1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible For Sale ( shows 51,546 title states actual miles). 500 cubic inch V8 engine, power steering, front disc brakes, 15” steel wheels with hub caps, factory A/C car (A/C inop), code 36 Firethorn metallic exterior, accenting pin stripe, power convertible top (works), white fiberglass top boot cover, power windows (front windows and right rear work, left rear inop), white leather interior with red base color, tilt steering column, chrome mirrors. This is a solid survivor car and final year for the factory Eldorado convertible that needs a little updates. We are helping one of our customers sell this vehicle so call us for all the details or to make an offer.
1976 was to be the final year for the Eldorado convertible and the car was heavily promoted by General Motors as “the last American convertible”. Some 14,000 would be sold, many purchased as investments. The final 200 were designated as “Bicentennial Edition” commemorating America’s 200th birthday. These cars were white with a dual-color red/blue pinstripe along the upper bodyside and inside, a commemorative plaque was mounted on the dashboard. When Cadillac reintroduced the Eldorado convertible for the 1984 model year, several owners of 1976 model convertibles felt they had been deceived and launched an unsuccessful class action lawsuit against General Motors. Having received a major facelift the previous year, the 1976 Eldorado received only minor styling changes, including a new grille and revised taillamp lenses.
For 1977, the Eldorado received a new grille with a finer crosshatch pattern. New vertical taillamps were relocated to the bumper-fender extensions. New ‘Eldorado’ block-lettering appeared on the hood face and new horizontal side marker lights with ‘Eldorado’ block-lettering replaced the ‘Eldorado’ script on the rear fenders. The convertible was dropped (although Custom Coach of Lima, Ohio converted a few new 1977 and 1978s Eldorados into coach convertibles using salvaged parts from earlier models). The 8.2L V8 of 1970–76 gave way to a new 7L V8 with 180 bhp (134 kW). For the first time in 1977 all GM E-body cars were front-wheel drive, as the Riviera underwent a two-year hiatus before joining them in 1979.