A sweetly cherished, fun summer driver, in good condition & presentation

1976 Cadillac Eldorado 2-door convertible

Make: Cadillac
Model: Eldorado
SubModel: 2-door convertible
Type: Convertible
Trim: 2-door convertible
Year: 1976
Mileage: 70900
VIN: 6L67S6Q215564
Color: Firemist Crystal blue (metallic)
Engine: 500 cubic inch
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: light blue leather
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Convertible, Leather Seats

Description for Cadillac Eldorado 1976





Clean & crisp presentation

This a really pretty Cadillac Eldorado convertible out-fitted in Firemist Crystal blue, pastel blue vinyl convertible top, with light blue leather interior and blue carpets & dash. The overall combination presents very elegantly indeed.

This particular Cadillac was delivered new in California, spent the last 15 years in Arizona, went to Missouri before coming to Illinois less than 2 years ago.

The body on this car is quite straight. Looking under the hood and trunk is evident of its originality. The car has been repainted at some stage (same colour) and presents well for driver quality and use. There are some minor marks, blemishes and chips here and there from normal use but overall presents shiny and clean. To make it clear, it is not of any show quality standard but presents well being consistent overall. The vinyl convertible top is brand new from 2018 and so is in excellent condition without fading or sun-damage.

The interior of the car is in great condition, even though the leather does show some signs of age, it presents with an acceptable level of patina and not coming across as "too perfect". The door arm-rests have the usual splits in the vinyl covering which is a shame (check with us if you would like us to replace) and the faux wood panel inserts are excellent in the centre of the doors but faded on the outer sections. Carpet is excellent, headliner good and the dash is perfect without any cracks. The dash fascia and instrument panel are in good shape with nice chrome and switch gear. The steering wheel appears very nice but I have never removed the rim cover in fear that it might be cracked.

Interior features and functions are operational including electrics –
windows (4 side window option), seat, gauges, lights etc. The A/C needs attention as it is not blowing cold. The clock keeps its own time. Everything is generally clean and crisp. All the knobs, centre switches, radio and surrounding bright-work finishers are in good shape. It is only a shame the factory radio was replaced at some stage.

Exterior chrome and bright work finishes are all good and present generally well except for the left front fender nose chrome finisher that is ill-fitting. The grill is clean and straight. Exterior lights and their lenses are all good.

The car comes with its "parade" roof cover.

Mechanically, the car is good condition and the clean and original presentation under the bonnet clearly shows that. The engine runs strong and the trans changes smooth. The front-end feels tight (with new shocks 2019) and power steering light and smooth (new hi-pressure hose 2018). Exhaust is good (new muffler in 2018) and wide whitewall tyres fitted in 2019. A new master cylinder and brakes serviced also in 2018. The + or - 70,000 miles is not verifiable but everything about the car certainly supports it to be a low mileage example.

This is an 8 out of 10 driver example that would make for a gorgeous “weekender” - one that you could take to your next Cadillac meet with joy. There are not many left available in this condition. I drove this car regularly over the 2018 and 2019 summer and she has been a real blast, enormous fun and with surprisingly, great reliability with various jaunts to swimming lakes in

Please take the time to look at the photo link below to many additional photos where I have endeavored to capture how pretty this car is. Please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have as it is an as-is auction.

~~ Being a significantly well-above average example of a mid 70's Eldorado, this will bring a good value and is priced accordingly. Notwithstanding, sensible offers are welcomed. ~~

International bidders are always very welcome.

For many high resolution photos please click on this link here, below
Click HERE to see many more individual photos

Click HERE to see many more individual photos


**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**

Please note, the $2,000 up-front deposit is a key part of the auction terms and must be paid within 24 hours. If not paid, or if no contact is received within that period, we reserve the right to cancel the purchase or offer the car to any other party without notice.~~


This Cadillac is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 35 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the Rolls-Royce marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $2000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above, I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of a range of classic cars, I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, and very importantly, these cars are not new. So this means a 46 year old car is predominantly comprised of 46 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 46 years old. This is the nature of any used car and especially classic/old British cars. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:

The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage, transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, you must remember that this is a 46 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend you just “hop in and drive it across the country” until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.


I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, like any old car, like any old car, they not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.