1979 Cadillac Eldorado Base Coupe 2-door 5.7l on 2040-cars
Jasper, Georgia, United States
Selling my '79 Eldorado FWD with 350 V8 (this is the Oldsmobile engine you want with this body style.)
This car belonged to a local Georgia sports figure's mother, who has since passed. Rides like a dream. Low miles 86,XXX. I do drive this car, so mileage will change. Very dependable. I routinely drive it 50+ miles down to Atlanta. Just a few
surface minor rust spots, but not in the wheel wells or problem areas.
Headliner is sagging & needs re-glued. A/C does not work.
VERY clean interior. AM/FM Cassette with CB. WORKS, but some of the digits don't show up perfectly. I don't know if the CB works though. The power antenna has a mind of its own. Sometimes it goes up, sometimes it doesn't. The speakers are original & very "tinny" sounding. I recommend swapping them out. Sunroof. Power windows. Great, matching near-new Firestone tires.
This car was kept in a carport it's life & the sun hit the trunk area. There were cracks in the trunk paint & paint had faded to the metal. To prevent further rust, the trunk was sanded and painted with standard white paint, but will need a professional sanding and painting to look proper. This was done only to prevent further damage. The vinyl roof is in average/good condition, free of cracks.
I have a clean Georgia title in my name. Also have original manuals, window sticker & many maintenance documents.
This classic Cadillac is available for sale locally & I reserve the right to end the listing early in the event of a local offer. If you'd like this car, use the "Buy it Now" feature or email your reasonable offer.
Please don't contact me unless you're a cash
buyer serious to buy. I will not end this auction outside of the terms of ebay.
I am only selling to fund the restoration of a convertible project I picked up recently.
10% of the sales price will be donated to my local Civil Air Patrol Squadron for cadet programs & emergency services training.
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Thu, 05 Sep 2013 09:29:00 EST
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The campaign is fairly self-explanatory, just from the tagline. It's meant to make a Cadillac seem more attainable to the average, aspirational buyer. It does kind of pander to that American idea that everyone's hard work gets rewarded, but as ad campaigns go, that's not a bad thing.
Somehow, it doesn't roll off the tongue quite like "The Standard of the World." As AdAge points out, Cadillac's advertising over the years has lacked a real coherent theme, although we'll admit to enjoying the most recent campaigns, particularly the around-the-world jaunts with the ATS. It's unclear if the "Work Hard. Be Lucky." theme will evolve into an actual tagline for the brand, with Caddy spokesman Dave Caldwell telling the advertising mag, "It could very easily end up being a line of copy along with other lines; we don't really know yet. It's an open question as to how dramatically it will be featured."
Fixated By Europeans, GM Ensures The Third Time Is A Charm
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Few things are better for consumers than competition raising the bar. And no campaign seems fiercer than the one currently underway in the midsize sport-sedan segment now that Cadillac has introduced its all-new 2014 CTS to go head-to-head against the benchmark Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
While the CTS has been on the market for slightly more than a decade, up until this third-generation, Cadillac hasn't truly had the proper high-performance rear-wheel-drive architecture to build a genuine world-class fighter, both inside and out. And now that the American automaker has successfully mirrored Audi, BMW and Mercedes in overall vehicle size, engine output and cabin appointments, the first shots have been fired.
The Dodge Dart, Cadillac XTS and Lincoln MKS all failed to earn a "Recommended" rating from Consumer Reports. When it came to the compact Dart, the organization's testers thought the vehicle offered a quiet cabin, solid-feeling chassis and nimble suspension, but the new model ultimately fell short of the coveted rating due to powertrain issues. The institute's reviewers found the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to be underpowered and noted "drivability issues" when the available turbocharged 1.4-liter four was paired with the optional dual-clutch transmission (some of our editors disliked it paired with the six-speed manual). CR also dinged the latter powerplant for sounding "raspy." For what it's worth, we think the forced-induction engine offers an excellent and playful exhaust note, but that's just us.
As for the XTS, CR lauded the car for its luxurious cabin, but the vehicle's experience was dulled by its finicky CUE infotainment interface. Overall, the big Cadillac scored much higher than its cross-town rival from Lincoln. While testers found the American luxury sedan to offer a quiet ride and quality fit and finish, they felt the MKS delivered a "cramped driving position, ungainly handling, uncomposed ride, and limited visibility." Ouch. At the end of the day, both cars fell short of rivals from Japan, Germany and Korea. Check out the full press release below with more details, along with CR's musings on the Chevrolet Spark and Lexus ES.