AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Cadillac Eldorado

AJ’s Car of the Day: 1968 Cadillac Eldorado

Car: Cadillac Eldorado

Year: 1968

What makes it special: Cadillac’s Eldorado was a personal luxury car produced for the 1952 to 2002 model years, spanning just over ten generations. It was at or near the top of the Cadillac model line during the early model years.

What made it famous: The sixth generation Eldorado was completely redesigned for the 1967 model year and promoted as a personal Cadillac. It now shared its E-Body platform with Buick’s Rivietra and Oldsmobile’s Tornado. It now had front wheel drive in a unified powerplant package adapted to a standard Cadillac 429 V8 mated to a Turbo-Hydramatic 425 automatic transmission. Disc brakeswere an option, and it  now had standard safety equipment like an energy absorbing steering column and padded dashboard.

Why I would want one: It was probably the sportiest, most stylish Cadillac ever made. Also the beginning of Front wheel drive for Cadillac models.

Fun fact: GM’s Unified Powerplant Package was later shared with the GMC Motorhome beginning in 1972.
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