1967 Cadillac Eldorado
On October 6, 1966, a revolutionary new Cadillac model hit dealer showrooms, marking the culmination of various experimental design studies beginning with the GM XP-727 in 1962. Featuring all-new razor-edged, formal coupe styling with a sporting long hood, short deck profile, the breathtaking 1967 Eldorado remains a design benchmark today. Equipped with an innovative front-drive powertrain package, the new Eldorado delivered excellent handling and roadholding. Cadillacs 429 cubic-inch V-8 engine delivered 340 bhp and 480 pounds-feet of torque, enough to propel the 4,590 lb. Eldorado from 0 to 60 in 10 seconds with top speed an illegal, but exhilarating 130 mph. Front-wheel drive, variable-ratio power steering, and automatic rear level control provided exceptional roadholding.
Predictably, the 1967 Eldorado immediately attracted a great deal of high-profile media attention. Accolades included the coveted Design and Excellence Award from Automobile Quarterly, plus heady praise from Car Life, which compared the Eldorado to the sort of visually distinctive, tastefully luxurious, enormously expensive, individualistic conveyance which characterized the Classic Era of Automobile design. Fit and finish were outstanding, interiors plush, and performance strong. With its innovative front-drive powertrain and crisp styling that continues to influence todays Cadillac models, the original front-drive Eldorado continues to make a dramatic statement unlike any other car. An instant hit, the new front-drive Eldorado enjoyed high demand with eager buyers tolerating long wait times and snapping up 17,930 examples in 1967.
The factory 429 CI V-8 engine sends 340 factory-rated horsepower to the road via a 3-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission and Cadillacs innovative front-wheel drive system. As expected, factory options and amenities are numerous, including air conditioning, an AM/FM radio, and tilt-telescopic steering, plus power features addressing the brakes (disc-type front), front seat, steering, and windows. Other highlights include hide-away headlights. Engine has been rebuilt, turn key ready to enjoy example.