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1972 CADILLAC Eldorado Convertible- Nick, West Chester, PA

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Writing copyright D. S. Brown. Photography copyright Nick.

This ONE OWNER 1972 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible appeared for sale in fall, 2014 on HEMMINGS.COM.

72 cadillac eldorado conv nick f

The Cadillac Eldorado name originally appeared on a top line convertible model in 1953, but the name is most closely associated with the front wheel drive 'personal car' that Cadillac introduced in 1967. The front wheel drive Eldorado used the same platform as the Oldsmobile Toronado. Olds produced the Toronado for the 1966 model year and worked out all the bugs before Cadillac released their production Eldorado.

72 cadillac eldorado convertible nick hood

The first generation Eldorado was very svelte for a Cadillac with beautiful flowing lines that suggested a hint of Buick Riviera styling except that the car was more sharply creased. The success of the Eldorado spurred Lee Iacocca over at Ford to answer by pushing a similar 'personal luxury car' into production called the Lincoln Mark III. Throughout the 1970s the Lincoln Mark series and the Eldorado were perceived to be the top of the status heap. One of these cars was the car you bought for yourself when you had 'made it'. In keeping with this mindset for 1970 Cadillac introduced a 500 cubic inch engine as an Eldorado exclusive. The rest of the Cadillac line made do with a 'mere' 472 cubic inches!

72 cadillac eldorado convertible nick 500

The original lightly balanced lines of the Eldorado took on an ornate and massive tone when the car was redesigned for the 1971 model year. The main purpose of the redesign was to re establish Cadillac as bigger and more prestigious than the rest of the General Motors lineup. When the Chevrolet Impala assumed a Cadillac style front end combined with added massive bulk, the Cadillac needed to be larger and more ornate than a mere Chevy.

72 cadillac eldorado convertible nick driver side

Cadillacs usually evolve slowly over time so the subsequent model years merely made subtle adjustments to the 1971 redesign. This 1972 is very hard to distinguish from a 1971.

This ONE OWNER Eldorado is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania and is described as being in excellent shape with low mileage of 42,300 miles.

72 cadillac eldorado convertible nick rear seat

The pale yellow color is named Willow The interior and top are black. This ONE OWNER Eldorado includes a hard top cover to cover the convertible top when it is in the down position. The Cadillac is all original except for replacement Bias Ply White Wall tires and a new convertible top which was replaced in 2008. Nick states that it still has the original spare tire and wheel in the trunk.

The door sticker on this Eldorado displays the numbers 08/ 71 which indicates a very early August, 1971 build date.

72 cadillac eldorado convertible nick VIN

The VIN 6L67S2Q400967 decodes:

6= Cadillac

L= Eldorado

67= 2 Door convertible coupe

S= 500 Cubic inch engine

2= 1972 Model year

Q= Detroit, Michigan final assembly plant

400967= Sequence number

72 cadillac eldorado convertible nick rear

Nick states that his Cadillac was,

"Always garage kept and never driven in the rain!"

The asking price is $16,500.00.

 

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