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Need Help- Mode and Year of this Cadillac

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by NewWaveGuy, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. NewWaveGuy

    NewWaveGuy BRAVIA 4 LIFE!

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    What year and model Cadillac is this?


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    When I was a kid my grandfather had a 1977 Coup de Ville that was practically mint. The car posted kinda reminds me of it. But I know they're two different cars, at the very least two different vintages. Thanks!

    Edit: I was able to expand the picture. It's an Eldorado, anyone know the year? It looks pretty cool, anyone have any interesting info on it? Thanks!
     
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  2. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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    I am guessing 1970
     

  3. Bruce M

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    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    That is a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado in GM "Sable Black"
     
  5. RichJ

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    That is a tank of a car. Looks nice in black too.
     
  6. Moose73

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    In 1967 was more expensive than a Rolls Royce.
    Closest thing to an old school "luxury muscle car" in my opinion.
     
  7. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    I don't know what year it is, but it appears to be in "Car" mode.
     
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    PBCounty

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    Looks like a 1969 Pimpster.
     
  9. G23Gen4TX

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    That's a boat. Not a car.
     
  10. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Do you have a 32 gun in your pocket for fun and a razor in your shoe?
     
  11. NewWaveGuy

    NewWaveGuy BRAVIA 4 LIFE!

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    1967, the first year for this front wheel drive classic, and the car that turned me on to Cadillacs as a kid. For the 1970 model, Cadillac dropped in a 500 cid engine. When properly maintained, one of the most beautiful cars on the road, IMO. Owned a '76 Eldorado for a few years and loved driving it.
     
  13. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    Does this have the 500 hp 502ci V8? Love that motor in the Caddys! That's a beautiful car! I'd take it in a heartbeat.
     
  14. KCCAD

    KCCAD

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    1967: 429 cid / 340 hp
    1968: 472 cid / 375 hp (first year for 472)
    1969: 500 cid / 400 hp (first year for 500)

    I had several friends ask me that if I ever sold my '76 Eldorado to let them know, because they wanted to rebuild the 500 cid engine and put it in their Camaro, Firebird, GTO, ect. I ended up trading it in on a new 1986 Trans Am. Loved the handling and performance of the TA, but missed the luxury and ride of the Caddy.
     
  15. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    I've put 472 and 500 inch Cadillac engines in Chevy pickups.

    That 500 inch engine and about a 4.11 axle gear will make a Chevelle or a Camaro almost unbeatable red light to red light.
     
  16. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    We have a winner. According to a google image search the OP's photo popped up, along with this other photo and article.
    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1960-1969-cadillac3.htm

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    The 1967 Cadillac Eldorado had FRONT WHEEL DRIVE?? :dunno:

    Weird.
     
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  17. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    And it's sister, the Olds Toronado.

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    Front-wheel-drive in a BIG way.

    The auto transmission/transaxle package (minus the engine) on those models was bigger than many/most of the entire engine/transaxle packages in cars today.

    That one featured a giant chain-drive coupling between the engine and the transmission input shaft.
    And it was 100% reliable.
    I know a German guy who has a 1969 convertible Eldorado model he has done a down-to-the-bolts rebuild/resto on.
    Damn thing gets about 13 MPG. What a monster...
     
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  18. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    :rofl::rofl:

    To this day, that still looks like an AMC Pacer on steroids.
     
  19. Bill Powell

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    El Dorada was the little sister as the Toronado came out in '66. You may be right about the Pacer reference but damn, that thing would run.

    To make that thing work they had to design a special 8.85 x 15 tire with a real radical cord angle to get 20,000 miles or less out of a set of tires.

    But, damn they would run.