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Lot 157 - 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado 2 door Coupe

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€5,435

Auction The Brundza Collection, Maastricht January 2015
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Lot Number 157
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 6l47SQ430231
Year 1972
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The Eldorado is a personal luxury car manufactured and marketed by the Cadillac Division of General Motors from 1953 to 2002 over ten generations. Competitors included the Lincoln Mark series Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado. The Cadillac Eldorado was known as a reliable and powerful car and resultantly was chosen as the pace car for the Indy 500 in 1973.

The Eldorado was at or near the top of the Cadillac line during early model years. The original 1953 Eldorado convertible and the Eldorado Brougham models of 1957–1960 were the most expensive models that Cadillac offered those years. Eldorado’s bore the Fleetwood designation from 1965 through 1972.

This generation of Eldorados produced between 1971 and 1978 were sometimes customized as seen in films like Dolemite, Superfly, Highwaymen, The Mack, Willie Dynamite, (the customized Eldorado seen in Willie Dynamite is similar to the one seen in Magnum Force) and even the James Bond film Live and Let Die. An Eldorado was also used in Rob Zombie’s second film, The Devil’s Rejects as the car that the character Charlie drove. Customizers such as Les Dunham Coachworks had modified brand-new Eldorados with headlight covers (commonly known as Superfly headlights), grille caps, a 1941 goddess hood ornament, lake pipes, and thick-padded vinyl tops, usually with circular porthole windows.

This Eldorado, which was produced in the final year in which Eldorado’s would bear the Fleetwood designation, is finished in Sable Black with beautiful olive leather interior. Being cosmetically in good overall condition and having only 25,158 recorded miles makes this a very desirable car. Standard and additional equipment that come with this car include; cruise control system, automatic climate control, automatic height control, AM/FM stereo, electric windows, tinted windows, air chassis and memory seats.


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