Weekend Edition – Two 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Landbarge Super DeLuxe Aircraft Carrier Convertibles. Seriously, who needs a car this large anyway?
Continuing on with our low mileage weekend, and here are two very large Cadillac Eldorado Convertibles from 1976. This was the only convertible model available within the General Motors stable, as the other GM models that were available as convertibles were discontinued (Chevrolet Caprice Classic, Oldsmobile Delta 88, Buick LeSabre, and Pontiac Grand Ville). They all shared the same convertible top mechanism, and in these last years, they were produced in relatively large numbers (14,000 Eldorado Convertibles were produced in 1976 alone!) But, does anyone really need a car that is over 225 inches long, 80 inches wide, and weighs close to 5,300 pounds?
This is a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible with only 1,620 miles on the clock. According to the listing:
A Rare Opportunity To Own A Meticulously Preserved, Not Restored, Museum Worthy Collector Car, With Only 1,620 Original Miles This Unique Piece Of Automotive History. Car Was Custom Ordered With Every Available Factory Option – Including 500ci FI Engine And Parade Boot. Great Condition, Properly Stored No Snow, Smoke, One Owner, Original Window Sticker, Rides Impeccably. Everything Works – Including The Clock.
Firethorn Red is the color, with a red interior and a white top that seems to compliment the overall appearance of this car. With over five days to go until the end of this auction, the top bid so far is $15,800, with an unmet reserve. This car has a presence, but at what price? See the listing here: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Covertible
This is also a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, with 7,675 miles on the odometer. According to this listing:
We are happy to present this gorgeous 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in beautiful light blue with white drop top and blue interior. The vehicle runs great and is in excellent overall condition. Due to it’s year it has some minimal signs of chrome wear on the bumper but overall it is beautifully kept, always covered and garaged. if a picture is worth a thousand words, then these pictures are worth a million, they truly represent the vehicle and are very detailed. Bid with confidence. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a true classic and travel in style. This is a no reserve auction, so bid with confidence. Just a funny bit I picked up on Wikipedia: In 1976, when all other domestic convertibles had vanished, GM heavily promoted the American industry’s only remaining convertible as “the last American convertible”. 14,000 would be sold, many purchased as investments. The final 200 convertibles produced were designated as “Bicentennial Edition” commemorating America’s 200th birthday. These cars were white with a dual-color red/blue pinstripe along the upper body-side.
While this is not a Bicentennial Edition, is is a rather good looking car finished in Crystal Blue Firemist with an Antique Light Blue interior and a white top. The Buy-it-Now price for this Special Cadillac is $22,995… See the listing here: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Covertible Would either of these Convertibles even tempt you into bidding?