The Cadillac Eldorado Bicentennial Edition: A true American convertible

The 1976 Bicentennial Edition of the Cadillac Eldorado is an all-white convertible with red and blue trim. The limited edition car was produced to celebrate America's 200th birthday.
The Bicentennial Edition of the
Cadillac Eldorado was created to celebrate America’s 200th birthday.
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The Cadillac Eldorado had class, luxury, and was the top-of-the-line Cadillac with a long tradition that lasted 12 car generations.

The name Eldorado is actually two separate words in Spanish combined together to translate into “the gilded one.” How appropriate, since the Cadillac Eldorado is legendary for its luxurious feel and special look.

The 1976 Cadillac Eldorado was a special year in its storied history.

It was supposed to be the last year for the Cadillac convertible, with 14,000 units sold, and marketed as the “last American convertible,” because of expected Department of Transportation regulations, and safety concerns all brought on by car-safety guru Ralph Nader.

The last 200 cars off the line of the 14,000 Eldorados produced were known as the “Bicentennial Edition.”

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