• Stock:


  • Engine Size:

    500 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    4 Speed Automatic

  • Miles:

    39,560 (Actual)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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One look at this all-original 1973 Eldorado convertible, and it's easy to imagine it hauling across the Texas landscape at 100 MPH, top down, with a fellow wearing a big cowboy hat behind the wheel.

For a car that's more than forty years old, this one looks amazing. The big Eldo's curves and angles have aged pretty well, and it's a distinctive ride that is getting a lot of respect from the collector community. Bright Dynasty Red paint with white pinstripes is a classic look that will never go out of fashion like some colors from the era. Straight body panels that have never been hit or repainted give it an honest patina, and there's nothing on this car that looks too new or worn out. There's plenty of chrome (this is a Cadillac, after all), and it all remains in very good condition. Even the plastic fender fillers that frame the taillights are intact, and these are always the first parts to deteriorate and crack with age. Fender skirts were still very much in style in 1973 and they make the 18-foot-long Eldo look even bigger than it is, and there are no signs of trouble in the usual areas just above the skirts themselves.

The red leather interior is shockingly good, both for the age and for a convertible, because their interiors usually get baked by the sun. Not so here, where the hides remain supple, there are no splits or tears, and the back seat looks practically unused. There's room for six aboard the Eldorado, and thanks to the front-wheel-drive, there is no transmission hump, so legroom is expansive. Door panels are good, with only the driver's arm rest showing some cracking where you'd rest your elbow, and the carpets are still protected by the original floor mats. Every power accessory was standard on the Eldorado, and this one also includes options like dual power seats, Twilight Sentinal, a rear defroster, and automatic climate control, all of which are fully functional. There's also a cool hidden sound system with a remote amplifier and CD changer, so you can cruise all day. The unique "scissor" power top folds easily into the well where it's hidden by a rare fiberglass parade boot and the trunk is still outfitted with its original rubber mat, a real rarity.

Until recently, the 500 cubic inch V8 under the hood was the largest mass-produced engine ever built. Designed for effortless torque and smooth operation, it's a willing companion to the Eldorado's luxury mission. It starts easily, runs on pump gas, and delivers decent performance despite the convertible's 5200-pound curb weight. The engine has never been out of the car, and the engine bay is 100% original, showing careful maintenance and clean living throughout, with the only visible upgrades being a new master cylinder and R134a refrigerant in the A/C system. The chassis is just as solid and just as clean as the engine bay, and the TH425 3-speed automatic transmission and CV joints are all in great shape. A correct single exhaust still uses a resonator out back, so it has the right sound: muscular but subtle. Unique wheel covers are in great condition and ride inside a set of 235/75/15 whitewall radials.

Big cars like this remain an experience to drive, with a smooth ride and absolute isolation from the road that has never been duplicated. This Eldorado represents the last of the great luxury convertibles. Call today!


Defrost, Numbers Matching, 8 Track, AM/FM Radio, CD Changer, Power Convertible Top, Power Top, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Telescopic Wheel, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear


Original Window Sticker, Owner's Manual


Engine Size
500 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic


Body Or Basic Color
Body Style


39,560 (Actual)


Interior Or Basic Color
Seating Type
Split Bench
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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