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, one of the most significant engines ever made. The Eldorado was the previous Cadillac convertible for over 10 years. Since the late ’70s safety laws almost killed the convertible class, it was the last massive land yacht that dominated the domestic car industry in the ’70s.
Even during this generation of the Eldorado, it was obvious the industry was changing. It was also clear that Cadillac had to rethink its strategy to stay on top of the game. However, the 1976 Eldorado was the perfect way to end that era of excess and its monstrous engines, chrome trim, and plush interiors. Never before or since there was such a big, opulent personal luxury car offered on the market (via Top Speed).