Commencing its production in 1953 the El Dorado was a 10 generation long form of the Cadillac Marque. The nameplate Eldorado is a contraction of two Spanish words that translate as “the gilded (i.e., golden) one” — and also refers to El Dorado, the mythical South American “Lost City of Gold” that fascinated Spanish explorers.
The 1975 El Dorado was part of the seventh generation of the model which had undergone a substantial redesign in 1971, growing two inches in length but six in wheelbase. The result was a rounder, much heavier looking automobile, made even more rotund by the return of standard fender skirts. While Eldorado door glass remained frameless, the hardtop rear quarter windows were deleted, replaced by a fixed “opera window” in the widened “C” pillar. A convertible model rejoined the line-up. This 126.3-inch (3,210 mm) wheelbase version Eldorado would run through 1978, receiving facelifts in 1973 and 1975. Sales in 1971 set a new record at 27,368. Performance was not competitive with contemporary premium personal luxury cars. However, none but the Lincoln were 6 passenger vehicles.
This iconic looking El Dorado is a nostalgic peek into the stylish 1970s. Presented in white with a red and white interior, the car has had just two owners from new in which time it has covered just 52,000 miles. The interior could do with some work but most importantly the engine, transmission and chassis are described as being in excellent condition. Although no lightning bolt, this El Dorado will get you there in comfort and most importantly style, a huge amount of car for your money!