1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - ** 8,867 Actual Mile Time Capsule! ** Sold New On Feb. 24th 1976 From DeMassi Cadillac Inc, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 500 CID 8.2L V8 Engine, Turbo Hydra - Matic Transmission, Power Steering, Power 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, Factory Air Condition, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Seat, Power Convertible Top, Cruise Control, AM/FM Radio, Soft Ray Glass, Rear Defogger, High Energy Ignition, Digital Clock, Auto Level Control, Lamp Monitors, Auto Climate Control, Door Edge Guards, Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel, Carpeted Floor Mats, Convertible Top Hard Boot, Finished In Commodore Blue Metallic, Blue Leather Interior, White Convertible Top, Documented With Window Sticker & Dealer Invoice, Absolutely Stunning Original 8,867 Actual Mile Eldorado Convertible, Cars Like This Just Don't Come Around, Serious Collector Car, Blue Chip Investment, " Invest In The Best! " Show Quality Throughout!
Sales of the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado were up 110 percent over 1975, due to increased interest in the last convertibles. Cadillac built 35,184 Coupe models for 1976, which was 98.3 percent of a year earlier. But 1976 production of 14,000 Convertibles was an increase of 156 percent over the previous year! Cadillac knew the announcement of the final convertible models would generate additional attention and increased orders, and some report that had it been able to obtain additional convertible top components, Cadillac would have built and sold even more convertibles for 1976.
The 1976 convertibles were considered instant collector's items, and speculators soon drove prices sky high. Once factory production ended and dealer supply was depleted, prices jumped to two or three times the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $11,049. Quite a few cars were purchased and put into storage immediately.
There were very few exterior or interior changes made between 1975 and 1976. The easiest way to identify the specific year would be to check the taillights. The '75 cars featured a Cadillac crest in the center of each light, and the '76 models are unadorned. Also, the Cadillac script on the front of the hood was incorporated into the grille header in 1975, and was a separate part for 1976, mounted above the grille header on the painted portion of the hood. The 1976 wheel covers included black paint detailing, but wheel covers are easily changed, and as such are not the best way to identify a particular model year. It should be noted that all 1976 Eldorados came equipped with the black detail on the wheel covers, except for the final 200 Convertibles built, which had white detailing, and the late year Custom Biarritz cars, which featured color-coordinated wheel covers to match one of the five colors available for that option.
If you wanted personal luxury with the exhilaration of top down driving, you had one last chance to buy an Eldorado Convertible.or