26. Cadillac Eldorado
The 1976 Eldorado was an automotive dinosaur in many ways. It was the last Cadillac produced with the enormous 500 CID V8 engine, one of the biggest car engines ever. It was the last Cadillac convertible for over 10 years since late ‘70s safety laws almost killed the convertible class. Also, it was the last of truly big land yachts that dominated the domestic car industry in the ‘70s.
Even during the production of this generation of the Eldorado, it was obvious the industry was changing. Cadillac knew they had to rethink their strategy to stay on top of the game. However, the glorious 1976 Eldorado was the perfect way to end the era of excess, monstrous engines, chrome trim, soft rides, and plush interiors.