Very rare Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Convertible #105/199 sold to the public! Only 5,400 actual miles and in superb condition! Fully loaded from the factory with all available options, these final production full-size GM convertibles are increasingly hard to find today! Act quickly! As General Motors eliminated convertibles from their model line up across the board…
Very rare Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Convertible #105/199 sold to the public! Only 5,400 actual miles and in superb condition! Fully loaded from the factory with all available options, these final production full-size GM convertibles are increasingly hard to find today! Act quickly!
As General Motors eliminated convertibles from their model line up across the board by 1975, only Cadillac would be selected for the final convertible offering in 1976. They would be advertised heavily as the last convertible with an emphasis on collectability early on. Orders were strong and capped at 14,000 units in the end. To celebrate the country’s 200th birthday, the final 200 examples would be made special to commemorate the occasion. Each would be exactly the same in presentation, fully loaded with all options, and badged accordingly! Fittingly, you will find the subtle highlights of red, white, and blue! Only 199 of the production examples would go on to owners, as the final #200 would go directly to the GM Heritage Center to be placed in the permanent museum collection. Many sold originally at 4-5 times their sticker price! We present #105/199 to you today with only 5,433 actual miles!
Finished in Cotillion White over White Leather interior with red piping & Firethorn Red carpets and White convertible top, this rare and desirable Cadillac Eldorado is fully equipped with original, number’s matching 500ci V8, automatic transmission, power steering, 4-wheel power disc brakes, 6-way 50/50 comfort power seats, power convertible top, power windows, power door locks, power remote trunk release & electric pull down, climate control A/C, cruise control, AM/FM 8-track radio with power antenna, trumpet horn, heavy duty cooling system, controlled cycle intermittent wipers, Twilight Sentinel, rear defogger, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, dual remote adjustable mirrors, convertible hard boot covers, passenger vanity mirror, door edge guards, full size spare, outside thermometer, illuminated entry system, front license plate bracket, under hood & trunk light, and more! This vehicle represents the absolute height of luxurious and stylish road-going accommodations from American carmakers in 1976. An age that has all but passed us by, making these, last of the great full-size Caddy convertibles, highly sought after and quite valuable on the collector market, especially among international buyers!
This spectacular example has been with the Klairmont Kollection since December 1993 where it was largely preserved with minimal use. It arrived here to be fully serviced for comfortable road use once again. This included installing all new radial whitewall tires, new convertible top, air conditioning service with conversion to R134a refrigerant, and engine valve cover gaskets, new engine oil/filter, and rear brake calipers & pads. Just prior to being sold to the Museum, it received a new radiator, portions of the exhaust system, and new shocks. With exception to the dash clock, every single component on this car is 100% functional! The climate control system blows cold due to a recent service, all power accessories, trunk operation, factory radio and antenna, convertible top operation, etc! The original dash, door panels, all window glass (except top glass), and wonderfully soft leather are in remarkable condition! It has traveled just 5,433 actual miles!
With 1976 being the final year for this legendary automobile, after which the convertible was no longer available nor was the 500 cubic inch V8. And in the years that followed, Cadillacs continued to diminish in size to better suit the falling displacement of their engines. This is without question the last great incarnation of this legendary road car. Complete with original owner’s manual, this rare and well-kept original Cadillac will make for an excellent addition to any collection! The savvy collector should not miss this opportunity!
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