Family selling one of the last convertibles of the 1970s

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1976 Cadillac

The Pick of the Day is a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible that has been owned by the same family since new.

“Since my parents passing, my sister and I have decided it is time to let this vehicle find a new home,” says the private seller in Auburn, Georgia, advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.

“This classic example of ’70s Americana was specially ordered by my father. Other than one family trip we took to NC to show his mom and in-laws his new car, it never left storage again except for routine trips around the block to keep it in running order. It has been carefully stored for almost 44 years.”

Talk about rarely driven, the car has traveled only 2,560 miles since new, the seller says, adding that the mileage has been documented. Of those 2,560 miles, 13 were put on by the dealer before the seller’s father bought the big convertible.

“This vehicle is as original as they come and looks like it could have just rolled off the showroom floor. The color combination on this car is one of, if not the best, I have ever seen and I have never found it on another Eldorado. I call it ‘Gold on Gold’ but technically it is Pueblo Beige Metallic paint, Antique Light Buckskin interior, and Light Buckskin top. The gold look is timeless and forever classy.

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“The only work that has been done has been to replace the original asphalt filler panels that over time become brittle, crack and fall apart with ABS plastic versions that will not have this problem (color matching is very close). The original tires eventually dry-rotted and have been recently replaced with steel belted radials with period-correct white walls.

“I have been around this car since I was 12 years old. While I never got to drive this one until 2018, my father loved this car so much he purchased a used one in 1978, so I have fond memories of driving around in what GM declared as ‘the last American convertible’ as a teenager.”

The Eldorado was Cadillac’s “personal luxury car” with a V8 engine driving its front wheels. 

The car comes with its original window sticker, owner’s manual and a copy of the original title. It also has leather seating, air conditioning, AM/FM radio, cruise control, and power brakes, steering locks, windows and seats.

The car is offered for $45,000. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

8 COMMENTS

    • Love this automobile!
      We are now seeing more and more of these mid 70’s heavy beasts sell for respectful dollars at the infamous Barrett & Jackson auctions.
      I always liked these massive plush boats!

  1. Bring back the Front Bench seat!
    1) Room for my purse.
    2) I could fit all 5 of my grandkids.
    3) Sit close to your "beau".

  2. Dear sir,

    Can you tell mehow much it costs to bring to car over to Belgium.(port of antwerp)
    Is the car really new 2500 Miles
    Where can I see the car?
    When driving the car do we have to add a product to the fuel (leaded/unleaded.)
    I am awaiting your answer.Thank you

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