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Pick of the Day: 2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC Collector Series

Last of its kind


When a vehicle model goes out of production, automakers frequently take the opportunity to create some sort of special edition that commemorates the occasion. This is one such example.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Moberly, Missouri. (Click the link to view the listing)

This luxo-coupe comes from a production run of 1,596 “Collector Series” cars that were produced during the final model year of the Eldorado. Specifically, it is labeled unit number 880 as illustrated by a plaque on the dash. Of the 1,596 cars, most were Alpine White, and 532 were Aztec Red. This breakout was selected because red and white were the two colors available on the original 1953 Eldorado convertible.

The Eldorado nameplate was used for a total of 12 generations starting exactly 70 years ago. That initial year, it was offered exclusively as a two-door convertible on the General Motors C-body platform. The Eldorado evolved with technology and engineering updates as time went on, but it always resided at or near the top of the Cadillac hierarchy as a personal luxury car.

This well-kept example comes the final generation which launched in 1992 in either ESC (Eldorado Sport Coupe) or ETC (Eldorado Touring Coupe) trim. Chassis underpinnings at the time were shared with the Buick Riviera and the Oldsmobile Toronado. With luxury in mind, even the standard model came well-appointed with advanced features for its time. The listing outlines some of those items: Premium Bose CD audio, cruise control, power seats, OnStar, power moonroof, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. The two-tone black and red leather upholstery is a nice tie-in with the Aztec Red paint color.

Under the hood, power comes from a 300-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. “Extremely nice car with less than 5,000 miles on the tires,” the seller states. The odometer shows just 64,548 miles, which is relatively low for a 21-year-old vehicle. The car is reportedly tuned with a factory performance package and a special exhaust system.

Maybe the Eldorado name will make a comeback now that it’s been gone for a couple of decades?

This car is positioned to be a future collectible either way. The asking price is $20,900.

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

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine, KSLCars.com, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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