A magazine ad for the 1972 Cadillac Eldoradoconvertible told us it had “the lines, the dash, the spirit”to be the “thoroughbred of cars.”It also reminded us that it was the only luxury convertible built in America. This was an age when the drop-tops were being phased out due to fears that the government would ban them due to safety issues. There’d still be four more y
Unless you’re driving a black car (and what are the odds, Lol) it’s not likely that the interior color of your daily driver comes close to matching itsexterior’s paint job. Back when this 1972 Cadillac Eldoradowas new however, it wasn’t all that unusual to see. Still Cadillac’s only front-drive model, the Eldorado was powered by an 8.7L V8, which Cadillac boasted was
The brochure called the 1972 Cadillac Eldorado the world’s most elegant personal car. What made it so? For starters (again, from the brochure)things like a massive new grille, the fact that it was the only luxury car to come standard with both front-wheel-drive and an 8.2-litre V-8 engine (the world’s largest production engine, Cadillac reminded us), and something called lamp monitors.
I wonder if the owner of this 1972 Cadillac Eldorado sees the irony of a continental kit on a Cadillac? At any rate, I must say that running across this one last summer in Kenmore marks the first time I’ve ever seen this setup. Hard to say if there’s really a tire inside that white hump, but if I were a betting man, I’d bet not. Anyone out there who can verify one way or t’