Lot 172 - 1972 Cadillac Eldorado Coupé (Generation Seven)
|Odometer reading||74,875 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,075|
The Eldorado was a hit, lasting from the early 50’s to 2002 and over 10 different generations. It is no coincidence the name ‘El Dorado ‘refers to the South American lost city of gold as this was Cadillac’s premium brand. These were dramatic motorcars and celebrated all that the USA represented in its heyday. Tailfins in the 50’s began with the Eldorado, once again, pointing the way forward both in terms of styling and technological innovation.
1957 saw the hand-built ‘Series 70 Eldorado Brougham’ sporting unique trim, quad headlights and costing more than the equivalent Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. These headlights can still be found today on the Eldorado Coupé. It was radically redesigned in 1967 to capitalise on the era's burgeoning personal luxury car market. Promoted as a ‘personal’ Cadillac, the crisp styling, initiated by GM styling chief Bill Mitchell, was distinctive and unique. In 1970, the Eldorado introduced the new 8.2 litre engine driving, unusually, the front wheels allowing for an extremely roomy interior.
Supplied from a British collector directly from a single California-based owner, it was sourced and shipped over in 2013. Fully optioned and with the addition of a tan Everflex roof, this impressive Eldorado Coupé drives well and has been enjoyed. Last MoT’d in 2017 without issue; this is fully registered in the UK and offered without reserve.
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