Cadillac Eldorado 1976
The 1976 Eldorado was an automotive dinosaur in many ways. It was the last Cadillac with the enormous 500 CID V8 engine, which was one of the biggest car engines ever. It was the last Cadillac convertible for over 10 years since the late ’70s safety laws almost killed the convertible class. The Eldorado was also the last truly big land yacht that dominated the domestic car industry in the ’70s.
Even during the production of the Eldorado, it was obvious the industry was changing. Cadillac had to rethink its strategy to stay on top of the game. However, the glorious 1976 Eldorado was the perfect way to end the era of excess and monstrous engines. It had chrome trim, providing a soft ride and a plush interior. There has never been was such a big, opulent personal luxury car on the market.
Despite the mighty 500 CID engine, the 1976 Eldorado delivered only 190 HP and a pathetic performance. However, it proved to be a popular choice, so people fondly remember this behemoth of a personal luxury coupe.