Folks into trucks are always arguing about which kind of drive system is better — many say 4-wheel-drive trucks are the best because you can drive through anything, while others say the basic rear-drive pickup is the best because you get to fish tail in the dirt…but, naturally, they are both wrong. The best kind of pickup is the front-wheel-drive pickup, particularly one built on a Cadillac chassis. Find this 1974 Cadillac Eldorado Pickup offered for $9995 in Edgewater, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane and explore why the DT inbox is currently flooded with examples of cheap classic Cadillacs, particularly the remarkable Eldorado personal luxury coupe. First, I made the statement that I felt like a geezer because I’m oddly attracted to a ’98 example the 12th generation Eldorado. Next, Jeff tipped us for a stunning example of the 8th generation ’67 Eldo, followed by Rock On’s submission of a ’90 Seville, and finally we found this eggplant ’85 Eldorado Biarritz from the 10th generation. Exhausting, yes? But at least we now know how we got to this 9th generation Eldorado Biarritz. Find this 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz offered for $9,850 in Melborne Beach, FL via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Tipper Rock On sent in a nice 11th generation Eldorado for $15k so that we could continue collecting our set of Eldos (’98 here, ’67 here) , but that is expensive and I wanted something closer to…I dunno…$3k. So I found a 10th generation Eldorado, which is only a few years older, but looks way ancient because of the non-painted/integrated bumpers and wire wheel covers. But, the price is right and the paint is a sweet shade of pan fried livermush or scrapple. I love it! Find this 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz offered for $2,999 in Duluth, MN via craigslist.
Car designers around the world — take note of this next car. This is how you design a car that has presence. Previously, the Eldorado was just a nicer version of the DeVille, but in 1967 that changed with the Bill Mitchell designed 8th generation Eldorado launched in 1967. It looks like the designers combined the style of a 1920s vintage Gillette safety razor with an alien spaceship and I love every violent angle of it. Find this 1967 Cadillac Eldorado offered for $12,950 in North Hollywood, CA via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.
Color me geezerfied, but I’m starting to think that I need a 12th (twelfth!) generation E-Body Cadillac Eldorado in my life. I’m even going to say that anyone looking for a late model Audi A5, BMW 6-series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe or Lexus Whatevertheycallthemnow Coupe should consider a used Eldorado for a few reasons. First, this car was designed in the pre-Nurburgring lap time times when comfort was more important than braking performance on a track. People who buy Corvettes don’t even take them to the track, so you think your SLS AMG is gonna see anything other than bumper-to-bumper traffic on Rodeo Drive…I don’t think so. Second, the Eldorado was the pinnacle of GM/Cadillac’s expertise in front-wheel-drive engineering and is equipped with legendary Northstar V8. And lastly, because this thing is devoid of the gimmicky infotainment systems that’ll be immediately out-dated by whatever neural-link cell-brain-computer Elon-Zucker-Gates mandates we wear 24-7 in a few years (it is for your own safety kids!!) gets put in the latest cars. This comes from a time when cars could be fixed (and still can) by any local mechanic or a good set of tools. Find this 1998 Cadillac Eldorado bidding for $3401 reserve-not-met located in Pompano Beach, FL with 3 days to go.
Ah Labor Day. Yet another example of America doing things our own way — most of the world celebrates the strange co-adoption of worker’s protest movement in May on something called May Day, but here in the USA we celebrate it in the first Monday of September. And here at Daily Turismo, we celebrate Loony Labor Day, which is a festival of the craziest stuff you can find in the web that has four wheels and some kind of self motivation. We need your Loony tips, but to get you guys into the spirit of things, I’m going to feature this 1987 Eldorado StarFire offered $9,500 in Anchorage, AK. Tip from Rock On!
The Cadillac Eldorado was a gigantic front wheel drive personal luxury coupe that started life in 1967, although the name Eldorado was used on a convertible halo car as part of the series 62 platform starting way back in 1953. The big front drive under-steering boat won’t impress anyone with its RV handling characteristics, but […]
Sometimes you see a custom car and think “I’m not sure what I’m supposed to make of this…” and other times you think “I’m not even sure what this was made from…”. This next car fits slightly into the latter category with a small dose of the former, because the seller lists it as a […]
Tipper Jon seems to have a bad case of Cadillac fever. In between internet searches he writes us: imagine the security of floating down the highway at triple digit speeds, secure in the knowledge that very few other vehicles could present a threat to your safety, ensconced as you are in a 1967 Eldorado, seated […]
The Cadillac Eldorado was a gigantic front-drive personal luxury coupe that was sold to gangsters and rich housewives (or mistresses) but today’s version is something special. It was Pierre Cardin’s second attempt at automotive customization (after the AMC Javelin customs of the 70s) and started with an Eldorado but added Olds Toronado front fenders and […]