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  • Location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Eldorado
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 49,867
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 429 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power locks, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1966 Cadillac Eldorado Description

It's hard to show off more flair than in a bright red Caddy convertible. But this 1966 Cadillac Eldorado earns its bright entrance thanks to is Hollywood movie connection. And when you dig a little deeper, the numbers-matching 429 V8 and plenty more original features proves this star has more to provide you than just vanity.The color that's grabbing all your attention is called Aztec Red just like Pontiac's Carousel Red, it's so vivid, it even appears orange in some lights. But if you're going to pilot 19 feet of sheetmetal, you may as well go all-out. The long quarter panels are arrow-straight, and all the chrome looks fantastic, from the pontoon-shaped front bumper ends to the slick taillights encased in their own chrome fins out back. This is a very big car, but thanks to its proportions and detailing, it looks sleek and uncluttered, truly representing the Standard of the World. This car has the overall execution of very careful ownership. That's because it has sent it's half-century under the care of only one family. And more than just keeping the details correct, right down to the hubcaps and rear fender skirts, this Caddy also has some star power to offer. It was used in the 1983 movie Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. story featuring Richard Thomas in the title role. Inside, the white cloth interior with durable white vinyl bordering looks interesting and quite authentic... but that's not what's first to grab your attention. This droptop still carriers plenty of horseshoe emblems from the time when it was Hank Jr.'s ride in the movie. There's even a special horn emblem in the middle of the steering wheel. It's these cool little touches that helps drive this car's story home and everyone will love to hear. When you look beyond its cool history, this is still a classic comfy Caddy. But your favorite luxury will be turning this Eldorado into the open air experience by just pressing a few switches thanks to the power windows and power convertible top.Open the hood to see the original numbers-matching 429 cubic-inch V8. This motor is when Detroit was making some of its best power, so the V8 is rated at a very stout 340 horsepower. Of course, it has a lot of sheetmetal to pull around, but it seems to ignore the mass and moves the car with genuine authority. Because this car has truly been cared for by the same family for 50 years, it has received the kind of investments we all like to see. For example both the motor and original three-speed automatic transmission have been rebuilt in the last few years, and there were even new brakes added this year. It gives you the right confidence to hop in and go for a ride anytime. It's smooth and torquey, but there's a muscular exhaust note that suggests great power being held in check. The powerplant wears correct Cadillac blue paint and most of its original equipment is intact, from the air cleaner and to the Cadillac script valve covers. It feels great on the road thanks to power steering, power brakes, modern tires, and Cadillac's legendary supple ride.We all daydream about taking a road trip in a cool Caddy droptop. So when it can be this well presented, have a great stories to tell, and it's all available at an affordable price, then you know you have to hurry to get this deal home. Call today!!!