From 1953 to 2002, the Eldorado represented the pinnacle of luxury in Cadillac's inimitable style. Named after the mythical golden city of Lost Gold or 'El Dorado,' you can imagine what Cadillac's positioning strategy was. The fourth generation is arguably the most prolific, but later generation vehicles, such as this ninth-generation 1974 Cadillac Eldorado, continued to be formidable land yachts that wafted their lucky owners in peaceful comfort under V8 power. This car features just 38,155 miles on the clock and awaits its next lucky owner.
The red paint job, white-striped tires, chrome hubcaps, and dainty 'Eldorado' script all embody the spirit this 1974 Cadillac Eldorado boasts in spades. It's a convertible, too, with a powered tan convertible top. The front features quad headlamps with chrome surrounds, a quintessential Seventies icon. Moving to the rear, you'll notice the long and flowing trunk boasting a power trunk release. By now, you'll probably glean that the average Eldorado owner didn't want to expend energy on mundane tasks. With the top dropped, you really appreciate how long this car is; for those interested, it measures just over 224 inches from tip to tail. Inside, you'll be treated to a white leather-trimmed interior with plush seats for four adults and plenty of wood trim. Creature comforts include power-adjustable seats, power windows, power mirrors, and climate control. We also observe an 8-track AM/FM stereo with 'Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits' that's reportedly functional, so you can enjoy a period rendition of 'Do That To Me One More Time' if that's your thing. For those seeking a bit more modernity, the current owner reports that an aftermarket Bluetooth-capable head unit is also in place.
A V8 powers this 1974 Cadillac Eldorado, and it's a monstrous 500ci unit. However, the Malaise Era had taken a firm grip over the American automobile market by 1974. This means that the V8's once-potent output was strangled to a mere 205 horsepower. Torque stood at a respectable 380lb-ft at just 2,400rpm, enabling you to keep up with the traffic as the 3-speed automatic transmission sent the power to the front wheels. Yes, this car is front-wheel-drive, and boasts power front disc brakes to help bring all that mass to a halt.
1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
500ci V8 with 4 Barrel Carburetor
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Terra Cotta Firemist Exterior
White Leather Interior
Power Operated White Soft Top
Woodgrain Interior Trim
AM/FM 8-Track Stereo
Spare Tire in Trunk
15” Chrome Hubcaps
White Wall Tires
Power Front Disc Brakes
Aftermarket Bluetooth Head Unit
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