1977 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop
... It was long and chrome sittin' in the lot.. Fire engine red, that thing was hot. He revved it up, she waved goodbye
Love's gone to hell and so have I... Here's to the past they can kiss my glass, I hope she's happy with him...Here's to the girl, who wrecked my world, that angel who did me in.
For consignment, peering into the studio, not only did I catch our industrious-less photog on his phone, but what to my wondering eyes did I behold? A 1977 Cadillac Eldorado in arrest me Crimson, (maybe even worse than red?!), with a white padded Landau top and showing a non verifiable 63,755 miles on the odometer. While the condition of the car reflects these miles, the title reads 68,100 actual miles, so there may have been a clerical error at some time in the past. Plenty of chrome trimmings, straight Detroit iron slabs and ready to roll in near perfect shape. Look!, down at the end of Lonely street, the Heartbreak Hotel. And I'm gonna valet it!
They say everything is bigger in Texas but I beg to differ as we only need to visit the East hallway of our Hallowed crowded Halls here at Classic Auto Mall to find this trinket. And Texas can kiss my ass! This land yacht is enough to make any Bosun turn crimson with envy, as it presents in good condition overall. As to the exterior specifically, I can see a few scratches, chip offs and faint hints of underlying rust in the seams near the Landau top on the Crimson painted body. The paint retains its shine, as does all the chromed trimmings. Firmly planted in 1977 with its square and rectangle design, it still pulls it off as a stunner and a runner with the V grille, dual square headlights and intricately designed bumper framing the bottom of the chin. A loooooong hood leads us to the windscreen and single w i d e doors for easy access to the back seat. White Landau padded vinyl on the roof's edge in back, complete with an opera window inserted frames the back seat. A nice bump up curve is on the tops of the rear quarters and these flank a NYC 2 bedroom size trunk. The iconic vertical arrow tail lights bring up the rear with another large smooth shiny bumper on the rear roll pan. Large but sleek from the rear view which is just how I like my asses (of cars!).
A swing of the safe-like doors and we shake hands with some deep red vinyl which has been overstuffed, and molded in plastic accented along with some wood veneer appliqu© to highlight with some luxury. Stainless steel panels house the toggles and actuator insert with red carpeting on the bottoms same as the interior plush, pristine and pretty. I plant my butt on the overstuffed recliner like living room chairs within this cabin in front. Here we have wide tuck and roll panels draped in leather that sacrificed many cows to cover these babies. Throw in some buttons and a central up and down armrest, and I'm ready for my afternoon nap after my after-lunch chocolate chip cookie, (call me high maintenance but I digress...). Noted is NO HUMP as this is a front wheel drive car, and besides humps are so pedestrian! In the back is more luxury with a long wide rear bench in the same style as the front chairs. The front seats are power and our consignor states the driver's side does not work. Gazing out the panoramic windscreen then downward my eyes go to the dash which is pure unadulterated GM styling. Also in padded red with more wood accenting, we have numerous panels to house nearly every convenience a car can muster up. This includes climate control, cruise control, variable wipers, high beams, rear defog, and power antenna, (a new unit for this is in trunk and not installed). Also there is a scanning station AM/FM radio, power windows and locks, with a Motorola MOCOM 70 Scanner radio just below. Above a nice pleated white very clean headliner is just to show off. This is just how I like my tops, light and tight, (can I say that? It appears I just did!)
As I heave the large hood upward, underneath its revealing an appropriate 425ci V8 with a 4-barrel carburetor and a TH425 3-speed automatic on back. There is a 2.75 final drive front axle in, as the remainder and previously described drivetrain is all factory stuff. All very clean as well to boot!
Underneath solid as a rock with no rust just some crimson overspray, black rustproofing on the stamped floor pans and a single new muffler in the middle of seemingly nowhere. Providing the ride is independent torsion bar front suspension, and in back a 4 link with coil springs. Power disc brakes are in all 4 corners. Just how I like 'em, all over and grabby.
Puttin' on the Ritz and one of the plethora of perks I have here at Classic Auto Mall is to drive each and every one of the consignments that comes through the door. This one was a pleasure to do so with all the working conveniences. It took half my drive just to mess with these, the other half experienced great power, smooth braking, a cushy ride and even good handling. As noted the driver's seat did not have the power adjust working, and the power antenna needs to be installed because the LAST thing I need to be troubled with is to get out and pull the damn thing skyward. Sheesh, and now I'm all schweaty, Pete Schweaty you can call me.(Thx SNL!)
If you want to make a statement, what better way to do so than in this classic piece of 77 Detroit iron. Bought off an old gentleman who barely drove it, our consignor sunk some dough into it to have it pass inspection and do a few upgrades on the way. A wonderful driver, loaded, and what a statement like ""YOU'VE ARRIVED!"". It certainly turns my screws.
47-2 Door Hardtop Coupe
Q-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
277150-Sequential Unit Number
ST 77 6EL47-1977 Eldorado Hardtop
BDY FWD033641-Detroit Body #
TR 012-White Leather, Red Carpet
PNT 77 11T-Crimson Red, Cotillion White Top
04D-4th Week April
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