The Cadillac Eldorado is one of the brand’s most iconic cars. The name was chosen by employees in an internal competition. The proposed 1952 concept vehicle they named was created in celebration of the company’s golden anniversary. The winning name was proposed by Mary-Ann Marini, a secretary at the company. That name was Eldorado, which means “the golden one” or “the gilded one” and also refers to the mythic city of gold sought out by Spanish conquistadors.
It’s aptly named, because this is a golden gem of a car. After ten generations, beginning in 1953, the last one rolled out of the factory in 2002, which means they’re getting tougher to find, too. Our 1978 model is from the seventh generation, with a classic look including fender skirts and frameless door glass. The original specs include a 7L V8 engine with 180 bhp and front wheel drive. If you think a car that’s older than a lot of our bidders must come with a huge reading on the odometer, though, think again: this Eldorado has logged a modest 39,121 miles since 1978.
This is a fun, eye-catching luxury vehicle like no other, but you have to be present at this week’s auto auction to win. Come visit us on Saturday, April 16th at 10600 Springfield Pike in Woodlawn, Ohio. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. at. Auction begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. We’ll see you there!