1976 Cadillac Eldorado Fleetwood on 2040-cars
Redfield, South Dakota, United States
Originally advertised as the "only convertible built in America," the Cadillac Eldorado was sold as a legend-to-be
and remains one today. Lifelong Cadillac owners lined up to buy the boat sized convertible cruiser and in fact,
Cadillac had never built a Cadillac convertible of this size and most likely will never build one again. Cars have
since shrunk in size and the idea of rolling down the street in a living-room-equipped vehicle outfitted with a 500
CI motor became a thing of the past. In terms of cruisers, there are not many comparables available today.
Finished in Firethorn Metallic over a Red interior, this 1976 Cadillac Eldorado has traveled just over 33,192 miles
and had 2 owners since new but always been in the family .The body of the car is in excellent condition and has
benefited from lifelong garage storage and fair-weather driving.
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That car would likely boast a more potent version of the Voltec powertrain that motivates the Volt and ELR. This next-generation system is still sometime off, though, and won't likely arrive until the second-generation Volt hits the market.
Besides hinting at future plug-in hybrids, Ferguson spoke to TDB about the improving business case for the Elmiraj Concept, shown at the Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey in August. "I'm very excited about the reception for the Elmiraj," Ferguson said. "I'd like to see it in showrooms as soon as possible," he added, before saying that a business case for the production version of the big coupe still needed to be presented to the brass. "It was made to be operationalized," Ferguson added, which is just what we want to hear when it comes to big, flashy concept cars.
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The new logo could make its debut as early as next month on a new concept car that will be revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, although the report also says that it might be until 2015 before it makes its way to a production car. Even then, it doesn't like anything has been finalized yet, as the article also says that plans could still change.
As Cadillac looks to improve its global presence as a luxury automaker, the report says that a simpler logo could make it easier for designers to incorporate the badge onto the car - either in the grille or above the grille (possibly in a fashion similar to Mercedes-Benz). Head on over to the AN article, which shows the Cadillac logo dating back to its earliest design.
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