Cadillac Eldorado is an American personal entertainment car [en], produced by GM's Cadillac division from 1953 to 2002 for more than 10 generations. Among the competitors are Lincoln Mark series, Buick Riviera, Oldsmobile Toronado and Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe.
This is the flagship model line of two-door Cadillac. The Eldorado convertible 1953 series and the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (1957-1960), which were produced for a number of years, are considered the most expensive models of those years of this manufacturer and did not fall in value lower than the second price after the Cadillac Series 75 until 1966.
All Cadillac cars are real masterpieces. But the greatest recognition, veneration and even adoration was achieved by the incomparable Cadillac Eldorado. This - the most expensive car company, issued under the banner of luxury and fully justifies this loud title.
The release of Eldorado lasted almost fifty years from 1953 and was discontinued only in 2002. For all this time, Cadillac has only one serious competitor - the Lincoln company released Mark, a series that literally repeated the virtues of Eldorado. But one way or another, each brand managed to preserve both the individuality and its audience.
For decades of its existence in the market of expensive cars Cadillac Eldorado has experienced several improvements and a lot of modifications, each of which, however, was in demand and met with enthusiasm. Gold (if you judge by name) the car was offered to the demanding buyer in a large number of color options and even in different technological models. So, huge popularity was won by coupes and cabriolets, and the real bold step for developers was the transfer of the car to the front-wheel drive. The latter was uncharacteristic of Cadillac.
As for the driving qualities, there was no one equal to the last generation of cars produced in the 2000s in one way or another. The engine power of such cars was three hundred horses, which was provided by an eight-cylinder engine, the volume of 4.9 liters of Northstar.
The last batch of Golden Cabriolets was released as a tribute to the first model series of 1953 in the same colors that became classic, red, white and black.
1952-2002 Cadillac Owners Manuals