7,300 Miles: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

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September 6, 2023 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this vehicle to our “Buy Now Make Offer” page.  Click the blue button above or below to navigate to this ride’s bid page, where you can either select the green “Buy Now” button or place a realistic counteroffer in the “Bid” box.

GuysWithRides.com is proud to offer Lot 248, a 7,300 original-mile 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, on behalf of the current caretaker.

Bidding opened Wednesday, August 23, 2023, and closes at 6:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

This 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


The Deets

Year 1976
Make Cadillac
Model Eldorado
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mileage 7,3XX
VIN 6L67S6Q224027
Exterior Phoenician Ivory
Interior Tan Leather
Engine 500 cu in V8
Transmission 3-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Gas

High Bid: $33,000 (Reserve Not Met)

Buy Now for $49,900 or Make an Offer

1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible For Sale

1976 marked the sixth production year for the ninth-generation Eldorado.  For 1975, Cadillac stylists gave the Eldorado rectangular headlamps, a new egg-crate grille, full rear wheel openings (eliminating fender skirts), and sharper lines, all of which resulted in a much sleeker appearance, reminiscent of the 1967–70 models, even though at just under 19 feet, it was much longer than the earlier generation car.  Having received a major facelift the previous year, the Eldorado for 1976 received only minor styling changes, including a new grille, a small Cadillac script on the hood face, revised taillamp lenses, and new black painted wheel covers.

1976 not only marked the final year for the convertible model, but Cadillac also marketed it as the last American convertible as, by that time, no other domestic manufacturers offered a folding top model.  That is how Cadillac pitched the 1976 Fleetwood Eldorado, even showing a buyer of two putting one in storage he could enjoy later on in their commercial for the car that year:


With that kind of marketing, many affluent buyers took Cadillac’s advice and purchased 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertibles as investments they stored immediately.  As a result, many extremely low mileage examples remain collector quality to this day.  This Phoenician Ivory over tan leather example, with only 7,300 original miles, is no exception.  As you find in the picture gallery below, this 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible for sale also happens to be a very well-optioned example featuring fuel injection and the parade boot.

While the previous owners did not keep maintenance records documenting the extremely low miles, the like-new leather interior and original flexible bumper guards all point to an extremely low mileage survivor car.  Furthermore, the extensive undercarriage photographs confirmed any reasonable person would agree this is a low-mileage original example of a well-maintained survivor.

The current caretaker notes that they have spent $6,000 in maintenance during their ownership to ensure their 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible provides carefree, top-down driving. Recent receipts documenting the maintenance completed can be found in the picture gallery below.  This is a turn-key, low-mileage 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible you can fly in and drive home if desired.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that summarizes other recently sold 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertibles:

If you have any questions about this 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible for sale, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

  1. 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible For Sale

    What is the owner history of the Eldorado? Paperwork in pictures indicates it was originally sold in IL. Is that correct? how long has the car been stored in Ne Mexico? How many owners? The listing references “current caretaker” is this the owner’s agent or employee handling the sell? Is there a minimum reserve for this vehicle?
    Thank you,

    • 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible For Sale

      Hi Jac,

      Thank you for submitting your questions on this Eldorado’s post thread. Whenever we say, “Current caretaker” on GuysWithRides, we’re referring to the current private owner. The private seller (“current caretaker) is the third owner. Our understanding is the original owner purchased the car in Illinois and kept it until his death several years ago. As the undercarriage pictures and low mileage indicate, its safe to assume the car was not used during the winter months while in Illinois. After His neighbor purchased the car from the original owner’s estate and then sold it a Scottsdale dealership, from whom the current third owner bought the car. Thank you for asking and happy bidding!


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