$13,900

general specifications

vehicle description

Year:

  1974

 


Seven Hills Motorcars is extremely proud to offer this stunning 1974 Cadillac Eldorado convertible
for sale in beautiful condition.  This car is very clean, needs nothing, and is an excellent driver.  Original documents, the original owner's manual, and even the windows sticker are still with this Eldorado and included with the sale.  The very attractive and striking color combination of Cranberry Firemist over a 2-tone interior of White Sierra Grain Leather seats with Dark Cranberry carpet and dash is original to the car.  This is verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured below.  Please note that this Cadillac is extraordinarily rare due to the fact that Cranberry Firemist was a available for only one year in 1974 and was ordered as an option at an additional cost of $128.

This Cadillac rolled off the assembly line during the fourth week of October 1973 loaded with options such as soft ray glass, stereo radio with 8 track, automatic climate control, 6 way power seat, power locks, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote control trunk lock, rubber floor mats, cruise control , and remote control right mirror.

The very low mileage is verified by not only the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, stating the mileage as "actual."  Please peruse all of the photos below to get a true sense of how clean and correct this Eldorado really is.

Please note that this Cadillac is numbers matching.  That means that all of trim and paint codes are correct for the car and that the engine is also original.  This is verified by last six digits of the VIN, 413043, stamped on the engine block.

As a side note, this Eldorado is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our vehicles come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to examine each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Cadillac, just give us a call.

 

 

Make:   Cadillac
Model:   Eldorado Convertible
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   49,120
Engine:   8.2 Liter (500 ci) V8
VIN:   6L67S4Q413043
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette and Cadillac specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer with the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 2004 Corvettes and 1953 to 1976 Cadillacs.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette or Cadillac.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

color codes

 

exterior color code
99 Cranberry Firemist
interior color code
459 White Seats with Dark Cranberry
convertible top color code
A White

 

 vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

The Cranberry Firemist exterior paint on this Cadillac is in excellent driver condition.  As one can see in the photos, the finish has suburb gloss and a smooth glass like finish.  The body is very straight.  The fiberglass fillers between the bumper and body are notoriously bad on this era of Cadillac, luckily the fillers on this car are not brittle or cracked at all.  There are no major scratches, scrapes, or blemishes in the paint that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some spots in the paint that around the car were too small to show in in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five or ten feet away.  The chrome, stainless, and other bright work on the car is in very nice shape with no notable rust or pitting.  The power top works well with no strain or binding in the mechanism.  The top is in very good condition with no rips or holes.  The convertible top boot is included and looks great.  It actually fits the car well and has not shrunken badly like most soft boots.  Please note that the car still has the correct convertible top glass.  It has not been replaced with a cheaper plastic window.  The tires appear to have almost no wear at all.

This car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

All of the side glass on this car is original and correct as all pieces predate the car's body build date of the fourth week of October 1973. Original glass is a great indication that this car has no major accident history.

Driver's Front: AU - The "A" denotes September and "U" 1973 so the front driver's side window was made in September of 1973.

Driver's Rear: YU - The "Y" denotes October and "U" 1973 so the rear driver's side window was made in October of 1973.

Passenger's Front: UU - The first "U" denotes July and the second "U" 1973 so the front passenger's side window was made in July of 1973.

Passenger's Rear: YU - The "Y" denotes October and "U" 1973 so the rear passenger's side window was made in October of 1973.


Interior

The Dark Cranberry and White interior of this Cadillac is in terrific condition.  The seats look in person just as they do in the photos with no splits, tears, or signs of excessive wear and abuse.  Please note that these are the original Sierra Leather seats, not some cheap after market replacement.  The carpet is in awesome condition throughout the car as well with no holes or stains.  The car still retains its original Cadillac rubber floor mats.  The wood grain looks good with no delamination.  The power seat works properly in all directions.  The trunk is complete with the spare tire and jack.  The original 8 track radio will turn on, light up, and make some noise, but does not work.  Vintage convertible interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life.  Even the original clock works and keeps good time.

This interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This car is in great mechanical condition.  There are no issues at all with the drivability of this Cadillac.  The car starts right away every time and runs well.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The car drives great with no strange noises or vibrations.  The car is smooth on the road and highway.  The transmission shifts well throughout the power band.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  All of the interior and exterior lights work (including the trunk light and license plate light), the horn works, and even the remote trunk release works.  The car is cold blooded and has a bit of a sporadic idle while cold.  The fan is always on in all settings.  The a/c currently works, but the compressor makes noise.  The only items I am aware of on the car that do not work are the power lock on the passenger door, cruise control, rear fiber optics, and the power antenna.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with top down on a beautiful day.

 


Overall
Condition

 

This Cadillac is in great condition.  It gets A TON of attention going down the road.  The pictures reflect the quality and condition of the car and how it really looks in person.  Convertible Cadillac’s are highly collectible and make excellent and practical cars to use and drive.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  You can fit your entire family in the vehicle to take them out for the day or evening.    We, as always, would encourage you to take the time to view the car in person if possible.  We have nothing to hide, that is why we include so many photos.  If there is anything unclear or if you have any questions or concerns please email or call.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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Seven Hills Motorcars - 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

 

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

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