What Makes an Eldorado So Great?

Car Transport from Indiana to Louisiana

A few weeks ago we transported a 1973 Eldorado for our customer, Gerald.  The car was shipped in an enclosed trailer from Carmel, Indiana to Lafayette, Louisiana.  After taking one look at it we decided to do a bit more research on this beauties.

Early models of the Eldorado were considered to be top of the food chain as far as Cadillacs go. The 1957-1960 Eldorado Brougham was actually the highest priced cadillac on the market in those years.

In 1967 the car underwent serious design changes intended to further impress the luxury car buyers and by 1971 it was being offered in two different styles. Buyers could opt for either the 2-door coupe or the 2-door convertible option. In 1973 the Eldorado was established as a car series of it’s own, removing itself completely from the “Fleetwood” series it had previously been associated with.

The 1973 version was also chosen as the pace car for the Indy 500. Sales grew immediately to 51,451

Bill Harrahs insane car collection actually features a 73 cadillaic Eldorado which was owned by Elvis at one point – Elvis then gave it to his karate teacher (he probably threatened to kick his ass if he didn’t).

1973 Eldorado Car Specs:
500 cu in (8.2 L) V8 engine
3-speed automatic transmission
126.3 in wheelbase
223 inch lengh
79.8 in width
54.2 inch height
Assembled in New Jersey and Michigan