Matching the trend of the rest of American automakers, Cadillac downsized the 1979 Eldorado in response to the rising gas prices and shifting consumer preference. The engine was reduced from a 425-cid V8 to a 170bhp Oldsmobile-built 350-cid mill with fuel-injection. There was also the option of a 350 diesel variant.
There was little change for the 19080 and 1981 models; however a complex V8 6-4 engine system was optional in order to further increase fuel efficiency. This unit governed the cylinders’ intake and exhaust systems in order to allow the engine to run on only those cylinders that were deemed necessary for the current driving conditions.
Already in 1983 the engine was replaced by a 4.1 liter V8 and a V6. During this model year the base price for an Eldorado was $19,334. Eldorados from this generation were all lavishly equipped with plush leather seats, climate control and more. Differing from the most iconic Eldorados from the 50s and 60s, these longer hooded and short deck proportions generated plentiful amounts of interest in the 80s. This interest seems to be re-igniting we are beginning to see a level of interest similar to that of the 1980s.
This eye-catching custom built Eldorado Paris special edition is finished in Woodland Haze with mahogany brown leather interior. A strong aura of luxury and prestige is emitted by its landaulette body style with twin side mounted spare wheels and vinyl roof and hood irons. A truly a remarkable and rare model having only 63,800 recoded miles. Not to be missed.