11. 1976 Cadillac Eldorado
The 1976 Eldorado was an automotive dinosaur in many ways. It was the last Cadillac they produced with the enormous 500 CID V8 engine. The Eldorado was also one of the biggest car engines they ever made. This was the last Cadillac convertible for over 10 years. In fact, in the late ’70s, safety laws almost killed the convertible class.
And it was the last of big land yachts to dominate the domestic car industry, too. Even during production, it was obvious the industry was changing. So, Cadillac had to rethink its strategy to stay in the game. However, the glorious 1976 Eldorado was the perfect way to end an era of monstrous engines, chrome trim and plush interiors.