Cadillac Eldorado 1967
The 1967 model year marked a revolution for the Eldorado model. It had a new design, as well as technology and drivetrain improvements. The Eldorado model served for years as a top of the line personal luxury model from Cadillac. However, by the mid-60s, almost all other GM brands developed similar cars to compete with the Eldorado. Cadillac needed a new model and something to make a statement to keep the Eldorado on top of the segment.
This was the 1967 model that featured gorgeous new coupe styling with hide-away headlights, a long hood, and an elegant rear end. The new Eldorado looked gorgeous. Even though they discontinued the convertible option sales went through the roof. But the biggest change was the switch to a front wheel drive layout. In those days, FWD cars were rare foreign models.
So when Oldsmobile introduced front-wheel drive on its 1966 Toronado, Cadillac took the patent and slightly improved it for use on the Eldorado. With this feature, the Eldorado had almost perfect handling and better driving dynamics, while still retaining the mighty 340 HP engine and all classic Cadillac characteristics.