUILD COST. THE COST OF PARTS AND RESTORATION OF THESE VEHICLES ARE INCREASING DAILY. THEY ARE NOT MAKING ANY MORE AND, THEREFORE, THEY ARE BECOMING MORE RARE BY THE DAY. BUY ONE DONE AND ENSURE YOUR INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE. DOING A RESTORATION / CUSTOMIZATION PROJECT ON A ELDORADO LIKE THIS WOULD COST OVER $30,000 NOT INCLUDING THE VEHICLE ITSELF. DON'T DO THE WORK YOURSELF, GET ONE FINISHED FOR HALF OF THE COST OF BUILDING IT YOURSELF.
AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT AND SOMETHING YOU CAN ENJOY DAILY. COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE VEHICLES HAVE HISTORICALLY APPRECIATED AT A RATE GREATER THAN THE STOCK MARKET, GOLD AND OTHER ARTS & COLLECTIBLES AS DOCUMENTED BY MANY ARTICLES AND AUCTION RESULT TRACKING.
ALTHOUGH NOT A "NO RESERVE" AUCTION, THE RESERVE PRICE OF THIS VEHICLE IS WELL BELOW COMPARABLE VEHICLES IN THE MARKET. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO STOP THIS AUCTION AT ANY TIME.