1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

This 1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible in Persian Lime Firemist is certainly eye-catching.  It sits well with the white leather interior and captures the seventies perfectly.

Eldorado was part of the Fleetwood range. While the other Cadillacs still had their eggcrate grille, the Eldorados went for a finer look with a finer, cross-hatch mesh grille. The rear bumper was resigned too to meet the new Federal regulations stating that they should be able to withstand a 5 mph impact.

1974 Cadillac Eldorado Grille

Fine cross-hatch mesh only on the Eldorado for 1974

Power comes from a 500 cubic inch V8 engine - that's 8.2 liters folks!  As you'd expect from Cadillac it has an automatic transmission (Turbo Hydra-Matic).

AND, there is just about power everything. Windows, steering, brakes, antenna, door locks, seat - all are powered. Other luxuries include: Air conditioning, AM/FM radio with 8 track player, tilt steering wheel, cruise control and dual outside mirrors.

This was America's only luxury convertible being built in 1974 - it certainly was luxurious!

Some available Cadillac options in 1974

Option

Price

Automatic Climate Control

$523

AM/FM Radio with 8-Track

$426

Tilt & Telescopic steering wheel

$94

Eldorado Convertible top boot

$40

Firemist paint

$132

Space saver spare

$35

Cadillac produced 7,600 Fleetwood Eldorado Convertibles for 1974 at a base price of $9,437. Note: there was an introductory price available when the cars where first brought out offering the convertible for only $7,873.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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